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Chamber will pay for traffic marshal training

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

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WADEBRIDGE Chamber of Commerce members are being sought to become volunteer traffic marshals when large events are held in the town.

Those coming forward will need to attend a training course, which the chamber will pay for.

A number of town councillors, including mayor Tony Rush and Adrian Jones, who is also chairman of the chamber of commerce, have already agreed to become marshals.

Mr Jones said: "From time to time, the chamber and other local organisations put on events in town, and often these require some road closures or other traffic management.

"For various reasons, we are now required to have people available who have been trained to deal with these issues.

"We need a largish pool of people – perhaps six to eight in total – that various organisations could call upon to deal with town event traffic matters.

"Probably only one or two might be needed at any one time, but that way we'd have cover in case people are ill or away. It would also let us spread the load, rather than have to keep falling back on the same limited set,'' he said.

An all-day training course will be held on February 24 at Notter Bridge, near Saltash. Those interested in attending the course should contact Mr Jones on 07793 148660, or via adri@n10net.com

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