12th January 2017
By Graham Smith
Wadebridge is soon to be without a filling station, during a refurbishment of the only petrol sales forecourt at Tregoning’s garage on the southern edge of town.
Motorists will have to drive many miles to buy petrol or diesel elsewhere. For many, the nearest outlets will be in Bodmin. It is not known how long the refurbishment will take, but seems likely to be several weeks.
The petrol station has been bought by BP, who also plan to include a small Marks & Spencer food outlet on the site.
The Tregoning’s car sales and service station will remain. Owner Richard Walton said he thought work on the refurbished petrol station area would probably start around the end of next month. The move will see BP fuel sold instead of the current deal with Shell.
“It’s a shame that there aren’t more petrol stations in town,” said Mr Walton, “but BP have some brilliant plans to upgrade and improve the forecourt area. It’s unfortunate that some motorists are going to have to travel long distances, but hopefully the refurbishment won’t take too long and people really will notice the benefit once it’s done.
“It’s fantastic that a Marks & Spencer food outlet will be here, too. That’s a mark of quality, and a real vote of confidence in the future of Wadebridge.”