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The Budget and Spending Review

Playing catch up as I missed the Budget Spending Review while excitedly looking at electric cars to hire in Bude (of which more to come), so I’m now trawling through the stuff. Seems to be a big spending budget – I’ve not yet worked out where the income comes from. […]

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Planning application, Bridgerule

An application has been submitted to Torridge Council for a ‘local needs dwelling’ at Bridgerule. The planning number is 1/1028/2021/FUL  A local contacted us to express their concern re the building as, although they stand to be personally affected, they are also concerned about setting a precedent for more dwellings […]

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COP26 Global Day of Action

From Surfers Against Sewage: Will you join us for the Global Day of Action on Sat 6th November? Surfers Against Sewage reps across the country are mobilising #OceanActivists to join together for the biggest climate protest of the decade. Bring your placards, surfboards and wetsuits and lets make the voice […]

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A response to Scott Mann, MP, on sewage discharge

From Bude-Stratton Town Councillors: Simon Browning, Jackie Diffey, Martin Dorey, Philippa Purchase, and Rob Uhlig. Time and again our vital tourism and water-sports industries are being impacted by raw sewage discharged by water companies. Our MP, Scott Mann, is clearly aware of this problem and has in the past proposed […]

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There is still time to put pressure on your MP re the Environment Bill

When you go in the sea or a river that has raw sewage in it, you are likely to become ill, as is any marine life therein. The bacteria needed to decompose the sewage deoxygenates the water, thereby killing fish and other creatures. It keeps happening, for example, at Kilkhampton […]

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Cases of Covid grow in Bude

The number of Covid cases in Bude & Stratton had risen to 98 in the 7 days to 17th October, a case rate of 924.6 per 100,000. This is well above the Engliosh average. The Bude and Surrounding Area Quarantine Support Group on Facebook gives this diagram.   Poundstock & […]

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Covid update SW

Well, it seems that like everywhere else in the country, the Covid figures are rising in much of Cornwall and Devon. In the seven days to 15th October, Cornwall’s figures were 3174, a case rate of 551.5 per 100,000. Devon figures were 3671, a case rate of 452.8. At a […]

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Bude Sea Pool art auction – nab yourself a celeb creation

Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP) is bringing over 150 artworks created by professional artists and many well-known celebrities to Bude in a 3 Day Art Extravaganza from the 27-29th October 2021. Friends of Bude Sea Pool this year celebrate their 10th Anniversary of managing and financing this iconic 1930s […]

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Town Council election

There’s going to be another election in Bude as one of the Town Councillors has dropped out. Councillor Katie Goode says: I would urge anyone who has a passion for the community, no matter their background or experience, to put themselves forward.  It can be scary, like you don’t know […]

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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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