Film crew in Bude

The next Alex Rider series (based on the novels of Anthony Horowitz) for Amazon Prime is currently being filmed at Widemouth Bay. On their Facebook page, Bude Rugby Club, home to the film crew this week, wrote: From Sunday 28th February until Friday 5th March 2021 a number of vehicles […]

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Can Independents change the shape of local politics?

*This article does not endorse any candidate (all are welcome to say their piece on Bude & Beyond). When Bude and Stratton Town Council held an election for Bude Ward on 12th December, the turnout was 68.8% and local vet, Tom O’Sullivan, was duly elected. 68.8% might not look like […]

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Council elections – what you need to know

From Bude & Stratton Town Council website: The Government confirmed the elections scheduled on May 6th this year will go ahead, and with lockdowns now set to ease we are encouraging everyone to think about how they wish to vote. You can vote at a polling station on the day as […]

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Big thanks to Bude Library

I love Bude Library. They provide me with amazing books, week in week out, which I thoroughly enjoy; I can’t praise them enough. The Library transports me to other worlds. Now, they are taking things a step further … on their Facebook page, they say: To celebrate World Book Day […]

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2000 people with dementia in SW estimated to have died from Covid

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, thousands of older people, especially in care homes, were dying, as staff struggled to obtain PPE, testing was non-existent, and older, recovering Covid patients were sent from hospitals to nursing homes. A staggering 2,000 people with dementia are estimated to […]

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Kim and Allan raise £3,650 for charity

When Kim Gouldson set out to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and for Bude branch of Animal Free Research, she never dreamed the final total would amount to £3,650, to be divided equally among the two charities. Brilliant work from unstoppable Kim, and wonderful husband Allan, plus […]

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