Category Archives: Local People

Rural housing emergency – online, 29th June.

Devon communities are stepping up to address the rural housing emergency. Local organisations forge new routes to housing security. Devon Rural Housing Futures, online, Wednesday 29th June at 6.45 pm. A FREE online forum, Devon Rural Housing Futures, will showcase … Continue reading

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‘Fun Palaces’.

Do you want to get together with people from your local community? Do you have an interest or passion you would like to share? Do you want to have fun and make new friends? Then why not create or take … Continue reading

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Bideford’s Ukrainian Hub.

The devastating war in Ukraine has meant that many have had to leave their homes and loved ones behind. Local charity Wings have created a central hub in Bideford where Ukrainian refugees can meet and receive advice and support. The … Continue reading

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Mural and workshop series, Barnstaple.

Artist Richt Reveals Mural and Workshop Series Promoting Environmental Awareness in North Devon. Artist Rich Thorne, aka Richt, returns to his hometown of Barnstaple, North Devon England for his latest on-street project and educational program. The project, initiated by Barnstaple … Continue reading

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Host families sought in Bideford, for July.

‘Sol’ is a charity language school which was established in Barnstaple nearly 30 yrs. ago. We expanded, and had regular groups coming to Bideford during the summers. Our students come from across Eastern Europe and spend time and money in … Continue reading

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‘Natural Capital Marketplace’.

‘The Natural Capital Marketplace’ launches with a large carbon offset order from Devon County Council. Farms are unique in their ability to transition from a ‘carbon emitter’, through ‘net-zero’, to creating a positive impact to CO2 emissions and the climate … Continue reading

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The Huntshaw Church bells project.

Huntshaw’s Historic Bells drop into the limelight – After 500 years! For over a year the ‘Friends of Huntshaw Bells’ have been raising money through grants, sponsorship and events and have raised so far £17k. There is a long way … Continue reading

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Do you have a property to let?

Torridge District Council is promoting a scheme to lease properties from private owners to provide homes for those in need. In exchange private sector landlords are being offered a package of support and help including financial incentives, secure rental income … 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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‘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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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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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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