A very interesting thought popped into my brain earlier, the culmination of many emails and discussions with various people. It was about Bude’s identity. We talk about bigging up Bude, love Bude and loving where we live. That’s all very positive but what is it about Bude that makes us, and visitors, feel that way?
If you were to describe Bude how would it be? Does it have one single community or is it an amalgamation of various strands?
For example, we talk of the surfing community, the environmental community, the school community, the art community, etc., though many of these overlap. So, I’m interested to hear your thoughts on Bude’s identity.
What is Bude? What is the town about? What’s special about it? What makes it unique? Is it about heritage, or what’s going on in the here and now? Or both?
I have my own thoughts but I don’t want to get in the way of you expressing yours.
Interested to see your responses.