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Bude Wave Conference – Nick Ely

Nick Ely works for the Environment Agency, and for an engineer, he is a very engaging speaker who can explain things at a level the rest of us can understand. Thanks for that, Nick, despite the reality being a tad scary. He led the recovery of the coast in the Cornwall/Devon […]

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Cornish Businessmen Fined For Illegal Dumping

Three businessmen have been ordered to pay more than £262,000 in fines, proceeds of crime payments and costs for illegally dumping more than 60,000 tonnes of waste on two farms near Callington, Cornwall, according to a Government Press Release, which hopefully shows that such illegal dumping doesn’t pay. This is […]

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#Bude Flood Alert

Our friends at the Environment Agency tell us: A band of heavy rain is expected to cross the area in the early hours of Saturday morning with further rainfall possible up to midday. Following recent heavy rain, river levels are likely to respond rapidly to the forecast rainfall. This affects: Bude, […]

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South West Water Fined £40K

South West Water has been ordered to pay over £40,000 in fines and costs after polluting a Devon watercourse in a case brought by the Environment Agency. Exeter Crown Court heard how a combination of plant break down, telemetry failures and poor management on the part of South West Water […]

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#Bude Flood Alert

Well, you’ll all have noticed that it is pretty wet outside, and so has the Environment Agency, who have published a flood alert for Bude, Helebridge, Bridgerule, Canworthy Water and Yeolmbridge. It says: River catchments are generally wet and are responding quickly to rainfall. Rainfall totals of up to 15mm are forecast […]

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It’s a Bit Wet #Bude

It’s a bit wet out there, with earlier reports of flooding between Red Post and Holsworthy, but I gather that has cleared now. Will tackle the A39 shortly, which was also closed earlier due to floodwater, near Stonehill Meanwhile, a flood alert for the Upper River Tamar remains in force […]

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Slurry and Manure in Wet Weather – Farmers Urged to Heed Good Practice

The Environment Agency is issuing farmers and landowners with guidance to help them manage slurry storage and consider the impact of spreading manures and dirty water on land during the winter and wet weather. The guidance will be issued through farming unions and the farming press and offers advice on […]

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#Cornwall Needs To Be Prepared for Flooding

After the exceptional rainfall and storms of last winter, the Environment Agency has completed a record number of repairs to flood and coastal defences across Devon and Cornwall and is urging communities to make sure they are ready if flooding happens this year. As well as repairing flood defences, the […]

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#Bude Flood Alert

Not a warning, an alert, but a reminder that it is that time of year again, when the heavens open and we get a lot of water. The Environment Agency tells us that the Upper River Tamar is rising at Bude, Helebridge, Bridgerule, Canworthy Water and Yeolmbridge, so be aware […]

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Polperro Tide Gate Closed

The weather has started up again, so as we batten down the hatches on this wet and windy day, news from our friends in popular Polperro that a  damaged flood gate at the entrance to Polperro Harbour has been secured by the Environment Agency and Polperro Harbour Trust to maintain […]

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Flood Alert – North Cornwall Coast

From the Environment Agency website:   There is potential for stormy coastal conditions starting on Sunday (10/08/2014) and continuing into next week. This coincides with a period of rising spring tides. The storm will create an area of low pressure, high winds and large waves which could lead to flooding […]

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Flood Alert – Bude

Just so you don’t drop your guard, we are on another flood alert (remember these are not as bad as the flood warnings we had earlier this year with tidal surges, but still need heeding). The Environment Agency wanrs of potential flooding along the North Cornwall coast: Strong winds are […]

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Guess What? Flood Alert

Our friends at the Environment Agency are alerting  us again to some potential flooding…. Strong winds are forecast and may cause flooding at exposed locations over the high tide on Tuesday morning. This flood alert is targeted at locations with damage to defences, buildings and structures, which will be especially […]

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Bude Flood Warning

It rather feels like we’ve all had enough of this now, and I get sick of writing it, but here we go again. The Environment Agency is warning of more possible coastal flooding for bude including the Strand and the Crescent: They say: Strong winds, tidal surge and large waves […]

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Bude Flood Alert

From the Environment Agency: Strong winds, tidal surge and large waves may cause flooding at exposed locations over the high tides on Friday morning and Friday evening. This flood alert is targeted at locations with damage to defences, buildings and structures, which will be especially vulnerable. These locations include: Bude, […]

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