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Shipping notes No. 188 (November).

In port – Bideford Quay. RMS Carelie – built 1993; (ex- Panta Rei, 2008; Talos, ’06; Jason, ’00); flag Mairenhamm, Finland; owners Finnish; crew Estonian & Philippino; from Belfast to Naantali; arrived 7/11, sailed 12/11; loaded 2,300 tons ball clay. … Continue reading

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Linear sea defence works at Westward Ho!

Recent storm activity, coinciding with high tides and strong winds, have resulted in several points of overtopping of the pebble ridge at Westward Ho! in recent weeks causing flooding and some disruption to local businesses and properties. Flooding was also … Continue reading

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Arts Society North Devon virtual events.

The Arts Society North Devon is continuing to deliver its outstanding lectures via Zoom. Enjoy top quality talks from the comfort of your home during the pandemic. A Zoom lecture will take place on 8th December at 2pm: it is … Continue reading

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Business Rate Support Grants in Torridge.

The Government has announced that to reduce social contact and limit the spread of Covid-19, certain businesses and venues would be required to close from Thursday 5th November to the 2nd December 2020. These included all non-essential retail, hospitality and … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 187 (October).

In port – Bideford Quay. Celtic Ambassador – built 1994; (ex – Bettina K, 2004); flag Cardiff; owners British; crew Ukrainian & Russian; from Larne to Castellon; arrived 14/10, sailed 16/10; loaded 2,859 tons ball clay. Yelland Quay. No shipping … Continue reading

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The “Freshspring” project.

Steamship ‘Freshspring’ celebrates four years in Bideford. During the Second World War, a fleet of freshwater-carrying steam ships was commissioned by the Royal Navy to deliver water to warships. These became the ‘Fresh’ class of ships and the last one … Continue reading

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Volunteers sought for “Home from Hospital”.

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Coastwise North Devon – Autumn programme.

The Autumn series of meetings 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.    Talks in the series, which runs up … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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‘Families for Chidren’ – online information sessions for 2021.

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 … Continue reading

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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” … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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