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Torridge £95k Community support fund and Information Hub launched.

Over recent weeks communities across Torridge have mobilised to help the vulnerable within their areas. Much of this has been with the support of Parish and Town Councils as well as many voluntary organisations that have mobilised their resources. This … Continue reading

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Urgent call for volunteers.

BIDEFORD TOWN COUNCIL. + + + + URGENT MESSAGE + + + + APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS. TTVS ARE CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THEIR VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR NETWORK. PLEASE EMAIL Paul@ttvs.org.uk IF YOU CAN HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING: 1: Volunteer … Continue reading

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‘Pledge for Nature’.

Communities help nature across north Devon. Some positive news in these challenging days, as the Pledge for Nature project gets off to a flying start! Since launching in January, communities across the North Devon Biosphere have pledged to plant over … Continue reading

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Torridge Business Rates Support grants.

In order to support businesses through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak the Government has announced various measures to support businesses which Torridge Council will be administering. Grant – £10k – Businesses in receipt of Small Business Relief (rateable value less than … Continue reading

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Torridge District Council response to CoVid-19.

Following recent government and NHS announcements concerning the spread of Coronavirus, the government has asked everybody in the UK to stop non-essential contact with other people and avoid all unnecessary travel. This has been referred to as “social distancing”. As … Continue reading

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Council seeks partnership with private landlords in Bideford.

Torridge District Council is calling on private landlords with properties for rent in the Bideford area to come forward to discuss long term leases for their properties. The request is part of the Council’s push to find a more ready … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 179 (February).

Bideford Quay. No commercial shipping since last issue. Oldenburg returned from her annual drydocking at Sharpness on the 27th Feb . Appledore. There has been no news, despite all the promises from Mr Cox, MP, that the yard would be … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 178 (January).

Yelland Quay. No shipping since last issue. Bideford Quay. No shipping since last issue. Bristol Channel Observations. 4/1 at 08.00 bulk carrier Izmir, 63,200 tons d.w., owners Izmir Maritime ltd Turkey, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.56 cargo vessel Kertu, … Continue reading

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New £110K grant scheme for sole traders in Torridge.

Torridge District Council is set to launch a business grant scheme of up to £5,000 for local businesses ready to take on their first employee. The scheme recognises the important role small businesses play in the local economy, with an … Continue reading

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‘Journey to the Sea’ films.

‘Journey to the Sea’ film series set to make waves in North Devon. A new six-part documentary series starring the people and landscapes of North Devon premieres in the county this month – narrated by BBC Springwatch presenter Gillian Burke. … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 177 (December).

Bideford Quay. No cargo shipping since last issue. Yelland Quay. Nothing since last issue. Appledore. No shipyard news forthcoming, so keeping fingers crossed that the New Year will bring some good news. Bristol Channel Observations. 1/12 at 07.58 cargo vessel … Continue reading

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“Down on the Farm” – short films.

SIX SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS ABOUT FARMERS AND FARMING IN NORTH DEVON. A short film commission has produced six five-minute documentaries about farmers and farming within the unique environment of North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The films are a revealing insight … Continue reading

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‘Plastic Free North Devon’ – short film.

Plastic Free North Devon Awareness Raising Short Film New 3-minute film to highlight our connection to the natural world and  encourage individual actions to help combat environmental issues. Plastic Free North Devon (PFND announces the release of their awareness raising … Continue reading

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Plans for new Burrows Centre take shape.

At the recent Community and Resources committee meeting on Monday 14th October Members were updated on the latest developments in plans to deliver the exciting new Visitor Centre for Northam Burrows. The new facility will be the focal point of … Continue reading

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Abbotsham – an historical note.

If you have been watching the last series of ‘Poldark’ you will know that the final episodes dealt with the threat of invasion in the West Country by the French. This threat was temporarily resolved by the Peace of Amiens … Continue reading

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