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www.torridge.gov.uk/article/14375/Refuse-and-Recycling Torridge residents are being reminded to carry on recycling over Christmas and be reassured that Torridge District Council will be out to collect their festive leftovers. Residents are being reminded that many of their festive items can be recycled, … Continue reading
Beaky and Flymo got their happy ending last Christmas (above). Hundreds of hardworking hens are hoping to enjoy their first Christmas outside a cage if enough people come forward to save them from slaughter. The British Hen Welfare Trust is … Continue reading
Trekking may have finished for the winter but some of our riding ponies have been showing their versatility by getting involved with things literary and historical. Pony Tom was guest of honour when, early in November, about forty people … Continue reading
Above – Grow volunteers with some of the woodwork they have produced Westward’s Bideford-based social enterprise Grow@Jigsaw has received a £5,000 boost towards transforming part of its site into workshops for its volunteers. The horticultural business, based in Victoria Park, … Continue reading
Our front page picture in the paper edition of “Buzz” is a unique Christmas card, designed by well-known local artist and potter Harry Juniper for “Buzz”. Harry told me about his connection with Bideford Art School. He was taught by … Continue reading
When do we know it’s Christmas? The transition of Autumn into winter is always atmospheric, the smell of leaves in the air and the closing nights. I am one of the few people who seems to prefer this time of … Continue reading
In this age of man-made global warming it is unlikely that we will see a repetition of what occurred in Bideford in 1894-5 and 1963. Simply put, this was the freezing over of the River Torridge around the Bridge. Both … Continue reading
Christmas is coming and in spite of the War, Bideford plans to celebrate the season. The Christmas Market will take place on Friday 21st December. Coles and Lee, trading from the Gazette Office, suggest that handbags make excellent presents, as … Continue reading
This month I thought we would start with buying a new PC or Laptop – The Do’s & Don’ts. 1. Do have a clear idea of what you want the computer to do! I know this sounds silly but you’d … Continue reading
As part of the November Herring Month we have been turning Appledore and Bideford into Kipperland! Many people who have come to the stall have asked me about the different smoked versions of Clovelly Herring that are so plentiful in … Continue reading
This has been running since May in Westward Ho! We would like to share our success with your readers and thank all our visitors. We are a group of crafters who got together to start a craft market in Westward … Continue reading
There’s a lot going on at the Gallery in December and January. The Open Annual Christmas Exhibition continues every day until the 23rd December. The variety of work submitted and selected for this exhibition never ceases to amaze and delight. … Continue reading