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Guidance closes sea pool, as locals ask why

This has been posted on Bude Seapool facebook page and website: Following a review of the latest regulations and guidance from the Government. We advise that Bude Sea Pool is closed and shouldn’t be used until the current Covid 19 restrictions are lifted. Meanwhile Volunteers are however allowed to continue […]

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Bude Leisure Centre re-opens

Bude Leisure Centre re-opened its main pool on Wednesday 14th October and bookings are now available. Back to Swim School swimming lessons will be returning on Monday 19th October but new swimming lessons for under 4s won’t be restarting just yet. To comply with physical distancing regulations and to ensure […]

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Cornish Pirates back NSPCC ‘safeguarding in sport’ campaign

The Cornish Pirates have backed an NSPCC campaign to raise awareness of safeguarding standards in UK sports clubs and improve safety measures. New research found less than four in ten parents actively sought to understand the safeguarding procedures of their local sports/ leisure clubs before signing their child up to take […]

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Police to pioneer use of ‘surf therapy’ for PTSD, stress and mental health issues

From Devon & Cornwall Police: The pilot scheme is the first programme of its kind in the world specifically tailored to the needs of the emergency services and builds on medically proven approaches also utilised within military programmes. The Surfwell project has so far received significant funding of over £120,000 […]

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Rights and responsibilities when on a bike …

This information from Devon & Cornwall Police is useful for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians alike. Some of the points that people often forget are: All road users should slow down for cyclists (sometimes, when people are slogging uphill, this actually means really slow, drivers). Cyclists have a right to as […]

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Jordan’s Great British Paddle

Some people simply do things too awesome to even begin to contemplate. On Sunday 26th July 2020, Jordan Wylie (36) from Blackpool, Lancashire left the Essex shores in an attempt to be the first person in the world to Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) around Great Britain, a complete circumnavigation of over […]

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Stratton School Track formally opens

On Friday, Stratton School held a small (and socially distanced) opening ceremony for their very grand track with the Mayor and School Council. The idea was mooted by caretaker, Martin Bunning, after attending a sports event in Wadebridge and seeing a similar track in action. Although they were not able […]

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Cornwall’s proposal for a state of the art cycle hub

With cycling the ‘in thing’ at the moment, Cornwall Council is inviting residents, cycling clubs, schools and partners to feed into proposals from British Cycling, Sport England and Cornwall Council for a state-of-the-art Cycle Hub for Cornwall. If plans are approved, bike riders of all ages and abilities will be able […]

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Surf therapy to be offered to anxious children across Cornwall

From Cornwall Council: Surf therapy will be made available to anxious children across Cornwall following a new partnership agreement between Cornwall Council and The Wave Project. The Council’s children’s services directorate, called Together for Families, has signed an agreement with the surfing charity to provide ‘surf therapy’ services for children […]

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Bude wins Club Ground World Cup

Well, it came down to the final four with voting for the Club Ground World Cup of the Somerset Cricket Club. Here are the scores. Bude won by half a per cent. Phew, that was close! Bridgetown CC (Somerset)  5.2% Bude CC (Cornwall)  36.2% Dorchester CC (Dorset) 22.8% Sidmouth CC […]

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Parents warned to be super-alert on SW beaches

From RNLI: With the school summer holidays now in full swing, and many families choosing to staycation in the South West, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Her Majesty’s (HM) Coastguard are urging every parent to be aware of the potential dangers when visiting the coast.   The importance of keeping […]

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Bude Cricket Club is the best in Cornwall – and you can see why

Recently, Somerset County Cricket Club held a competition to find the South West’s official favourite recreational cricket ground. As a result, Bude Cricket Club was voted the best in Cornwall. I’m not surprised are you? Congrats to the Bude Cricket Club.what an amazing place to play. Photo from Bude Cricket […]

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Recreational team sports to return outdoors from this weekend

Recreational team sports will be permitted to begin returning outdoors from this weekend, under government guidance published today (9 July). The framework sets out the principles that sports must follow to enable the safe return of grassroots fixtures and games. It was produced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media […]

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Gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities can reopen from 25th July

The Government has outlined the measures that will allow outdoor pools to reopen from 11 July and indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities to reopen from 25 July, ensuring millions of people can get back into more sport and fitness activities. The guidance, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, […]

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News from today’s briefing

From the Government press info: Numbers: 7,121,976 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out or posted out in the UK. This includes 140,359 tests carried out or posted yesterday. 299,251 people have tested positive, an increase of 1,115 cases since yesterday. 387 people were admitted to hospital with coronavirus […]

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