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Bude’s first vegan eatery …

I must admit, I’ve been waiting for a different kind of eating in Bude for some time, and now it looks like we are going to get it, for Om Bamboo has declared it is opening Bude’s first vegan eatery, called Roots Lounge. I’m very excited at the thought of […]

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Christmas supply chain shortages – a bah humbug response

After lockdowns affected many people’s Christmas last year, it is not too surprising that there is a bit of a frenzy going on for this year. However, the government is not inspiring confidence. The Prime Minister said: “I’m very confident this Christmas will be considerably better,” and added “where there […]

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Covid numbers up in Bude and area

Cornwall remains purple on the interactive map issued by the Government, showing higher case rates of Covid than in neighbouring Devon. In the 7 days to 6th October, Bude had 37 cases, a rise of 3 and a case rate of 349.1. Numbers also rose in Kilkhampton and Poundstock to […]

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Unaffordable housing – the private rented sector

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been researching private rental affordability – and really, affordable doesn’t come into it. The East Midlands and North West are the most affordable regions for lower income households. In London, only a household with a higher income would be able to rent a […]

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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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Broken sculpture down at the canal

Sorry today to see one of the sculptures broken. It looks just like wear and tear, really, but here’s hoping it can be fixed.

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Rise in Covid cases in Cornwall

For some reason, numbers of Covid cases in Cornwall have risen dramatically in the 7 days to 30th September, with total cases at 2478, a rise of 33.6%. The case rate per hundred thousand people is 430.6, not as high as it has been, and is presumably linked with less […]

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Exciting times – preparing for Bude’s first literary festival

North Coast Arts is proud to have been invited by Bude & Stratton Town Council to organise the first ‘Bude Literary Festival’ which will take place from 18 – 22 May 2022 in and around the Library, The Castle, The Parkhouse Centre and other venues. Bude Literary Festival volunteers, provisionally […]

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Covid update for SW

It’s been a while since I’ve looked, but the interactive map shows a number of areas within Cornwall with high Covid case rates: Perranporth and Goonhavern, St Agnes and that stretch of coastal area, for example. Pool and Illogan had a case rate of 1,079.5 per 100,000 people in the […]

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Petition to save Cornish leisure centres

4 leisure centres in Cornwall are under threat of closure. They are run by a private company, Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) who say they are struggling to continue, due to the pressure on finances caused by the Covid-19 lockdown when the centres, like many other businesses, were forced to close and suffered […]

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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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Planning application to convert Flexbury Church

Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader who has spotted this on the Cornwall Council planning site. Sadly, I had a dream of Flexbury Church becoming some kind of arts/community building but no, it is more apartments. An application has been submitted for 9 apartments in a conversion of the old chapel […]

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Local young horse rider wins Supreme on debut at Hickstead

Kizzy O’Keefe, aged 15, from Bradworthy, a pupil at Budehaven, competed with her pony, Pride of Rineen, at the showjumping at  Hickstead Showground, Sussex this weekend . Not only did she win her classes and champion, she then went on to win Supreme Champion. Her Mum, Linda, says: “She worked […]

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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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