The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the running of services provided by the Town Council, as well as the impacts it has caused to the local community.

For ease we have listed all information regarding Coronavirus, our services and support available here. 

Last Updated: 24th September 2020 

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Bude-Stratton Town Council has set up a dedicated C-19 Facebook response page to provide support and information to our local community by sharing updates on the latest guidance from the National Government, Local Council, County Council and Public Health England.  The page is also supporting local volunteer groups in their fantastic efforts to help our community.

Our Services

Town Centre Support – After consultation with independent traders, businesses and the public, a pedestrian flow zone has been created within the town centre, marked by signposts at the entrance points and regular pavement markings. This creates a one-way flow on the town’s pavements to avoid any head-on meeting and allow for better social distancing.

A map has been created to support visitors and shoppers, located in the Town Council notice boards, we hope this supports our vibrant town centre for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Car Parks – The Town Council owned car parks are open and its pay and display facility is in place.

Toilets – The Crescent Car Park, Summerleaze Beach and Crooklets Beach toilets have been open since the 25th May with social distancing guidance in place.

Town Council Office – The office is now open to the public, please ensure you wear a mask when visiting us, there are screens in place and a sanitising station.

Alternatively, you can contact our offices either by telephone 01288 353576 or by email

Recycling Bags and Seagull Sacks – These are now available for collection from The Town Council Office. Seagull sacks cost £3.50. 

The Castle – The Castle re-opened on Monday 13th July from 10 am- 4 pm. There is a one-way system in place throughout The Castle and you will be greeted at the door, please ensure you wear a mask at all times inside the building. Toilets are only for visitors.  

All three galleries will be open, as will The Heritage Centre’s exhibitions although there will be a limit on numbers entering the building at any one time. Cafe Limelight is open for takeaway and table service in the Willoughby Gallery only. 

Weddings – we understand that it is a very upsetting time for many people who had weddings planned this summer if you have a wedding booked at any of the Town Council owned facilities please contact us directly so we can update you on the latest guidance and procedures we have in place.

The Library – Currently The Library, is only able to offer an access by appointment service. Which is available between the hours of 10.00 and 4.00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and between 10.00 and 1.00 on Saturdays where you will be able to return books and collect reservations. Returned items will have to go into quarantine for 72 hours before we are able to touch them and take them off your account. If you check your account, items will show as being ‘on loan’ for at least 3 days after you have brought them back.  You can renew library books online or by telephone 0300 1234 111. Fines: Don’t panic, there will be no fines charged on late returns until 30th September 2020 (unless the fine was previously incurred before lockdown started). To reserve and renew books you will need your library card number and follow the link here:…/usi…/borrow-renew-and-reserve/

The Parkhouse Community Centre – Re-opened on 7th September to re-start community groups and activities. Strict guidelines are in place for uses of the rooms, please contact us directly to discuss. 

There are regular sanitising stations in place and separate guidance for each room. If visiting please ensure in communal areas masks are worn at all times.

Pitch & Putt – Having been open since July, the Pitch & Putt will close on 30th September as per usual. 

Playgrounds – Bencoolen and Poughill Play Areas, Crooklets and Summerleaze beach Play Areas re-opened on 4th July please take time to read through the guidance located at each facility to ensure current guidelines are adhered to.

Support for those self-isolating

The fantastic community group Bude and surrounding areas Quarantine Support Group have been collating the huge amount of help offered by our community into one map provided by Neetmaps. This map will enable people who are self-isolating to find out who their closest volunteer is should they need vital supplies such as food and medication.

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