Posts for Environment

Thunderstorm warning for Weds

From the Met Office: An area of heavy rain and thunderstorms will move quickly eastwards across Wales and southwestern England into parts of central, southern and eastern England during Wednesday morning. Many areas of Cornwall and Devon will see a spell of rain whilst some places will be affected by […]

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Warning that early fog could make driving conditions difficult

The Met Office has warned of early fog patches causing difficult driving conditions throughout Cornwall and Devon this morning. Fog patches may be dense in places to begin with today with visibility dropping below 100 metres at times and perhaps below 50 metres in a few places. Much of the […]

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Joe Lycett draws attention to the cheap bodyboard problem

Joe Lycett’s ‘Got Your Back’ episode on cheap polystyrene bodyboards aired yesterday evening. The BAFTA-nominated consumer rights series with a comedy twist focused on how cheap bodyboards are discarded in coastal towns across the UK each year littering beaches and polluting the sea, and the filming took place in Bude earlier in summer. Keep Britain Tidy […]

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Planning for 30 houses in Poughill approved

Outline approval has been given (with conditions) for a development of 30 houses in Poughill, for land off Poughill Road. The construction is for 30 dwellings, public open space, landscape planting, pedestrian, cycle and vehicular links, pumping station and associated infrastructure. The applicant is Burrington Estates (New Homes) Ltd of […]

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Don’t bin, recycle, urges Cornwall Council

CCornwall Council is urging people to recycle items over which many people feel uncertain such as egg boxes, foil, and plastic yoghurt pots. Recycling tips Here are some of the most common items you can recycle from each room in your home. Bathroom • Toothpaste boxes – flatten • Toilet […]

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Yellow warning for rain

There is a yellow warning for rain in the SW, starting at 5pm this evening through to 4am tomorrow morning. Heavy rain is likely to produce some disruption this evening and overnight, according to the Met Office. They say: A few homes and businesses flooded Bus and train services affected […]

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Housing plan for Stratton

A planning application has been submitted for  a| proposed development of 14 flats and 7 bungalows for general needs housing at Turnstone Way, Binhamy, Bude. | Land West Of Turnstone Way Turnstone Way Stratton Bude Cornwall EX23 8BW The application number is: PA21/08459 NHS Kernow has already identified that the additional housing […]

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Can you help make Bude more accessible to all?

Active8Online is a Cornish charity which aims to empower and motivate young people, aged 14-30 years old, who have a physical disability. They have been commissioned on behalf of Cornwall Council to carry out an Accessible Study of Bude beaches and surrounding areas. so they are looking  to create a […]

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Fire at Bude Recycling Centre

Bude Community Fire Service members were called out to Bude Recycling Centre yesterday, along with a crew Holsworthy Fire Station who brought extra water. Please be careful when sorting your recycling, and ensure flammable materials are not mixed with general waste to prevent fire and explosion. Flammable materials can be […]

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Free sustainable tourism workshops in Bude

Tourism business climate action sessions: September 20th & 27th, Bude 10-12am and 2-4 each day: drop in to any session to participate. About this event: Our climate is changing – the climate we rely on for our quality of life, our health and wellbeing, and our livelihoods. Come and chat […]

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National Lottery winners in beach clean up

2 – Minute Beach Clean HQ was thrilled to be able to host a  beach clean for lucky SW National Lottery winners this week. 12 winners came from all over the Southwest and met the charity at HQ in Bude for a morning of nurdle hunting. Nurdles are tiny, toxic […]

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Bude’s Surf Forum meeting – improving water sports for all?

Recently, 36 interested people assembled at the Parkhouse to attend a Surf Forum meeting led by Councillor Martin Dorey. They represented all aspects of the surfing industry from surf schools to charities, retail and manufacturing – and even Bude’s own surfing champions. It has been a busy summer for everyone […]

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Thunderstorm warning

There is a yellow warning of thunderstorms for the area later today, later in the afternoon and evening. There is a chance of heavy rain and lightning bringing some disruption. There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, […]

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We wake to fog …

The Met Office, at 1 am, delivered a yellow fog warning for the SW which covers our area. Dense fog patches across southwestern parts of the UK leading to slower journey times early on Monday morning. It should clear from around 9 am.  

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RNLI issues beach safety warnings

Lots more of us are holidaying in the UK this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and, as we have seen, the recent damp and windy August weather has not put beach goers off. RNLI lifeguards across the south west are reporting busy beaches and an increase in the number of […]

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