Posts for Environment

Recycling food waste in Holsworthy

Warning – this could put you off your breakfast! Councillor’s and officers from Torridge Council met for a tour of the food waste recycling facilities at Andigestion’s state of the […]

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How good is Bude at recycling/reducing waste?

Cornwall Council has published figures which show that Bude is working its way up the table for recycling and waste reduction. These figures come from the Council website. 33.34% of […]

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Wet wipes – they are NOT flushable

Living by the sea, we are at the sharp end of the wet wipe debacle. It seems that the wet wipe industry has proclaimed some wet wipes are flushable, but […]

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From this … to this … Bude’s prompt graffiti removal

Walking from Summerleaze along the canal to the Wharf this morning, I spotted this unfortunate sight. However, by lunchtime, it looked like this. Well done to whoever it was (probably […]

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260 Dwellings To Be Built At Stratton

Contributed by a reader: Planning application PA18/09670 states that Cavanna homes requires the land north of Stratton road at Hillhead Farm, Stratton, to build 260 homes, along with public open […]

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Check your trees

From Cornwall Council: With the arrival of the wet and windy season, residents and landowners are being advised to check on their trees to make sure they don’t pose a […]

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Flood alert – Upper River Tamar

From the Flood Warning Information Service: A flood alert is currently in force for the Upper River Tamar.  Flooding is possible in the early hours of Wednesday 7th November. Heavy […]

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Win a diving expedition place

The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and Biosphere Expeditions, in partnership with Reef Check, is offering a free place on an expedition to dive and observe […]

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UK’s healthiest and unhealthiest places

Looking at the map provided by RSPH, our area (perhaps because of its paucity of cities) is among the healthier places to live. RSPH has published a league table ranking 70 […]

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How sustainable is your fish finger? You may be pleasantly surprised!

The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), says the sustainability of the nation’s favourite entry-level fish product – the fish finger – isn’t as bad as may […]

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Spring bulb planting in Bude

A shout out for the lovely, cheery guys who do the garden maintenance in the town. Yes, it’s their job, but they do it with good grace and deserve our […]

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‘Tis the season to be thoughtful…

It’s soon Halloween, meaning lots of plastic waste, and then we get Christmas, when there is even more of it.  We surely all know the plastic message now. If not, […]

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The exciting technology helping ocean clean ups

OVER 5 TRILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC CURRENTLY LITTER THE OCEAN – Bude is at the forefront of ocean clean ups and while the concept of a robot boat is hard to […]

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Sea exposes ironwork on Summerleaze Beach

Thanks to Mary Hallett for sharing this piece of reporting – please tell us if you know what it is: While doing a beach clean with the WI this morning […]

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