Jack ‘Gears’ Into Action for Budehaven Pupils
Knew something special had happened when my daughter came home telling about this spectacular stunt cycling she’d seen at school. “Bet it was Jack Gear”, said I. I wasn’t wrong. The ex Budehaven student was showing his skills at his old school this week, which really inspired the local youngsters if my daughter’s reaction is anything to go by.
Road Crash Near Holsworthy
There was a road traffic crash this morning on the A3072 at Brandis Corner, near Holsworthy. Two fire appliances from Hatherleigh and Holsworthy attended the scene where someone was believed to be trapped.
Crews confirmed there was a three vehicle road traffic collision, with one person trapped by nature only of their injuries. They used hydraulic rescue equipment and small tools to release the casualty. They also administered entonox at the scene.
Don’t Be Blind to Bonfire Dangers
The shops are now filling with fireworks in preparation for Nov 5th and we all love to celebrate Guy Fawkes’ ill-advised attempt to blow up Parliament. However, be warned. Every year 10 people in the UK lose their sight and 300 people suffer serious eye injuries as a result of accidents caused by fireworks. And, its not just children larking about that are at risk – three quarters (73%) of serious ocular traumas are sustained by adults and most (45%) occur at private parties, so an organised display is the best idea.
Halloween Contact Lenses Pose Risk
The Eyecare Trust has issued a stark warning to highlight the risk the illegal sale of contact lenses poses to the public’s eye health. Despite often being regarded as a fashion accessory or novelty item cosmetic or decorative contact lenses – including plano (non-prescription) lenses – must, by law, be supplied by or under the supervision of a registered optometrist, suitably qualified dispensing optician or medical practitioner. Yet, worryingly, cosmetic and decorative lenses are increasingly available from unregulated internet sites as well as market stalls, beauty salons and general retailers nationwide.
Free Council Parking in Bude Oct 31st
Cornwall Council is offering free parking in a number of Council run car parks in main towns in Cornwall on 31 October 2012 as part of a campaign to encourage people to use their local town centres.
Print your voucher
The Go To Town campaign to get more people using town centres in Cornwall was set up by the West Briton, Cornish Guardian and Cornishman newspapers in February. At that time the Council offered free parking in some town centre car parks on February 29 through a voucher scheme in the paper.
Torridge £3k Grant for Youth Football
A £3,000 grant from Torridge District Council’s Youth Initiative Budget has helped Bideford Football Club set up and run two new colts teams at Under 8s and Under 10 levels.
The money has directly funded training and training kits for those age groups, as well as a new playing strip, and football equipment such as balls, goals, first aid equipment, nets, hurdles, poles, batons, cones and bibs for all age groups. In total over 90 youngsters have benefited from the grant so far.