1-3 Buller Road, Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2LD
Tel: 01752 814165
Torpoint Town Council COVID-19 Response
Office Closure - In line with current government advice the Town Council Offices will be closed until further notice. Please ring 01752 814165 during office hours (9.00am to 5.00pm) with any enquiries or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library and Community Hub will be offering a click and collect service from 9.30am to 4.00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Residents can collect seagull proof sacks, recycling containers and dog waste bags from the Library and Community Hub during opening hours. For further information, if you need assistance with ANYTHING, please phone, email or message the Library and Community Hub, Tel: 01752 812215, email: email@example.com or : Facebook 'Torpoint Library'. The public conveniences will remain open from dawn until dusk. Please send all coronavirus related enquiries or issues to Cornwall Council's dedicated email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents can also ring 0300 1231 118 for any COVID-19 related queries.
Public Conveniences – Antony Road and Bénodet Park – Remain open during the latest Lockdown Please adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines. Opening hours - dawn to 5pm.
Town Centre / Fore Street Support – After consultation with independent traders, businesses and Cornwall Council, pedal operated hand sanitiser stations have been provided at various points throughout Fore Street. Social distancing pavement markings have been put in place and we are delighted to see a safe increase in the numbers returning to support local retailers.
Tamar Street Car Park – In support of the re-opening of Fore Street Traders the council has arranged for 1 hr free parking at Tamar Street Car Park until 31st March 2021, with help from Council Councillors Gary Davis and John Crago and the Cornwall Council Community Chest Fund. Please make sure you still obtain a ticket to display in your vehicle. Free parking is limited to one visit per day.
Bénodet Park – Opening times from 01.11.20 from Dawn to 5 pm in line with the availability of the adjoining public conveniences. Please ensure you adhere to social distancing guidance during use.
Play Parks in Torpoint – In line with Cornwall Council guidance all playparks in Torpoint reopened on 4th July. Please always adhere to the safety guidelines displayed at the parks.
Torpoint Library & Community Hub – The Library and Community Hub will be offering a click and collect service from 9.30am to 4.00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Residents can collect seagull proof sacks, recycling containers and dog waste bags from the Library and Community Hub during opening hours. For further information, if you need assistance with ANYTHING, please phone, email or message the Library and Community Hub, Tel: 01752 812215, email: email@example.com or : Facebook 'Torpoint Library'.Fines: Don’t panic, there will be no fines charged on late returns until January 2021 and we will also give further information in the New Year.(unless the fine was previously incurred before lockdown started). To reserve items contact us on 01752 812215 or visit the Cornwall Council link: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/your-local-library/torpoint-library-and-information-service/. Access to public computers is limited, but we are unable to offer any staff assistance with computer queries to maintain safe social distancing.
Town Council Chambers / Hire of Facilities – Currently no public access to the building at 1-3 Buller Road and we are not currently hiring the facilities for events Please contact the Town Clerk & RFO on 01752 814165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town Council would like to thank all the volunteer and community organisations within Torpoint and the Rame Peninsula for their efforts in supporting the community during the pandemic. Every act of kindness has lifted the spirits of all concerned during this difficult time.
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Welcome to TORPOINT
The Gateway of CornwallTorpoint lies at the mouth of the river Tamar, Cornwall, opposite Devonport dockyard and the city of Plymouth. The river is crossed here by three chain ferries, which carry cars, buses, trucks and pedestrians across the 500 yard wide tidal estuary. Torpoint is the Gateway of South East Cornwall and the Rame peninsula.
The town was developed to provide housing for workers at the dockyard, and naval facilities were also built around the town. At one time the main route from Plymouth to Cornwall was across the ferry, but the opening of the Tamar Bridge north of the town, the decline of employment at the dockyard, and the reduction in Royal Navy facilities has seen the focus of the town shift towards providing local employment, as well as providing housing for workers in Plymouth.
Nearby Antony House (now in the ownership of the National Trust) is the seat of the Carew-Pole family, whose forebears were responsible for much of the early developement of the town in the eighteenth century. The house contains an extensive portrait collection, and the surrounding gardens and park, laid out by Repton offer delightful walks with vistas across the estuary.
Information on Torpoint Ward boundaries can be found at https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/
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