A group of committed individuals representing and working for the community.
Our Councillors, who freely volunteer their time to listen to and represent the community, by taking local decisions, then where necessary lobbying Cornwall Council and National Government on behalf of our residents.
Officers, who provide professional knowledge and guidance to our Councillors and our team of hard-working, dedicated staff and volunteers.
Working together, we strive to make Bude-Stratton a great place to live and visit.
You can learn more about who we are and our visions for the future by reviewing our corporate narrative.
To support the local community to achieve a sustainable and carbon-neutral future, that embraces the wellbeing of our residents, the environment and economic viability of Bude and Stratton.
Our Priorities to achieve this:
Fulfil our statutory functions and commitments whilst being open, accessible and listening to the residents we serve.
Protect and enhance the biodiversity, natural beauty and heritage of the area through the services we provide to the community.
Support our residents and visitors in engaging positively with the environment to improve their physical and mental health, and wellbeing.
Nurture the economic wellbeing and viability of the area through collaborations with Cornwall Council, local businesses and community groups.
Plan for a future that considers both periods of stability and instability within the economy, climate and the wellbeing of our residents.
The Bude-Stratton Arms
In 1945 shortly after the end of World War II, the Southern Railway decided to build a new class of engines. They wrote to the Councils of various sea-side towns offering to name an engine after the town in exchange for the town permitting them to fix a plaque bearing the town’s arms on the engine.
This opportunity was problematic, as for many years Bude-Stratton Urban District Council had unofficially used the Arms of the Grenville family without the express permission of the family. Major Chudleigh, a local resident and keen lifelong student of Heraldry, offered with the help of his Bristol based son-in-law Norman Watkins, to produce Arms for the Council’s consideration.
To cover the 100 guinea fee for the Grant of Arms, plus the making of the seal, the Chairman of the Council opened a subscription list, whereby for a minimum £5 subscription subscribers would be given the right to use the Arms without applying to the Council to do so.
On 11th September 1947 the Grant of Arms was given. After the re-organisation, the Arms were transferred to Bude-Stratton Town Council by consent and grant of the College of Arms.