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My visit to Covid mass vaccination centre

Yesterday, I had a nice drive out to the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge for my Covid-19 vaccination. A bit of a trek but well worth it.  As I mentioned in a previous article, I have an irrational fear of injections, but everyone was very helpful and reassuring – and […]

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Can Independents change the shape of local politics?

*This article does not endorse any candidate (all are welcome to say their piece on Bude & Beyond). When Bude and Stratton Town Council held an election for Bude Ward on 12th December, the turnout was 68.8% and local vet, Tom O’Sullivan, was duly elected. 68.8% might not look like […]

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Council elections – what you need to know

From Bude & Stratton Town Council website: The Government confirmed the elections scheduled on May 6th this year will go ahead, and with lockdowns now set to ease we are encouraging everyone to think about how they wish to vote. You can vote at a polling station on the day as […]

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2000 people with dementia in SW estimated to have died from Covid

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, thousands of older people, especially in care homes, were dying, as staff struggled to obtain PPE, testing was non-existent, and older, recovering Covid patients were sent from hospitals to nursing homes. A staggering 2,000 people with dementia are estimated to […]

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Cash for Cornwall’s Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Cornwall has received a major £19k boost towards its expansion to cope with increased demand for help across the county. The money, from the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF), will be used for new IT equipment, including two main servers and 70 additional computer screens to allow advisers to […]

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Cornwall and Devon Covid update

Well, it is good looking at the interactive map at the moment, because large swatches of Cornwall and Devon have few cases of Covid-19. Data is suppressed (fewer than 2 cases) in: Bude, Kilkhampton to Poundstock, Bradworthy, Holsworthy and Welcombe, Hartland Coast, Bideford, Crackington and Tintagel, Launceston and Camelford and […]

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UK Covid alert level dropped but stay at home message remains

The UK’s Covid alert level is being moved down from level 5 to level 4, the four UK chief medical officers have decided. Prof Chris Whitty (England), Dr Michael McBride (Northern Ireland), Dr Gregor Smith (Scotland) and Dr Frank Atherton (Wales) have just issued this statement: Following advice from the […]

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Flexbury Church potentially residential

R.A.Rowe and Co are the architectural designers appointed to work on plans for the dilapidated Flexbury Church. Their Facebook page says: Absolutely amazing project we have recently been working on, stunning grade II listed, former church here in Bude! We have undertaken a comprehensive pre application with Cornwall Council to […]

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A39 blocked between Kilk and Bude

Various people on social media, and the police, have reported that the A39  is blocked blocked both ways between Kilkhampton and Bude. Slow traffic due to recovery work and accident. Avoid if possible. Two vehicles were involved near the Little Pig Farm Shop bend in a crash reported at 5.55 […]

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Are you ready to foster or adopt?

From Cornwall Council: Life under Covid 19 has been tough for everyone; extended lockdowns have put extreme pressure on households across the UK and those stresses inevitably impact on the work of local social services. Every 20 minutes a young person comes into care and needs to be placed with […]

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Johnson’s Covid Roadmap

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his roadmap to Ministers today (Monday 22 February), in which he sets out transition stages out of lockdown, providing the 4 tests are met: 1. The vaccine deployment programme continues successfully. 2. Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those […]

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Local Covid update

As we hear of more people 65+ now being vaccinated, it seemed a good time to look again at the Covid map/data for our locality. What is lovely is that the following areas all have suppressed data (2 or less cases): Bude and Stratton, Kilkhampton to Poundstock, Holsworthy, Bradworthy and […]

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Pick up after your pet urges Cornwall Council

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall Council is reminding people to pick up their pet’s mess following an increase in reports of dog fouling during lockdown.   Under the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act it is an offence to allow a dog to foul in a public place and fail to remove the faeces.   […]

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Social action fund open for grant applications

A Social Action Fund established at the end of last year will be soon be accepting grant applications. The Fund was set up to help organisations addressing the indirect impacts of the Coronavirus in the wider Bude area. The Bude-Stratton Social Action fund was established by Bude Coastal Community Team […]

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Weekend local Covid update

So, it’s the weekend again, and we will take a look at what’s happening in our area. The interactive map takes us to 8th February, and it is good to see that numbers are not recorded (as low) for Hartland Coast, Kilkhampton to Poundstock, Bude, Crackington Haven, Camelford and Launceston. […]

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