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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Join the Rangers at Northam Burrows for half-term, 24th Oct. – 1st Nov.

Northam Burrow Rangers have been busy putting the finishing touches to some exciting free Half-Term activities at Northam Burrows suitable for young and old alike. The first of these and running dawn to dusk from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November is a Spooky Half Term Halloween Adventure Trail. The trail is self-guided from a discovery map that can be downloaded from the Council’s web site – then simply head outdoors to the Burrows to find creepy creatures and strange sculptures marked on the map. Solve the clues to reveal the secret words and take part in the picture challenge to prove you completed the trail. No booking is required, and the start point for the trail is near the Westward Ho! entrance to the park.

The other event – Dark skies – lights in the landscape is a guided walk as part of Devon Dark skies week in collaboration with North Devon Coast AONB. Unfortunately, this event is sadly already fully booked out. However other events are being organised in Northern Devon by Natural Devon as part of the Dark Skies celebrations, so please check their web pages for details as there may still be spaces on some of these: https://www.naturaldevon.org.uk/devon-dark-skies-2020/

For further information on Northam Burrows Park and contact details head over to the Northam Burrows web pages here: https://www.torridge.gov.uk/northamburrows or to join their events and newsletter mailing list email northam.burrows@torridge.gov.uk with a request to be added. Happy Halloween!

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Cashless parking in Torridge.

Cashless Parking in Torridge will be changing from Parkmobile to RingGo on the 26th October. The move is part of a wholesale consolidation of cashless parking across the County, with single provision by RingGo across all Devon Councils.

As part of the move to RingGo, and to encourage safer, touch free, parking, the normal convenience fee for paying to park by phone has been dropped. This means that the standard service will effectively costs the same as paying with cash.

Like Parkmobile, RingGo lets users pay for their parking using a mobile phone and their credit or debit card, rather than via a machine. However, it differs from Parkmobile in that motorists no longer have to remember to stop their parking, instead they buy time in advance, in the same way they would buy a pay and display ticket from the machine.

One benefit of RingGo over cash payments at a machine is that if motorists realise, they want to stay longer, they can top up their parking via their phone without having to return to the vehicle. Optional text reminders can also be sent just before the parking is about to run out for a small charge, currently 10p.

The new system offers motorists various ways to pay: the most popular is via the RingGo smartphone app, but users can also call, send an SMS, or pay online. If a motorist pays for parking via RingGo, there is no need to display a ticket in the vehicle.

Any existing Parkmobile user, who has not previously used RingGo, should download the RingGo app and complete their registration online at www.RingGo.co.uk to ensure they can park quickly and easily. Anyone who would like to try the convenience of cashless parking for the first time can do the same.

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Great Torrington Globe Hotel project celebrates £63k funding.

Plans to rejuvenate the Globe Hotel in Great Torrington received a fresh boost this week with the announcement of almost £63K in funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund. The money is for the partnership project between Great Torrington Town and Torridge District Councils, Petroc and the Plough Arts Centre with a goal of creating a working training hotel offering the South West’s first degree-level apprenticeship courses in Tourism and Hospitality and the first ever degree level course in Torridge. But the ambitions for the Grade II listed building don’t stop there, with the wider masterplan highlighting shared workspaces, food outlets, and a community and cultural venue for activities in partnership with the Plough. The plan, which is supported by partners including Great Torrington School and RHS Rosemoor, will be underpinned by an innovative community ownership through a share issue to fund the acquisition.

The grant will be used to scope and draw up a more detailed Business Plan, explore possibilities for the building itself and to facilitate the community acquisition process. Key messages from recent consultations showed strong support from the community to bringing the Globe out from hibernation, to be owned and run for the benefit of the community and establishing it as a focal point in the Town and local economy.

15 new permanent, full time local jobs will be created as the project progresses with seven of these being high skilled. The build will also generate opportunities for local firms and trades as part of the capital works to alter the interior and shape the 460 square feet of workspace, and spaces set aside for the food, drink and entertainment offerings.

Mayor of Great Torrington, Councillor Keeley Allin, said: “It’s such exciting news to hear of the award of the Architectural Heritage Fund grant. This funding will have a really positive impact on the local community by restoring and revitalising an important and historic building in the heart of our town.”

Torridge District Councillor and Lead Member for Community, Culture and Leisure Cheryl Cottle-Hunkin said: “It’s really refreshing to be able to bring some good news for the local community at a time when the economy generally is going through such tough times. We are very grateful to The Architectural Heritage Fund for supporting the project group’s vision for what I have no doubt will be a great flagship development and economic growth driver for the area and a great venue for everyone to use.”

Project organisers are still keen to hear from people who want to get involved in the project or have views on how it should proceed and a consultation webpage has been set up on Torridge District Council’s website under “consultations” on their front page, or via this link https://tinyurl.com/yy3gb2ng

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Exmoor Pony Centre – October.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton TA22 9QE

Wow, we just can’t thank everyone enough for their ongoing support over the last few months. After a difficult lockdown, it has been amazing to welcome people back to the Exmoor Pony Centre throughout July, August and September. The positive response to our new ways of working and booking system has been a real boost and we hope to see lots of people throughout October before we close for the winter.

However this year our door will not be completely closed and will be left a jar so that on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons 1-3pm people can drop by to have a look at our shop and hopefully stock up on Christmas cards, gifts and our 2021 Calendar. Usually we are able to attend several Festive events to sell our charitable items which are a vital part of our annual income, of course this year there are no such events being held so we are hoping people will support us by popping up to the Centre or visiting our website and purchasing items online.

On 1st October the law changed, and all equines of any age must be microchipped. Our team has been busily catching up with some old pony pals who needed to be chipped in readiness. Linzi and Lauren visited some of our ponies who graze the Quantocks to help with the process. They were able to headcollar and successfully micro-chip 3 ponies who had not been handled for 10 years!

By the time you read this, the round up of the moorland foals will be well underway and we will be awaiting the arrival of some to the Centre for handling through the Winter months. This is always an exciting time as we never know quite how many we will get! Government restrictions allowing we shall be holding our Youngstock Handling Courses this winter, please contact the Centre for more information.

The autumn and winter months see our ridden team getting the chance for a few months holiday which allows our team to work with the younger and less experienced ponies, so we are always kept very busy. Our fundraising efforts also continue, and we will be holding an Online Auction in November to help raise funds towards our work with the unwanted foals. Please check out our website and social media channels to view our awesome auction lots.

And don’t forget, it won’t be long now until Christmas and we have cards and calendars for sale in our online shop via our website. Cards are £4 (pack of ten) and the 2021 Calendar is a bargain at £7.50 all featuring Exmoor Pony photographs taken at the Centre, on the Moor and on conservation grazing sites throughout the UK. Every penny goes to help our ponies.

Website: www.exmoorponycentre.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheExmoorPonyCentre

Email: info@exmoorponycentre.org.uk

Tel: 01398 323093.

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Free second hour of parking – Bideford, Holsworthy, Torrington.

Torridge Council’s Community and Resources Committee have voted to implement plans for a free second hour’s parking for motorists in Bideford, Holsworthy and Torrington main Car Parks. The free second hour will automatically be added to any one-hour tickets purchased during October and November and will commence from 8am on Friday 9th October.

The proposals are being introduced to assist the recovery of town centre shops and businesses from the unprecedented adverse effects on trading experienced as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses lost significant income during their enforced closure under lockdown rules and have since been operating under new restrictions limiting the number of people allowed in their premises, and requiring compliance with face mask, gel sanitising and distancing measures. As a result of these factors queues have often formed outside some premises with customers then rushing to complete their trips before their parking expires. Councillors hope that the new “buy one – get one free” parking offer will allow people to dwell longer and have time for other activities, perhaps a spot of dining, during their visits.

The scheme has an estimated cost of around £43K, representing the income that will be sacrificed in support of the initiative, and will come from money the Council previously received from Government for new homes built in the area.

The ‘buy one hour get a second hour of parking free’ scheme applies to Town Centre Car Parks in Bideford, Holsworthy and Torrington only. Please check the Council website for a full list of sites.

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Coastwise North Devon – Autumn programme.

Jonathon Porritt joins Coastwise North Devon’s Autumn programme.

Britain’s most prominent Green activist, Jonathon Porritt, is to give a talk to Coastwise North Devon on Thursday 29th October. Jonathon is a former director of Friends of the Earth, a founder director of Forum for the Future, and former chair of the government’s Sustainable Development Commission.

As part of Coastwise North Devon’s exciting Autumn programme, Jonathon Porritt will be talking about his new book “Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency”. Jonathon says “Of all the books I’ve written since 1984, this one has been the hardest. Confronting today’s Climate Emergency is personally very painful – simply because we’ve left everything so late.

You can’t just stay hopeful if the science tells us it’s already too late to stop runaway climate change – but happily, that’s not the case. Solutions abound on every front, and a new generation of climate activists (in the School Strikes movement and Extinction Rebellion) has transformed today’s climate politics.

But it won’t stay ‘not too late’ much longer’. Which is what makes this the decisive decade, and what makes 2021, as we rebuild our shattered economies after the coronavirus crisis, the decisive year.”

Co-chair of Coastwise North Devon, Liesje Birchenough, said “We are really excited to be welcoming Jonathon Porritt to join our Autumn term of lectures on Zoom. The new online version of Coastwise enables us to present some exciting speakers from all over the UK, and we are looking forward to getting started.”

The first meeting of the Autumn series, at 10.00am on Thursday 8th October, will be accessible on the Zoom platform, in the comfort of your own home, as live meetings are currently subject to restrictions. The full term’s fee is £20.00. Further talks in the series, which runs up to December, will include Rocky Seashores, Rockpools in Winter, Rewilding Coasts and Wetlands, Geology & Landscape in Devon, and How Climate Change is affecting Ocean Storminess.

Check the website www.coastwisenorthdevon.org.uk for the full talks programme and how to enrol.

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Shipping notes No. 186 (September).

Bideford Quay.

No shipping since last edition.

Yelland Quay.

No shipping since last edition.

Appledore.

Since the announcement that the shipyard was to reopen as “Harland and Wolff Appledore”, there have been two open days for ex-employees to apply for jobs at the yard. Still awaiting news on how many have returned to work for the new owners, or news of any orders.

Bristol Channel Observations.

3/9 at 20.30 cargo vessel Valiant, 2,366 tons d.w., owners Faversham Ships Ltd Cowes IOW, inward bound for Port Talbot.

4/9 at 11.27 cargo vessel Rebecca Hammann, 2,420 tons d.w., owners Hammann & Prahm Reederei Germany, inward bound for Swansea.

5/9 at 09.21 cargo vessel Damsterdijk, 4,450 tons d.w., owners Naviga Shipmanagement BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 14.49 cargo vessel Paula C, 5,000 tons d.w., owners Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd Isle of Wight, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again at 08.06 11th having sailed from Sharpness at 00.56). At 12.55 cargo vessel Skarpoe. 6,381 tons d.w., owners Eleonara Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again at 08.24 10th outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 23.21 9th).

6/9 at 09.44 cargo vessel Patria, 3,519 tons d.w., owners Interscan Schiffahrts GMBH Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 11.10 container vessel MSC Iris, 23,000 tons d.w., owners NSM Iris Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.36 vehicle carrier Auto Eco, 16,995 tons d.w., owners UECC Ltd Isle of Man, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 14.15 7th, having sailed at 09.57). At 14.52 bulk carrier HTK Lotus, 28,441 tons d.w., owners HTK Shipping & Import and Export Vietnam, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 09.10. At 14.55 vehicle carrier Global Highway, 20,686 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.32.

7/9 at 05.15 vehicle carrier Passero, 12,755 tons d.w., owners Passero GMBH & Co KG Germany, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 19.36 8th outward bound having sailed from Portbury at 14.17). At 07.55 bulk carrier NM Sakura, 60,948 tons d.w., owners NM Shipping SA Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.40 tanker Fredericia, 3,600 tons d.w., owners Energizer Shipping APS Dubai, inward bound for Cardiff. At 14.00 vehicle carrier Themis, 23,786 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury.

8/9 at 06.05 bulk carrier Athos, 30,618 tons d.w., owners Athos Navigation Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 17.35 tanker Northern Skagerrak, 708 tons d.w., owners Kristensson Shipping AB Sweden, inward bound for Cardiff.

9/9 at 16.51 bulk carrier Stellar Pacific, 16,730 tons d.w., owners Stellar Pacific Co Ltd Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. (Seen again outward bound at 13.06 19th having sailed from Newport at 10.24 18th.). At 16.53 cargo vessel Karoli, 5,727 tons d.w., owners HS Karoli OU Estonia, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again at 06.57 having sailed from Avonmouth at 00.07 hrs 12th). At 16.57 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound having sailed from Portbury at 12.39.

10/9 at 16.40 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 16.49 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,650 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

11/9 at 16.22 cargo vessel Maxi, 6,359 tons d.w., owners Maxi Schiffahrts GMBH & Co KG, Germany inward bound for Avonmouth.

12/9 at 07.16 hrs vehicle carrier Dalian Highway, 21,616 tons d.w., owners Rockfish Marine SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 01.24. At 08.06 cargo vessel Angon, 5,045 tons d.w., owners Navinnorte SA Spain, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 00.56. At 11.10 cargo vessel My Melody, 3,713 tons d.w., owners Night Blue Shipping Ltd Turkey, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 01.37. At 20.16 cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, owners Charles M Willie Cardiff, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 15.07. At 20.16 cargo vessel Fluvious Plym, 3,211 tons d.w., owners Fluvious Plym Ltd Crediton, inward bound for Sharpness.

13/9 at 06.40 cargo vessel Arklow Beacon, 8,660 tons d.w., owners Glenthorne Shipping Ltd Eire, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 00.28. At 12.20 bulk carrier Aasvik, 7,566 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot. (Seen again at 19.58 14th having sailed at 16.24 14th). At 1956 cargo vessel Arklow Viking, 5,150 tons d.w., owners Ferrybank Shipping Eire, inward bound for Avonmouth.

14/9 at 07.30 cargo vessel Ayr, 3,604 tons d.w., owners Hayo Unken Vertom-Bojn Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 20.15 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,500 tons d.w., owners Payton Maritime SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.58.

15/9 at 07.55 vehicle carrier California Highway, 18,644 tons d.w., owners 9107 Eagles Line SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

17/9 at 11.16 bitumen tanker Seapower, 4,897 tons d.w., owners Sea Ocean Maritime Greece, inward bound for Newport. At 12.25 vehicle carrier Viking Diamond, 12,572 tons d.w., owners Ccc Shipowning Pte ltd Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

18/9 at 14.55 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.55 cargo vessel Wilson Onega, 2,516 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 10.35.

20/9 at 10.17 cargo vessel Leyla, 1,802 d.w., owners Leyla GMBH & Co KG Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 10.40 bulk carrier Aastvik, 7,566 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 16.11 bulk carrier Brigitte, 58,624 tons d.w., owners Leste Shipping Ltd Cyprus, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again at 14.30 22nd outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.24).

21/9 at 11.10 cargo vessel Arklow Venus, 5,171 tons d.w., owners Ferrybank Shipping BV Eire, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 12.05 cargo vessel Sea Kestrel, 2,225 tons d.w., owners Northern Coasters ltd Market Rasen UK, inward bound for Newport.

22/9 at 06.15 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Shipping Ltd U.K., inward bound for Portbury. At 15.45 container vessel Ranger, 6,945 tons d.w., owners Perranger Liberia, outward bound from Portbury having sailed 11.06. At 16.06 container vessel AS Paulina, 6,945 tons d.w., owners AS Paulina Opco BV Netherlands, inward bound for Portbury . At 16.20 bulk carrier Albany Sound, 28,379 tons d.w., owners Pacific Basin Chartering HK Ltd Hong Kong, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 10.25. At 19.10 vehicle carrier Thalatta, 23,786 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Sweden and Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 13.17.

23/9 at 17.57 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.11.

26/9 at 06.55 cargo vessel Wilson Volos, 6,050 tons d.w., owners Gerhard G Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 01.09. At 07.04 cargo vessel Wilson Halsvik, 4,280 tons d.w., owners Pasadena Riverliner GMBH & Co Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 01.04. At 08.20 cargo vessel Kossau, 3,700 tons d.w., owners Roland First Maritime GMBH Germany, inward bound for Swansea. At 09.10 cargo vessel Westerwind, 2,815 tons d.w., owners Weststrada J.L, inward bound for Sharpness. At 0915 cargo vessel Amiko, 4,750 tons d.w., owners Amiko Maritime Co Ltd Lithuania, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 03.38. At 10.50 bunkering tanker Lizrix, owners Lizrix Tankship Ltd Hull, inward bound for Avonmouth.

27/9 at 11.30 cargo vessel Mittelplate, 3,183 tons d.w., owners Wirdum Germany, inward bound for Newport.

28/9 at 20.30 vehicle carrier Monoceros Leader, 19,159 tons d.w., owners Nancy Ship Holdings SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.15.

29/9 at 09.03 cargo vessel Arklow Dale, 11,047 tons d.w., owners Kilbride Shipping Ltd Eire, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 06.37. At 13.10 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

30/9 at 10.15 ro-ro vessel City of Hamburg, 3,546 tons d.w., owners Airbus SAS France, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.35 cargo vessel Arklow Valley, 5,167 tons d.w., owners Avoca Shipiing BV Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 05.21.

Regards,

Norman.

Below is a photograph from my collection dated 13.6.03.

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Green Home Grants scheme.

On 8th July 2020 the Chancellor announced a £2 billion Green Home Grants Scheme to upgrade homes across England and make them more energy efficient. £1.5 billion of the total funding is to be made available through vouchers that can be put towards the cost of any improvements or upgrades. The scheme was launched with two goals in mind, with the first linked to addressing climate change and the UK Government’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. The scheme is also part of a package of measures designed to kick-start the economy following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with local registered installers to benefit from the resulting demand for installations.

Under the scheme home owners and landlords in England can apply for a voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient and low-carbon heating improvements to their homes. The voucher will cover up to two thirds of the cost of qualifying improvements to residents’ homes; up to a maximum voucher value of £5,000 (only one voucher is available per property). If people are on a low income and receive certain benefits they can receive a voucher covering all of the cost of improvements, up to a maximum voucher value of £10,000. Only certified installers are eligible to carry-out work on properties but local tradespeople are being encouraged to sign up to the accreditation scheme operated by TrustMark.

To be eligible to apply for the voucher, you must either:-

Own your own home (including park home owners, and long-lease holders and shared ownership).

Be a private or social landlord.

The scheme is not open to non-domestic properties or new-builds, and landlords cannot apply for the low-income portion of the scheme.

The Green Home Scheme will be time-limited to help stimulate the economic recovery, and support the creation nationally of tens of thousands of green jobs immediately. The scheme goes live on 30th September 2020, although people can check their eligibility and see what energy efficiency measures would suit their homes ahead of this date by using the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) toolkit, or visiting the government website for more information. Vouchers must be redeemed and improvements completed by 31st March 2021.

Torridge District Councillor Peter Hames, Lead Member for Climate Change, said: “Obviously the Green Home Grant scheme is very welcome in terms of the impact energy efficiency improvements can have on reducing carbon emissions and help us as a Country achieve our net-zero ambitions. But it will also help householders to save money in the long term and has the potential to be an important stimulus for our local economy which has obviously been affected by the recent Covid-19 crisis. In that respect I would also encourage local tradespeople to get registered now as an approved installer so that they can take advantage of the opportunities this scheme will hopefully generate.”

People should visit the Simple Energy Advice website to check eligibility, decide what measures to install and then contact an accredited tradesperson to get a quote: https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/pages/green-homes-grant Alternatively local tradespeople should register with TrustMark and can find out more by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/green-homes-grant-scheme-register-as-a-certified-tradesperson-or-business

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Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society – second online exhibition.

INVITATION TO VIEW OUR 2ND ONLINE SHOW!!

The May show can still be seen on our website, but we are delighted to invite you to view our NEW SEPTEMBER 2020 online show, which opened this week at http://www.whobidarts.co.uk/exhibition_refresh.html with all new work. As you will see our members have been busy being creative during lockdown!

The exhibition runs for the rest of 2020. Do feel free to invite your friends and relatives to view the show.

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Woolsery Country Craft & Farmers’ Markets.

Woolsery Farmers’ Market has been split into two, to allow for COVID measures to be in place and to make more space. Refreshments will be available at both events.

Dates as follow –

24th October, 10.00am – 2.00pm at Woolsery Village Hall – Country Crafts Market

Featuring local artists handmade and beautiful crafts. Any potential craft and local artists stall holders are to contact Hilary Prouse directly to book a stall. Hprouse@tiscali.co.uk / 07774160341

21st November, 10.30am – 2.00pm at Woolsery Village Hall – Woolsery Farmers Market.

Come and visit farm and independent suppliers who stock a fabulous range of authentic Devon produce. Any potential stall holders are to contact Carol Cohran (Carol@dippledairy.co.uk Tele:07946 603152). £10 stall holder fee.

 

Both markets are capped at 30 Stall holders to allow spacing and social distancing to be in place. Covid measures will be adhered to and in accordance with government guidelines at the time of the event.

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Shipping notes No. 185 (August).

Bideford Quay.

Nothing since last issue.

Yelland Quay.

Nothing since last issue.

Appledore.

The great news, announced on Radio Devon on Tuesday 25th, was that the owners of Harland and Wolff Belfast shipyard (Infrastrata) had bought the yard for £7 million and would be pursing orders and resuming shipbuilding as soon a possible. It was deemed so important that the Prime Minister was in attendance at the yard for the announcement.

(Pictured below, one of the Irish Navy vessels built at the yard).

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/8 at 06.46 bulk Carrier Sider Mykonos, 30,060 tons d.w., owners Nebel Shipping SA Switzerland, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 11.00 cargo vessel Pasedena, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Gerhard Wessels Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 05.56. At 2020 bulk carrier Aastun, 6,000 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 17.15. At 21.10 tanker Northern Skagerrak, 708 tons d.w., owners Kristenssson Shipping AB Sweden, inward bound for Cardiff.

2/8 at 18.02 cargo vessel Ronja, 4,500 tons d.w., owners Irving Management Pte Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Avonmouth.

3/8 at 06.13 vehicle carrier Prometheus Leader, 14,382 tons d.w., owners Bacchus Shipping Pte Ltd Malaysia, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.30 cargo vessel Kristel, 5,000 tons d.w., owners HS Kristel OV Estonia, inward bound for Newport. At 10.12 Telamon, 3,675 tons d.w., owners Gerhard Wessels Germany, inward bound for Cardiff. At 10.27 cargo vessel Sky Vita, 4,195 d.w., owners Sagittarus Shipping Co Ltd Latvia, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again on 5th at 09.40 outward bound, having sailed at 22.20 5th). At 12.30 cargo vessel RMS Laar, 2,304 tons d.w., owners Rhein Maas-und See-Schiffahrtskontor GMGH Germany, inward bound for Neath. At.12.54 tanker Stolt Pelican, 5,797 tons d.w., owners Stolt Pelican BV Rotterdam, inward bound for Barry. At 13.19 container vessel MSC Hannah, 38,700 tons d.w., owners Saltgate Panama Shipping Inc Switzerland, inward bound for Portbury.

4/8 at 13.35 cargo vessel Amber Trader, 5,727 tons d.w., owners A. Trader Ltd Portugal, inward bound for Swansea. At 13.39 cargo vessel Amisa, 6,059 tons d.w., owners Smisia Herman Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Newport.

6/8 at 05.15 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 06.55 7th,having sailed from Portbury at 00.38). At 16.15 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.15.

 8/8 at 12.30 container vessel MSC Manya, 43,093 tons d.w., owners Manya Maritime Ltd Cyprus, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 12.55 Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.01.

9/8 at 12.52 vehicle carrier Spica Leader, 14,378 tons d.w., owners Spica Shipholding Pte Ltd Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.40 container vessel Vohburg, 9,296 tons d.w., owners Vohburg KF Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 09.15.

12/8 at 17.24 bitumen tanker Stella Orion, 4,999 tons d.w., owners Boerenizu BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.

16/8 at 07.10 cargo vessel Wilson Porto, 4,953 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipmanagment Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 0745 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 1918 container vessel Vohburg, 9,296 tons d.w., owners Vohburg KF Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.37.

17/8 at 9.05 bulk carrier Aastvik, 7,566 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 05.35. At 12.22 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 3,990 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Swansea. At 17.15 cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, owners Charles M Willie & Co Charter Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff.

18/8 at 11.29 tanker Stolt Jaeger, 5,846 tons d.w., owners Stolt Jaeger BV Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 08.12.

19/8 at 12.16 bitumen tanker Iver Blessing, 6,189 tons d.w., owners Vroon BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 19.55 bunkering tanker Northern Skagerrak, 708 tons d.w., owners Kristensson Shipping AB Sweden, inward bound for Cardiff.

20/8 at 16.58 reefer vessel Green Ocean, 5,246 tons, owners Green Shipping AS Poland – passed Lundy, then turned around and went to anchor off Clovelly. After sheltering from storm Ellen left the anchorage on Thursday 27th and made for Stornoway in Scotland. At 17.03 cargo vessel Rix Flevo, 4,515 tons d.w., owners Rix Shipmanagement SIA Latvia, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 08.50. At 19.53 bunkering vessel Lizrix, 1,942 tons d.w., owners Lizrix Tankships Ltd UK, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again outward bound at 10.55 22nd,having sailed from Avonmouth at 21.36 21st).

21/8 at 20.10 LPG tanker Navigator Leo, 34,300 cubic metres capacity and 22,844 tons d.w., owners AAT Shipinvest AS Norway, cruising round Lundy sheltering from Storm Ellen – she went to anchor off Clovelly while awaiting a berth at Milford Haven. She left the anchorage about 0800 and passed the east side of Lundy 08.55 23rd, heading for Milford Haven.

22/8 at 05.30 bulk carrier NBA Van Dyck, 95,527 tons d.w., owners NYK Bulkship Atlantic BV Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot. At 08.03 cargo vessel Brufjell, 4,372 tons d.w., owners AAT Shipinvest AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness.

23/8 at 09.00 vehicle carrier Neptune Galena, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegil Shipping Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 21.44 20th having been sheltering from Storm Ellen further up the Bristol Channel. At 14.10 bulk carrier Oriana C, 34,417 tons d.w., owners Six Navigation Co LLC New York, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.33.

24/8 at 17.20 vehicle carrier Wisteria Ace, 17,325 tons d.w., owners Polar Express Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

28/8 at 06.52 vehicle carrier Selene Leader, 18,082 tons d.w., owners NYK Line Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 07.30 29th, having sailed from Portbury at 01.47). At 20.11 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

29/8 at 09.56 cargo vessel RMS Carelie, 2,503 tons d.w., owners Rederi AB Nathalie Finland, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 03.39. At 10.07 bulk carrier Orient Dynasty, 55,683 tons d.w., owners Stevens Line Co Ltd Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 04.47.

30/8 at 06.30 bitumen tanker Seapower, 4,898 tons d.w., owners Sea Ocean Maritime Greece, inward bound for Newport. At 11.07 tanker Patras, 16,744 tons d.w., owners Harren Chemical AS Denmark, inward bound for Cardiff. At 11.23 hrs vehicle carrier Grand Benelux, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

31/8 at 13.30 vehicle carrier Pleiades Leader, 21,462 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.40 cargo vessel Amadeus, 1,680 tons d.w., owners Baltnautic Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Neath..

Regards,

Norman.

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‘Families for Chidren’ – online information sessions.

With the current COVID situation we are now running information sessions online via Zoom. I have pleasure in sending the date of our next information sessions.

Are you considering adoption but not sure where to start? Families for Children is holding ONLINE information sessions to give you the opportunity to find out more. You will hear from adopters and talk to our experienced adoption team about how you can adopt, the qualities needed to be a great adopter and of course about the children waiting. Visit us to book today https://familiesforchildren.org.uk/book-online-information-event/ or call 01271 612004

Thursday 12th November – 4.00-5.30pm.

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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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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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