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Bude Surf Life Saving Club bidding for £1.3million for new centre

Bude Surf Life Saving Club is bidding for £1.3million Photo: ITV News

A Cornish surf lifesaving club is bidding for £1.3 million of government funding to create a new environmental centre and club house.

Bude Surf Life Saving Club and Bude Cleaner Seas are working together to try and win the funding and build a new centre to house both groups.

Adrian Parsons has been a member of the club for more than 50 years Credit: ITV News

If we get the funding it will be terrific, I've got the best use out of this building it would be great if nippers could look forward to next 50 years. Plaster trouble, cracks, touching up, getting past stage of repair, it would need a vast amount of money.

– Adrian Parsons, Bude Surf Life Saving Club

We need safe beaches for our tourist industries. Clean seas, strong economy, economical growth in coastal communities.

– Avril Sainsbury, Bude Cleaner Seas

If they're successful this will replace the current building. As well as a new club house it will include an environmental hub, a base for the RNLI at Crooklet's Beach as well as being a new community venue.

The group to get a positive decision in the next few months so they can start work on the state-of-the-art centre Credit: ITV News