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Covid-19 scams.

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Shipping notes No. 189 (December).

Bideford Quay. No shipping since last edition. Appledore. No news regarding orders for the yard. Yelland quay. No shipping since last edition. Bristol Channel Observations. 1/12 at 08.25 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries Ltd … Continue reading

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Torridge Council officers working with HSE over Covid security.

Torridge District Council is pleased to announce a joint project working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in Torridge to make sure they are COVID-secure and to help contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The checks … Continue reading

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Northam Burrows Visitor Centre – steps towards renewal.

New designs for the exciting new Northam Burrows Visitor Centre have been given the green light by plans committee following a unanimous decision to approve the latest design drawings for the centre. The plans mirror a revised approach to the … Continue reading

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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. We are now offering membership up to May for £25, which represents excellent … 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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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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‘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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