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Bude Coastal Community Team - a brief history

In July 2015, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced that grants were available to help set up Coastal Community Teams. The aim is to support the development of local solutions to economic issues, and the sustainable use of heritage and cultural assets as a focus for community activities.


An essential factor of Coastal Community Teams is community partnership and collaboration – linking local councils, businesses, voluntary organisations and community-minded people.


Bude received a grant of £10,000 which was used to help “establish the Team itself, developing the economic plan and/or progressing initial priorities”.  While some of this was spent on plan writing and bid applications, the majority was used to provide support, mentoring and training for NEETS, plus advice for new business start-ups.


To optimise the active involvement of both Bude-Stratton and Cornwall Councils, new terms of reference were adopted, and an augmented was Steering Group formed.


Because of the wide diversity of coastal communities, the DCLG goes not prescribe a standard structure for Coastal Community Team.  Instead, there are guidelines that need to be observed covering aims, participation, defined area, financial accountability, etc. 


As far as Bude CCT is concerned, these are embodied in our terms of reference.   It's a 5-page PDF (click here to download) - but there is a seven-line short description below, drafted to sharpen the focus on what a coastal community team is all about.

BCCT - Short description

BCCT is a partnership …

  1. involving the public sector, businesses and community organisations;

  2. aiming to improve economic, social and environmental outcomes in the local area;

  3. operating through a small steering group elected by and answerable to the membership;

  4. having an open membership to those with projects and initiatives to achieve b);

  5. following open, democratic procedures and standards regarding meetings, minutes, communications, etc consistent with MHCLG guidelines;

  6. recognising the responsibility of Cornwall Council as the Accountable Body.

Who's Who on the BCCT Steering Group
  • Paul Tilzey - (BCCT Chairman) Bude-Stratton Town Councillor.  Paul is also Chairman of Friends of Bude Sea Pool, and proprietor of a B&B in Bude.

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

  • Miranda Clarke -  Manager, Neetside Community Centre

  • Pam Cole -  Experienced in Adult Education; a qualified Social Enterprise Business Adviser and managed European funded projects, including bid writing and evaluation; and a Director of Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network.   [Email]

  • 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. [seancollinspowell@hotmail.com]

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

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

  • Ian Mason - Bude-Stratton Town Councillor and Owner/Director of 'Pro-law' (Professional Law Services Ltd)

  • Jacky Maynard - General Manager, Integer Training Ltd.  Jacky is the BCCT Treasurer.  [e:jacky@integer.co.uk]

  • Robert Uhlig - Author, journalist, speechwriter and Bude-Stratton Town Councillor

  • Ben Wood - Director of Sales and Operations at Klinik Healthcare Solutions UK

  • Zoe Bernard-John  -  Cornwall Council Link Officer for Bude. [Email link for Zoe Bernard-John]

Special advisers

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

  • Paddy Frost - Director of Integer (inc Integer Academies & Agencies, an approved Community Interest Company)