Posts for Society

Town Council statement on the passing of HRH, the Duke of Edinburgh

Bude-Stratton Town Council is saddened to hear of the passing of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip on Friday 9th April, and sends its sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and The Royal Family at this difficult time.   We are encouraging anyone within our community […]

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Countryside areas report lower levels of loneliness

After a year of lockdowns, social distancing, and restrictions on travel and gatherings, some groups of people have reported high rates of loneliness and poorer well-being in recent months, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).. Levels of loneliness in Great Britain have increased since spring 2020. Between 3 April […]

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Step 2 of the Road Map

March 29th opens things up just a little more on the Covid lockdown roadmap. What is Step 2? Well, outdoor socialising rules change. From Mar 29, six people from six different households are allowed to meet outside, meaning the so-called ‘rule of six’ returns. The evidence shows that it is […]

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Council urges people to use their Cornish identity

This Sunday is census day. If you feel that you are Cornish you can identify as such this year. Simply select ‘other’ under nationality and type ‘Cornish’, urges Cornwall Council. Does anyone know the definition of Cornish? Is there one? How long does one need to live in Cornwall to […]

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Celebrating Bude’s wonderful women …

We asked you for nominations for local, inspirational women and here they are. It was not a competition but a chance, on International Women’s Day, to thank just a few of those women who beaver away, often behind the scenes, who do not court publicity, but are nonetheless doing great […]

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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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Alzheimer’s Society supporters urged to lobby government over visits

Urgent action is needed to combat people living with dementia ‘dying from loneliness’ in care homes, Alzheimer’s Society has warned. The charity is urging its supporters in the South West of England to sign a letter calling on the Government to set out a clear timetable for the re-introduction of […]

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Women 55+ urged to seek support

From Cornwall Council: Women over the age of 55 are less likely to speak openly about their experiences of sexual violence or seek help and support. That’s according to a report by the South West Rape Crisis Centre Partnership, which includes the Women’s Centre Cornwall, entitled the Chilling Silence, which found that some […]

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‘Chatty’ benches installed in Bude

From Bude & Stratton Town Council: Back in October, the Town Council were approached by a local resident with an idea to install ‘chatty benches’ around the Bude-Stratton area, a place where people can go and sit and don’t mind others sitting for a chat as well. Locations for the […]

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Blue Monday – don’t worry, it’s bunkum

Just realised that today is so-called ‘Blue Monday’  – rubbish weather, no cause to celebrate, our New Year’s resolutions have already failed, and the bills are rolling in, plus the small issue of a pandemic, of course. I sincerely hope those who need support are able to access it. Try […]

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Devon & Cornwall Police launch domestic abuse awareness campaign

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon & Cornwall Police is today launching a campaign to raise awareness around domestic abuse and the emotional and psychological impact of controlling and coercive behaviour. The campaign also aims to reassure people that they will still have access to vital police and support services […]

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Last Covid ‘check-in’ of the year

Here’s my last peek at the interactive map for 2020, a year we will probably all be glad to see the back of. Here’s hoping that 2021 will be better. Stay home and keep safe as along with the Covid guidelines, it is also set to get icy overnight.   […]

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Stay safe this New Year with no unnecessary 999 calls

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is asking people to welcome the start of 2021 safely, and not make unnecessary 999 calls.   The NHS is experiencing high demand for its services, due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic alongside normal winter pressures.   SWASFT dealt with around […]

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Stay at home for New Year

This year, staying at home is the new going out … Everyone in England is being encouraged to stay at home as part of a public information advertising campaign urging the public to see in the new year safely. ‘See in the new year safely at home’ is running across […]

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Cornwall enters tier 3

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall Council has pledged to support residents and businesses as Cornwall prepares to enter Tier 3: Very High alert. The Government announced on Wednesday, December 30, that tough new restrictions would come into force on New Year’s Eve (December 31). Full details of the restrictions, and what they mean for residents and their families can be […]

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