Info from the newsletter for those who have not seen it. This is the link for the newsletter and the Mayor’s column:
Bencoolen Park Vandalism
Bencoolen Park has seen a spate of vandalism over the last few months, with the safety fences being vandalised and brickwork being removed from the walls. It’s really sad to see this continuing to be a problem. We are urging anyone who sees anything untoward to report this to us by emailing office@bude-stratton.
Virtual Christmas Fayre
This year the annual Christmas Fayre will be held online due to the current restrictions in place. Launching on the 21st November there will be a range of ‘stallholders’ and events taking place.
You can join the Facebook group now ready for the big day.
Cornwall Heritage Award
The Cornwall Heritage Awards took place in October this year, somewhat later than planned and with a slightly different format than previous years. Congratulations to everyone involved in winning the “Contribution to the Environment and Circular Economy” award.
October Full Council saw a variety of topics on the agenda.
The Council agreed in principle to accept the gift of land with the details of the offer being reviewed and followed up by committees.
In normal years the show of public support for Remembrance Day is marvellous but this year we must regretfully ask that you stay away. You will be able to view the wreath-laying ceremony online on the day, as we will be videoing the ceremony at Shalder Hill.
Bude-Stratton Town Council held an extraordinary Full Council meeting on Friday 16th October 2020 and agreed to the formation of a Bude-Stratton Town Team to drive local economic growth.
The Town Team will create a Bude-Stratton Town Plan, which will identify and support a small number of strategic projects to bring economic prosperity to the area. Cornwall Council grants are available from November and we need volunteers from the following sectors to get involved!
High Street Representatives up to 4
Consultation – Telephone Box at Bush
In the early part of 2020, Bude-Stratton Town Council were approached by BT in relation to telephone boxes being discontinued in the local area and if the Council would be interested in purchasing them.
Upon consulting with BT we have secured the kiosk located in Bush along the A39. We are now asking residents of the local area to provide their opinions on the purpose of this kiosk going forward. The survey is here.
Since being able to re-open in July, the team have enjoyed welcoming back visitors and locals to enjoy all that The Castle has to offer.
Cafe limelight is open, offering takeaway or table service. The Heritage Centre has seen great joy this week with the recent Wheres Wally? event that took place, encouraging children to get out and about into museums. The Galleries continue to offer an exciting array of exhibitions free for all to enjoy over the coming winter months.
Weddings and civil ceremonies are still going ahead in line with government guidelines. To find out more about how we can make your day magical including our ‘Winter Wonderland’ package, get in touch with our Cafe & Wedding Supervisor Katherine Taylor on
In line with the current Covid regulations, The Library has adapted the way its services are accessed.
Click & Collect – Click and reserve your books online at Cornwall libraries, when they are issued to your card, they are ready for collection in our lobby area. Click Here.
Book & Browse – Phone Bude library on 0300 1234111 (option 4) and book a 15-minute slot to come and browse the books in the library. You can book to browse in the main library and/or the children’s library. You can also book to use public computers.
Pick & Mix – We can pick a mixture of books for you, to save you having to reserve individual books online. Please send us a private message on our Facebook page with your request.