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Connect Bude Update – exciting developments

Although I was not at the meeting, I received minutes from the Connect Bude group’s recent meeting, which contained exciting news about the Okehampton Line Development Plan. It seems Great Western Railway are working with the Dept of Transport and local stakeholder groups on a plan to re-introduce passenger services […]

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Cornwall receives money for essential road maintenance

Scott Mann, MP for North Cornwall, has welcomed news that Cornwall is to receive £5 million from the Department for Transport for essential road maintenance.   In all, nineteen projects in the UK have been awarded a total of £75 million under the Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund.   The announcement […]

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Intercity hits Cornwall

It is wonderful that Cornwall is to benefit from better trains – well, some of it, that which was left with some train infrastructure. What bothers me rather is this sentence: The Intercity Express Train is designed to withstand the region’s variable weather conditions, including routes along the Dawlish coast. That sentence […]

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Patrick McLoughlin on #Cornwall

Great to see investment in Cornwall. My question, as ever, is why it always takes so long. Yes, it takes time to build roads and transport infrastructure, but three years to upgrade trains to the region. Really? Additionally, while the A30 is obviously important (I tried it out in the […]

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Next Week’s Roadworks – Devon/Cornwall

For travellers/commuters: The following works are planned on the Highways Agency’s roads from Monday October 8th: A38 Manadon, Plymouth: Westbound lane closure 1900 – 0400 hrs for vegetation works (9-13 Oct) A30 Hayle Bypass: 24 hr eastbound lane closure for vegetation clearance (8-9 Oct) A30 Temple, east of Bodmin: 24 […]

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Roadworks in Devon and Cornwall This Week

News from the Highways Agency of road closures/road works in the area this week A30 Sticklepath, nr Okehampton: 24 hr westbound lane closure Mon – Thurs for drainage works (17-28 Sept) A30 Whiddon Down, nr Okehampton: Westbound lane closure 0930 – 1730 hrs Mon – Thurs for bridge works (17-20 […]

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Appeal After Fatal Collision, Exeter

Police have named the 54-year-old man who died following a collision with a bus in Exeter last Wednesday (15 August) as Peter Davies. Mr Davies was walking on Church Road in Alphington, Exeter, when he was in collision with a Stagecoach single-decker bus around 3.30pm. He suffered serious injuries and […]

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Community Transport for All Reaches Bude

We all know that getting around Cornwall can be difficult. Bude is especially geographically isolated, and bus service cuts haven’t helped. So it’s good news that Volunteer Cornwall provides an accessible vehicle and a volunteer driver for essential journeys that cannot be covered by existing public transport or other local […]

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