Posts for Environment

Mining at Perranporth event

The public can discover more about local history and the work ongoing to highlight the importance of the little-known mining heritage of a popular Cornish beach at a free event this weekend. Experts are working to find out if the search for tin and copper in the cliffs at Perranporth […]

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Cornwall’s anti-plastic campaigners raise awareness in Parliament

A Cornish campaign group which organises beach cleans and works to tackle plastic pollution has held a Plastics Awareness event in Parliament. Taking place on Monday, 14th May, Rob and Emily Stevenson from the Beach Guardian organisation visited the Houses of Parliament to meet with MPs to promote beach cleans and […]

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Torridge residents urged to look for the red envelope

On 4th June Torridge District Council are introducing changes to their waste and recycling collections and over the coming weeks residents will receive a red bordered envelope in their post which will explain the service changes and will contain a calendar for their property so they are aware of any changes to their […]

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First environmental opera at Eden Project

THE UNSUNG HEROES OF THE PLANET is a hilarious and energetic environmental performance that brings the magical story of tree communication to life. Did you know that trees can communicate through an underground network of fungus? Unsung Heroes is an opera created due to the incredible fact that trees have their own fungal internet! […]

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Seaside Scavenge to be serenaded by Bude’s James Dixon

Beach market will use trash not cash to purchase pre-loved items at Watergate Bay A Cornish beach will become a trading station where beach cleaners will be able to swap tokens for pre-loved items donated by the public to help bring the concept of the circular economy to life. The […]

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One year on – natural burial of Mum’s ashes near Bude

  A year has passed since my mother died, so I’m revisiting the article I wrote some months after.   At the tender age of 58, I organised my first funeral, that of my mother. With my father’s Alzheimer’s and my brother’s early demise from Multiple System Atrophy, I was […]

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Man found guilty of wild bird offences in Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A man has been found guilty of nine offences relating to the taking of wild bird eggs and the disturbance of several breeding bird sites in Devon and Scotland. Jason North, aged 49 from Plymouth, appeared before Plymouth Magistrates’ Court today [Thursday 3 May] and […]

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#2minutebeachclean campaigner’s new book

Massive congrats to Bude’s local environmental campaigner and author, Martin Dorey, on his new book published by Penguin, No More Plastic. For a massive publisher like Penguin to take this on board, the plastic message is obviously making great strides forward and Martin, as founded of the 2 Minute Beach […]

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Summer dog restriction at Westward Ho!

From the 1st of May to the 30th of September Torridge District Council will be introducing a restriction for Dogs on Westward Ho! beach and promenade. The restrictions relate to the Public Spaces Protection Order, which was passed earlier this year following a public consultation, and replaces the previous dog control orders. […]

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Exeter Uni student to kayak coast of Wales to raise plastic awareness

Brogan Coates, a second-year marine biology student studying at the University of Exeter, is to join a team of women kayaking the length of Wales collecting plastic as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the damage that single-use plastics cause to our oceans every year. The campaign, which […]

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Morrisons make announcement on plastics

Morrisons is today announcing a number of measures to reduce plastic pollution as well as committing that by 2025 all of its own-brand plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.   Morrisons will also be one of the signatories to WRAP’s UK Plastics PACT, an industry initiative which aims to […]

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Cornish firm Bloomtown achieves palm-oil free status

Cornwall-based beauty company, Bloomtown Ltd, has received Orangutan Alliance palm oil-free certification for its full range body & skincare, becoming the first company in the UK to do so. Recent news of supermarket chain Iceland’s plans to remove palm oil from its own brand products has put the spotlight on the […]

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Planning Application Shock in Historic Stratton

Reader submitted post: We think that readers of Bude and Beyond should be informed that planning permission has been applied for the “Erection of a new dwelling in the garden of Bevill Cottage, Gibraltar Square, Church Street, Stratton“: Planning application reference PA18/02261. The proposed dwelling will stand in the lower […]

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Fleet of new recycling trucks for Torridge

After a number of trials last year, Torridge District Council has taken delivery of 12 state of the art recycling trucks to help improve the efficiency of its recycling operations. Amongst other benefits, the new compartmentalised vehicles will allow for better sorting and separation of materials right at the kerbside. […]

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Good Energy partners Eden Sessions

Good Energy, the 100 per cent renewable electricity and greener gas supplier, is the official energy partner of Eden Sessions, the series of summer gigs taking place at the Eden Project’s headquarters in Cornwall for the seventeenth year in 2018. The new three-year deal will create an opportunity for Good […]

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