Bideford Buzz

Welcome to the  on-line edition of the Community Newsletter for Bideford   and adjoining towns, villages, and rural area.

‘Bideford Buzz’ is produced  by a team of volunteers and relies on our local community for articles.   If you are interested in supporting this newsletter we’ll be glad to hear from you.

You can submit your article on disc or by e-mail.    However, ‘snail mail’ is equally acceptable. Material for publication should reach us during the month preceding the month of publication.

Editor – Rose Arno (Bideford Buzz),    c/o Torridge Volunteer Resource Centre (‘TVS’),  14, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, EX39 2QE.  (TVS opening hours Mon.-Thurs. 9.30am to 3.oopm [12.30pm on Thurs.]).      Telephone 07929-976120, or E-mail: editor@bidefordbuzz.org.uk

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Shipping notes No. 184 (July).

Bideford Quay.

Nothing since last issue.

Yelland Quay.

Nothing since last issue.

Appledore.

No news from Mr Cox regarding reopening. However, in the North Devon Gazette, an article by Matt Smart (22/7) – “A move which would pave the way for the purchase of Appledore Shipyard is imminent, according to a union. United understands there are three consortia actively seeking to purchase the mothballed Appledore Shipyard. The Union said it understands a final announcement will be given the green light to buy the shipyard is imminent and it is hoped that shipbuilding at the historic site will return this year”.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/7 at 09.55 cargo vessel Eems Exe, 3,813 tons d.w., owners Amny Eems BV Netherlands, outward bound from Birdport.

2/7 at 07.32 cargo vessel H&S Fairness, 2,980 tons d.w., owners Biesborch Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 20.01 cargo vessel Brigitte M, 6,324 tons d.w., owners Brigitte Schiffahrts Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 20.43 cargo vessel Wilson Amsterdam, 3,603 tons d.w., owners Tanne Kankena Vertoom Bojen Germany, inward bound for Newport.

3/7 at 08.58 container vessel Elan, 13,740 tons d.w., owners Elan Bewarder BV Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth, having sailed at 04.47.

4/7 at 07.15 cargo vessel Firdevs, 4,200 tons d.w., owners Sava Shipping Trading Ltd Turkey, inward bound for Newport.

5/7 at 05.50 bulk carrier Baltic Wasp, 63,389 tons d.w., owners Baltic Wasp Ltd USA, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.30 cargo vessel Rebbeca Hammann, 2,420 tons d.w., owners Hammann & Prahm Reederei Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 10.27 hrs bulk carrier Aastun, 6,100 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

6/7 at 08.30 cargo vessel Lisa, 4,850 tons d.w., owners Schwarteewberg Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 13.30 vehicle carrier Manon, 28,360 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.24. At 20.45 cargo vessel Lady Ann, 3,700 ons d.w., owners Lady Ann BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 21.52 cargo vessel Eems Exe, 3,813 tons d.w., owners Amny Eems BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.

7/7 at 05.20 bitumen tanker Elisabeth J, 4,532 tons d.w., owners Bitumen Scheepvaart Elrberg Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 07.25 cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, 4,135 tons d.w., owners Charles M Willie & Co Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff.

9/7 at 10.07 cargo vessel Feed Helgeland, 4,934 tons d.w., owners Halten Bulk AS Norway.

10/7 at 12.14 bulk carrier Sider Colombia, 12,890 tons d.w., owners Nano Shipping Inc Switzerland, inward bound for Avonmouth.

11/7 at 05.43 cargo vessel RMS Saimaa, 2,634 tons d.w., owners RMS Schiffinvest GMBH & Co KG Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 00.06. At 13.07 cargo vessel Hendrik S, 3,200 tons d.w., inward bound for Cardiff. (Seen again outward bound having sailed from Cardiff at 12.33 hrs 14th.) At 16.03 tanker Stolt Osprey, 5846 tons d.w., owners Sea 142 Leasing Co Ltd Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 12.52. At 17.31 container vessel Elan, 13,740 tons d.w., owners Elan Bewarder BV Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 13.09.

12/7 at 13.10 cargo vessel Arklow Venus, 5,171 tons d.w., owners Ferrybank Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth.

13/7 at 05.11 bitumen tanker Iver Blessing, 6,189 tons d.w., owners Vroon B.V Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 07.15 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 3,960 tons d.w., owners A/S Aasen Shipping Norway, inward bound for Swansea. At 08.07 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 07.35 14th outward bound, having sailed at 0250).

14/7 at 07.35 cargo vessel Hathor, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Q-Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Cardiff. At 14.27 cargo vessel Lisa, 4,850 tons d.w., owners Schwartseewberg Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 17.45 vehicle carrier Victoria Highway, 21,114 tons d.w., owners Olive investment Corp Hong Kong, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 21.55 15th outward bound, having sailed at 17.23).

15/7 at 16.28 cargo vessel Jongleur, 3,030 tons d.w., owners Baltnautic Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Cardiff. (Seen again at 21.52 16th outward bound, having sailed at 16.28). At 19.55 cargo vessel Wilson Nice, 8,301 tons d.w., owners Wilson A/s Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 14.33.

16/7 at 06.58 cargo vessel Rebecca Hammann, 2,422 tons d.w., owners Hammann & Prahm Reederei Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 07.28 vehicle carrier Hoegh Asia, 27,564 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 07.28 17th outward bound, having sailed from Portbury at 0213). At 19.45 vehicle carrier Grande Mediterraneo, 18,427 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 19.54 buoy maintenance vessel Patricia, 1,200 tons d.w., owners Trinity House Harwich, outward bound from Swansea, having sailed at 16.11 en-route to the Scilly Isles.

18/7 at 11.55 vehicle carrier Grande Halifax, 18,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 21.45 19th having sailed from Portbury at 17.54). At 12.04 container vessel Endeavor, 9,167 tons d.w., owners Endeavor Bewaarder BV Netherlands, outward bound from Portbury. At 12.50 bitumen tanker Elizabeth J, 4,532 tons d.w., owners Bitumen Scheepvaart Elrbeth Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.

19/7 at 20.30 cargo vessel Lady Anne Beau, 3,692 tons d.w., owners Lady Anne Beau BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness.

20/7 at 13.37 cargo vessel Longvik, 6,050 tons d.w., owners Longvik BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 17.05 cargo vessel Feed Helgeland, 4,934 tons d.w., owners Halten Bulk A/s Norway, inward bound for Sharpness.

21/7 at 10.47 vehicle carrier Figaro, 31,113 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Stockholm and Oslo, inward bound for Portbury. At 20.40 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, inward bound for Portbury.

22/7 at 05.29 cargo vessel Arklow Dusk, 11,048 tons d.w., owners Kilbride Shipping Ltd Eire, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 20.22 21st. At 15.10 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,300 tons d.w., owners Paxton Maritima S.A Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.27 cargo vessel Bramau, 3,704 tons d.w., owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann Germany, inward bound for Newport.

24/7 at 13.20 cargo vessel Emuna, 4,500 tons d.w., owners Emuna Shipping BV Netherlands, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 08.14. At 15.30 container vessel MSC Iris, 21,370 tons d.w., owners NSM Iris Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

25/7 at 14.15 cargo vessel Scot Mariner, 3,313 tons d.w., owners Scotline Ltd UK, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 14.45 buoy maintenance vessel Galatea, 1,200 tons d.w., owners Trinity House Harwich, inward bound for Swansea. At 18.40 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 13.54. At 18.50 cargo vessel Tanja, 3,292 tons d.w., owners Irving Management Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Sharpness.

26/7 at 05.05 cargo vessel Hathor, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Q-shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Swansea. At 15.59 vehicle carrier Neptune Galena, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Co Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

28/7 at 07.00 tanker Scandinavia, 3,809 tons d.w. owners Scandinavia 1 APS Denmark, inward bound for Cardiff. At 13.40 hrs cargo vessel Eems Dollard 3850 tons d.w. owners Eems Dollard BV Netherlands inward bound for Cardiff.

29/7 at 05.46 cargo vessel Laida, 5,604 tons d.w., owners Naviera Murueta SA Spain, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 23.04 28th. At 0615 cargo vessel Wilson Leer, 3,695 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 00.09. At 17.44 vehicle carrier Harmony Leader, 20,434 tons d.w., owners Harmony Maritime Ltd Isle of Man, inward bound for Portbury.

30/7 at 07.05 cargo vessel Paul, 4,618 tons d.w., owners Edison Schiffahrts KG Germany, inward bound fpr Avonmouth. At 07.31 hrs cargo vessel Wilson Amsterdam, 3,602 tons d.w., owners Tanne Kankenb Vertom Bojen Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 01.02. At 21.04 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.25.

31/7 at 0834 bulk carrier Battersea, 169,391 tons d.w., owners SFL Battersea Inc Singapore, inward bound for Port Talbot.

Regards,

Norman.

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Plans to transform the heart of Bideford.

Councillors unanimously backed outline plans that could see the heart of Bideford transformed as part of a £9.7m bid for investment and regeneration. The scheme has been developed as Bideford’s bid for a slice of the £1billion “Future High Streets” Fund set up by the government. Both Bideford and Barnstaple are among the final list of 101 towns nationally who have made it through to the final round of bids. The complex funding arrangements mean that Bideford will be asking for the highest figure available of about £4.3million.

The Future High Street Fund is designed to support the transformation of town centres. With vacancy rates increasing nationally and a general shift towards online shopping, report after report has indicated a need for towns to become more focused on providing for the needs of their local community – with a particular focus on both health and experiences. It can’t be used just for painting buildings, upgrading shop fronts or even pot holes, but has to be about creating genuine community change and making people’s lives better.

The project has already seen communities, businesses, trade organisations, and District and Town councillors come together in a once-in-a-generation chance to unlock the potential of Bideford’s town centre as a unique experience for working, living and entertainment – all with a shared goal of creating a carbon neutral development with aspiration at its core.

The properties and land at the heart of the town’s transformation will run from the Heard Brothers garage complex on Queen Street, through adjoining buildings and open spaces, right into the heart of the retail district in Mill Street. This will create an interlinked complex of vibrant workspaces, a Community Hub working in partnership with One Northern Devon (a branch of the NHS), TTVS and 361 Energy, a cultural anchor, street food and micro-breweries and a range of open spaces – all under the working title of “Isaac’s Yard”. The plans also encompass a number of architecturally important buildings whose features will be preserved, enhanced and celebrated. One of these heritage spaces is a walled garden that will be open for the public to enjoy, right in the hustle and bustle of the town centre – an “oasis of calm” protected on all sides not only from the wind but also from the noises of the world around it. A perfect place for a lunchtime catch-up with friends, all the way through to a town centre festival.

Many Councillors spoke with admiration for the package of proposals being put forward, which many of them, along with the public at a host of engagement events, have helped to shape.

An outline of the scope of the project will shortly be available at www.bidforbideford.co.uk where the community can also express an interest to be kept informed of and get involved in future stages of the plans.

The next stage in the funding bid will involve a submission to Government by 31st July, with an announcement of successful bids expected in the autumn.

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New improved access at Westward Ho! slipway.

Local Contractors and Council Officers worked in partnership to complete an upgrade and extension to the slipway access to the Blue Flag designated beach at Westward Ho!. With one eye on the tide timetable and careful preparations, the team were able to deliver the ambitious project in less than a week from start to finish.

The existing concrete slipway had already been extended on two separate occasions in the past, but a report to Councillors at the end of June recognised that storm damage and ongoing erosion had necessitated the need for a further extension.

Off-site preparations included the construction of a steel reinforcement cage which was welded so that it could be craned directly into place once delivered to site. A modular system was then utilised to create forms around the structure into which concrete could then be poured. These were designed to be quick to construct and remove in-between tides and facilitated the pouring of around 650 cubic feet of concrete for the main slab of the slipway.

Extensive ground works were also needed to reach down beneath the sand to the clay subsurface of the beach into which the newer slipway structure has now been cast. The depth of the excavation meant that dealing with the constant ingress of groundwater was another challenge the engineers had to overcome. Rock armour from the soon to be redeveloped Clarence Wharf Car Park in Bideford was aligned around the finished slipway to give it further protection from the fierce storm and wave action it will need to withstand in this location.

The cost of the works was £38K and was allocated from existing budgets and funding balances already earmarked for Westward Ho! and also from the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Sustainable Development Fund.

Further coast protection works are planned to follow-on in September and will involve the placement of further rock armour along the upper beach area. Small sections of the beach will need to be restricted during these works and further details will be provided nearer the time. The rock armour will provide an interim measure to help mitigate the impact of severe winter storms prior to the long term coast protection works funded by DEFRA and managed by the Environment Agency.

Councillor Nick Laws, Ward Member for Westward Ho! said: “The extension to the slipway was designed to alleviate the scouring and associated ponding at the bottom of the slip, which made access very difficult at times. I stood at the top of the slipway today and watched a motorised mobility scooter simply glide off the beach and onto the slipway. This is a fantastic achievement by Torridge’s engineering team and contractors and I am full of admiration, not only for the design, but also the dedication and determination to see everyone finally able to enjoy our wonderful beach.”

Jenny Carey-Wood, AONB Manager, said: “We were delighted to support this slipway improvement, addressing a key priority this year to improve physical access to the AONB for local people and visitors. Westward Ho! beach and the Burrows offer a great opportunity to improve our wellbeing with the stunning views along the coast, beach based recreation, and a chance to discover its fascinating nature and heritage.”

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Bereavement support during Covid-19.

(Scroll down below poster for links).

NHS.

Tel. 01271-322362.

Website – www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk

North Devon Hospice.

Tel. 01271-347225.

Email – scteam@northdevonhospice.org.uk

Website – www.northdevonhospice.og.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care.

Tel. 0300 330 5466.

Email – devon@cruse.org.uk

Website – www.cruse.org.uk

Families in Grief.

Tel. 01237-479027.

Email – info@familiesingrief.org.uk

Website – www.familiesingrief.org.uk

Marie Curie.

Tel. 0800 3047 412.

Email – southwesthelper@mariecurie.org.uk

Website – www.mariecurie.org.uk

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New affordable housing in Bideford.

New affordable homes in Bideford support local employment, economy and housing needs of local people.

Westward has provided great new affordable homes in Bideford, thanks to working with new local developer NG Properties SW, to produce fantastic quality properties in the first partnership project of what it is hoped will be many. Westward invested in 20 homes at Pridham Place, with 12 as shared ownership and 8 for rent.

Viewers had no intention of missing out. More than 75% of the shared ownership properties were snapped up in the first 10 days! And that’s with most viewings being conducted as virtual visits online, prior to approval.

Unsurprisingly, almost all the shared ownership homes available are now reserved. These are high specification, affordable home ownership where Westward evidenced customer choice regarding larger property sizes. Westward was involved in the design with architect Andy Paterson and bespoke specification with enhancements.

Westward purchased two, three and four bedroom homes after customer feedback that shared ownership often wasn’t available at that size. The shared ownership specification is comparable with open market homes. Fully fitted carpets, white goods, upgraded kitchens, upgraded tiles in kitchens and bathrooms, and removable radiators for easy decorating; all add up to very desirable new homes. Good sized gardens with ample parking for the scheme complete the package.

Westward’s development manager, Samantha Novak, said, “NG Properties SW is a new developer from the area and we’ve worked so well together to provide these much needed affordable homes in Bideford. They are local people employing local people and we hope to do much more with them in the future. It’s the start of some great partnership working in Torridge.

She added, “It’s also thanks to funding from Homes England and Torridge District Council, along with their fantastic support, that we were able to provide these beautiful homes in the area.”

An added bonus for the community is that as part of the section 106 development requirements, NG Properties has contributed £25,000 towards play park improvements to Stucely Road play park. Consultation will begin on this in due course when it is safe to do so.

Councillor Pete Watson, Lead Member for Affordable Housing Delivery, said – “It’s great to see this team effort come to fruition and the emphasis that’s been placed on providing much needed but affordable larger properties for local families. Congratulations to everyone involved in the project and to Westward’s development manager, Sam Novak, in particular.”

Three more shared ownership homes (two x 2-bed and one 3-bed) and eight social rented (two 3-bed and two 2-bed houses, two 1-bed and two 2-bed flats) – to be marketed on Devon Home Choice – will also be available by Spring 2021.

The site was once a prisoner of war camp. Pridham Place is named after a past owner of the land, Dr T. L. Pridham, well-known in the mid-1800s for his kindness towards the less fortunate. Since those historic days, the site has been used for the manufacturing of bespoke timber bridges and wooden lodges and in later years the owners used it as storage for their carpet and furniture retail business within the town.

Pridham Place is just off Stucley Road with pedestrian and cycle access to Clovelly Road. There are local shops, a health centre, schools and a playground nearby. There is a regular bus route to the town centre.

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News from the Exmoor Pony Centre.

Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton, TA22 9QE.

Good news from the Pony Centre – we are now open! Very careful consideration has been taken to ensure we are following the government guidelines to keep all our staff, volunteers and visitors safe. Due to the restrictions, we are currently offering some ride bookings and visitors are welcome to come and see the ponies, although please call or email to book first. As circumstances change, we will be reviewing other possibilities so look at our website for news. It will be lovely to have people around again appreciating and learning about the ponies and what we do here at the charity.

Through social media we have been able to stay in touch with our wonderful followers and we are grateful to all that have donated in our various fundraising events. The Volunteer Challenge, to circumnavigate the 104 miles perimeter of Exmoor National Park, was so well supported and the 17 volunteers raised in excess of £2,000. Artist Jane Wills raised just over £1,000 for us by raffling a limited-edition print of her beautiful painting of Exmoor Ponies. Thank you to all who have supported our fundraising efforts in these difficult times. Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Website and Instagram pages for more on the way.

It’s been busy during Lockdown, those of you who remember Banksy and Andy will be pleased to know that they, and their bigger friend Da Vinci, have recently passed their inspections. Andy and Banksy will be at the centre for visitors to see over the Summer, but Da Vinci is off to a beautiful grazing site in Scarborough with five other friends. We took in 6 older mares who needed a future. They were handled and had routine welfare checks before heading off to a new grazing home.

Finally, we send you all our good wishes and maybe we will see you at the Centre for a visit soon. For booking a visit or ride please get in contact with the details below –

Website: www.exmoorponycentre.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheExmoorPonyCentre

Instagram: #exmoorponycentre?

Email: info@exmoorponycentre.org.uk?

Tel: 01398 323093.

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Torridge District Council ask residents to contact them for help with Council Tax or Business Rates arrears.

Torridge Council have issued a call for people experiencing any problems or anxiety with Council Tax or Business Rates arrears to get in touch with the Council as soon as possible and not to let arrears build up. The Council want people to be aware that there is support and help available ahead of an initiative to write to anyone who is in arrears or will be, in the coming weeks.

It recognises the extraordinary and uncertain times the whole Country has needed to adjust to in recent months as measures were introduced to deal with the spread of COVID-19. Many people have found themselves affected by the fallout from being asked to isolate at home and from businesses being directed to close leading to a loss of livelihood and incomes

Although many measures have been introduced by the Government to support people and businesses through this period, this did not include the suspension of Council Tax or Business Rate liability. A large proportion of these debts are also collected by Torridge on behalf of other organisations and government bodies – for example over 90% of Council Tax is transferred to bodies responsible for the provision of front line services such as the Police and Fire Services, and separately to others like Devon County Council for the provision of such things as Social Services, Highways, Schools to name just a few.

Torridge Council therefore have a legal obligation to continue collecting any arrears and in the meantime can find themselves with reducing balances, as in the short term these payments are required to be made regardless of any amount the Council collect. However Councillors have also made it clear that they want to try and engage with people in a way that will be sympathetic to potentially already heightened levels of worry or concern.

Councillor Claire Hodson – Lead Member for Customer Services and Internal Resources, said: “My message to everyone is to please read the letter you receive from Torridge Council as we really want to help. We are keeping you up to date about the payments of Council Tax or Business Rates that you have missed but continue to be responsible for. You may have simply overlooked making your payments or be experiencing a loss of, or reduced income.

For some, this may also be the first time in your lives that you have found yourself in debt. Whatever the reason, contacting the Benefits Team is the first step to solving this problem and they are ready to help you to find solutions. The letters will also detail other organisations and help available and hopefully you will feel comfortable in making a move to resolving any difficulty you find yourself in”.

Options to assist people include:

Rescheduling instalments to a later date each month or spread over a longer period of time.

Application for Council Tax support due to low income or a change in income.

Application to an exceptional hardship fund.

People can contact the Council as follows:

Council Tax Team contact details:

Email: council.tax@torridge.gov.uk

Telephone: 01237 428900

Business Rates Team contact details:

Email: business.rates@torridge.gov.uk

Telephone 01237 428700

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Help with anxiety & depression – ‘TALKWORKS’.

Don’t suffer in silence’ – help at hand for people in North?Devon feeling anxious about leaving lockdown.

For many people across the country, the past few months have been an incredibly difficult time with the COVID-19 pandemic creating a range of pressures and concerns. You might be experiencing job losses and financial worries, be missing loved ones or feeling very isolated. As lockdown eases, many people are also experiencing anxiety about entering the ‘new normal’, and being around more people again.

Many of us have mixed feelings and remain concerned about the impact of the virus on our lives. Perhaps the virus is not your primary concern, maybe you are worried about going back to pre-COVID social situations, such as visiting a restaurant or a pub.

All of these situations are examples of what can lead to an increase in common mental health problems such as anxiety, low mood or depression which can greatly impact on your day-to day-life and leave you feeling exhausted or worried.

We would urge people to seek help from TALKWORKS if they need support.

Part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, TALKWORKS is a free, confidential NHS talking therapy service dedicated to helping people improve their mental wellbeing. They are here to help individuals who may be struggling to cope, feeling low, anxious, stressed or just not quite themselves.

Chris Silman, TALKWORKS Clinical Team Manager for North Devon, says: “There is a real emphasis on taking care of our physical health at this time, but it can mean that people are struggling more with low mood, stress or anxiety. At TALKWORKS, we have adapted our services, meaning we are now offering talking therapies and practical help with your mental wellbeing through online platforms and over the phone.”

Sue Pike, TALKWORKS Service Manager, adds: “Last year we saw almost 19,000 people across Devon. This year we expect to treat even more people. However in common with other NHS services, we have seen fewer people coming forward to get help and treatment since lockdown and social distancing was introduced.

It’s important that those who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing know that the NHS is still open as usual and that TALKWORKS in North Devon can help you or anybody you know that is struggling. We are able to offer an initial appointment very quickly.”

We all did our bit to protect the NHS by staying at home, but now is the time to look after ourselves, too.

Call TALKWORKS today on 0300 555 3344 or self-refer online at www.talkworks.dpt.nhs.uk.

Take the first step to improving your life and feeling like ‘yourself’ again.

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Help with relationship counselling.

New Local Relationship Counselling Service.

A new Relationship Counselling service opened in Barnstaple earlier this year to help local couples and individuals struggling with their relationships to access support in their local area.

The coronavirus outbreak meant that the service had to be suspended for face to face appointments, but with lockdown restrictions now eased clients can once again have appointments in person.

Following the closure of Relate’s Barnstaple centre in December last year, local people needing help had to travel to Exeter or Taunton to access specialist relationship support. In response to conversations with clients and some local GPs worried about this, Jean Bowerman, a former Barnstaple Relate counsellor until its closure, set up North Devon Relationship Counselling Service in February this year to provide North Devon people with local help. Jean works from The Tarka Clinic in Barnstaple, with strict safety precautions in place, and also offers appointments by telephone or video call, which many clients find really convenient.

Jean said “When people are anxious or stressed by difficulties in their relationships they can feel in real crisis. Being able to talk through their difficulties with an experienced professional can be invaluable. They need to be able to access help easily and quickly and, particularly if they rely on public transport or need evening appointments, do not want to have to travel long distances. The Covid-19 outbreak has brought with it extra pressures such as worries about finances and concerns about future job security. It is really important that local counselling is available for them, particularly if their relationships were already in difficulty before lockdown.”

Appointments can be made, sometimes at fairly short notice, by calling 07887562072 or Tarka Clinic on 01271 373346. For further information see www.northdevonrcs.co.uk where you can also send an email enquiry.

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Phased return of Devon libraries.

Our phased return to libraries starts from Monday 6th July.

What To Expect In Our Libraries.

Libraries will begin to reopen with a limited number of services from Monday 6th July.  Four libraries, Braunton, Chudleigh and Honiton in Devon and Brixham in Torbay, will reopen from Monday 6th July as pilot libraries with public access to choose books from the shelves and use the computer facilities.

A ‘Choose and Collect’ service starts from Monday 6th July, at most libraries, telephone or email your local library and arrange a collection date for titles selected for you.

Devon Mobile Library service will restart from Monday 13th July running a reduced service.

The Home Library Service will resume from some libraries from Monday 13th July.

A Book Delivery service – ‘Books by foot and bike’ is available at some libraries.   Book reservations using our website are currently unavailable, but you can contact your library to see if a book is available for Choose and Collect.

We are pleased to let you know that our libraries are starting the phased reopening plan.

Here’s what we are doing to welcome you back safely:

Our Services:

Choose and Collect. To use our new free of charge ‘Choose and Collect’ service telephone or email your local library, we will select your books or DVDs and you can collect them from the library entrance at a pre-arranged time.

Digital Library.  Download and stream free eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines from our extensive collection. You can use our online resources from home and access to Ancestry Library Edition has been extended to Devon Libraries through to the end of July.??

Book Delivery – Books by foot and bike (available from select libraries only).  Our local Book Delivery service allows you to borrow books, DVDs and other library stock from your local library if you live nearby. Simply telephone your library, we will select items based on our discussion and we will make a delivery to your home.

Library Service at pilot libraries.  From Monday 6th July, we will offer a limited service at four pilot libraries (Braunton, Brixham, Chudleigh and Honiton) and will roll out opening across Devon and Torbay over the following weeks.

To read more and find out what to expect click here

Returning Items.

For all items borrowed prior to lockdown, we have extended loan dates through to the end of August 2020 in order to phase book returns. Please can we request that you continue to hold onto books, CDs and DVDs. We do not require you to make a special visit to your local library to return items and you will be able to return them from when your library reopens throughout July and August. There will be no fines as your current loan period has been extended.  

Read more about our phased reopening plans here

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Shipping notes No. 183 (June).

Bideford Quay.

Nothing since last issue

Appledore.

No news regarding the shipyard.

Yelland Quay.

Dea Gloria1/6 (2 trips). 2/6 Seen at 06.30, outward bound. This was her last trip to Yelland before she returned to her base on Merseyside.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/6 at 06.32 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 00.20. At 07.57 cargo vessel Ever Comfort, 10,620 tons d.w., owners Aurora Shipping & Trading Ltd Turkey, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 02.44. At 08.38 fruit juice tanker Orange Ocean, 22,918 tons d.w., owners Atlanship Switzerland, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 04.12. At 08.55 vehicle carrier Neptune Galena, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.50 hrs cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, 4,135tons d.w., owners Charles M Willie & Co Charter Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff. At 14.16 hrs cargo vessel Mario C, 13,000 tons d.w., owners Tagus River SA Maderia, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 2306 29th May. At 20.29 cargo vessel Felix, 6,359 tons d.w., owners Felix Schiffahrts Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 14.45. At 20.47 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,595 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 17.30. At 21.23 cargo vessel Aldebaran, 2,270 tons d.w., owners Baltnautic Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Neath. At 21.42 cargo vessel Wilson Gdynia, 3,632 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 16.25.

2/6 at 06.35 tanker Stolt Cormorant, 4,676 tons d.w., owners Stolt Guillemot BV Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 01.57. At 08.37 cargo vessel Marjatta, 3,481 tons d.w., owners Irving Management Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Newport.

5/6 at 09.28 cargo vessel Lady Clara, 3,637 tons d.w., owners Okku Tom Brook Vertoom Bojen Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 22.02 vehicle carrier Glorious Leader, 20,999 tons d.w., owners Glorious Maritime Ltd Isle of Man, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 17.09.

6/6 at 12.40 ro-ro vessel Ciudad de Cadiz, 3,500 tons d.w., owners Airbus SA France, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 13.53 outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.49 7th). At 12.55 vehicle carrier Neptune Galena, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 13.09 7th outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 08.58).

7/6 at 15.11 cargo vessel Icelandica Hav, 2,325 tons d.w., owners Hav Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Swansea.

8/6 at 12.12 bulk carrier Aastind, 8,130 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Newport.

9/6 at 05.02 cargo vessel Beaumagic, 3,820 tons d.w., owners Vertoom USC Beaumagic BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 15.27 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 20.16 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 18.00 12th having sailed from Portbury at 12.32).

10/6 at 12.13 cargo vessel Lisa, 4,850 tons d.w., owners Schwartewberg Herman Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.

11/6 at 12.50 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,585 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 15.36 12th outward bound, having sailed from Portbury at 10.58). At 18.36 vehicle carrier Euphrates Highway, 18,668 tons d.w., owners Brave Point Shipping Corp Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.09.

12/6 at 05.15 cargo vessel Kazim Dede, 9,861 tons d.w., owners Aurora of the Sea Shipping Turkey, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 23.22 11th. At 21.30 tug MTS Victory, 167 tons gross, owners MTS Group Ltd Brixham outward bound from Cardiff towing Skyline Barge 21, having sailed at 11.14.

13/6 at 12.57 bulk carrier Serdika, 13,971 tons d.w., owners Brightway Distribution Ltd Bulgaria, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.33 7th having been at anchor in Blue Anchor Bay. At 15.03 cargo vessel Rodau, 3,859 tons d.w., owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 18.10 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again 11.54 16th outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 06.17).

14/6 at 07.46 vehicle carrier Altair Leader, 18,688 tons d.w., owners TLC Hope/FK Baron Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 18.40 dredger UKD Bluefin, 5,797 tons d.w., owners UK Dredging Management Cardiff, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 14.47 en route to Hull.

15/6 at 06.58 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,200 tons d.w., owners Payton Maritime SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

16/6 at 12.48 cargo vessel Arklow Brook, 7,588 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping BV Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 12.21 12th and had been anchored Blue Anchor Bay awaiting orders. At 22.05 tug TMS Kermor, 240 tons d.w., owners unknown, inward bound for Hinkley Point Power Station with tow.

20/6 at 07.11 cargo vessel Pagadder, 4,535 tons d.w., owners C2C NV Belgium, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again on the 24th at 18.00 having sailed at 09.41). At 11.10 cargo vessel Steenbank, 4,500 tons d.w., owners Bankship IV BV Netherlands, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 08.21. At 12.50 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

21/6 at 10.10 cargo vessel Arklow Future, 4,500 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping Eire, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 06.50 20th. At 14.00 tanker Bit Okland, 24,853 tons d.w., owners Tarbit Shipping AB Sweden, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 07.22.

23/6 at 10.55 vehicle carrier Torrens, 14,512 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Stockholm and Oslo, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again on 24th at 15.25, having sailed at 10.48).

24/6 at 05.10 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy inward bound for Portbury.

25/6 at 06.50 cargo vessel Spanaco Simplicity, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Spanaco Three Ltd Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 23.45 24th. At 07.15 cargo vessel Ayr, 3,604 tons d.w., owners Hayo Unken Vertom-Bojen Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.

26/6 at 17.33 vehicle carrier Amethyst Ace, 18,700 tons d.w., owners MOL Auto Carrier Express Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

27/6 at 05.35 cargo vessel Wilson Aviero, 3,605 tons d.w., owners Wilson Ship Management Norway, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 23.16 26th. At 1700 vehicle carrier Gran Bretagna, 18,461 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

28/6 at 15.20 cargo vessel Tejo Belem, 4,624 tons d.w., owners Tejo Shipping Lines Ltd Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 18.13 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury

29/6 at 13.12 cargo vessel Fri Karmsund, 4,935 tons d.w., owners Fri Karmsund AS Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 15.24 cargo vessel Arklow Bank, 8,300 tons d.w., owners Glenthorne Shipping Ltd Eire, inward bound for Avonmouth.

30/6 at 17.52 tug Egesund, 58 tons d.w., owners Svenborg Bugser A/S Denmark, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 12.21. At 17.57 cargo vessel Marry-S, 3,471 tons d.w., owners Marry-S BV Netherlands, inward bound for Cardiff. At 18.07 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 18.07 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.32.

Regards,   Norman.

An old photograph from my collection –

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Shipping notes No. 182 (May).

In port – Bideford Quay.

Argos – built 2007; (ex- Argos 2015, Wilson Dunmore 2017); flag St Johns, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Ukrainian & German; from Londonderry to Castellon; arrived 4/5, sailed 6/5; loaded 2,850 tons ball clay.       (The vessel should have berthed on the p.m. tide 3rd, however the pilot boat Two Rivers got a rope round her propeller and was unable to clear the quay).

In port – Yelland Quay.

Deo Gloria – 16/5, 17/5 (2 trips), 18/5 (2 trips), 19/5 (2 trips), 20/5 (2 trips), 21/5 (2 trips), 22/5; after this trip I think the vessel may have gone to South Wales to rest for the Bank Holiday weekend . Then 26/5, 27/5 (2 trips), 28/5 (2 trips), 29/5 (2 trips), 30/5, 31/5 (2 trips). The vessel was due to finish dredging on the 2nd June, and I presume she will return to her base on Merseyside.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/5 at 06.40 tanker Scandinavia, 3,814 tons d.w., owners Scandininavia 1 APS Denmark, inward bound for Cardiff. At 19.11 cargo vessel Rix Flevo, 4,575 tons d.w., owners Rix -F Shipping Ltd Latvia, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 21.05 vehicle carrier Autosky, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.10.

2/5 at 07.10 cargo vessel Christina, 6,050 tons d.w., owners Margaretha HS Schiffahrts Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 01.07. At 07.38 tanker Stolt Cormorant, 5,509 tons d.w., owners Stolt Cormorant B.V. Netherlands, inward bound for Barry. At 19.08 cargo vessel Wilson Thames, 2,500 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipping As Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 13.28. At 21.40 vehicle carrier Grande Baltimora, 18,447 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 17.14.

4/5 at 19.36 cargo vessel Catania, 2,595 tons d.w., owners Catania Germany, inward bound for Newport .

5/5 at 11.48 container vessel Vohburg, 9,296 tons d.w., owners Vohburg KF Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 07.52. At 16.32 container ship Fiona, 23,011 tons d.w., owners Sirius Navigation Ltd GB Greece, bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.24.

6/5 at 11.20 tanker Stolt Guillemot, 4,676 tons d.w., Owners Stolt Guillemot BV Netherlands, inward bound for Barry.

7/5 at 06.07 cargo vessel Sea Hunter, 3,148 tons d.w., owners Torbulk Ltd Market Rasen, inward bound for Newport. At 08.08 cargo vessel Herakles, 3,682 tons d.w., owners Gerhard Wessels Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 15.43 bulk carrier Aastind, 8,130 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 16.50 cargo vessel Jomi, 4,258 tons d.w., owners Misje Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Swansea.

9/5 at 05.47 cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, 4,135 tons d.w., owners Charles M Willie Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff. At 10.13 cargo vessel Tejo Alges, 4,247 tons d.w., owners Tejo Shipping Lines Ltd Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 13.29 cargo vessel Hermas, 4,903 tons d.w., owners Hermas Herman Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.

10/5 at 10.33 cargo vessel Arklow Cadet, 5,085 tons d.w., owners Crinnis Shipping Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again 06.55 16th having sailed from Newport at 00.40). At 11.57 cargo vessel Arklow Brook, 7,588 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping BV Netherland, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 1500 cargo vessel AM Larafale, 4,951 tons d.w., owners A M Larafale Ltd France, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 16.28 vehicle carrier Autostar, 6,670 tons d.w. ,owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 17.14 11th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.12).

11/5 at 16.15 cargo vessel Delta Camilla, 7,601 tons d.w., owners Delta Bulk SA Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

12/5 at 20.16 tug MTS Viking, 130 tons d.w., owners Neptune Equipment B.v. Helensburgh, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 11.25. At 21.48 vehicle carrier Brasillia Highway, 18,793 tons d.w., owners Muse 2 Marine SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury

13/5 offshore supply vessel Kingdom of Fife, 1,200 tons d.w., owners Briggs Commercial ltd Burntisland ,inward bound for Carmarthen Bay.

14/4 at 17.30 cargo vessel Sea Hunter, 3148 tons d.w., owners Torbulk Shipping Ltd Market Rasen, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 13.45. At 20.15 vehicle carrier Positive Leader, 15,023 tons d.w., owners North Island SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed from Portbury at 15.07. At 20.43 cargo vessel Evert Prahm, 2,398 tons d.w., owners Evert Prahm Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again outward bound having sailed at 05.15 16th).

16/5 at 06.13 cargo vessel Clara K, 4,285 tons d.w., owners K & T Holland CV x11 Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 23.42 15th At 06.13 vehicle carrier Neptune Aegli, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 05.35 17th having sailed at 00.56). At 16.50 cargo vessel Lady Clara, 3,637 tons d.w., owners OKK tom Brook Vertom Bojen Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.

17/5 at 08.19 cargo vessel Wilson Fedje, 4,501 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 02.04. At 16.15 cargo vessel Wilson Lahn, 2,500 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness.

18/5 at 10.30 cargo vessel Amy, 1,786 tons d.w., owners Amy GMBH & Co K.G. Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.

19/5 at 08.10 cargo vessel Hermas, 4,903 tons d.w., owners Hermas Herman Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again 19.15 23rd having sailed from Sharpness at 07.17). At 10.10 vehicle carrier Grande Houston, 18,500 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, having sailed from Portbury at 05.59 hrs. (This is the first time the ship has visited, as she is the latest ship built for the company). At 18.15 vehicle carrier Grande Europa, owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 19.06 tanker Team Sapphire, 8,907 tons d.w., owners Team Tankers Regional Ltd Denmark, inward bound for Barry. At 19.30 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

20/5 at 18.32 bulk carrier Pacific Myra, 181,060 tons d.w., owners Pacific Myra SA Singapore, inward bound for Port Talbot.

21/5 at 07.46 cargo vessel RMS Goole, 2,620 tons d.w., owners BWK Schiffivest GMBH Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 12.05 bulk carrier Aastun, 6,100 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot.

22/5 at 12.03 cargo vessel Bahia de Alcudia, 10,607 tons d.w., owners Santander Banco S.A Spain, inward bound for Newport.

23/5 at 05.40 cargo vessel Lianne, 3,075 tons d.w., owners Scheepvaartbedrijf Van dam Netherlands, outward bound from Newport at 20.07 21st – she had been sheltering off Lundy due to bad weather.

24/5 at 09.53 vehicle carrier Cepheus Leader, 21,402 tons d.w., owners Eastasia Shipping Co Ltd Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 20.08 cargo vessel Fehn Companion, 2,580 tons d.w., owners Fehn Companion Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again at 18.48 28th outward bound from Sharpness, having sailed at 22.12 26th.)

25/5 at 12.50 cargo vessel Rodau, 3,712 tons d.w., owners Arlau and Rodau Strahmann Germany, inward bound for Swansea.

26/5 at 14.35 cargo vessel Ambassadeur, 6,667 tons d.w., owners TSS Ambassadeur CV Netherlands, inward bound for Swansea .

28/5 at 14.00 fruit juice tanker Orange Ocean, 22,918 tons d.w., owners Atlanship S.A.Switzerland, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 14.08 cargo vessel Konstantin, 4,508 tons d.w., owners Konstantin Herman Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Newport.

29/5 at 06.25 cargo vessel F. Arslan V, 5,278 tons d.w., owners Firat Shipping Co Ltd Germany, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 23.26 28th . At 14.55 bulk carrier Aastun, 6100 tons d.w., owners Aasten Bulk Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 14.55 cargo vessel Lisa, 4,850 tons d.w., owners Schwartenberg Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 15.50 container vessel MSC Eyra, 21,370 tons d.w., owners NSM Eyra Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

30/5 at 13.11 project vessel Western Rock, 3,264 tons d.w., owners Western Management B.V. Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth – looking at photographs of the vessel and her deck cargo she appeared to have a cargo of wind turbine blades. At 16.00 buoy tender vessel Galatea, 1,200 tons d.w., owners Trinity House Harwich, attending to the harbour buoys in Bideford Bay. At 2000 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

31/5 at 05.43 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,595 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

Regards,

Norman.

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Arts Society North Devon, 2020/21.

THE ARTS SOCIETY NORTH DEVON

The Society usually meet at The Durrant House Hotel, Bideford, at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October until May, with the exception of December (when the AGM takes place at 1.30 p.m. ahead of the lecture).

The Programme offers a variety of Lectures presented by highly accredited lecturers from all over the country. Visitors are always welcome, a donation of £5 per person will be requested.

Unfortunately, due to the present restrictions the lectures for April and May had to be cancelled and no further lectures were booked through the summer months.

The next Lecture Season 2020/2021 is programmed to start on Tuesday 13th October but at present cannot be guaranteed.

Online lectures plus other points of interest from the World of Art are available to everyone, at www.connected.theartssociety.org.uk

For any further information please contact us at – info@tasnorthdevon.org.uk.

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Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society online exhibition.

www.whobidarts.co.uk/exhibition.html

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Beaford Archive reopens to record Coronavirus.

 

North Devonians invited to photograph life during lockdown.

April 2020, North Devon.

For the first time in over 30 years, the Beaford Archive – home to the North Devon photographs of James Ravilious and Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins – is being reopened.

James had unrivalled access to North Devon lives, but not even he could have recorded life during lockdown,” said Mark Wallace, Beaford’s Director. “The only way we’ll do that is together – so, for the first time ever, we’re asking everyone in North Devon to add their photos to the Beaford Archive.”

The Beaford Archive contains over 100,000 images of northern Devon from 1850-1990. Over 10,000 of these are now available online at beafordarchive.org, thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Royal Photographic Society has called it “unparalleled in both quantity and quality”. It has never before been opened for general submission, but the trustees of Beaford see it as vital that the Archive records these times for future generations. As a result, this new chapter in the Archive’s history will be written by the people of North Devon.

More details on how to submit photographs and information on James Ravilious’s approach to photo selection can be found at http://beaford.org. Curated galleries featuring submitted photos will be displayed throughout the lockdown period.

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