Posts for Environment

Beach dog ban returns soon

Easter Sunday is 1st April this year, and it is the time when dog bans come into force once again for the tourist season. Make a note of the beaches and the dates/conditions. Ban in force: Crackington Haven – (Easter Sunday to September 30) Crooklets Bude – (Easter Sunday to September […]

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Bude and Stratton Council give the green light…

Bude is beginning to feel like the epicentre of all things green at the moment, so it is great news that the Town Council is also getting on board to promote greener ways forward. The Council has approved three proposals from A Greener Bude which is a group of like-minded […]

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Third Cornish town achieves plastic free status

Falmouth Marine Conservation Group, which is led by two University of Exeter students, has helped the Cornish town achieve Plastic Free Community Status. The status was secured on Monday, March 5, following a presentation to Falmouth Town Council, which unanimously voted to support plastic-free initiatives in the town. The group […]

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Drivers urged not to drive on Dartmoor

Drivers are being urged not to drive on roads across Dartmoor and Exmoor as the clear up operation continues. Road conditions on the National Parks’ road network, especially on higher ground, have been described as ‘treacherous’ by Devon County Council’s Highways Operations Centre with many roads still impassable. Ice and […]

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Stunning footage shows how drones can boost turtle conservation

Drones are changing the face of turtle research and conservation. By providing new ways to track turtles over large areas and in hard-to-reach locations, the drones have quickly become a key resource for scientists. The research, led by the University of Exeter, also says stunning drone footage can boost public interest and […]

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Coastal Communities Fund – next round open now

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann is urging new businesses to apply to the next round of the Coastal Communities Fund that has already helped over 500 businesses and created over 5,500 jobs. I’m not sure what happened to the funding in Bude. Anyone?  Since 2012, the fund has awarded grants […]

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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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