Philippa Purchase

I live in Bude and am involved with a number of community organisations – Friends of the Earth, the Refill Shop and Transition Bude. I have taken part in beach cleans, litter picks and gardening in the Crescent car park and the Community Orchard. I’m a public representative on the Climate Change and Environment Committee and have contributed to the Bude-Stratton Climate Change Plan. I have five children and two grandchildren. I think Bude is a really special place – beautiful, friendly, community-minded but with some special challenges – remoteness, shortage of public services – that I would like to help to overcome.