Posts for Environment

2 Minute charity shop opens at Crooklets

Yesterday, the 2 Minute Charity Shop on Crooklets Beach, Bude was opened close to Rosie’s Cafe. “From trash to treasure” is the theme.   Diverted from landfill clobber, waste-free swaps, books and beach art, you can find all sorts of treasures. They are open daily from 11-4. All their own branded […]

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Yellow warning for thunderstorms

There is a Met Office yellow warning for thunderstorms for Bude and area (and the western side of the country as a whole) for this afternoon and into tomorrow morning. While many places will be dry or see little rain, thunderstorms may cause flooding and disruption in a few places. […]

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2 very hot days for Cornwall/Devon

The Met Office mentions temperatures in the mid 20s today and high 20s tomorrow, before returning back to a cooler mid-teens by Friday. Be aware that UV and pollen counts are very high for the next 2 days. Remember that pavements and sand get very hot if you are out […]

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‘Leave nothing but your footprint’ stickers available tomorrow

From Trev Plant: Ok then folks from TOMORROW June 22nd 2020, the ‘leave nothing but your footprints’ stickers will be going on sale at £1 each. They will be available from Trev’s Taxi, Ministry of Signs on Ocean View Road and The Jaunty Seagull on Queen St, Bude. The plan […]

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Heavy rain causing problems on Cornish roads

Info from AA Roadwatch tells us that: Road blocked, slow traffic and impassable due to flooding on A395 from A30 (Kennards House) to B3262. There are reports of vehicles being stuck in the flooded road. Heavy rain was also reported in Kilkhampton earlier: Heavy rain on A39 both ways between […]

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Yellow warning of thunderstorms

We are in the area that currently has a yellow warning for a thunderstorm. The warning is in place between 1.30 pm today and into tomorrow. What to expect if thunder occurs: Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail […]

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Good vibrations – a video to make us all feel good

This wonderful video of Bude surfer, Barnaby Cox, was created by local filmmaker Charlie Key, just to remind us that you don’t have to go far for an adventure or to feel good. It really cheered me up watching it, so hope it will you, too. Thanks, Charlie and Barnaby […]

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Trev’s new message to us all

As his recent Facebook page post reached over 5 million people, Trev decided it was time to have the message that attracted so many likes and shares on his taxi. He said: Because the pinned post has proved so popular, I felt I had to make it more permanent for […]

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Yellow warning of heavy rain

We have a yellow warning for rain in place from the Met Office. The good news is that the much-needed  (heavy) rain will mainly occur overnight, especially from 7 pm – 6 am. More showers are due on Saturday. 20 to 30 mm rain is expected quite widely and in […]

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It’s Bude’s Online Earth Festival today …

From the Castle: Last year we were beset by storms, this year there’s a small matter of a global pandemic, but in true Bude spirit, we were not to be deterred. Although we’re sorry that we’re not able to be with you in person, we’ve endeavoured to rise to the […]

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The first 2 Minute Day is on 21st June

From the 2 Minute Foundation: Sunday, 21st June is 2 Minute Day – a WHOLE DAY dedicated to celebrating all things 2 Minute! All you have to do is pick up litter – safely, of course, using gloves and your own bags – for 2 minutes then share it to social […]

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Trev’s Taxi ‘litter’ post resonates with 3 million

It’s something we coastal dwellers (and many others) all agree with. When visiting a beach or other beauty spot, leave nothing but your footprint. It took just over 24 hours for Trev’s Taxi post saying exactly that – below –  to hit over 2 million reach, now over 3 million. […]

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What the weekend brought … litter

Photos on social media from the weekend show that Cornish beauty spots, including Bude’s Summerleaze beach, have really struggled with litter left behind by unthinking individuals. Bude Police took prompt action after hearing of large gatherings on the sand dunes at Summerleaze on Friday (29th May) who left behind substantial […]

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National Trust to start reopening parklands and gardens in June

From National Trust:   From 3 June we’re able to reopen the first of our gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland, with more opening over the coming weeks. For now, our houses remain closed and we’ll open these as soon as we can. To open these gardens and […]

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Bude’s Earth Festival Goes Online

From Bude Castle: This year Bude’s Earth Festival will be an online event due to government social distancing restrictions. On Sunday 7th, The Castle website will be hosting a range of environmental, lifestyle and wildlife talks, presentations, workshops and musical entertainment for all to enjoy. Links will go live throughout […]

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