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Bude Lifeboat Week – Looking Back

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in #bigupbude, Bude, Charities, Features | 0 comments

Bude Lifeboat Week – Looking Back

Well, it is always a fun day, and eventually the sun shone for the RNLI, but I’ve finally had time to read my Lifeboat Week souvenir programme and wanted to mention a few things for those who haven’t or who missed it. Firstly, from Paul Finn’s report, a reminder that the funds raised are to maintain the Lifeguards as well as the Lifeboat. Operations Manager, Chris Cloke, mentioned that Lifeboat callouts have dramatically dropped in the last year. I take this as a good sign that the message is getting out there. There had...

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Traffic Collision, #Kilkhampton

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Emergency Service Notices, Features, Kilkhampton, Travel | 0 comments

Traffic Collision, #Kilkhampton

There was a traffic collision near Rhude Cross, Kilkhampton, yesterday lunchtime, at 1.15 pm. It was a single vehicle collision. One fire appliance from Bude attended, but found no one trapped, so made the vehicle and the scene safe. Share...

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#Bude Man Sentenced

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Bude, Charities, Crime, Emergency Service Notices, Features, Travel | 0 comments

#Bude Man Sentenced

Bude man, Robert Wayne Palmer was today, 1 September 2014, sentenced at Truro Crown Court to eight and a half years in prison. He had previosuly appeared at Truro Crown Court on Friday 27 June where he entered guilty pleas to causing the deaths of Toby Jak Wallace and Andrew Scott McMenigall by dangerous driving. He further pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving resulting in serious injuries to another driver on 21 September 2013 in a road traffic collision on the A30 near Whiddon Down, Okehampton, Devon, whilst he was on bail for...

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Eden’s Guide to Hedgerows

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Charities, Cornwall, Eden Project, Features, Food | 0 comments

Eden’s Guide to Hedgerows

A mild winter, wet spring, hotter than usual summer and moody August has produced a bountiful wild harvest in the fields, trees and hedgerows in and around the Eden Project and across Cornwall. Eden’s own foraging expert Emma Gunn (who will also be appearing at the Bude for Food Festival this month) says she has never seen such abundance in late August, especially among blackberries, apples and elderberries. “Autumn has definitely come early to the British Isles and in particular here in Cornwall,” said Emma. “Our winter, spring and summer...

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Beach Clean – Summerleaze, #Bude

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in #bigupbude, Beaches, Bude, Charities, Cornwall, Features | 0 comments

Beach Clean – Summerleaze, #Bude

The UK’s leading marine charity says it hopes people who love the coast around Cornwall will take part in a nationwide beach clean event which includes clean-ups at Marazion, Par Sands, Seaton and Daymer Bay, and of course, beautiful Bude, Summerleaze. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) runs regular beach cleans around the UK which this year will culminate in the Great British Beach Clean over the weekend of the 19th-22nd September. MCS says it hopes to get a record number of people cleaning beaches around the UK during its Great British...

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#Bude Car Parking – the Debate

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in #bigupbude, Bude, Businesses, Cornwall, Council, Features, Travel | 1 comment

#Bude Car Parking – the Debate

It seems I caused something of a stir with my Facebook post on parking yesterday when I asked the question why, at Summerleaze, and other Cornwall Council car parks, car parking rises from 60p for the first hour, to £2.20? I have no objection to paying for parking but the rise from 60p for 1 hour to say, £2.20 for 1 hr 15 mins is massive. It made no sense to me. Indeed, it cut back on any spending I might have done in town because I had to return after the first hour to re-feed the meter (by which time one didn’t work, anyway). For hour...

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Beautiful #BigUpBude Today

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in #bigupbude, Beaches, Bude, Features, Gallery | 0 comments

Beautiful #BigUpBude Today

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