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Bude finalists in Cornwall Tourism Awards

Good news that some Bude businesses made an appearance in the Cornwall Tourism Awards, 2020-21, given what a terrible year tourism has had, generally. Gwelmor holiday home at Widemouth Bay made the finals in the Dog-friendly Business of the Year category. Bude Holiday Resort was commended in the Holiday Park […]

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Cornwall to host G7 summit

It seems hugely optimistic that we will be hosting anything here in June but the announcement has been made that Cornwall (especially Carbis Bay, to be precise) is to host the G7 Summit. Responses are mixed among the general public but Cornwall Council, Devon & Cornwall Police, and Visit Cornwall, […]

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Covid update as Police Commissioner urges people not to visit their second homes

It’s rather sad that peering at an interactive Covid map has become as much a part of my daily routine as walking the dog! So, now we are up to the 7 days ending on December 31st. Meanwhile, today, 6th January, hospitals in the UK now have over 30,000 Covid […]

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Tier 4 people turned away from Tier 1 Scillies

On Christmas Eve at St Mary’s Airport, 5 people were turned away having travelled from Tier 4 regions for a holiday. Words fail me that people are still doing this! The Scilly Isles is now the only Tier 1 area in the country. What a great idea to try to […]

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Visit England advises on tier 2 guidance

From Visit England: There are some updates to tier 2 guidance: Holidays The guidance confirms that holidays in tiers two can continue as before. In Tier 2, residents are able to travel within their local area and stay overnight in hotels and other holiday accommodation, but should only do so […]

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The impact of Tier 4 on the SW tourism

Visit Britain has issued information which may be useful for Cornwall and Devon, relating to the new regulations and guidance. Although Cornwall is Tier 1 (medium risk) the events happening in the rest of the country will impact tourism in the SW. Basically, anyone from Tier 4 should not be […]

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More people in tier 3 will impact Cornish tourism

All 32 London boroughs and the City of London, and parts of both Essex and Hertfordshire will be moved to Tier 3 restrictions, coming into effect from the beginning of Wednesday 16 December, the government has announced today.  As part of Tier 3 restirctions, people are not supposed to travel […]

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Castle unveils new plaque for Bude’s Pamela

Having spent some years researching and writing a book about Pamela Colman Smith, who spent her later years in Bude living both at Upton and what is now the Bencoolen Inn, I was thrilled to be invited to the Castle Heritage Centre to see Pamela take her rightful place in […]

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Cornwall residents urged to remain cautious in tier 1

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall will be placed in Tier One for coronavirus restrictions when the second national lockdown ends next week – but residents have been urged not to let their guard down in the fight against the virus. It means businesses can reopen, although strict public health guidelines will remain […]

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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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398k people visited UK during lockdown 1

A little shocking to read these figures from the Office for National Statistics, given we were on full lockdown during April-June. Overseas residents made 398,000 visits to the UK in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2020; this was 96% fewer than Quarter 2 2019 as travel reduced because of the […]

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Who can still stay in Holiday Accommodation?

Info from visit Cornwall: Here’s the list of exemptions where you can still provide accommodation to people. A person (providing visitor accommodation) may continue to carry on their business and keep any premises used in that business open….. (a) to provide accommodation for any person, who… (i) is unable to […]

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When a mobile home got stuck on Belle Vue

Thanks very much to Andrew Kane for sending in this photo from Wednesday afternoon on Belle Vue, where a mobile home got stuck. While drivers were probably fuming stuck on the one-way system for 30 minutes or so, Andrew said: It was quite entertaining and the local shop keepers all […]

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So, Newquay Airport and tier 3

A shout out to Cornwall Reports for highlighting one of the many issues with the current regional restrictions in place. Put basically, Newquay Airport (owned by Cornwall Council which is urging people in tier 3 not to travel to tier 1 areas like Cornwall) runs flights to and from Manchester […]

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Newquay-Manchester flights resume Friday

Cornwall Airport Newquay says that the vital air link to Manchester, reinstated from October this year, with a second airline also operating the route from March 2021, will fly as expected on 23rd October, despite the north-west going in to tier 3 lockdown. Eastern Airways will begin operating the service […]

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