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Baler fire near Stibb

Bude fire fighters are featured here using the drag fork to remove straw from a baler in fire yesterday near Stibb. They were assisted by Holsworthy Fire Station. This was the fourth call out for Bude fire fighters that day, which included two automatic fire alarms and a chimney fire. […]

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The interactive Covid map again …

After yesterday’s tier announcement, the map seemed to show lots of white areas for Cornwall and Devon, but maybe it was a glitch, for today, figures are showing again for the week ending 22nd November, 2020.   Bude has 15 cases, a drop, with a rolling rate of 140.6, now […]

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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 […]

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Place shaping … what is it?

From Cornwall Council: Communities in Cornwall are being given a tool to help plan their own futures.  The Sustainable Growth and Innovation team within Cornwall Council’s Planning and Sustainable Development Service and the Council’s Localism team has created the Place Shaping Community Toolkit, which aims to help towns and villages identify their priorities and ambitions and set them […]

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Bellini’s – you can now order online

Our lovely sponsor, the family-owned Bellini’s Deli Kitchen, based on Queen Street in Bude, has a wonderful new website, which means you can order all your deli needs for local produce online. Adam and Anna say: In early 2020, with the enforced closure of restaurants and cafes, we made the […]

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Cornwall residents urged to remain cautious in tier 1

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall will be placed in Tier One for coronavirus restrictions when the second national lockdown ends next week – but residents have been urged not to let their guard down in the fight against the virus. It means businesses can reopen, although strict public health guidelines will remain […]

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Cases drop in Cornwall and Devon, including Bude and area

That interactive map has been updated again to 7 days ending 21st November. Cornwall total cases down to 338 Devon overall down to 777 cases. Torridge down to 49 Bude & Stratton, Poundstock and Kilkhampton, Crackington & Tintagel, Launceston, Camelford and Tresmeer, and Holsworthy, Bradworthy & Welcombe – fewer than […]

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Cornwall gets tier 1, while Devon gets tier 2

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are to enter tier 1, while Devon goes up to tier 2 after lockdown ends on 2nd December. What this means:    

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106 employees at Bodmin meat plant test positive for Covid

From Cornwall Council: 106 employees at the Kepak meat processing factory in Bodmin have tested positive for Covid-19 and are now self-isolating following swift action by the factory owners, Cornwall Council and Public Health England (PHE) South West. A total of 271 staff members have been tested over the past […]

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Today’s Bude Covid update

Sitting at my desk watching the peachy clouds, looking at the Covid interactive map seems to be my new morning habit. So, here we go … Good news, Bude, but don’t rest on your laurels. The total cases for the 7 days to 18th November is down to 26 and […]

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Brief Covid update

A lot of people seem to be reading the updates we are providing on Covid-19 in Bude-Stratton and surrounding areas, so we will try to do a quick daily update from the interactive map. These figures are for 7 days ending 16th November as the stats lag behind. Good news […]

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Fundraiser for St Andrew’s, Stratton

Crowdfunding is having a busy time of it as people have to take to online donations during these strange times. Rebecca Barker has started a fundraiser for St Andrew’s. The target is £5000. So far, 6 supporters have raised £560. She says: Please consider a donation for St Andrew’s this […]

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A twist in the Bude crematorium proposal

Recently, Bude & Beyond unveiled new plans for a crematorium facility in Poundstock Parish, towards Widemouth Bay. This led to so much discussion on the Facebook page, for both sides in the for/against debate, that the debate was left on Facebook. A pre-application was submitted (PA19/01632/PREAPP) for a crematorium facility […]

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Running for Talan’s Trust

Mike Tunney and Bude Rats who are running 24 hours for Talan’s Trust started at midnight last night and will be running until midnight tonight, on what would be Talan’s 23rd birthday. Talan Penny, a Bude boy, sadly died of rhabdomyosarcoma aged 19 in May 2017. This year, the charity […]

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Update on Budehaven closure

In a letter to parents and carers published on the school website, Headteacher of Budehaven School, Mr Dominic Wilkes has advised: As the self-isolation periods of our staff and students currently having to isolate will be complete as of the end of next week, we will aim to reopen to […]

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