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‘Devonwall’ is scrapped

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall Council has welcomed news that proposals for revised parliamentary boundaries will keep the six parliamentary constituencies wholly within Cornwall. A previous Boundary Review which proposed a cross-Tamar parliamentary seat, dubbed ‘Devonwall’, prompted an outcry from residents on both sides of the Tamar, has now been dropped. […]

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Peter La Broy to leave Lib Dems

On his Facebook page, Cornwall Councillor, Peter La Broy, has announced his decision to leave the Lib Dem group of Cornwall Councillors, continuing as an Independent: With a heavy heart, I have taken the decision to leave the Liberal Democrat Group at Cornwall Council. I have been disappointed with our […]

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ShelterBox underwhelmed by G7 commitments

G& has had cavalcades, fly pasts and leaders playing on the beach, but what it hasn’t had, according to some, is a serious commitment to tackle climate change. Disaster relief charity ShelterBox, based in Truro, Cornwall, has found the announcements from the summit underwhelming. ShelterBox Chief Executive Sanj Srikanthan said […]

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7 protestors arrested for suspected criminal intent

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Enquiries remain ongoing after seven people were arrested following a search of two vehicles in Hayle. Officers carried out a vehicle stop on a car and a van, near Loggans Road, Hayle, at around 5pm on Thursday 10 June. A search was carried out on […]

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Ban cheap polystyrene bodyboards petition

If this petition gets 10,000 signatures, the government will respond to it. It is hard to believe that only 5,775 signatures have so far been added, so here’s hoping people in Bude will galvanise themselves to add voice to the campaign. Cheap polystyrene bodyboards have blighted coastlines across the world […]

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Amanda Tame elected Mayor

Congratulations to Amanda Tame and Simon Browning. From Bude and Stratton Council: Congratulations to the new Mayor Cllr Amanda Tame who was unanimously voted in by her fellow Councillors for the municipal year 2021/2022. We wish her well in her first term as Chair of the Council. Cllr Simon Browning […]

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May 17th – what is allowed, and why

Tomorrow marks the end of ‘lockdown’ as we know it. Yes, of course various places have been able to re-open (shops, etc) and we have been allowed to sit outside (a bit chill at the moment) to meet a friend or relative or two, and so on. However May 17th […]

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What makes people go into local politics?

A personal view: With changes in the local elections and ongoing shenanigans ever since in the Bude area, I wondered what motivates people to enter local politics. It can certainly get very heated. Maybe that is because people care. Last year, academic James Weinberg wrote a book on the psychology […]

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Some normality as PM gives green light for 17th May

The Prime Minister has urged restraint as life is set to return to some degree of normality next week, when the latest relaxation of Covid restrictions has been given the green light. The alert level has now reduced to 3. Briefly (more later), this means that from May 17th: Just […]

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Election of Town Councillors for Stratton ward

The results are now available for the town councillors elected for Stratton ward. The 6 elected members are: Simon Bellamy 668 votes Sian Dearing 694 Martin Dorey 703 Peter La Broy 596 Paul Tilzey 645 Robert Uhlig 705 The other candidates were: Rose Choules 513 Laila Parker 321 James Sirmon […]

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Election of Town Councillors for Bude ward

It has been something of a Bude-Stratton Community Alliance walkover in the election results for Bude Ward. In a turnout of 42.41% (in an electorate of 4758), after competing for 11 seats, Alexander James Bluett, Simon Timothy Browning, Catherine Charlotte Campbell, Lorraine May Corrigan-Turner, Paul Jamie Kenneth Crum, Michael James […]

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Launcells Parish Council results

In the Launcells Parish Council election, the following people were all duly elected: Maxwell Allin  103 Margaret Cleave 106 Trevor Elliott 93 Andrew Hargreaves 108 Sheila Minter 112 Brian Pollard 104 Matthew Stokes 95 Graham Tape 131 Alan Whittle 104 Paul Wingard 68 There were 10 vacant seats and 11 […]

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Election result for Hele Ward

Elections took place on Thursday for Bude-Stratton Town Council. In a turnout of 50% in an electorate of 190, Independent candidate Tony Gibbs was duly elected to Bude-Stratton Town Council for Hele ward with 55 votes. His opponent was Daniel Haylock for Bude-Stratton Community Alliance who who obtained 38 votes.

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Marhamchurch Parish Council election results announced

Here are the Marhamchurch Parish Council results: All of the following were elected … William Bray 227 votes Susan Butler 285 votes Paul Crum 181 votes Timothy Edwards 215 votes Frances Hunt 247 votes Laurence Kerr 200 votes George Perry 228 votes Susan Proudfoot 256 votes Jacqueline Walter 272 votes […]

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Cornwall Council full election results …

From the Cornwall Council website:   Election summary for Electoral Divisions Electoral Divisions Elected candidates Elected party or parties Altarnun & Stoke Climsland Adrian Parsons  Liberal Democrat Bodmin St Mary’s & St Leonard Pat Rogerson  Liberal Democrat Bodmin St Petroc’s Leigh Frost  Liberal Democrat Bude Peter La Broy  Liberal Democrat […]

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