The north coast of Cornwall
stretches from Lands End to the Devon border.......whereas North
Cornwall's heritage coast stretches from
Bedruthan Steps near
Porthcothan, just north of Newquay, to the Devon border near
Above is a photograph of a field near to my location, that was being covered
in manure. The black plastic in the foreground was one of the more visible
pieces of plastic in amongst the dung being spread. Big enough for the wind
to catch it and blow it towards the hedge. Where it will become as one with
the brambles and be further shredded and disseminated throughout the
environment unless I intervene..
And the dung/manure/plastic will be all ploughed into the soil in the very
near future. Literally burying the problem.
Plastic packaging for pesticides, fertilizers and contaminated plastic film
(silage sheets and bags) represent a significant problem. Farmers often
reluctantly resort to burning these materials, despite the fact that this
practice is strongly discouraged in the Code of Good Practice for the
Protection of Air. In 1997, the Producer Responsibility Obligations
(packaging waste) Regulations were introduced. The intention was, to
encourage plastics and packaging manufacturers to develop improved methods
of minimising, reclaiming and recycling these products in the near future.
So it's about time that the farming industry was held accountable for the
vast amounts of plastic that are being released into the environment due to
slack working practises.
The estimated decomposition rates of most plastic debris found on coasts
Sheet Plastic: 50 years
Foamed plastic cups: 50 years
Plastic beverage holder: 400 years
Disposable diapers: 450 year
Plastic bottle: 450
Fishing line: 600 years.
Bude For Food Assembly, a weekly Farmers Market and 'click&collect'
Bude For Food Assembly is a new concept in selling exclusively local food
directly to local people in a really convenient way that we think will be
able to replace at least part of your typical weekly family shop.
Cottage Farm Organics and Bude for Food Assembly
Bude Assembly: https://thefoodassembly.com/en/assemblies/169
Walking around North Cornwall is a magnificent way to explore this stunning
part of the world and
www.iwalknorthcornwall.co.uk have produced over 70 walks guides to
help you find your way on foot
North Cornwall has its own Radio station broadcasting from The Ark in
Bodmin. Tune into your local radio station via
To contact NCB Radio, Telephone: (01208) 808557
Bude Music Society (Reg charity 262921)
Bude Music Society promotes professional classical ensemble concerts in and
around Bude, mainly on Sunday afternoons. For details of concerts Contact:
Bude Folk Club
Bude folk club is an acoustic Folk Club, which meets at The Falcon Hotel,
Bude, in The Carriage Room, every other Sunday at 8pm until about 11pm. A
very welcoming and friendly club, where you are encouraged to come along and
join in with a song, tune, recitation or two, or just listen, if you so
wish. All ages and all abilities welcome.
For more info visithttp://www.budefolk.com/
Moorlanders MCC is a relaxed and friendly motorcycle club that organises the
Easter Egg Run in the Camelford area, raising donations for local charities.
Meeting weekly in the summer for safe rides around North Cornwall, and twice
a month in the winter socially and to organise the Egg Run.
Meets every Sunday evening at 6.30 until 8.00 in the
Methodist Church Hall at Poundstock on the A39. No experience necessary; you
donít have to read music and thereís definitely no audition. We sing a
varied programme of popular songs and youíre sure of a warm welcome so come
along and have fun with us.
Contact: For further information please contact Heather Smith on 0792
353 6908 or Pat Thorne on 01840 261237
North Cornwall Air Cadets
The air cadets for this area are based at Bodmin and Wadebridge.
Bodmin air cadets
North Cornwall PL31 1DX
Wadebridge air cadets
DF The Cadet Centre
HQ Plymouth and Cornwall Wing
RAF St Mawgan
Newquay (borough of Restormel)
Tel: 01637 857638 or 857419
North Cornwall Army Cadets
The army cadets for this area are based at Bodmin.
CONTACT CEO POSTAL ADDRESS
7 Castle Canyke Road,
North Cornwall Motorcycle Club
The North Cornwall Motorcycle Club was formed in 2000 by a group of motorcycle
enthusiasts in the North Cornwall area. This Regular meetings, ride outs and other
events take place throughout the year.
North Cornwall Sea Cadets
The sea cadets for this area are based at Padstow.
Wadebridge Male Voice Choir is a thriving and busy choir.
Throughout the year the choir help to raise funds for charities,
both local and national.
The choir members come from a wide area of North Cornwall and the
Wednesday evening rehearsals at 7.30pm in the The Churchill Rooms,
Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, are filled with enthusiastic voices
practicing hard. The repertoire of the choir is varied and includes
many classical and popular pieces as well as spirituals and sacred
items. New choir members are always made very welcome.
For further information contact the Secretary, Taff Williams Tel:
01208 814717 or Email
If you live in North Cornwall and have
problems with moles then
Mole Control Cornwall offer excellent service and results at
very competitive prices.
Sheds and Cabins
If you require a shed or log cabin, gazebo or summerhouse or
something more quirky,
West country sheds
and cabins at Camelford Station in Cornwall have the solution.
Organisations and clubs in North Cornwall
Bodmin and District Scouts
Bodmin District consists of nine Scout Groups. Some are village
based others are town groups. The groups are supported by a small
Whether you live here or not, if you have used a
business or service in North Cornwall please let us know what your
experiences with them was like. Good or bad,
we want to know.
Daymer Bay viewed from Braey Hill.
Make North Cornwall an even better
Found something wrong that needs putting right.
Then let us know. Whether it's a dodgy road junction, an unclean
beach, a forgotten footpath !
Tell us about it.
Calling all holidaymakers
If you have stayed with any accommodation provider
in North Cornwall then let us know. Whether the service you received
was good or bad, we
want to know.
North Cornwall accommodation
Holiday makers who have used accommodation in
North Cornwall are being asked to give us there feedback with
regards there experiences using accommodation in the area, but we
also want to know how you, has an accommodation provider in
feel about the way the area is promoted via the internet.
Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work
Guard against all risk of fire
Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls
Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone
Take your litter home
Take special care on country roads
Make no unnecessary noise
Keep to the public paths across moor and farmland
Fasten all gates
Keep dogs under close control
Protect wildlife, plants and trees
Help to keep all water clean
Self Catering in North Cornwall.
More and more people are opting to catering for
themselves whilst holidaying in North Cornwall. One of the many joys associated with this less
traditional option of holidaying is the freedom self catering in
north cornwall gives you. With no set time for breakfast and the
ability to come and go has you please without restriction means
north cornwall self catering offers you more
flexibility. Self catered
holiday accommodation is a great way to set up your own personal base and explore
this stunning area of the country at your leisure.
British Red Cross Care in the
Home services throughout North Cornwall are free.
If you need assistance in your
home then contact the Red Cross.