Will you be keen to get back to the shops?

Non-essential retail re-opens tomorrow and a fair number of people are excited about shopping again, so hopefully Bude’s shops can enjoy a bumper start to the reduced restrictions.

Having popped in to Morrisons on my way home from a walk, it was manically busy. Seems, judging by the numbers of camper vans around on the roads and queues of full trolleys in the supermarket, that the holidays have started slightly early, which is probably a good sign for those businesses hoping to start picking up trade from tomorrow.

So, people of Bude, tell us which shops you have really missed (if any) and where you will be keen to re-visit.

Remember, Cornwall Council car parks are currently free to support businesses and essential workers. Their website says:

Car parks are free from Saturday 16 of January 2021 until 17th May 2021

Government advice urges residents to stay local, and to support essential workers.
During this time we want to make it as easy as possible for essential workers to get to and from work. To support them we have removed parking charges and we will keep car parks free until 17th May 2021 to support high streets, when businesses such as non-essential shops, hairdressers and outside hospitality are set to re-open on 12th April 2021.
You do not need to make payment in any Cornwall Council Pay & Display or pay on foot car park until 17th May 2021.
It is really important to;

  • park considerately
  • continue to follow government guidance about travel
  • follow the car park rules shown on the tariff boards
  • do not park in reserved car parks if you do not have a permit.

Do remember that this is only Cornwall Council car parks – in Bude, these include The Crescent, Wharf, Summerleaze and Crooklets , Post Office and Widemouth Bay.

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