Summerleaze Bay
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'Stronger Together'
Sea Shore

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.


Our approach and philosophy

  • BCCT is a volunteer-led organisation with limited resources.  We are a project-based organisation; Projects make up our workload.

  • To us, a Project is anything that supports BCCT’s mission (ie that leads to economic, social, or environmental benefit to the local area). 

  • 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

  • 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 grant support.  Every Project will need to have a project lead or SPOC (single point of contact) ideally with supporters/resources to help advance the project.

  • BCCT does not have a pot of money; we too have to find funds to keep going.

Current Priorities

With limited resources, we focus on projects which achieve optimum impact for our local community.  These are:

  • Bude Business Voice – a project to provide representation of local businesses.

  • Bude Climate Partnership – helping to tackle the impact of climate change, now with the support of a National Lottery Community Fund grant.

  • Seeking to restore the former Tripos building (vacant since 2008) to economic use

  • Stimulating those local businesses that form the Creative economy (in line with Cornwall Council’s Creative Manifesto)

  • Pursuing improvements to local facilities for both residents and visitors, including safer cycling and the refurbishment of the skatepark.

  • Supporting a Bude Social Action Fund to mitigate the impact of Covid-19

  • To support the setting up of a Town Team for Bude to access funding from Cornwall Council and central Government.

Bude-Stratton Strategic Programme (BSSP)

The basis for the BSSP is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) – a collaboration agreement with Cornwall Council, Bude-Stratton Town Council (BSTC) and CIoS Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).   Our common objectives include the delivery of BSTC’s Neighbourhood Development Plan and BCCT’s Economic Plan.  The projects in the BSSP are reviewed quarterly.

Bude Coastal Community Team


  • Paul Tilzey - (BCCT Chairman) Bude-Stratton Town Councillor.  Paul is also Chairman of Friends of Bude Sea Pool.

  • ​​John Gimson - (BCCT, SPOC) Retired after 40 yrs with a major international insurance group. [Email]

  • Adrian Bennett - Adrian is a retired solicitor, Director of Budehaven Recreation Ground and Secretary of North Tamar Business Network Group.

  • Sean Collins-Powell - MBA (International Business and Finance) plus extensive experience of project management in the energy industry.  Self-employed business consultant at SW Project Services.

Steering Group Members

  • Chris Sims  -  Cornwall Council Link Officer for Bude Area. 

  • Miranda (Tilly) Clarke -  Manager, Neetside Community Centre

  • Peter La Broy - Cornwall Councillor and Bude-Stratton Town Councillor.  

  • Ian Mason - Owner/Director of 'Pro-law' (Professional Law Services Ltd)

  • Ian Saltern -  BCCT's part-time Community Projects Manager - a self-employed consultant, developer and fund-raiser. [Email]

  • Tony Gibbs - Bude-Stratton Town Council representative

Additional Advisers

  • Andrew Finley  - Project Director Oxford Innovation. Specialists in Business Growth, Innovation and Funding.

  • Celli Moriarty - BCCT Marketing & Communications Officer and Bude Business Voice Project Support.  [Email]


BCCT Governance

  1. When first formed in 2015, BCCT was an unincorporated group operating under the aegis of Integer A&A CIC.

  2. In December 2017, in order to develop closer collaboration with BSTC, Terms of Reference were drawn up.  (There is a link in the Footer to the Terms of Reference)

  3. After receiving an offer of some funding from Cornwall Council, BCCT became a private limited liability company (with an asset lock) so that a bank account could be opened.

  4. In Dec 2019, BCCT (plc) converted to a CIC (a Community Interest Company) to become eligible to access a wider range of grant funding.  (See Footer below for a copy of the Articles of Association registered with Companies House.)

  5. BCCT continues to evolve as circumstances change.

  6. In 2020, Government policy appears to be moving away from support for the coastal community sector towards 'levelling up', with a focus on Local Growth.  Steps are being taken to review governance and widen community representation.

Bude Coastal Community Team 
brief history.
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced that local communities could set up a Coastal Community Team.  This was done by many local councils, though not by BSTC. 
2nd October 2015

Attended by local MP, Scott Mann, Bude BEAM (as it was then named), was ‘launched’ - with a steering group of five volunteers. The initial grant of £10,000 (administered by Cornwall Council) was used to support NEETs and some start-up businesses. The highest priority was to bring the former Tripos building back into use.

Significant time spent in discussion with DCLG, Home & Communities Agency, Cornwall Council (and others) seeking support (and funds) for the Tripos project – though with little reward.

Bude BEAM was restructured to become BCCT to facilitate closer collaboration with both Bude-Stratton Town Council and Cornwall Council.  New terms of reference were adopted, and the steering group enlarged.

(See report of presentation to BSTC in February 2018 -

Formal recognition by Cornwall Council of BCCT’s role with a £5000 grant (which was doubled with match funding).

BCCT signed the MoU (see above), became a private company limited by guarantee – and opened a bank account.

December 2019

BCCT became a CIC (Community Interest Company) to increase eligibility for funding sources.

Two part-time contractors were engaged to carry out project development work, though much work continues to be done by volunteer steering group members.

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