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Bideford Manor Court, 21st March.

CEREMONY OF BIDEFORD MANOR COURT: 21 MARCH 2020. BIDEFORD residents are being called on to use an ancient right to make suggestions for town improvements. Opportunity is being made for members of the public to take an active involvement in … Continue reading

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Bideford Folk Dance Club – 23rd February.

Bideford Folk Dance Club are holding an afternoon dance on 23rd February in Northam Hall from 2.30 – 5.30 pm, with live music by Nick Wyke and Chris Jewell. Bring and share cakes – tea/coffee will be provided. Raffle. Admission … Continue reading

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Bideford Town Band – 6th March.

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‘Pledge for Nature’.

It’s time to act! Pledge for Nature is a new campaign, launched early in 2020, that aims to support and encourage communities in northern Devon to help nature to flourish again. The project invites individuals, schools, landowners, and businesses to … Continue reading

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Torridge air quality’s ‘Good’ – that’s official!

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has just approved Torridge’s latest air quality report, which shows that the air quality across the District’s 380sq miles is well below nationally set levels for harmful pollutants. Pollution can be … Continue reading

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British Naturalists’ Association meeting, 21st February.

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Shipping notes No. 178 (January).

Yelland Quay. No shipping since last issue. Bideford Quay. No shipping since last issue. Bristol Channel Observations. 4/1 at 08.00 bulk carrier Izmir, 63,200 tons d.w., owners Izmir Maritime ltd Turkey, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.56 cargo vessel Kertu, … Continue reading

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New £110K grant scheme for sole traders in Torridge.

Torridge District Council is set to launch a business grant scheme of up to £5,000 for local businesses ready to take on their first employee. The scheme recognises the important role small businesses play in the local economy, with an … Continue reading

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Volunteers sought for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is urgently calling for volunteers in Bideford to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins in … Continue reading

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Appledore – Churchfields play area new design.

Following completion of the tendering process a new Pirate Ship Feature is to be installed in Churchfields Play Park in Appledore. The ship will be assembled by Kompan Ltd, the winning contractor. The old pirate ship was very popular, but … 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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Clovelly events listing for 2020.

Lentsherd, Shrove Tuesday 25 February 2020. Lentsherd (pronounced ‘Lanshard’) is an old Clovelly Shrove Tuesday custom. Historically the aim is to chase bad spirits away and drive the devil into the sea before Lent. This has been going on for … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 177 (December).

Bideford Quay. No cargo shipping since last issue. Yelland Quay. Nothing since last issue. Appledore. No shipyard news forthcoming, so keeping fingers crossed that the New Year will bring some good news. Bristol Channel Observations. 1/12 at 07.58 cargo vessel … 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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