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Cancellations, Postponements and changes to Service


This page will be updated as and when further information is available.

 The following Cancellations, Postponements and change in opening hours  have been announced:


Picnic  Benches by Lostwithiel Bridge closed

 Clarification from Lostwithiel Town Council on their facebook page 1st May

"We are sorry if we have caused any confusion regarding the specific area that was closed on Wednesday. It is only the picnic benches on the area just off the parade that have been closed at the request of the Police. These benches are in a lovely location and it has been hard for some people to maintain a social distance there. All the parks and other benches in Lostwithiel (excluding the play areas and the skatepark) remain open for use by residents.

Please enjoy our wonderful large parks and riverside, whilst out for your daily exercise and trips to the shops."

Image from March 2007, Credit: Steve Lightfoot (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) 


From Lostwithiel Town Council Website 29 Apr 2020

"Devon & Cornwall Police have asked Lostwithiel Town Council to close the picnic area by the river just off The Parade. 

The Police have received complaints that people are congregating there."


The Country Fryer Closed till Tuesday 5th May

Facebook post from Renny Fenton May 1st at 4:35 PM

"The Country Fryer will be back open, Tuesday 5th May. Hours 12pm-2pm and 5pm-8pm. To keep everyone safe we will be operating a strict queuing system, where possible one in one out.
Hope to see you next week."


Lostwithiel Co-op

From tonight [24th March] until further notice Lostwithiel Co-Op will close at 8pm to give them chance to replenish and clean the store.

Posted on lovelostwithiel facebook page on 24th March:


Lostwithiel Community Centre - CLOSED except for Post Office

"The Centre is closed until further notice with the exception of the Post Office Monday 2.30-5.30pm and Thursday 10-1pm"

Lostwithiel Community Centre website



Lloyds Mobile Bank  - SUSPENDED.  Also Reduced Hours for Main Branches

 Statement from Lloyds Website retrieved 3rd April:-

"We aim to keep as many branches open as we can, subject to the availability of colleagues. In some cases, we therefore may have to temporarily close a branch. To help you understand which branches are affected, we have listed them.

All branches, effective from the 25th March will be open between the hours of 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday.

We have taken the decision not to open branches at weekends.

We will not be operating any of our mobile branch service."



Lostwithiel Library & Play Areas - CLOSED

From Lostwithiel Town Council Website 24 Mar 2020:

"In accordance with Government advice Lostwithiel Library and all Lostwithiel Town Council play areas are now closed until further notice.

Mayor Hughes has the following message for Lostwithiel 'We are truly in unprecedented times, I urge you all to follow the very clear advice given by Government.'


Lerryn Area Minibus Association - Services Suspended

 Message from LAMA Chairman Richard Halliday:-

"After considerable careful consideration the LAMA committee have decided that all LAMA services will be suspended from 23rd March 2020 until further notice. We will continue to collect prescriptions on Tuesdays and deliver them to Lerryn River Stores.

There are individuals in our organisation who are happy to provide private shopping and delivery services to our service users who wish to take up this offer. We will contact all our regular users to inform them of the situation and offer this service."


All churches in Cornwall - CLOSED

"The bishop of Truro has announced today that all churches in Cornwall are to now close until further notice, this includes for private prayer. Weddings and baptisms will have to be postponed and rearranged for a later date. Funerals are still permitted, although probably not in church buildings, and where they occur in the crematorium numbers should be kept to a minimum. Please seek the advice of your funeral director and/or vicar. The benefice of lostwithiel Parishes therefore deeply regrets that the public will no longer be able to use any of our six churches. Please continue to join me in praying for our communities and our nation."

From the Benefice Facebook page 23rd March


Public Transport

  • National Express Coaches -  From 23:59 on Sunday 5 April all services will be temporarily suspended.  From National Express Website
  • Lostwithiel Station -To reflect national advice against non-essential travel, GWR has reduced services across the network until further notice. 
    Please only travel if your journey is absolutely necessary. 
    Approx 50% of scheduled trains are still running.  More details available via this page


Household and Waste Recycling Centres - CLOSED

All 14 Household Waste and Recycling Centres will now be CLOSED until further notice. Collections of waste and recycling continue, so please place your bags and recycling out for your usual collection times.

From Cornwall Council website

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