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Volunteer days on Northam Burrows.

The Rangers on Northam Burrows have organised a number of volunteer days this Autumn to help carryout important nature conservation work within the park. The sand dunes and coastal grasslands of Northam Burrows are home to many rare plants and … Continue reading

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Don’t lose your Way!

49,000 miles in England & Wales, 3,000 miles in Devon and 500 miles in north Devon. These are the startling figures of historic paths that could be lost forever if we don’t act soon say The Ramblers, the UK’s largest … Continue reading

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Torridge District Council launches new website service.

From 12th October residents and visitors will be able to log onto a new look website from Torridge District Council. Created with the user experience in mind, the platform includes many new features aimed at helping users to navigate the … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 198 (September).

In Port – Bideford Quay. Bideford Trinity House vessel Mair at Bideford Quay, 2 – 4/9 ; then sailed approx 17.30. Fehn Caledonia – built 2013; flag St. Johns, Antigua; owners German; crew Russian & Latvian; from Waterford to Castellon; … Continue reading

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‘Plastic Free North Devon’ & ‘Ocean Explorer’.

Local charity Plastic Free North Devon (PFND) aims to connect people with their natural surroundings through conversations, education and events, to inspire locals and visitors alike to protect what our very existence depends on. The charity’s Ocean Explorer educational outreach … Continue reading

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Government refuses to ban polystyrene body boards.

GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO INTRODUCE IMMEDIATE BAN! Campaign publishes open letter fully rejecting Government response. Plastic Free Torridge, Plastic Free North Devon and Keep Britain Tidy’s Ocean Recovery Project are today announcing a full rejection of the UK Government’s response to … Continue reading

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‘Santas on the Run’ – December 5th.

Spectacular Santa run returns to RHS Rosemoor. Children’s Hospice South West’s spectacular ‘Santas on the Run Goes Freestyle’ will be returning to RHS Garden Rosemoor, near Great Torrington, on Sunday, December 5 The festive, fun 2k course is suitable for … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre – October.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton, TA22 9QE. After a busy end to our visitor season at the Exmoor Pony Centre, we are refocusing our workload to foals and fundraising!  Throughout the Autumn, mostly in October, the moorland … Continue reading

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Burton at Bideford events.

Here are details of two upcoming events at the Burton – Food Is Art! The Burton at Bideford Celebrates its 70th Birthday. Wide range of events run: 2 – 31st October (prices range from £0-£35). The Burton at Bideford is … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 197 (August).

Bideford Quay. No shipping since last issue. Bideford has a new Harbour Master, Capt. Paul Brown, who used to be a harbour pilot at Dover, and took over pilotage in the area following the retirement of Capt. R. Hoad. Yelland … Continue reading

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“Families for Chidren” – information sessions.

Are you considering adoption but not sure where to start? Families for Children is holding an information session to give you the opportunity to find out more. Whether you are in a relationship, single, mixed race, LGBT+ we would love … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 196 (July).

Bideford. No shipping since last issue. Appledore. No news any orders. Yelland. No shipping since last issue. Bristol Channel Observations. 1/7 at 20.30 cargo vessel Medal, 4,950 tons d.w., owners Vizcaina de Navegacion Spain, inward bound for Cardiff. 2/7 at … Continue reading

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Nature Recovery Declaration.

North Devon UNESCO Biosphere launches Nature Recovery Declaration and Plan. The Biosphere has launched an ambitious new Nature Recovery Plan as our contribution to tackling the ecological emergency here in northern Devon, aligning with the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan … Continue reading

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Carbon, Environment, and Biodiversity plan adopted by TDC.

Torridge Councillors have taken another significant step forward to realising their ambition for the authority to achieve net zero carbon by 2030 by approving and publishing the Council’s inaugural Carbon, Environment and Biodiversity Plan. The plans drafting was delayed by … Continue reading

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Covid testing – “Go for the Flow”.

People of Devon encouraged to ‘Go for the Flow’ and take twice-weekly tests.   We want everyone to feel safe when they leave their home, while taking the necessary precautions when out and about. That’s why we’re encouraging adults in … Continue reading

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