Bude Sea Pool Events
There’s a SPONSORED SWIM at the Sea Pool on Sunday 21st October. It’s been organised by the Trewin Design Partnership, a local business, as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. So if you fancy the challenge, form a team and be ready to swim for an hour. The team which completes the most lengths in that hour will be declared the winner – but whoever wins the Sea Pool will benefit from your efforts! Full details about how to enter are here: www.trewin-design.co.uk/40-years
Devon & Cornwall Flood Alerts
Just checked the Environment Agency website: The North Cornwall and Devon coast is still on amber flood alert to as far as Lynmouth from Land’s End. The Lower Torridge Area is also on flood alert – includes Torrington and Bideford. Red Alert still in force for the Tidal River Torridge […]
Woman Rescued From Sea – Newquay
A woman was rescued at Newquay yesterday evening after being swept out from the beach in rough conditions and a heavy swell.
At 6.10pm Falmouth Coastguard received a 999 call reporting that a woman had followed her dog down the steps to Little Fistral beach and was swept out by a wave, to beyond the surf line. Two members of the public had taken a life ring and gone into the water and found her face down and supported her.
Universal Credit – Attack on the Disabled?
There’s been a lot of discussion about the forthcoming new benefit, Universal Credit. And from what’s emerging, the British public should be up in arms about what appears to be an attack on the disabled, including disabled children.
Now it seems that up to half a million (450,000) disabled people and their families – including children and disabled adults living on their own – will be worse off under Universal Credit if current plans go ahead, according to an inquiry led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and supported by The Children’s Society, Citizens Advice and Disability Rights UK.
The RSPB has expressed concern over generations of children with little or no contact with the natural world and wildlife, which they see as one of the biggest threats to UK nature. So, in conjunction with the University of Essex, they have developed ways of measuring children’s ‘connection to nature’.