*** Great news - it has just been announced that Bude has achieved 'Excellent' bathing water status - Read more on the Cleaner Seas Facebook Page ***

Cleaner Seas is a national pilot project being delivered in Bude by Volunteer Cornwall on behalf of the Environment Agency. By engaging with the local community, the project is addressing those factors which are contributing to poor bathing water quality at Bude's beaches.

Tighter standards regarding the quality of bathing water came into effect in 2015. At the same time, there was a requirement to provide the public with more information about bathing water quality to help people make informed choices about where to enter the sea.

By working with the whole community tourism businesses, farmers, visitors, Town and Parish Councils and, of course, volunteers, the project ensured that bathing water at Bude reached the required standard by 2015.

By providing information through a range of media, events and presentations, the project has helped the Bude community to become better aware of the implications of poor bathing water quality and the actions it can take to bring about improvements. In particular, tourism, businesses and farms are supported to undertake initiatives which will lead to improvements in water quality.

If you would like more detailed information about the project, or wish to find out about future volunteer opportunities, please contact Heidi Channell

E-mail: [email protected]

You can now find and follow the Cleaner Seas Project on Twitter and Facebook