Getting Kids Into Nature Starts at Home

The National Trust has revealed that parents need more support to make the outdoors a part of everyday family life to avoid rearing a generation completely cut off from the natural world.  The Natural Childhood Inquiry – which sought submissions from experts and the public on the barriers and the […]

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Consumers Urged to Buy Heating Oil Early

The Government is backing a campaign by industry and consumer groups urging householders to stock up on heating oil now. Buying oil as soon as possible before the onset of severe weather can mean a cost saving when demand is low and also means householders are guaranteed fuel during the […]

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Bude’s Summerleaze Gets Oct Lifeguard Patrol

Summerleaze Beach will be patrolled by volunteer lifeguards this October, so first of all, we need to give many thanks to them for their time and hard work. A personal thanks from me. Their commitment has extended my daughter’s surf lesson season by 4 weeks and I’m sure others will […]

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Making Autumn Fun….

Children and their parents are being encouraged by the RSPB to get outdoors this autumn and explore the season’s nature in their neighbourhood, which seems like a mighty fine idea. There’s plenty of places to explore in this area (suggestions welcome….) The conservation charity wants families to ‘Step up for Nature’ […]

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Stratton Primary Kick Starts Walk to School Week

Children across Cornwall are being encouraged to abandon car travel, and take part in Walk to School Week from 1-5 October 2012. Walking gives an opportunity to gain independence, to learn road safety skills and to exercise almost painlessly. Of course, some pupils live too far away from their primary or secondary […]

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Volunteer Independent Reps Required

Torridge District Council has vacancies for Independent Representatives to serve on its Overview and Scrutiny Committees. There are two vacancies on the Internal Scrutiny Committee and one on the External. The role of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees is to review and scrutinise decisions taken by the council’s main committee. […]

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