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Get in touch

If you would like to get in touch please contact us by:


01288 353576
Monday to Friday
9.00am to 12.30pm
and 1.15pm to 4.00pm

Writing to 
Bude-Stratton Town Council
The Parkhouse Centre
Ergue-Gaberic Way
Bude EX23 8LD

Visit our offices in person
Monday to Friday
9.00am to 12.30pm
and 1.15pm to 3.30pm 

Provides free valuations and identifications of family heirlooms and attic treasures. Advice on restoration, research and inclusion in specialist auctions.

Contact Richard Hamm on 01208 813593 for more information or to arrange a home visit.

Bude Flower Club meets most months of the year on the 3rd Tuesday afternoon of the month. 

The Club is represented at Church Flower Festivals and Floral Art Shows but is open to all.  You don`t need to be an ardent flower arranger to come along to watch our talented demonstrators create lovely colourful arrangements.

Admission to our demonstrations is covered by an annual £25 membership fee or £5 charge per demonstration for visitors.

At the end of the session, arrangements are raffled then tea and biscuits are served.

A programme card is given to all members and visitors alike.

Contact Wendy Sutton on 01288 354490 for more information.

Bude Jive Club meet at The Parkhouse on Monday nights 7.30pm until 10.00pm with the exception of Bank Holiday Mondays.  The Club closes in the summer from the end of June until end of September.

We regularly offer courses of ‘beginners and improvers’ lessons and guest instructors give lessons for the improvers on a regular basis.

We run beginners’ lessons twice a year in September and January – anyone can enrol for 6 weeks at a cost of £22 or 10 weeks at a cost of £32.  After that it is £4 on the door.  In the closed season we run various activities for club members e.g. Beach BBQ, rowing on the canal etc.

We also hold a Dance once every two months at the Parkhouse Centre with a live rock and roll band and a DJ.   These dances are well attended not only by our own club but by like-minded people from across the county and beyond.

If you would like more information or to book please contact Judith on 07815 733185 or Liz on 01288 359966 or 07980 513429 or email enquiries@budejiveclub.co.uk

Bude Jive Club has been in existence for over 10 years now. It continues to grow in popularity, has gained a reputation as a friendly club and has a very varied social diary supported by Rock n’ Roll club members throughout the South West.

Dance Style; Bude Jive Club has a unique approach to teaching people to Jive. We aim to preserve the 60’s Traditional Rock ‘n’ Roll Jive style and dance to the music from the era.

Beginners: We encourage younger members to join the club and in order to keep their interest we build in modern Jive moves in the routines taught. This allows beginners to become more versatile and to develop routines that suit their individual ability.

Taking the Lead: Our Jive is a male lead dance and we encourage dancers to embrace the attitude and enthusiasm for Rock ‘n’ Roll as they did back in the 60’s.

Bude Metric Brass rehearse in the Parkhouse Centre on a Monday evening, beginners at 6.15pm followed by the full Band from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Bude Metric Brass is an independent brass band, that was formed by a group of like-minded brass musicians who wanted to play challenging music of their own choice, and not have to conform to the traditional “town band” style.

The Band is open to anyone of any age or ability; beginners are welcome. The Band will teach potential learners and lend them an instrument where necessary. You do not have to read music to join the Band, though this is a help.

It costs nothing to join, though full members pay a small subscription of £2 each week to pay for insurance and rehearsal facilities.

Contact Alan Lafferty, Secretary on 01288 359541 or email bude.metric@btinternet.com

Colin Gay, Musical Director on 01288 321789

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, a unique self-help learning co-operative of older people.  The Third Age is defined not by a particular age but by a period in life in which full time employment has ceased.  University is used in its original sense, meaning a collective of persons devoted to learning, not necessarily intellectual, with members rather than students.

The movement started in France in 1974. There are currently more than 1000 U3As in the United Kingdom, with nearly 390,000 individual members.

The guiding principle is of lifelong learning, which is undertaken for its own sake, with enjoyment being the prime motive.  Skills are acquired and interests developed for themselves alone, with no reference to qualifications, awards or personal advancement, and we hope to put paid to the notion of a decline in intellectual powers after retirement!


OPEN MEETING with speaker   3rd Thursday every month

(anyone may attend)                       Parkhouse Centre, 2.30 pm

COFFEE MORNING                   1st Friday every month

(meet group leaders, committee)    The Weir, Marhamchurch, 10.30 am

COFFEE & COMPANY               3rd Wednesday every month

The Brendon Arms, 10.30 am


COST                     £20     Annual Subscription (from September)


The U3A aims to encourage retired people of all ages to engage in creative and leisure activities at minimal cost by making use of the skills and knowledge of its members.  We offer an opportunity for older people to pursue shared interests in many subjects within a sociable environment.

Local U3As draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.  Activities are organised mainly in small groups that meet regularly, often in each other’s homes.

We pursue an amazing range of subjects – some academic, some practical and others recreational.  From Book Club to Drama, Gardening to History of Art, Photography to Scrabble, Singing to Walking, Bude U3A offers a combination of opportunities to study, create and socialise. This, especially when freed from a work environment, and often living in a new town, contributes greatly to members’ overall health and wellbeing; in a survey more than half said that the social contact was what they enjoyed most.

More information is available on the website; alternatively please contact our membership secretary for further details, or come along to one of our open monthly meetings.  You will be most welcome!

Please contact    Ann Tizzard, Membership Secretary by calling 01409 253749 or emailing budeu3a@gmail.com 

Meets on Tuesday afternoon 2.15pm to 3.30pm.

Our classes are a mixture of exercise, movement and dance working towards good posture.

Delivered using all genres of music.  Fast to slow, modern and old, beat to classical.

We are a very friendly group of mature but very active ladies.

Your first class is free, where you will be given information about joining.

For more information contact Heather Jordan on 01288-321771 or email heather@heatherjordan.co.uk

The Harvesters Club meets every Tuesday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Run by Age Concern Bude and District (Reg. Charity No. 274618) it is the place to meet friends old and new. We offer games, activities and guest speakers, a cup of tea and a chance to chat.

A small charge of £2 per meeting is payable. For more information call 01288 355008 Monday to Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

The Parkhouse Patchwork group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from September to June at 7.30pm.

The evenings consist of sharing and showing the work produced by members, talks from visiting speakers, tutorials and demonstrations from existing members. The members range from beginners to the art of patchwork and quilting to very experienced. All are welcome.

We have occasional day/half day workshops often with visiting tutors. We also hold an exhibition at the end of May/beginning June every 2 years in the Ivor Potter Hall. Our next exhibition will take place in 2018.

There is £10 annual membership subscription and a small £2 fee per meeting, rising to £4 when we have a visiting speaker. For more information contact Joan Lashbrook on 01288 354334 or email joan.lashbrook@live.co.uk

Bereavement Support on the First Tuesday of each month from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

Trained volunteers are here to listen and offer one to one support in confidence

Come along and have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.


If you would like to get in touch please contact us by:


01288 353576

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 4.00pm

Writing to us:
Bude-Stratton Town Council
The Parkhouse Centre
Ergue-Gaberic Way
EX23 8LD


Visit our offices in person
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm
and 1.15pm to 3.30pm