Bude-Stratton Council news update

From the Council’s newsletter:

Car parks

On the 8th December the Town Council owned car park next to The Parkhouse Centre and the Library Car Park are having the markings and lines repainted. The Carparks will be closed on this day, please ensure no cars are left overnight on the 7th of December.

Cornwall Council owned and maintained car parks in and around Bude will be free to park in all day on Saturday 19th December, to support local shopping this Christmas. The Town Council owned car parks will also be free from 10 am on that day.

Road Safety Concerns addressed at November Full Council 

Concerns over the section of the A39 that runs past the Shorelands Bovis Estate have been raised. The new junction for the estate links directly on to the A39 with houses close to the road. Representations are being made to Cornwall Council to address this matter.

Concerns for pedestrians around The Parkhouse Centre, along Ergue-Gaberic Way including the slipway, have been raised. The Town Council is working with Cornwall Council engineers to redesign the pedestrian and cycle paths on this section of road.

Mayor Bob Willingham and Cllr Peter LaBroy recently took to the streets to undertake crossing support for children walking to and from school while the work at the Hillhead roundabout took place. The pavement has now been reinstated.

Christmas lights 

Tis the season! The new LED lights will be going up along The Strand this December, as well as improvements to the Triangle area Christmas lights. Our facilities team will be collecting the Christmas trees the first week of December ready to go straight up!

For the hard to reach places, the Town Council loans the use of the cherry picker machine to businesses wishing to put Christmas decorations up. If you would like the use of the machine, please email office@bude-stratton.gov.uk to enquire.

Information Officers set to support town centre reopening.  

The Town Council are applying for European funds under the “Reopening High Streets Safely Fund” for Information Officers to give advice on social distancing in public spaces.
We hope this will support shoppers keeping safe in the run-up to the festive period and support our local businesses and high street reopening.
In addition, Bude will be visited by Cornwall Council Officers providing compliance advice and enforcement. On a lighter note we will also be visited by some even more colourful characters who will deliver the messages in a festive fashion!

Parks and recreation
The Roundabout at Bencoolen park has now been repaired and is back in use after a long wait. As a reminder please be extra vigilant when using the playparks and maintain your distance as much as possible from others and please bring hand sanitiser!
The winter planters have now been planted for the season ready to spread some colour and joy around the town when they bloom!
A big thank you to all our hardworking ground and maintenance team who have continued to keep Bude and Stratton looking lovely for us all to enjoy on our daily exercise. A new electric vehicle will also be added to the facilities team fleet in line with our commitment to the Climate Action Plan.
Christmas rubbish and recycling
As in previous years, Cornwall Council will not be collecting rubbish and recycling on Christmas Day.
Rubbish due to be collected on Christmas Day will be collected Friday 1 January.
Recycling & Garden waste due to be collected on Christmas Day will be collected Saturday 2 January.
Waste and recycling will be collected on the normal collection days during the rest of the Christmas period. People should ensure their bins, recycling and garden waste (if subscribed to this service) are out by 7 am as collection times may be earlier or later than usual.

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