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£1.37m for North Devon Biosphere.

North Devon UNESCO Biosphere wins £1.37m to boost blue and green economy in the South West. North Devon UNESCO Biosphere has won the largest green economy award nationally from the HM Government’s Community Renewal Fund (CRF). This will promote green … Continue reading

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“Cotidal” project.

COTIDAL: The Appledore Chapter “What do you see when you see the sea?” What do YOU see when you see the sea and what would YOU like to share or tell others about the sea? With a deadline of February … Continue reading

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Financial support for businesses affected by Omicron.

Torridge District Council have announced the launch of two new financial support packages aimed at businesses whose trading has been affected by the recent surge in Covid-19, caused by the Omicron variant. In line with the latest Government directives the … Continue reading

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Events & courses at Northam Burrows.

Conservation projects on Northam Burrows and in neighbouring nature reserves are already in full swing as we head towards spring. As before, and vital to their success, the Rangers are reaching out for volunteers to help with this important work. … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 201 (December).

Bideford Quay. As of 31st pm, Goliath still alongside at Bideford. Yelland Quay. No shipping. Appledore. As of 31st pm, Inyanga Entsha still alongside at Harland and Wolff yard (conversion from offshore supply vessel to cargo vessel). Bristol Channel Observations. … Continue reading

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The ‘Way of the Wharves’ project.

‘Way of the Wharves’. The Torridge Estuary and Bideford have a long and fascinating maritime history with boat building documented back to Elizabethan times. On the east bank of the Torridge, opposite Bideford town, East-the-Water was an industrial and transport … Continue reading

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Forthcoming events at The Burton art gallery.

Michelle Shields: Artist Residency, January 10 – March 20, 2022. Michelle Shields is fascinated by combining traditional ways of making with modern technology. Central to this exhibition is a contemporary re-imagining of The Burton’s RJ Lloyd ceramic collection. Through a … Continue reading

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‘Cleanse & Clean’ competition.

PLASTIC FREE NORTH DEVON ‘CLEANSE & CLEAN’ COMPETITION LAUNCH. Campaign to ‘Cleanse and Clean’ North Devon Plastic Free North Devon (PFND) is welcoming 2022 with their campaign and competition dedicated to cleansing and cleaning North Devon and Torridge throughout January. … Continue reading

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Councils support domestic abuse training.

Training that will empower residents to challenge behaviour and attitudes that can lead to domestic abuse and violence is being offered for free by a partnership that includes North Devon and Torridge District Councils. Bystander Domestic Abuse training is being … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 200 (November).

Who would have thought back in 2004 that I would reach this milestone of publishing the 200th edition of this shipping news – certainly not me. It has been an honour and a pleasure. In port – Bideford Quay. Celtic … Continue reading

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Marine futures in northern Devon.

  The new South West Institute of Technology at Petroc hosted the “Northern Devon marine- opportunities ahead” on Thursday 25th November. Organised by Torridge District Council, and falling under the wider “Ocean Futures” banner for the South West, the event … Continue reading

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‘Castle Hill work hub’ launches.

An exciting new work hub has launched in Great Torrington, aimed at creating a vibrant, community-focused place for people to work on a flexible basis. The Castle Hill work hub, situated within the Castle Hill building at the heart of … Continue reading

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New business & community meeting centre venue, Northam Burrows.

Torridge District Council have unveiled a unique suite of bookable meeting room facilities, at the recently refurbished Northam Burrows visitors centre, that they want to showcase at a series of upcoming open days. Nestled in the sandy dunes of Northam … Continue reading

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‘Project Hope’ youth support.

andy@wingscharity.com   Project Hope is a free 6 – 12 week course aimed at anyone over 18 who is struggling to find employment or has recently become unemployed and aims to identify and overcome barriers to employment. Clients need to … Continue reading

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‘Silver Wings’ community group.

Wings South West is delighted to have launched a new group for retired members of our local community. Last spring as lockdown was easing, Wings South West commissioned research into community needs in Torridge and North Devon. One of the … Continue reading

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