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Northam Burrows visitor centre – kitchen & cafe modular units on site.

The Modular Café and Kitchen units have now been delivered and installed at the Northam Burrows Visitor Centre site as the final layout of the facilities starts to emerge. The units were pre-assembled off-site and were craned into position ready … Continue reading

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North Devon Ramblers.

Have you been enjoying walking locally during the last year? Are you keen to explore a little bit further afield? North Devon Ramblers have expert walk leaders who organize walks throughout the area, usually twice a week. We have been … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre – April.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton, TA22 9QE. The daffodils are blooming, and the warmer weather has been a blessing – the ponies are rapidly shedding their winter coats and WE ARE ABLE TO RE-OPEN THE PUBLIC ON … Continue reading

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Bideford’s Oxfam shop seeks volunteers.

Oxfam’s BIDEFORD shop appeals for more volunteers as store braces for deluge of donations. Oxfam’s BIDEFORD store has issued an urgent appeal for volunteers to help it deal with an anticipated deluge of donations following its re-opening on 12th April … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 192 (March).

Bideford Quay. Celtic Forester – built 2003 ; flag Cardiff; owners British; crew British, Polish; from Workington to Castellon; arrived 12/3, sailed 13/3; loaded 2,860 tons ball clay. You will note the vessel sailed on a Saturday and loading was … Continue reading

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Explore Northam Burrows with a season ticket.

Toll charges at Northam Burrows are set to commence on 2nd April and getting a season ticket is now easier than ever, with different options to suit your needs! Following the successful introduction of contactless payment systems at gate kiosks … Continue reading

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New wet fish counter at Appledore Fishdock.

Just five years ago the then-privately-run Appledore Fishdock, which opened in 2008, was in some distress, with underinvestment in machinery, confusing leases, and a lack of plans to support the local fishing industry. While the intervening years have not been … Continue reading

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New roof for Burrows Centre; foundations ready for modular cafe.

  The refurbishment of Northam Burrows Visitor centre has continued at pace during February as part of a 14-week refurbishment project being undertaken by Pearce Construction. Outwardly the most striking change has been the reinstatement of the roof, which means … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 191 (February).

Bideford Quay. The Oldenburg has completed a couple of cargo runs to Lundy during the month. No other commercial shipping to report. Yelland Quay. No commercial shipping. Appledore. No news of any orders or regarding the Yard. Bristol Channel Observations. … Continue reading

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Patch’s petfood Bank.

Emma Osborne, the founder, had noticed that much was being done to help children and struggling families but nothing was being done to support low or no income families with their pets. She posted to a range of local Facebook … Continue reading

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Devon Carers – caring for carers.

If you look after someone, who looks after you? Since COVID-19, the number of unpaid carers in Devon has increased by almost 50% to approximately 130,000 (source: Devon County Council). It has never been more important to identify and support … Continue reading

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First phase of Westward Ho! sea defences completed.

The first phase of enhanced sea defences at Westward Ho! has been completed with the placement of around 2,000 tonnes of locally-sourced rock armour from Brookland Sand and Aggregates. The energy dissipating structure is the first phase of a complete … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 190 (January).

Bideford Quay. I start off this month with very sad news that Michael Pryer, aged 77, the port crane operator for T.D.C., died of a heart attack at January 8th. He had worked as crane driver since I moved to … Continue reading

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Council seeks renting partnership with private landlords.

Torridge District Council is calling on private landlords with accommodation for rent in Bideford 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 supply of … 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. For more information visit tasnorthdevon.org.uk , contact the chairman on selman.smile@talktalk.net , or … Continue reading

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