Posts for Travel

New passenger service from Okehampton

Great Western Railway has announced that that Saturday 20 Nov 2021 is the day when regular passenger rail services will once more connect Okehampton to Exeter and bring the railway much closer to Holsworthy and Bude. Amazing! Connect Bude say: It is a real triumph for community campaigning and just […]

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Connect Bude AGM

The 4th Annual General Meeting of Connect Bude is to be held in the Gallery, The Falcon Hotel, Bude on Saturday 30 October 2021 from 11.00 to 12.00. Members of the public are invited, but only paid-up members will be able to vote on any proposals presented at the meeting. […]

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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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Thunderstorm warning

There is a yellow warning of thunderstorms for the area later today, later in the afternoon and evening. There is a chance of heavy rain and lightning bringing some disruption. There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, […]

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The new E10 fuel

If you have ever put the wrong fuel into your car, you will know that it is a costly dreadful mess. Well, soon, it will be easy to do as standard unleaded (E5) is due to become E10, so you need to concentrate when at the pumps – but some […]

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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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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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Relentless petrol price rises

Petrol is currently extremely expensive as demand for oil is increasing. Sadly, for anyone living in the SW, long distances travelled to go, well, anywhere really, means it really has an impact on people’s pockets. Prices here are also among the highest in the country after London and the SE. […]

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Busy weekend for the roads as schools break up

From RAC: The arrival of the school summer holidays in England and Wales will be marked by drivers taking an estimated 11.5m leisure trips by car between today and the end of the weekend, a study by the RAC and INRIX suggests. The RAC expects today and Friday (23 July) […]

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Free hop-on, hop-off Potwalloper bus for Torridge

A free to use, hop on-hop off, open top bus service for tourists and locals will become a regular sight in Torridge this summer, thanks to an initiative led by Northam Town Council. The free “Potwalloper” service will link the three popular tourist locations of Northam, Appledore and Westward Ho! […]

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RAC forecasts ‘unprecedented’ summer on the roads

By RAC: This summer will see unprecedented levels of traffic on UK roads due to drivers planning in excess of an estimated 29m ‘staycations’ – 16m of these in the school holidays alone – according to a new study of 2,500 drivers conducted by RAC Breakdown. The number of drivers […]

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Fatal collision today on A30

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police were called at 12.20pm on Friday 9 July to the A30 at Daisymount Cross following reports of a road traffic collision. Emergency services remain at the scene where a man in his 50s was reported to have sustained serious injuries. He was confirmed deceased […]

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Collision, A30

The A30 is closed westbound between the A395 (Trebursye) and the A389 (Bodmin) due to a collision, according to the Highways Agency.. Devon and Cornwall police are in attendance. Traffic is being diverted locally by emergency services at the scene. Delays are likely on approach to the closures, with additional […]

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