Posts for Environment

Yellow warning for fog later

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for fog for our area later today, from around 5pm to around 8pm tomorrow. Dense fog patches are expected to lead to some travel disruption.

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Yellow warning for wind

From the Met Office: Conditions across the south of England will turn windier this afternoon and early evening. The windiest conditions will be in coastal areas where gales or severe gales are expected along with gusts of 50 to 60 mph for many and perhaps as high as 60 to […]

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Flood alert North Cornwall coast

Flooding is possible over all high tides from this afternoon, Saturday 14 Nov to Monday 15 Nov early evening tide. Force 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3m are forecast to coincide high spring tides of 2020. This may cause spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding […]

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Locals shocked by fly tipping in hidden drinking spot.

Bude and Beyond has been sent photos which are shocking. Next to the football club, on the path towards Stratton from town and opposite the Primrose Road entrance to the path lies an area which is ruined by the sight you see below of supermarket trolleys, empty drink bottles and […]

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57k trees to be planted in Cornwall

From Cornwall Council: In a boost to Cornwall’s ‘Forest for Cornwall’ ambition to establish over 8,000 hectares of new carbon-absorbing trees, woodlands and forests, the Woodland Trust is providing over 57,000 trees for native woodland creation projects in Cornwall this winter. Over 13,000 trees will be provided for free to […]

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Great British Beach Clean results as PPE hits the beaches

From the Marine Conservation Society: Like many events this year, the Great British Beach Clean, our annual flagship event, looked a little different. Our organisers downsized their beach cleans to small groups and enlisted friends, families and ‘bubbles’ to help clear beaches of litter and take part in the citizen […]

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Join the SW regional flood and coastal committee

From the Environment Agency: We are looking for new members to join the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC), which covers Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Environment Agency is looking for enthusiastic people from all walks of life to fill vacancies and help manage flood […]

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2 people die after being swept over harbour wall in Cornwall

Police were called by the Coastguard at 7.15pm last night to Mullion Cove, Helston, following reports of that two people had been swept into the sea from the harbour wall. A woman in her 20s and a man in his 40s, were recovered from the water by the Coastguard helicopter […]

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RNLI end a season ‘like no other’

RNLI lifeguards hung up their wetsuits yesterday (1 November) as they finished their safety patrols on all beaches across the south west for 2020. Thanks so much to them all. With unpredictable weather conditions at this time of year, the charity is reminding people using the coast over the winter […]

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Wild Justice makes legal challenge to pheasant shooting regulation

From the Chris Packham fronted charity, Wild Justice: This is all quite legal but, in brief, Wild Justice says that the 47 million pheasants bred and released each year to be shot (ignoring the animal welfare issues) have an impact on eco-systems. Around two thirds escape organised shoots and are […]

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Yellow warning for Bude

As the sky lightens, I spot my bird table has blown over. The Met Office has given us a yellow weather warning for wind and rain today, though there is some let up in the rain this afternoon (window between lunchtime and late afternoon if you want to get out). […]

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Bude’s frenzied sea yesterday …

Crowds started gathering at high tide yesterday to see the impact of the storm on Bude’s coast. Some were preparing to river surf (not sure how good the waves were for that). The sea pool took quite a battering as the waves pounded and the foam flew. Great to watch […]

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More warnings about sea conditions …

Sea conditions are set to be extremely dangerous, with huge waves, strong rip currents and increased tidal surges forecast. Please only visit RNLI lifeguarded beaches and actively listen to their advice. If you see a beach is red flagged, it’s for very good reason. The lifeguards will have deemed the […]

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Update on the Refill App

From City to Sea: You can now use the Refill app to find out where to refill not just your water bottle, but also your coffee cup, lunchbox, groceries and even your cleaning products and toiletries, making it the world’s first dedicated app to help people reuse and refill. Refill […]

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Bude’s 2 Minute Foundation wins lottery funding for beach education

The internationally recognised Bude-based charity, The 2 Minute Foundation, has won National Lottery funding to set-up, plan and develop a new beach education programme. The 2 Minute Beach Eco-School will deliver lessons in conservation for children throughout the 2020/2021 school year. The 2 Minute Foundation is a registered charity that […]

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