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Will we get snow?

Just checked Netweather and it looks like there may be snow ahead. Fast forward to Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March and snow is likely. However, Accuweather suggests it will be more likely on Tuesday/Wednesday next week, so who knows? The BBC is also opting for snow on 2nd March, while […]

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MP’s office organises community action day in Launceston

Braving the strong wind and rain, “teamwork” paid off on Wednesday, 14th February when Scott Mann’s Office organised a Community Action Day on The Ridgegrove Estate in Launceston. Queen Elizabeth Road and the steps leading down to the bottom of the estate were the focus of the work, where a significant […]

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MCS and Waitrose act on river marine litter link

I was recently in London and noted that people there still carry many plastic coffee cups, etc., so raising awareness of how river pollution in towns and cities impact upon the marine environment is crucial in tackling the problem. The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), will […]

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Community Orchard tree planting under way

Here’s a run through by Simon Browning of the tree planting session last weekend at the community orchard in Bude. Must admit I walked past the trees on Friday and the area was looking good! Bude Friends of the Earth were joined by a host of helpers at the Community […]

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What to do with beach clean rubbish

It’s great to beach clean but what do you do with the stuff you find? Well, Peggy Chalie said her crew have collected enough of this to tie the roses back in the garden with lots spare for some collage work! “Little hands did well!” She adds: “I use the […]

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N Devon Link Road resurfacing ahead of schedule

For those who use the North Devon Link Road to reach the M5, a resurfacing scheme on the A361 near Tiverton is ahead of schedule and work is expected to switch carriageways overnight on Sunday (11 February). Devon County Council has confirmed that work on the westbound carriageway of the North […]

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Snow update from Met Office

Yellow warnings for Tuesday/Wednesday Sleet, snow and hail showers, some heavy, will affect western areas through Tuesday, with icy stretches forming overnight. This update extends the warning area slightly further east and also points to a reduced likelihood of medium impacts occurring. Some transport disruption is possible, with longer journey […]

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Snow forecast

Bude is on a yellow warning for snow and ice on Tuesday and Wednesday with most disruption looking to occur (if it does) during the early hours and into the drive to work time. It all looks a little patchy and I doubt there will be enough for a snowman, […]

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Update on those A39 roadworks in Devon – 3 whole weeks ot it!

It’s all about drainage! Work will take place on the A39 west of Bucks Cross to Dowland Cross between 19 February and 7 March 2018. I thought it was 2 weeks but it is actually 3! The road will be closed 24hrs a day during this period with a signed […]

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A Greener Bude and thumbs up to Lansdown Dairy

There is so much happening in Bude on the sustainability front that it makes sense to try to draw it all together under one umbrella. A Greener Bude is such a group of like-minded individuals, groups and organisations working towards making our town a sustainable economy. Hopefully, they do not mind […]

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Wow! Devon households produce the lowest amount of ‘black bag’ waste in the country

Wow! Devon Council is rightly proud of this … Devon residents produced less rubbish for disposal per household than in any other county according to government figures. Defra figures for 2016/17 show that Devon’s households typically produced just 4.94kg of ‘black bin or bag’ residual waste each week – down from […]

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Bideford paddling pool and cricket pitch to be improved

Work commences this week to refurbish and improve two well used leisure and sporting locations ahead of the 2018 summer season. Bideford’s Paddling Pool in Victoria Park will see contractors digging up and replacing all the pipework that supplies the pools water as well as the installation of a new […]

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A Devon spider to start the day…

Devon Council is really good at producing information, so this comes from them. Apparently, Devon is renowned for having beautiful wildlife-rich landscapes and habitats. Less well known is the huge number of rare species which Devon supports, including some such as the Horrid Ground-Weaver spider which is found nowhere else […]

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Use Bude recycling centre, don’t abuse it!

What a waste! Good grief! This is shocking!  Yes, that was me walking around Bude’s recycling centre last week, exclaiming at the number of items people simply throw out.  I was thinking about the plastics issue in our seas but also wondering whether we can somehow create less general waste. […]

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