Posts for Tourism

Joe Lycett draws attention to the cheap bodyboard problem

Joe Lycett’s ‘Got Your Back’ episode on cheap polystyrene bodyboards aired yesterday evening. The BAFTA-nominated consumer rights series with a comedy twist focused on how cheap bodyboards are discarded in coastal towns across the UK each year littering beaches and polluting the sea, and the filming took place in Bude earlier in summer. Keep Britain Tidy […]

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Beach dog restrictions coming to a seasonal end

It is the time dog lovers have been waiting for, when they can take their pets for a run on the beach during the daytime. Here are the restriction times locally: Summerleaze Beach (dogs on leads between 10am and 6pm from 21st May to 30th September) : Crackington Haven, Bude […]

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Changes to international travel

This info comes from Visit Britain. It might alleviate travel blockages in certain areas of the UK for the autumn. Vaccination is a plus in many cases. New system for international travel The UK Government has announced changes to international travel rules in England. From 4am Monday 4 October: The current traffic […]

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A new sponsor – big thanks to LCH Vehicle Hire …

We are thrilled to have Bude’s new vehicle rental service, LCH Vehicle Hire, as our latest sponsoring advertisers. Please support us by supporting them. The business is situated at Bude-Stratton Business Park and they have had, like most of Bude, a busy summer, renting out to visitors, but they are […]

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Bude’s Surf Forum meeting – improving water sports for all?

Recently, 36 interested people assembled at the Parkhouse to attend a Surf Forum meeting led by Councillor Martin Dorey. They represented all aspects of the surfing industry from surf schools to charities, retail and manufacturing – and even Bude’s own surfing champions. It has been a busy summer for everyone […]

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Bude coped well with summer crowds and Covid

Bude has had a tricky summer but has largely come out of it positively. Covid numbers are now dropping, and businesses have been super-busy, not initially assisted by the pingdemic, of course. While it is autumn, summer has made a short comeback. According to my technology, today’s temperature reached around […]

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Extra Covid support for Cornwall

Cornwall is set to become an enhanced response area. This means that extra support will be given to south-west England to tackle a spike in Covid-19 cases, such as a greater capacity for testing, and help with the vaccine rollout. It does not mean restrictions on movement or lockdown. Cornwall […]

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SW will bear brunt of bank holiday traffic

From the RAC: Drivers are set to make the most of the fine weather that is expected this bank holiday with an estimated 16.7m leisure trips planned, a similar number to 2019, new RAC Breakdown research suggests. The figures suggest today, Friday could see the largest numbers of cars on […]

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The day Bude got gridlocked …

Councillor Peter La Broy created a video this morning showing a gridlocked Bude. You can watch it here. Judging by the amount of traffic and rate of travel, he calculated 1-2 hours to the beach from Stratton by-pass. Locals expressed their concern, but is Bude always this busy in the […]

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Bude’s businesses struggling with poor reviews for being full!

Trip Advisor, the recommendation site for people (but also perfect for those who love a good moan) is the site that businesses need to perform well on. Pleased to see that Urchins Restaurant on Princes Street received a good deal of local support when they wrote on their Facebook page […]

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Drivers fearful of country roads

Oh, if only! I live on a narrow country lane. The biggest problems are people driving too fast, inability to reverse and use passing places, and the current trend for cars far bigger than anyone could possibly need which do not even leave space for a pedestrian on a narrow, […]

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A safe and respectful summer, please

Let’s make it a safe and respectful summer. That’s the message from Devon & Cornwall Police. With the school holidays, and hundreds of thousands of tourists flocking to our towns, resorts and coastal areas, times are a little trying. Many supermarkets are struggling with national supply chain issues, while places […]

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‘Staycationers’ urged to be ‘Water Warriors’

New meanings to words develop all the time. Staycationing used to mean holidaying at home; now it means not a holiday abroad. Anyway, Staycationers are now being urged to become #WaterWarriors and make the right choices when visiting beaches, rivers and lakes this summer in a new Environment Agency campaign […]

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Busy old Bude …

It’s definitely the summer holidays. You always know when you need to add 10 minutes onto your journey to get in to the town due to volume of traffic and plethora of huge camper vans, and when parking is at a premium. Dropping daughter off for work this morning (it […]

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Is Wild Camping the new thing?

I keep seeing signs for Wild Camping. As someone who, when I had a young family, used to go for the home comforts of Eurocamp and similar in Europe, I find the thought of camping with no facilities a little daunting. The popularity of it in 2021 is very interesting. […]

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