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Play areas in Torridge to reopen.

Torridge Council have announced that Play Areas in the district will start to reopen from next Monday 6th July in line with a relaxation of government lockdown restrictions. The facilities have been closed since March when the government introduced measures … Continue reading

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Phased return of Devon libraries.

Our phased return to libraries starts from Monday 6th July. What To Expect In Our Libraries. Libraries will begin to reopen with a limited number of services from Monday 6th July.  Four libraries, Braunton, Chudleigh and Honiton in Devon and … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 183 (June).

Bideford Quay. Nothing since last issue Appledore. No news regarding the shipyard. Yelland Quay. Dea Gloria – 1/6 (2 trips). 2/6 Seen at 06.30, outward bound. This was her last trip to Yelland before she returned to her base on … Continue reading

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Improved beach access & slipway at Westward Ho!

Councillors sitting at last night’s Full Council meeting (23rd June) have voted unanimously for improvement works to Westward Ho! slipway, which will be carried out next month in July. The accompanying report to Councillors highlighted that access to the beach … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 182 (May).

In port – Bideford Quay. Argos – built 2007; (ex- Argos 2015, Wilson Dunmore 2017); flag St Johns, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Ukrainian & German; from Londonderry to Castellon; arrived 4/5, sailed 6/5; loaded 2,850 tons ball clay.       … Continue reading

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Marie Curie’s ‘Blooming Virtual Tea Party’.

Marie Curie’s famous fundraising campaign goes virtual to recover devastated fundraising income. Marie Curie’s famous Blooming Great Tea Party is going virtual this year and the charity needs tea party hosts in Devon more than ever before to make up … Continue reading

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Arts Society North Devon, 2020/21.

THE ARTS SOCIETY NORTH DEVON The Society usually meet at The Durrant House Hotel, Bideford, at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October until May, with the exception of December (when the AGM takes place at … Continue reading

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Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society online exhibition.

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Shipping notes No. 181 (April).

Bideford Quay. Noticed on my computer on the 1st April the Oldenburg was sailing towards Sharpness. I spoke to the Lundy Office, and they informed me that as passenger services to the island were suspended due to the Coronavirus they … Continue reading

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Beaford Archive reopens to record Coronavirus.

  North Devonians invited to photograph life during lockdown. April 2020, North Devon. For the first time in over 30 years, the Beaford Archive – home to the North Devon photographs of James Ravilious and Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins – … 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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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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‘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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“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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