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Bude’s first vegan eatery …

I must admit, I’ve been waiting for a different kind of eating in Bude for some time, and now it looks like we are going to get it, for Om Bamboo has declared it is opening Bude’s first vegan eatery, called Roots Lounge. I’m very excited at the thought of […]

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BCCT win Places Called Home funding

Bude Coastal Community Team (BBCT) recently learnt that an application to the Places Called Home programme had been successful. This programme explores the idea that communities can become as important to us as our homes – aiming to inspire and help people get more involved in their local community as […]

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New passenger service from Okehampton

Great Western Railway has announced that that Saturday 20 Nov 2021 is the day when regular passenger rail services will once more connect Okehampton to Exeter and bring the railway much closer to Holsworthy and Bude. Amazing! Connect Bude say: It is a real triumph for community campaigning and just […]

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Connect Bude AGM

The 4th Annual General Meeting of Connect Bude is to be held in the Gallery, The Falcon Hotel, Bude on Saturday 30 October 2021 from 11.00 to 12.00. Members of the public are invited, but only paid-up members will be able to vote on any proposals presented at the meeting. […]

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Unaffordable housing – the private rented sector

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been researching private rental affordability – and really, affordable doesn’t come into it. The East Midlands and North West are the most affordable regions for lower income households. In London, only a household with a higher income would be able to rent a […]

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Royal Naval Association meeting

By Bob Gelder: Nineteen attendees for the October Branch Meeting were brought to order promptly at 19.30 by the Chairman in the customary manner, with new members to the Branch  welcomed. With 7 “apologies” received, it was quite a full agenda. Those present were brought fully up to date regarding […]

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Joe Lycett draws attention to the cheap bodyboard problem

Joe Lycett’s ‘Got Your Back’ episode on cheap polystyrene bodyboards aired yesterday evening. The BAFTA-nominated consumer rights series with a comedy twist focused on how cheap bodyboards are discarded in coastal towns across the UK each year littering beaches and polluting the sea, and the filming took place in Bude earlier in summer. Keep Britain Tidy […]

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Highest ever number of drug-related deaths for Cornwall

Safer Cornwall is a partnership of public, voluntary, community and private organisations who come together to do all that they can to make Cornwall’s communities safer. The partnership has recently released a report on drug-related deaths in Cornwall. These increased in 2020 by 9 deaths to 40 (+22.5% from 2019). This […]

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Planning for 30 houses in Poughill approved

Outline approval has been given (with conditions) for a development of 30 houses in Poughill, for land off Poughill Road. The construction is for 30 dwellings, public open space, landscape planting, pedestrian, cycle and vehicular links, pumping station and associated infrastructure. The applicant is Burrington Estates (New Homes) Ltd of […]

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A fabulous summer for the arts in Bude

Richard Wolfenden – Brown seems to be putting Bude firmly on the performing arts map. His brainchild, North Coast Arts, held its very first open air theatre season, with over 3000 people attending our shows this summer. In an email to supporters, he wrote: “It was lovely to see people […]

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Exciting times – preparing for Bude’s first literary festival

North Coast Arts is proud to have been invited by Bude & Stratton Town Council to organise the first ‘Bude Literary Festival’ which will take place from 18 – 22 May 2022 in and around the Library, The Castle, The Parkhouse Centre and other venues. Bude Literary Festival volunteers, provisionally […]

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A high five for successful fundraiser

From Hi-5 talktime cafe: Despite the weather, illness and petrol situation, we managed to raise £286.80! Thanks to all the great volunteers, donations of delicious homemade scones, jam, cream, tombola prizes and their time helping us. A big shout out to Morrison’s for their generous donation of food, drink and […]

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Covid update for SW

It’s been a while since I’ve looked, but the interactive map shows a number of areas within Cornwall with high Covid case rates: Perranporth and Goonhavern, St Agnes and that stretch of coastal area, for example. Pool and Illogan had a case rate of 1,079.5 per 100,000 people in the […]

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Petition to save Cornish leisure centres

4 leisure centres in Cornwall are under threat of closure. They are run by a private company, Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) who say they are struggling to continue, due to the pressure on finances caused by the Covid-19 lockdown when the centres, like many other businesses, were forced to close and suffered […]

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Community diagnostic centres to open in Bodmin and Exeter

Millions of patients are said to be set benefit from earlier diagnostic tests closer to home thanks to 40 new community diagnostic centres set to open across England in a range of settings from local shopping centres to football stadiums. The new one-stop-shops for checks, scans and tests will be […]

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