SOUTH West Water is heading to Bude this week to showcase its future plans for the area with local customers and residents face-to-face. 

The water company has welcomed over 500 customers and residents within the region to its Community Roadshows and will be hosting its latest event from 12pm-4pm at the Bude Methodist Church this Thursday (16 May). 

Customers are being invited to talk to South West Water experts about the company’s planned investments, its water resources, how it is tackling network blockages and its environmental improvements. 

As part of a wider investment of £2.8-billion across the entire South West region, South West Water is investing nearly £4-million at some of Bude’s beaches. This planned work will increase storm storage in the area and reduce the use of storm overflows. 

This investment hopes to protect the ‘excellent’ bathing water quality classifications at Bude’s beaches into the future, as assessed by the Environment Agency. This includes, Summerleaze, Crooklets, Northcott Mouth, Sandy Mouth and Widemouth beaches. 

Laura Flowerdew, chief customer and digital officer at South West Water, said: “We are working hard to upgrade and improve our water networks and want to work closely with our local communities and customers to understand their priorities. We look forward to meeting local residents in Bude on Thursday, welcoming those who have questions to be answered and those who just want to find out more about our work in the region.”