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Choose lifeguard cover at the beach this half-term

Those looking to enjoy the south west coastline are encouraged to visit a beach with lifeguard cover as schools break up for half term and stormy conditions are predicted. Lewis Timson, RNLI Lead Lifeguard Supervisor for Newquay, says: ‘October is one of the best months for surf in the south […]

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Council produces info packs

From Cornwall Council:   Cornwall Council has produced three information packs.  They are aimed at helping residents, businesses and voluntary organisations get the help they need during these uncertain times. The first is a community pack. This will be made available to community groups across the county.  It will help them […]

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Penstowe Holiday Park collapses into liquidation

The much-loved institution that is Penstowe Holiday Park is sadly collapsing in to liquidation with 32 job losses – a casualty of the financial impact of COVID-19. Too large to receive government aid, too small to survive it seems, the loss will be a blow to locals who have used […]

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Penstowe holiday park collapses into liquidation

The much-loved institution that is Penstowe Holiday Park is sadly collapsing in to liquidation with 32 job losses – a casualty of the financial impact of COVID-19. Too large to receive government aid, too small to survive it seems, the loss will be a blow to locals who have used […]

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Confusion over alert tier system

The psychology of government announcements tells us there are no low risk areas, but as alert levels keep changing (York, London, Essex and parts of Derbyshire have gone up a tier today) it is hard for the average mortal to keep on top of what is happening and what is […]

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Bude’s 2 Minute Foundation wins lottery funding for beach education

The internationally recognised Bude-based charity, The 2 Minute Foundation, has won National Lottery funding to set-up, plan and develop a new beach education programme. The 2 Minute Beach Eco-School will deliver lessons in conservation for children throughout the 2020/2021 school year. The 2 Minute Foundation is a registered charity that […]

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Town Council has a bright, shiny new website

Bude and Stratton Town Council has a bright, shiny new website which is easier to navigate and more interesting. The landing page says: It’s not just the place we call home…  Bude-Stratton holds a special place in the hearts of its residents and the many visitors who return year after […]

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Refill at Rosie’s without going in …

A great idea from Rosie’s Cafe which I only noticed yesterday. You can refill your water bottle in the area at the entrance to the cafe rather than having to go in and ask or queue at the bar area … good Kernow tap water. Excellent.

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St Andrews open again

WE ARE STARTING SERVICES IN CHURCH AGAIN.   ON SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER A MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE WILL BEGIN IN ST ANDREWS CHURCH AT 9.30AM. Naturally it will be socially distanced and face coverings must be worn. There will be no socialising in church but after the service – outside and […]

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Chancellor Sunak outlines Winter Economy Plan as he says “life means more than simply existing”…

In case you missed it: The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, today outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. Delivering a speech in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to protect jobs and help businesses through the uncertain months ahead […]

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The Stoptober campaign – be prepared

Public Health England have launched Stoptober, the national campaign that encourages the nation’s smokers to make a quit attempt for the month of October and beyond. This is based on the evidence that if a smoker can quit for 28 days, they are five times more likely to quit for […]

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From Monday …

Just in case you have been living on Mars … The latest guideline is that from Monday, (14 September) we must limit our social gatherings to six people (courtesy of Michael Gove, apparently). This rule applies to both indoor and outdoor gatherings. The only exemptions are Covid-secure weddings, funerals and […]

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Flag at half-mast for ex Bude lifeboat crew member

Bude Lifeboat yesterday reported the death of Martin Woodrow. Martin was a former Bude Lifeboat crew member and an active fundraiser. The flag at Bude lifeboat station has been lowered to half mast. The crew’s and all our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

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Chris moves on from Bude RNLI after 27 years

 I haven’t changed any of this because it is such a brilliant story. Good luck to Chris and thanks to him for his dedication and contribution to Bude. Congrats also to Liam on his new role … From RNLI: After 27 years of being part of the crew at Bude […]

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Dangerous sea conditions predicted on the South West coast

Across exposed coastal areas in Devon and Cornwall, current forecasts for Friday and Saturday are predicting wave heights between 6-9 feet coupled with strong south westerly winds across the region. These conditions, alongside large spring tides, can result in a dangerous sea state and increase the risk of strong rip currents. If you see a red flag at a lifeguarded beach, do […]

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