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Cases drop in Cornwall and Devon, including Bude and area

That interactive map has been updated again to 7 days ending 21st November. Cornwall total cases down to 338 Devon overall down to 777 cases. Torridge down to 49 Bude & Stratton, Poundstock and Kilkhampton, Crackington & Tintagel, Launceston, Camelford and Tresmeer, and Holsworthy, Bradworthy & Welcombe – fewer than […]

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Tiering and how it will work

After lockdown 2 ends, tiering takes place. On 2 December government will lift the national restrictions across all of England and the following restrictions will be eased: the stay-at-home requirement will end non-essential retail, gyms, personal care will reopen. The wider leisure and entertainment sectors will also reopen, although to […]

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Cornwall gets tier 1, while Devon gets tier 2

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are to enter tier 1, while Devon goes up to tier 2 after lockdown ends on 2nd December. What this means:    

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Christmas arrangements

This comes from the government. All four parts of the UK have signed off an aligned approach allowing up to three households to form a ‘Christmas bubble’ from December 23 to 27. Individuals will also be able to travel between tiers and across the whole of the UK without restriction […]

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Cornwall Council approves plans to be greener and more inclusive

From Cornwall Council: Ambitious plans for the future of Cornwall have been approved after a full meeting of Cornwall Council today. The meeting, held virtually in light of the current Covid restrictions, also saw the Harbours Board Annual Report and free school meals and child poverty discussed. The plans to […]

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PM publishes Covid winter plan

From the Government: The Prime Minister has published the government’s COVID Winter Plan, setting out the end of national restrictions and the steps ministers will take to help bring life back to normal by Spring. The plan seeks to bring the R below 1, find new ways of managing the […]

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Animal welfare promises go out of the window

Yesterday, Cornish MPs had their third and final chance to back British farmers and vote to uphold Britain’s animal welfare standards – and failed to take it. Conservative MPs voted down Amendment 16B of the Agriculture Bill, added to the Bill in the House of Lords, which would have forced […]

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Lockdown2 starts tomorrow

In case you’ve forgotten (yes, unlikely!) Lockdown 2 starts tomorrow. A few reminders of what it means. Please remember that shops selling essentials like food/animal food, will remain open, but there are quite a lot of others which are allowed to open, too. The government has published a list of […]

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Scott Mann on lockdown

This is what Scott Mann and Steve Double have said so far on lockdown2: Scott Mann, MP for North Cornwall: I am currently looking at all the available data and will be having meetings with the Secretary of State for Health and the scientific advisors in Westminster. I have previously […]

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November Lockdown – what will the restrictions be?

Providing this is passed by parliament (which it will be), the following restrictions will be put in place:   Businesses   To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. These include: all non-essential retail, including, but not limited to clothing and electronics stores, vehicle […]

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Coronavirus update

Bullet points from this evening: No responsible PM can ignore the message of the figures. No one wants to be imposing these kinds of measures anywhere. We didn’t want to be shutting businesses, pubs and restaurants in one part of the country, where incidence was very low, when the vast […]

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Wild Justice makes legal challenge to pheasant shooting regulation

From the Chris Packham fronted charity, Wild Justice: This is all quite legal but, in brief, Wild Justice says that the 47 million pheasants bred and released each year to be shot (ignoring the animal welfare issues) have an impact on eco-systems. Around two thirds escape organised shoots and are […]

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News from Bude-Stratton Council in brief

Info from the newsletter for those who have not seen it. This is the link for the newsletter and the Mayor’s column:   Bencoolen Park Vandalism  Bencoolen Park has seen a spate of vandalism over the last few months, with the safety fences being vandalised and brickwork being removed from the walls. […]

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Bude’s ‘Stick it to a Mann’ campaign

Bude and Bude is pleased to share this, as requested: Like many others locally, the Refill Shop Bude and Kim Gouldson of All the Ps have been working incredibly hard making up food parcels for local families to make sure they have enough over half-term. Communities all over the country […]

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Confusion over alert tier system

The psychology of government announcements tells us there are no low risk areas, but as alert levels keep changing (York, London, Essex and parts of Derbyshire have gone up a tier today) it is hard for the average mortal to keep on top of what is happening and what is […]

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