Fly-tipping eyesore – a call for help this Saturday

By Binzy Reynolds:

The Bude Rubbish Action Group, BRAG) has been in existence for less than twelve months but has already created a massive impact on the amount of litter collected in and around Bude. Paul ‘Bicky’ Crum, BRAG’s founder, has worked tirelessly, organising litter picks and campaigns to rid Bude and the surrounding areas of litter. Since April 2018, well over three tons of rubbish have been collected by BRAG’s dedicated volunteers.

Last month alone, the popular ‘Breadbag Challenge,’ saw the equivalent of 130 bin bags of rubbish plus other miscellaneous litter cleared up. It’s so simple … Keep a used bread bag in your pocket and fill it with any litter you find while out and about.


Last weekend, six volunteers managed to collect a frightening thirty-four bin-bags from woodland adjacent to Bude Football Club in just two hours.

This Saturday, (16th September), BRAG faces one of its greatest challenges to date. Bencoolen Copse, (the small wooded area behind Swallow Close), by the main rugby pitch has become a fly-tipper’s paradise.

There are old chairs, sofas, domestic waste, garden refuse and even car batteries scattered through the copse. In conjunction with Bude Rugby Club and BIFFA, BRAG volunteers are hoping to remove everything which has been dumped in that area.

Commencing at 09.00 this Saturday morning we have until 11.30 to transfer the fly-tipped items to the Rugby Club car park then onto a BIFFA lorry.

If you can lend a helping hand for a few hours and help clean up this unsightly mess, please don your wellies, bring a pair of strong gloves and join us. The more helpers we have, the quicker we can clean up this beautiful wooded area in our town.

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