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Bude post-lockdown

The lucky people of Cornwall go into Tier 1 (medium risk) from Wednesday, 2nd December. In Tier 1 areas, people must: abide by the “Rule of Six” when meeting other households both indoors and outdoors. are still advised to continue to work from home where possible. last orders in hospitality […]

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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’s covid enforcement team

This comes from Cornwall Council: Cornwall Council has set up a dedicated Covid Enforcement Team who are on hand to deal with covid-related concerns and complaints seven days a week. The team is working with businesses to ensure they are complying with the current restrictions and investigate concerns from members […]

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Start of construction in Stratton at Cavanna Homes

A turf cutting ceremony performed by North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has marked the start of construction at Cavanna Homes’ latest development Bellevue in Stratton near the coastal town of Bude. Bellevue will feature a mix of 144 open market and affordable homes, with public open space, allotments and a playpark set within […]

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Lockdown2 starts tomorrow

In case you’ve forgotten (yes, unlikely!) Lockdown 2 starts tomorrow. A few reminders of what it means. Please remember that shops selling essentials like food/animal food, will remain open, but there are quite a lot of others which are allowed to open, too. The government has published a list of […]

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Shop Local Facebook campaign

In the face of Lockdown2, a new ‘shop local’ campaign has started on Facebook. many local shops are offering click and collect services or even local deliveries, and more will be using their Facebook pages, etc., to tell you what’s available. So far: An idea to get sales in even […]

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The Covid reinvention of Bude’s Bellini’s

Covid-19 has meant that, to survive and succeed, many businesses have had to reinvent themselves. One such is brilliant Bellini’s in Bude, a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of foodie goodies, and a kind sponsor of Bude & Beyond. Of course, I miss the days when Bellini’s was a tiny cafe, and […]

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Morrison’s to offer 10% discount for teachers

To say thank you to the nation’s school teachers, Morrisons is offering 10% discount on shopping in store, from Monday 2nd November until after Christmas. Presume this works for the much lower paid school support staff, too.  Show your school photo ID at the checkout and a supervisor will check it and […]

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Local businesses going the extra mile to keep us safe

Had a message from Sue who says: Absolutely gobsmacked at the lengths businesses are going to to keep us safe. Shout out to Craig Chapman Hair in Launceston, April Lodge dentists in Bude and the lovely Olive Tree and Wroe’s, also in Bude.  Anyone got any to add?

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Shop Local Campaign: The Costume Rooms

By Clare Ellis: Situated in the delightful North Cornish town of Bude, our fantastic shop is the ideal place to find a unique and vibrant gift for that special person in your life who has “everything”. You will find a great range of gifts, stationery, crafty bits, quirky sewing, historical-themed […]

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A Cornish response to tiers …thinking aloud

With the tiering system and the growing antagonism to it in parts of the north (I lived in the north-west for many years, so have some sympathy for their very real plight), plus the fire-breaker lockdown in Wales, I suspect two things might happen: Some people who were going to […]

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Shop local campaign: Cracking Glass Designs

As part of our new ‘shop local’ campaign, Bude & Beyond is offering to give a mention to any local business which wants to send us some info and photos. Email is budeandbeyond@gmail.com We’ve been contacted by another small business for a mention, so here we have the lovely Cracking […]

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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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Shop local campaign: Wildwood’s new website opens up a world of wonder

Believe it or not, today I got some bits for Christmas (I know, madness, and so not me at all). Then, when I heard from Wildwood about their new website and fabulous gifts available locally, I thought: why not regularly support a local shop as a free community gesture? If […]

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All Cornish MPs vote against upholding animal welfare standards

Veterinary surgeons have expressed deep concern in what their official body calls ‘a severe blow for animal welfare’ as MPs (including all Cornish MPs) voted against the Agriculture Bill amendment on import standards. Vet, campaigner and environmentalist, Danny Chambers explains here why UK animal welfare should not be compromised.   […]

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