Posts for Environment

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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Torridge air quality is good

Given I’ve developed asthma in my 50s while living down in the SW, it’s interesting that the Government department DEFRA has just approved Torridge Councils annual Air Quality report for the district which has judged the quality to be generally “very good”. The quality may be good though some of […]

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Clean and Create – Budehaven working with the local environment

By Rachel Miller, Joint Leader of Learning in Art, Budehaven School: Clean and Create Part 3 was a fantastic day, engaging and inspiring our Year 7 pupils to protect their local marine environment. As part of the day, we hosted a number of VIPs:  Chair of the Environment agency, Emma […]

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Bird Flu prevention zone across England

Info from Devon Council: Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is reminding all keepers of poultry that they are legally required to take measures to reduce the risk of bird flu spreading. Last week 17 wild birds tested positive in Dorset and a total of 31 infected birds have […]

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Flooding danger in North Devon

For anyone with family or friends in North Devon or who are travelling that way. From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are urging the public to remain on alert for more widespread flooding and disruption in north Devon with high tide and more rain today. Heavy rainfall has caused localised […]

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Bude coastguard call to Widemouth rock fall report

Bude Coastguard Rescue Team were paged on Friday, according to its Facebook page, by the Coastguard Operations Centre in Falmouth (CGOC). This was to investigate the report of a rock fall at Widemouth Bay. No significant danger to coastal footpath users was found; however, it should be noted that rock […]

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Budehaven chosen site for big environmental announcement

Budehaven Community School was delighted to welcome visitors from the government’s Environment Agency on Friday 12th January 2018. Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, visited Bude to make an important announcement about plastics and the environment; and having heard of the work of Budehaven students to clean up […]

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Renewed appeal for plastic charge

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says it’s renewing its call for levies on single-use plastic items because the Prime Minister’s pledge to tackle litter in the Government’s environment 25 Year Plan failed to deliver what’s really needed to start solving the plastic litter issue. Although the report contains some notable […]

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Upton residents object to new development plans

A planning application has been submitted to Cornwall Council for the demolition of an existing dwelling house and garage for its redevelopment into nine apartments and a penthouse, at Serendah, Upton, near Bude. The site plan is here. Submitted by Karen Fitz-Hugh, the plans have been drawn up by the […]

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Cornwall urged to go plastic free

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall Council’s Cabinet member for Environment and Public Protection is calling for business and residents to join forces with the Council and other organisations to move towards ridding Cornwall of single-use plastic. The call to action follows the request for retailers to introduce “plastic-free” aisles and the […]

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