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Prince Charles' first visit to Lostwithiel since floods

Wednesday 4th July 2012

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited Lostwithiel on 4th July to see the work that has been done since the floods in 2010, and to meet local groups and agencies who have been trained to help support the community in case such an event happens again.

Representatives from the Scouts and Guides as well as St John's Ambulance, Boy's Brigade, Army, Police, Fire Service, Air and Sea Cadets were all on hand to meet the Royal couple in brilliant sunshine next to the river Fowey.

Several young people had completed an award to prepare them for helping with evacuating homes and clean-up operations. The Community Safety Award was set up by Prince Charles following his visit to the flood affected areas in 2010, and was presented by the Prince to the young people who had completed the award.

The Duchess of Cornwall visited shops along Quay Street including Lostwithiel Bakery, Frans Pantry, Old Palace Antiques and Uzella Court Antiques. Meanwhile Prince Charles inspected the renovations which have been carried out so far on the Duchy Palace, the Grade I listed building which was acquired by the Prince's Regeneration Trust in 2009.