Posts for Environment

Bude Canal Angling Association gets a boost

Info from the Environment Agency: Thousands of fish have found new homes in Cornwall and around the Plymouth area thanks to the Environment Agency’s annual restocking programme. This week Fisheries Officers have introduced more than 8,000 fish – including tench, bream, crucian carp, roach and rudd – into a number […]

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Wonderful turnout for climate change documentaries in Bude

Thanks to Ian Saltern for drawing my attention to this event which I sadly missed while I was away. Bude Climate Partnership was delighted at the turnout for their film screening at the Parkhouse Centre in Bude, in collaboration with Bude-Stratton Town Council and Transition Bude. 70 people attended and […]

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Improving Bude’s flood defences

From the Environment Agency: The Bude flood defence and river restoration scheme is a £2.1 million scheme to improve the existing flood alleviation scheme and restore the ecological potential of the River Neet between Whalesborough Weir and Pethericks Mill Nature Reserve. Bude has a long history of flooding, from the […]

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99% English bathing waters meet water quality standards

99% of bathing waters in England have passed water quality standards following testing at over 400 designated sites carried out by the Environment Agency (EA). This comes as something of a surprise given recent reports of sewage in sea resorts. Anyway, good news and local waters are showing as good […]

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The first full moon of 2022

By Dawn Robinson-Walsh:   I was sitting enjoying afternoon tea across the road, when I looked out at the glow in the sky, an orange hue tinging the increasingly icy-looking blue, hosting a massive full moon. It wasn’t even dark at this point. The January full moon is traditionally called […]

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Sewage alert at Widemouth

The Surfers Against Sewage site currently has an alert for Widemouth. Widemouth Sand Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow in this location within the past 48 hours. A large sandy beach with rocky reef outcrops great for rock pooling, Widemouth Bay is a popular beach […]

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Sewage pollution alerts

Bude Sea Pool has advised people not to use the pool for the next few days. This (below) was a photo I took yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, from Surfers Against Sewage: Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow in Widemouth within the past 48 hours. A large […]

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What to do with your Christmas tree in January …

If you are a garden waste subscriber with Cornwall Council,  you can put your real Christmas tree out on your normal garden waste collection day for shredding and composting. Trees up to 6ft tall will be collected minus decorations, tinsel and pots.  If it is larger than 6ft, please cut […]

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When Christmas is over … tree planting dune preservation event

From Bude Climate Change Partnership: A date for your diary. After the festivities are over, take your Christmas tree over to Black Rock Beach on Saturday 8th January, 10am-1pm. It’s brightened up your front room now it can do vital work preserving the sand dunes. As storms will become a […]

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Cornwall’s Carnglaze Caverns is for sale

Stags of Exeter has a £1 million property for sale in Cornwall with the added attraction of Carnglaze Caverns. The 4-bed property with 10 acres is described as: A successful and almost unique heritage visitor attraction set within a most charming wooded river valley with good road access from the […]

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The shortest day of the year…

Winter Solstice is always a time for optimism as the days will very gradually start to grow longer once 21st December, the shortest day and longest night of the year north of the equator, has passed. The sun is at its lowest point in the Northern Hemisphere today but the […]

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Update on the tree clearing on the A39 (Bush)

Bude & Beyond has now had a response from Cormac about the ash dieback clearance at Bush, though we do not have a timescale yet for the work.. They say: Any replacement planting would be down to the discretion of the respective landowner. Unfortunately this is not an area that […]

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It’s time to have your say … on Summerleaze Downs

From the Town Council: After having to unfortunately cancel the in person public consultation on Summerleaze Downs twice due to covid, you can now have your say either online or paper based. The Downs is loved by so many and we want to keep protecting it for the future generations […]

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Bude’s flood defences and river restoration …

This info is from the Environment Agency on improving The Crescent Flood Defence and the River Restoration Project:      

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Bude electric car dash to preserve a 5000 year old piece of oak

For those that don’t have Facebook, Councillor Peter La Broy is off to York University tomorrow with a 5000-year-old piece of oak from the old petrified forest at Crooklets, salvaged from the Google cable-laying process in September. If the tree stump dries out, it will turn to dust, so York […]

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