Category Archives: Local People

£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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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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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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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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‘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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Green Homes Grant scheme.

Low-income Residents across Torridge can benefit from free energy efficiency improvements worth up to £10,000 thanks to receiving a share of a multi-million pound Government funded programme, led by West of England Combined Authority, working with E.ON and Happy Energy … Continue reading

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The “Freshspring” project.

Steamship ‘Freshspring’ celebrates four years in Bideford. During the Second World War, a fleet of freshwater-carrying steam ships was commissioned by the Royal Navy to deliver water to warships. These became the ‘Fresh’ class of ships and the last one … Continue reading

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Volunteers sought for “Home from Hospital”.

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Help with relationship counselling.

New Local Relationship Counselling Service. A new Relationship Counselling service opened in Barnstaple earlier this year to help local couples and individuals struggling with their relationships to access support in their local area. The coronavirus outbreak meant that the service … 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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Buzz Word.

Handy Cross POW Camp. I am from Oberhausen, Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia.  I am currently working on a concept for a book about the World War 11 from the point of view of a German prisoner who spent his captivity at … Continue reading

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Ladies’ Golf celebrates 150 years.

“The Westward Ho! and North Devon Ladies were very early pioneers in the history of Ladies Golf. The Reverend Isaac Gosset, Vicar of the Parish of Northam and a founder of the Royal North Devon Golf Club has to take … Continue reading

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