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The thorny issue of the re-opening of Cornwall

Business Cornwall raised the thorny issue of tourism opening up again in Cornwall in early July (as is yet to be confirmed but has been suggested).  We await Government guidance, expected today, to know exactly what is possible, and will share it when we have it. Be great to stop […]

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Where’s all the dog mess coming from?

  Reader viewpoint: Thanks to a reader called Bill for this question. Being a dog owner and walking locally due to lockdown, I was wondering why there is so much dog mess around in Bude at the moment. Normally we’d blame the mass of holidaymakers around town but I’m not […]

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Repurposing the red phone box

I remember the red phone boxes when growing up. They’ve all but disappeared from the streets of the United Kingdom. Those that remain though, have sometimes been turned into something special. Something different. Something that the local community needs. We have one in Stratton. It’s been turned into a kind […]

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Project Lock Down Diaries

A new Facebook group has started in Bude called Project Lockdown Diaries. The group is the brainchild of Clair Roberts of The Kitchen Front. The page is now administered by Clair, along with Hilary Curtis and Harry Pearce, and is already yielding some fascinating information about people’s hopes and fears, […]

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Letter from NSPCC SW

As we do our best to navigate these extraordinary times, we must all ensure that children and young people in our communities are protected from harm. Whilst schools are closed to most students and other community-based services are suspended, children will be more isolated, exposed and distanced from vital support […]

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Strange times.  Atlantic Rise and COVID-19

Particular concern re Covid-19 affects Bude’s older residence. Here is one view of these very strange times indeed. Feel free to send your thoughts on any subject. Written by John Gimson.  These are my personal views, and are not to be regarded as representing all residents: It is over 5 […]

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Nothing in the Budget for social care

From The Alzheimer’s Society: In the Spring Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave no mention of any spending increase for social care. While the money outlined for NHS and local authorities to deal with Coronavirus is good news, it’s astonishing funding for social care appears to have been completely ignored. This […]

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Connect Bude urges action to help combat climate change

From Connect Bude: Given the obvious global nature of climate change, the issues can sometimes seem so overwhelming that it is hard to think of simple actions we can take locally to make a positive difference here in Bude and Holsworthy. One way is to support Connect Bude, the 340 […]

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SW NSPCC praises regulation of social networks

Dear Editor, I’m hugely encouraged by the landmark plans announced by the Government to give Ofcom powers to regulate social networks. The safety of children online has been compromised for too long, but this breakthrough could pave the way in setting a global standard in protecting children in their digital […]

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Children’s Mental Health Week Ahead

Dear Editor, Mental health plays a huge role in everyone’s lives, including children who may be struggling to cope with problems at home or at school. Children’s Mental Health Week is marked in February (3-9) and although it isn’t always obvious when a child is suffering from poor mental health […]

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SW schools sign up to maths to raise money for the NSPCC

Dear Editor, I am urging local schools across the South West of England to throw themselves into all things maths as part of a special fundraising day in aid of NSPCC. On Friday 7 February schools can take part in Number Day using a range of curriculum-based activities, all free […]

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Letter from NSPCC SW

Dear Editor, With the new year under way, you may find your child setting themselves new goals, or even feeling a bit blue now the Christmas holidays are over. While the start of 2020 represents a fresh start for many, it can also be a difficult or overwhelming time for […]

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Older ladies – ask for a mammogram!

Letter from Lucille Opie: I am compelled to write because I feel so strongly about the subject. On Monday I went to the mobile Primrose Clinic in the Crescent car park to have a mammogram. Whilst waiting I read a notice on the wall stating that no less than 20% […]

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Can you help Bude Canal Society?

I am making another appeal for volunteers to join our Bude Canal and Harbour Society and become Trustees, particularly persons who have the relevant computer skills. With the exception of our secretary, we are all over 75 years of age and we really do need some younger ones. As a […]

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More homes for Bude…

From a reader: Land North Of Stratton Road Bude Proposal Application for Reserved Matters for Phase 2 – Construction of 116 dwellings including market and affordable housing, associated landscaping and site infrastructure (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) following outline approval dated 20.12.2016 On the site of the former Hillhead Farm, […]

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