Institute of Swimming Approved Training Centre
Bude Sea Pool are proud to announce that they have been awarded the status of Approved Training Centre by The Institute of Swimming.
Bude Metric Brass presents BAND TOGETHER 9
Seventy musicians from ten brass bands join together for a Brass Band Extravaganza! Saturday 25th February at 7:30pm Penstowe Manor, Kilkhampton. In aid of Friends of Bude Sea Pool & Cornwall Air Ambulance
Art Auction in aid of Bude Sea Pool
You’ve heard of ‘Homes under the Hammer’ but now it is time for ‘Art under the Hammer’! All in the name of raising money for Bude Sea Pool.
The Art Auction is being held at the Falcon Hotel on Friday November 25th. Viewings from 6pm, first lot at 8pm.
Please come along to show your support,
but also to bag yourself a bargain, or a rare piece of Art, viewing from 6pm.
JellyBabes complete channel swim for Bude Sea Pool
Early on 10 August, Nik Barnes and Maretta Robinson, half of a 4-person relay team called the JellyBabes, successfully completed the 22-mile Channel swim to raise funds for the Friends of Bude Sea Pool!!
This is such wonderful news as Nik and Maretta have been training in Bude Sea Pool all year round for a number of years and wanted to complete this challenge to give something back and raise money for the Friends of Bude Sea Pool.
If everyone reading this were to give just £1, every penny will go to maintaining and developing Bude Sea Pool. Please support Nik and Maretta’s efforts by giving online here.
Bude Nominated for Best UK Coastal Resort 2016
If everyone who loves Bude takes the time to vote, we have a very real chance of winning Gold once again.
If you love Bude then please vote for us:
- Vote online here
- Like and Share the voting image and button on the VisitBude Facebook page
Fat Face 'Black Friday' Donation
Bude Sea Pool was chosen by the local branch of Fat Face to receive a share of their profits from trading over the ‘Black Friday weekend’ at the end of November 2015. So thank you to everyone who shopped in Fat Face during that weekend for your contribution.
Pool friends applauded at Rotary Club
Holsworthy Rotary Club members were delighted to have Fay Hargreaves and chairman Paul Tilzey from Friends of Bude Sea Pool as guests at their meeting to speak about the past, current and future of this iconic structure.
Paul Tilzey described the history of the pool and the work the group had put in to save it from the threat of being demolished in recent years.
In 2011 the friends’ committee took over the organisation and running of the pool, raising funds to meet health and safety regulations, arranging opening times and lifeguard cover for the pool.
Fay Hargreaves emphasised the value to the local community of keeping the pool as a working amenity for local people and visitors during the holiday season.
Last year the pool was used 50,000 times by individuals, some being local regulars and some visitors.
Fundraising and support is important to the friends and much has been provided in cash or in kind by the community — the subscription of £10 per year to become a friend has meant there are friends from all over Britain.
With additional support from Sport England, future development includes a water polo club, a new building providing changing spaces, storage and a community room to enable student groups to leave property safely in the dry while carrying out beach studies.
Fay and Paul were thanked by Rotarian Ray Hockin for their presentation, which was well received and applauded by the members.
Are you interested in a quiz night?
Last weeks social evening at The Bank was actually a banquet, the food was fabulous, with a huge selection of all the favourite tapas delights! The food did not stop coming and all were astonished that Justin and his team looked after us all so well!
Planning Permission Granted
PERMISSION has been granted for the removal of the existing hut and surfboard storage hut from the terrace at Bude Sea Pool and replacement with a larger timber framed building.
The application to Cornwall Council was already granted planning permission in March last year, but because the Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP) made amendments to the approved design, they had to submit it as a new application.
The building is to be an improved base for the FoBSP and to offer other facilities to the public, including shelter, storage and changing. It will only be in operation during the summer months.
The storage hut will also be used to store surfboards and body boards for Adventure International, which currently stores its equipment on site in a separate structure.
In a letter to Cornwall Council, the FoBSP explained the reason behind the change in design: “The change in design was brought about through consultation with our volunteers who, on a daily basis throughout the winter, when no staff are on duty, clean the surrounds of the pool, remove the stones etc.
“Instead of the store being inside the main room — which would mean they would have to gain access to that room — it made sense for the store to have a separate entrance.
In essence, the change has involved the alteration of where doors and windows are positioned. The application was eventually passed.
It has taken just over a year to get to this point, with much consultation between Cornwall Council and the FoBSP, but, barring any more alterations, the sea pool will have a new timber framed building in place in the not too distant future.