Posts for Environment

Be carbon savvy, says Devon Council

I know it can stick in one’s craw a little to be doing one’s best for the environment when you hear of politicians using private planes, or having entourages of cars surrounding them as at COP26. However, we can all do our bit – and many bits = a lot. […]

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Police warn about fireworks

Devon & Cornwall Police is asking residents to take care when handling fireworks this Bonfire Night and be considerate of those around them. With many celebrations cancelled in 2020, firework displays are being organised across the county to allow people to mark 5th¬†November this year. Many are also expected to […]

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Bonfire Night – watch what you burn …

It’s bonfire night. If you are holding a bonfire evening, then please check for hedgehogs who love nothing more than to hibernate in what are cosy homes (to them). Kenilworth Books (photo courtesy of them) says: Please, PLEASE check your bonfire for hedgehogs before you light it! Or better still, […]

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Bude was awash with rainbows on Tuesday

Certainly, rainbows occur quite often but the scale of rainbows in Bude on Tuesday had photographers snapping and people stopping in the streets to capture images. Somehow, even if there is no pot of gold at the end, they cheer us up! The National Geographic tells us how they are […]

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Updated yellow warning for rain

This evening yellow warning has changed to start at 5 pm and end at 5am, but the most likely heavy falls will be after midnight. The Met Office says: A band of rainfall will arrive across southwest England and Wales shortly after midnight and then push quickly northeastwards before finally […]

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Another flood alert for Upper River Tamar

Flooding is possible throughout today, Friday 29th October, and into Saturday due to persistent and heavy rainfall, according to the Government’s flood alert service. Following the rainfall overnight, catchments are saturated and river levels remain high. Overnight widespread rainfall resulted in totals over 40mm with intense rain of more than […]

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More yellow warnings for rain in SW

The Met Office has issued more yellow warnings for rain. In the SW (Bude, and Devon & Cornwall), the impact will be felt today from around 6pm – 3am, with more heavy rain due from 10 am – 7pm on Saturday 30th October. On Halloween, Sunday 31st, the timings for […]

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Flood alert – Upper River Tamar

There is a flood alert for the upper River Tamar. Flooding is possible this evening, Thursday 28th October, and into Friday due to persistent and heavy rainfall crossing the area. Following unsettled weather over the past week, catchments are saturated and rivers are likely to respond quickly to the forecast […]

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Yellow warning for rain

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain for Devon & Cornwall (from 3pm this afternoon in Bude). The warning lasts until 9 am tomorrow morning. It may bring localised flooding and disruption to travel. Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer

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Planning application, Bridgerule

An application has been submitted to Torridge Council for a ‘local needs dwelling’ at Bridgerule. The planning number is 1/1028/2021/FUL¬† A local contacted us to express their concern re the building as, although they stand to be personally affected, they are also concerned about setting a precedent for more dwellings […]

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COP26 Global Day of Action

From Surfers Against Sewage: Will you join us for the Global Day of Action on Sat 6th November? Surfers Against Sewage reps across the country are mobilising #OceanActivists to join together for the biggest climate protest of the decade. Bring your placards, surfboards and wetsuits and lets make the voice […]

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A response to Scott Mann, MP, on sewage discharge

From Bude-Stratton Town Councillors: Simon Browning, Jackie Diffey, Martin Dorey, Philippa Purchase, and Rob Uhlig. Time and again our vital tourism and water-sports industries are being impacted by raw sewage discharged by water companies. Our MP, Scott Mann, is clearly aware of this problem and has in the past proposed […]

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There is still time to put pressure on your MP re the Environment Bill

When you go in the sea or a river that has raw sewage in it, you are likely to become ill, as is any marine life therein. The bacteria needed to decompose the sewage deoxygenates the water, thereby killing fish and other creatures. It keeps happening, for example, at Kilkhampton […]

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Scott Mann MP statement on Sewage discharge vote

You may have read stories in certain publications concerning a Lords vote on sewage discharge which Conservative Members, including Scott Mann, voted against. Although it is quite lengthy, Scott felt it was important to fully respond in detail to concerns about this: Thanks to the efforts of MPs and campaign […]

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A yellow warning for rain …

An area of heavy rain reaching southwest England late Wednesday afternoon spreads eastwards across southern England, reaching the far southeast of England by mid-evening. Rain will last for around six hours in any location, finally clearing southeast England during the early hours of Thursday. Rain may be accompanied by coastal […]

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