Bude's biggest asset is its community spirit...

Bude-Stratton is home to many wonderful community groups that make a huge difference to our community and support the local population in various ways. There is a large presence of environmental and eco friendly groups, all working hard to protect, enhance and support our natural surroundings. The Town Council is keen to build relationships with local community groups and support them where applicable.

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Bude Coastal Communities Team  BCCT is a three-way collaboration involving local authorities, businesses and the voluntary sector – striving for economic, social and environmental benefits for the local area. http://www.budecoastalteam.org.uk/ 
Bude Chamber of Commerce The Chamber exists to give a voice to the business needs of Bude and to ensure these are considered at both a town and county level.  http://www.budechamber.uk/ 

Transition Bude Transition Bude Is a grassroots community movement seeking to re-envisage and transform our community. Focusing on environment, community, transport, energy, the local economy & food production. http://www.transitionbude.org

Bude Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth local volunteer groups work to improve the environment locally, nationally and internationally. We’re helping to: Connect more people with the environment. https://www.foe.co.uk/groups/bude

Repair Cafe Bude Repair Café Bude is a volunteer group that repairs broken items free of charge, whilst sharing skills. Held at Neetside Community Centre every last Saturday of the month (except August and December). https://www.facebook.com/RepaircafeBude

Bude Waveriders

The Budewaveriders Club is a hub for the surfing community of North Cornwall. Forming a base for all surfing members and social members to come and join in all the Inter club contests and social events surfing creates. http://www.budewaveridersclub.co.uk/

Volunteer Cornwall Long established Cornish charity promoting and developing voluntary action and citizenship. Working in partnership with local people, the voluntary community and public sectors to create inclusive and resilient communities. https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/

Bude Sea Pool Bude Sea Pool is a semi-natural amenity that has provided a haven for free and safe bathing and other water-based activities since the 1930s. It is managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP), a local charity that aims to preserve, improve and enhance Bude Sea Pool as a free amenity for the benefit of the community and the thousands of people who visit the town every year. https://www.budeseapool.org/

Bude Surf Lifesaving Club  

The first Surf Life Saving Club in Great Britain, founded in 1953. https://www.budeslsc.co.uk/

A Greener Bude 

A group of likeminded individuals, groups and organisations working towards making our town a sustainable circular economy since 2014. http://agreenerbude.org/

Bude Cleaner Seas Project 

The community project that cleans up pollution in our seas. Working together to give Bude the cleanest water quality and the cleanest beaches in Cornwall. http://www.cleanerseasproject.co.uk/

2 Minute Beach Clean 

A campaign from The 2 Minute Foundation An initiative to inspire all that use the beach to spend 2 minutes protecting the thing they love. Founded in 2009 by Martin Dorey. #2minutebeachclean #2minutelitterpick #2minutestreetclean http://www.2minute.org/

Connect Bude 

To Reconnect Bude and Holsworthy to the National Rail Network https://www.connectbude.uk

Bude Together 

Bude Together is all about informal networking, finding out what is going on in Bude, putting faces to names, looking for the potential for collaborations. https://www.facebook.com/Bude-Together-315723019141008

Bude Area Toy Library 

We have a fantastic range of toys for both indoors and outdoors and cater for children aged 0 – 5. It’s a great way to provide your children with new toys without the expense of buying them. http://www.budeareatoylibrary.co.uk/

Neetside Community Centre 

A community hub hosting over 55 public sector, charitable and voluntary organisations in turn supporting the people of Bude and it’s surrounding districts. http://www.neetside.co.uk

Exercise for Mobility 

Exercising for Mobility provides four sessions per week of Fun Chair-Based Fitness Sessions in the Ivor Potter Hall. As we are currently Lottery Funded, the cost to participants is just a £1 donation per attendance. exercising4mobility.co.uk

Bude-Stratton Twinning Association

The twinning between Bude-Stratton and the town of Ergué Gabéric in Brittany, France was established by Charter in 1979. The group visits Ergué-Gaberic for 2-3 days every other year and host French guests in the alternate years. A very friendly group which hosts social activities such as French conversation in a local café, themed meals, games evenings, quiz nights, ‘boules competitions’, trips and meals out. You do not have to be a French speaker to become involved! http://www.bude-stratton-twinning.org.uk/