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County selects two food trucks to operate at Wellington Rotary Beach

June 18, 2021

The municipality has selected two food trucks to operate at the Wellington Rotary Beach during the 2021 season.

Bobby’s Burgers will offer light meals to beach-goers while The County Coffee Truck will serve hot and cold drinks, pastries, and desserts.

In 2021, The County is taking steps to help manage crowds, improve amenities and keep Wellington Rotary Beach clean and safe. A maximum capacity limit of 350 people with no in-and-out privileges created the need to offer a few food and drink options at the beach, according to Todd Davis, Director, Community Services, Programs and Initiatives.

“While beach-goers are still free to bring their own food and beverages, we know that some would enjoy the option of grabbing a quick bite to eat or a cold beverage on a hot day,” Mr. Davis says. “Licensing these two food trucks will also help the municipality offset the cost of better managing the beach and ensuring locals continue to have free access, which a majority of respondents to the Wellington Rotary Beach survey supported.”

County Council approved a temporary zoning by-law amendment to allow food trucks to operate at Wellington Rotary Beach in 2021. While the addition of two food trucks is a temporary measure for 2021, municipal staff intend to conduct an overall review of the County food truck by-law later this year with input from local residents and businesses. Any changes would not go into effect until 2022.

The two food trucks are currently completing the food truck licensing requirements, which includes an on-site inspection once the appropriate electrical connection installation is completed at the beach. They are expected to start serving customers within the next two weeks.

Alcohol is not permitted anywhere on Wellington Rotary Beach. All barbeques and grills are prohibited to ensure public safety. There are more garbage receptacles at the beach and increased staff to empty them, and the washroom facilities are being cleaned more frequently.

Residents can access the beach free of charge with a Wellington Rotary Beach Day Pass. Passes can be obtained at Shire Hall (332 Picton Main Street) Monday-Friday between 9 am and 3 pm, or by pre-arranged curbside pick-up at library branches. Non-pass holders must pay a $10 per person entry fee on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Visit the Summer Hub to learn more about changes at the Wellington Rotary Beach and see answers to frequently asked questions.

For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148 extension 1023, 613.962.9108 extension 1023, or

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