BCCT recognises that Covid-19 will have a significant impact on all our lives for the immediate future.
Where possible, we aim to press on as best we can, working remotely and independently, and relying on technology for our communications. However, much of what we do depends on collaboration with key partners, eg Bude-Stratton Town Council, Cornwall Council, local businesses and many partners, which may limit what can be achieved.
Some projects will be on hold; we will continue to work on those that can be advanced, and we’ll be using the time to improve our readiness for when more normal times return. [March 2020]
This brief article on Bude & Beyond Community website has more information - http://budeandbeyond.co.uk/what-does-covid-19-mean-to-bude-coastal-community-team
Our mission statement:
Bude Coastal Community Team is working to maximise economic, social and environmental benefits
for the local area via community partnership and collaboration.
An essential factor of Coastal Community Teams is community partnership and collaboration – linking local councils, businesses, voluntary organisations and community-minded people.
Our slogan is Stronger Together.
Our favourite words include:
Partnership – Collaboration - Cooperation – Engagement – Involvement – Networking
BCCT is a volunteer-led organisation with limited resources. We are a project-based organisation; Projects make up our workload.
We encourage businesses and community organisations with ideas to make the local community a better place in which to live or work, to get in touch. Projects need to demonstrate sustainable socio-economic benefits to qualify for grants from the Coastal Community Fund or other funding sources.
To us, a Project is more or less anything that supports BCCT’s mission (ie that leads to economic, social, or environmental benefit to the local area). The term project is also used for many of the activities of the Board as a part of BCCT’s development.
Every Project will need to have a project lead or SPOC (single point of contact) ideally with supporters/resources to help advance the project.
Bude-Stratton Strategic Programme (BSSP)
In 2019, BCCT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) – a collaboration agreement with three other parties – Cornwall Council, Bude-Stratton Town Council (BSTC) and CIoS Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The common objectives of the MoU include the delivery of BSTC’s Neighbourhood Development Plan and BCCT’s Economic Plan, and the setting up of a steering group to agree on priority projects.
These priority projects now form the Bude-Stratton Strategic Programme, and progress will be reviewed quarterly.
Current projects include:
Improving the network of cycle paths in the Bude area, particularly safer cycling routes to/from schools,
Enlarging and upgrading the skatepark at Crooklets,
Relocating the ‘Pepper Pot’ - the Coastguard lookout at Compass Point - in the light of coastal erosion,
Developing a long-term management plan for the Bude Canal,
Town centre improvements and developments,
Improved local education provision and skills development,
A long-term plan to improve Bude’s wider connectivity, mainly by road network improvements,
A wide range of cultural and heritage initiatives,
To support the re-purposing the former Tripos building so that it’s brought back into economic use.
In October 2019, Bude-Stratton Town Council voted to declare a "climate emergency" which led to the creation of a new committee - the Climate and Environment Committee - which includes members of BCC Team and three members of the public. BCCT is investigating the possibility of obtaining a grant to provide funding support for this initiative.