Removal of Play Area at #Summerleaze?

Councillor Nigel Pearce got in touch having received this from Cornwall Council: We have been notified by our play inspecting team that the small old wooden play equipment at Summerleaze beach has now become damaged beyond economic repair. We have instructed Cormac to remove the item and make good the […]

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Personalised Christmas Story Book From RNLI

A heart-warming new children’s Christmas book, which can be personalised to put young readers at the centre of a magical festive story, is now on sale – with all profits supporting the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) lifesaving work.   Written by the RNLI’s Senior Editor Rory Stamp, and illustrated […]

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Summer Holiday Entertainment Costs Parents

Well, anyone with children knows it to be the case but now research says the average family will spend £2,102.16 per child on summer holiday entertainment during their youngsters’ school years (and that doesn’t include holidays). At least good weather and beach in Bude, plus all the voluntary clubs and […]

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Children Deprived of Male Role Models

Well, it hit the news yesterday that the Centre for Social Justice has uncovered a growing trend, especially in urban areas, for children to grow up without male role models.  Around one million children currently grow up with no contact with their father. Many are said to be in “men deserts” […]

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Half Term With the Kids

Thawing ice, dozy daffodils and baby blue skies, are just a few indicators that spring may have sprung. With the days getting longer and the new season starting, this fresh burst of life is the perfect time for embracing new adventures. If you have kids and are looking for inspiring […]

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What Kids Really Want for Christmas

According to a survey of 2,000 British parents conducted by Westfield, what children actually want for Christmas may surprise you. Putting pressure on parents to expand their brood, top on the list for kids aged 3 – 12 is a baby brother or sister. This is closely followed in second place by […]

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Dads Reluctant to Take Flexi Work

Only 20% of working mums’ partners work flexibly despite the fact that legislation on flexible working applies equally to them, according to’s annual survey. 4% of partners worked part time and 16% had some other kind of flexible working arrangement, according to the survey of over 2,000 working mums. […]

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Burton Art Gallery Free Event

The Big Draw Drawing with Words Saturday October 6th 2012 Burton Art Gallery Bideford                                                                                                                                   10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm Free, Booking is essential  A celebration of words and drawing, Drawing with Words is a free event, a fun day out for the whole family.  So if you fancy trying your […]

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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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Children Want Simple Pleasures on Holiday

It’s not just parents who breathed a sigh of relief this week as the kids went back to school, for children have revealed what they hate most about going on holiday with the family – the lack of downtime. Holiday rentals specialists Owners Direct asked holidaymakers what kids hated doing most whilst […]

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Seismic Shift in Children’s Sleep Patterns

Although this isn’t specific to Bude and Beyond, the changes in children’s eating, sleeping and leisure habits affect families everywhere, and there is some information comparing the SW to the national picture. So, I thought it was worth sharing this research finding from the Sleep Council which probably bears out, […]

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Little Rays of Sunshine

Great words from a colleague today which were: just write what you like and have fun doing it! So, I’ve dredged up one or two of my favourite Bude articles from the part and rewritten them, so they’re still available for people to read. Starting with Bude based children’s charity, […]

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