Pirate FM News

Bude Sea Pool Repairs

news - bude sea pool

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:50pm 31st January 2013

Work is set to start on the next stage of a major refurbishment of Bude's historic sea pool.

Locals have raised thousands of pounds for repairs to its sluice gate and walkways.

Campaigners took control of the seventy year-old pool last year.

Paul Tilzey, Chair of Friends of Bude Sea Pool, said: "It is an iconic Bude structure. It is valued by the locals and the holidaymakers and to find that it is actually at last being improved and upgraded, and the facilities are going to increase year on year, I think it's exciting for the people of Bude.

"We're very excited about having a sluice gate that we can actually use, because it does get full with sand over the years. In certain places, it's only about one and a half to two foot deep. That will be great, so there's a uniformity of depth for people, so when they're jumping in they have depth on their side."

some great deals from pirate fm
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

B&Q sales growth boosted by fans and paddling pools

National News: DIY specialist B&Q has seen a 3.6% rise in like-for-like sales thanks to the long run of extreme hot weather.

Major search for girl feared missing in the sea

Cornwall News: The 15-year-old failed to return from a surf at Polzeath

Trending in Cornwall

VIDEO: Child falls from harbour wall in St Ives

The youngster was airlifted to Treliske on Thursday

WATCH: Struggling kayakers saved off Cornwall

Trio were in danger of being swamped at Godrevy

A38 crash leaves pensioner fighting for life

It shut a stretch near Saltash for nearly five hours

WATCH: Sneak peek on board new high-speed trains

An Intercity fleet will link Cornwall and London

Cornish fan's tribute ahead of Barry Chuckle's funeral

Comedian to be honoured at his team's stadium

The damage after a bus caught fire on the Lizard

It sent smoke billowing across the road to Mullion

PHOTOS: Bus bursts into flames on the Lizard

It shut the road between Coverack and Goonhilly

Camborne surgery to shut at end of year

5,700 patients will need to find a new doctor

WATCH: Mum and child get caught in rip current

Lifeguard stripped down to his boxers and rushed to help

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall