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Remembrance Sunday in Bude, 2021

Bude gave fitting tributes to the fallen in its Remembrance Sunday commemoration events. Alongside the usual poignant tribute organised by the British Legion, The Poppy Wave project created sand art to represent those who were lost. The video is viewable here, with some stills to give a close up feel. […]

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Covid update for Cornwall/Devon

In the 7 days to 8th November, Covid numbers dropped in Cornwall, to 1962 cases, a case rate of 340.9 per 100,000 people. So, good news. Neighbouring Devon also dropped to 3725 cases for the same period, a case rate of 459.5, so now Devon is higher than Cornwall, when […]

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Bude’s Co-Car on-demand – first electric car scheme in Cornwall

Co-Cars, the Southwest’s leading shared mobility organisation, launched its electric car club in Bude on Friday 12th November 2021, thanks to Community Infrastructure Levy funding from Cornwall Council and the support of Bude-Stratton Town Council, Bude Coastal Community Team CIC, and the local community. This is the first on demand shared […]

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Many risky rural roads still need maintenance

In the government’s latest report on roads, it seems a lot are crumbling and still awaiting repair. Anyone who uses rural roads knows this. The report says: The proportion of ‘A’ roads categorised as red (roads that should be considered for maintenance) in 2020/21 remained below levels seen in 2012/13. […]

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Planning application for old Brocklands Adventure Park, Kilkhampton

Cornwall Council has received a planning application to convert a part of the old Brocklands Adventure Park in Kilkhampton  into a residential dwelling. Application number is PA21/09062. The application has been submitted by Shorne Tilbey Associates on behalf of Dennis Vanstone. Some of you may remember Brocklands Adventure Park which […]

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Bude GCHQ Remembers

GCHQ is this week showing its support for the Royal British Legion’s 2021 Poppy Appeal by lighting up its iconic satellite dish at Bude. Remembrance honours the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces, veterans and their families who protect our way of life. The intelligence, cyber and security agency’s partnership with […]

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Thanks to our lovely sponsors …

It is wonderful to see so many of our sponsors renewing their sponsorship of Bude and Beyond – a big thanks to them. Their contribution keeps it free for you, the reader, so we hope that in return you will support these local businesses wherever possible. Sponsored advertising costs just […]

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Compass Point receives Lottery Heritage Grant

It is with great pleasure that Bude-Stratton Council can finally announce that the Heritage Fund Lottery application made back in August has been successful!  A grant of £249,362.00, has been awarded to Bude-Stratton Town Council for The Compass Point Project.  Council Officer, Francesca Churchill-Zerilli said: This has been a cumulation […]

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Bude author writes about ‘life at the pond’ during cancer treatment

While undergoing chemotherapy after his colon cancer operation in early 2020, Henry Slator, a retired Cornwall farmer from Bude and something of a writer,  knew he was missing his usual light hearted outlook on life. But what to do if you’re missing a little bit of humour? He found it […]

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Bude responds to COP26

  Bude Climate Partnership yesterday led Bude’s response to all the “hot air at the COP26 conference in Glasgow”.  Peaceful demonstrators met at noon at the low-tide mark to walk up the beach, marking how sea-level rise will affect us (or future generations) in Bude and showing how the shoreline […]

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Bude RFC puts out appeal after bonfire break-in

When Bude Rugby Club organised their Bonfire & Firework evening, they were not sure how it would go after 18 months or so of Covid lockdowns and social distancing. Afterwards, they were elated, writing on their Facebook page: Wow! What an evening of fireworks at the club. After 18 tough […]

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Covid cases dropping in SW

Despite me hearing of more people I know having Covid, it seems cases are dropping in the SW. However, there are still serious outcomes for some people. In the 30 days to 30th October, 2342 cases were reported in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, a rate of 406.9 per […]

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Action Plus back in Bude for 2022

Active Plus – Health Works for Cornwall project is a programme in which we are helping to support unemployed or economically inactive individuals into work, targeting those who have a health-related, and/or other complex barriers into employment. Active Plus will work with individuals in Newquay, St Columb Major, Bodmin, Launceston, […]

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Solar farm approved, Pyworthy

Update: the application was passed 5 votes to 4.   Locals are up in arms about a planning application for a photovoltaic farm in Pyworthy. The proposed 42MW photovoltaic (PV) solar farm with 76,000 solar panels, all ancillary grid infrastructure and associated works(more than five miles of security fencing, 85 […]

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Aria Resorts carves up partnership with Bude surfer, Emily

  Aria Resorts, the UK’s fastest-growing resort company, has just announced a £1,000 sponsorship of professional local surfer and previous-employee of one of its Cornish resorts, Bude’s Emily Currie. Emily, aged 24 grew up in Bude where she still resides, close to the ocean in which she hones her exceptional […]

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