Devon and Cornwall may thrive in summer, but we love how our fields, towns and shores come alive in winter. The dramatic scenery and diverse nature seems to become even more prevalent during this special time of year, don’t you think?
We wanted to kick start the November round-up with a huge thank you to all the amazing volunteers and salty-dogs who braved the elements to clean Bigbury-on-Sea beach. Bin liners full of plastic, waste, and netting and cardboard were collected and saved from their destiny of being washed into the ocean. We were pleased to warm everyone’s cockles with hot drinks afterwards.
As well as removing plastic from the beach, we want to encourage as many people as possible to reduce the amount of single use plastic used. That’s why we’re supporting six-year old Ella and her ‘Plastic Clever’ campaign. She has presented all of our cafes with a certificate to say that we don’t use unnecessary single use plastic, such as straws. Her mother, Anna Turns, says, “The Venus Company has been at the forefront of sourcing environmentally friendly alternatives for a long time, so we feel really proud to present them with #PlasticClever awards for their East Portlemouth cafe as well as their five other cafes and restaurants across Devon and Cornwall. The Venus team set a great example, showing what’s possible and hopefully that will continue to be inspire us all to think more responsibly about using single-use plastics. Great work!”
Whether you’re rock-pooling, dog-walking, wind-surfing or sandcastle making, Bigbury-on-Sea is a great destination all year round. Our winter menu has been a hit with new dishes including veggie and beef chilli served with a dollop of sour cream and tortilla chips, and our hearty tomato and onion soup – all made freshly by our team at Venus.
If you decide to pop by for a take-away tea, your drink will contribute 5p towards The Samaritans. This has helped us raise £2,400 for this wonderful charity who support so many people by being a friendly ear in their hour of need.
See you on the beach,
Martin, Andy and the team