Bideford Buzz

Welcome to the  on-line edition of the Community Newsletter for Bideford   and adjoining towns, villages, and rural area.

‘Bideford Buzz’ is produced  by a team of volunteers and relies on our local community for articles.   If you are interested in supporting this newsletter we’ll be glad to hear from you.

You can submit your article on disc or by e-mail.    However, ‘snail mail’ is equally acceptable. Material for publication should reach us during the month preceding the month of publication.

Editor – Rose Arno (Bideford Buzz).        

Telephone 07929-976120, or E-mail: [email protected]

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PSPO for Bideford centre.

Torridge District Councillors have agreed to a continuation and extension of the Public Spaces Protection Order in relation to ‘Street Drinking Controls’ in Bideford, which they passed at Full Council on Monday 8 April 2024. The new Order comes into force on 27 April 2024 and will remain in effect for a period of three years unless extended by further Orders under the Council’s statutory powers.

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) are designed to stop individuals or groups committing antisocial behaviour (ASB) in a public space. Before a PSPO can be issued, the Council must be able to show that the behaviour, which will be restricted, has or is likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality, is of a persistent or continuing nature and is unreasonable.

The Public Spaces Protection Order relates to a specified area in Bideford and encompasses Victoria Park, the Quay and Town Centre areas. Following a minor revision during the debate the cattle market site was also added to the area covered. (Map, above). Between January 2023 and January 2024, police logs showed that The Quay had the highest number of incident calls for any given location in Torridge. The High Street came in second and Mill Street was third. There were 145 ASB related calls to the police about incidents on the Quay during that period, 107 calls relating to ASB on the High Street and 93 in Mill Street. 31 Dispersal notices were issued during the current PSPO period, and the council is currently progressing 1 breach of a dispersal notice.

While the Police and council officers use discretion when enforcing the orders, breaching a PSPO is a criminal offence. If appropriate, a breach may be dealt with by means of a Fixed Penalty Notice in lieu of prosecution in a Magistrates Court. A combination of patrols and CCTV incident monitoring has reduced ASB instances in the area by 54% between 2021 and 2024.

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Ensure you’re registered to vote on May 2nd.

Residents are being reminded to make sure they are registered to vote in this year’s Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Election taking place on Thursday the 2 of May 2024. There will also be a by-election on that day for the Bideford North ward, which became vacant through the sad passing of long serving district and town councillor, Peter Christie.

Police and Crime Commissioners ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient police service within their forces area, with the post up for election every four years. People can find out more about the candidates in the year’s election, by visiting Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall Candidates

Registered voters have a range of options for casting their vote on the day, including voting in person, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 17 April, while the deadline to apply for a proxy vote is a week later, 5pm on 24 April.

Following recent changes in legislation voters are being reminded that they will also need to show photographic ID to vote in person at a polling station. Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a full or provisional UK, EEA or Commonwealth drivers’ licence; some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass and a blue badge.

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID can apply for free Voter Authority Certificate online or by completing a paper form which is available from the Council.

Steve Hearse, Returning Officer for Torridge District Council, said: “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner election. The election is an important opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you to be the voice of the people in policing across the region. If you haven’t registered to vote, you should go online as soon as possible and complete your application if you want to take part.

It is important to also remember that anyone voting at a polling station this May will need to show eligible photo ID before they can be given their ballot paper. Please make sure you understand what types of ID you can use, and if you don’t have any, please apply for a free voter authority certificate before the deadline.”

More information on registering to vote, what voter ID will be accepted or how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate is available can be found at www.torridge.gov.uk/elections. Anyone not able to visit the Council website, or apply for a Voter Authority Certificate online, can contact the Council by calling 01237 428700 or emailing: [email protected]

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Join Appledore Singers!

Appledore Singers is a friendly and welcoming ladies’ choir, which performs all over North Devon and beyond. Our repertoire is wide and varied and includes music to suit all tastes.

We rehearse every Monday evening, 7.30 – 9pm at Appledore Baptist Church and we are always looking for new members to join us. All are most welcome – lower voices in particular, so why not give us a try?

Contact our Musical Director Pam Beechey on 01237 420652 for further details.

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Shipping notes No. 228 (March).

Bideford Quay.

No shipping at Bideford this month. Oldenburg still at Sharpness.

Appledore.

Quorn and Atherstone still in Shipyard.

Yelland Quay.

No shipping this month.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/3 at 18.02 cargo vessel Wilson Main, 2,541 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 18.59 26th (She had been anchored in Blue Anchor Bay awaiting orders).

2/3 at 06.56 cargo vessel Kalli G, 3,738 tons d.w., owners Kalli G Derdes Schifahtrs Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 20.13 1st.

3/3 at 14.10 vehicle carrier Grande Francia, 26,169 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.17. At 15.47 cargo vessel Fokko Ukena, 3,627 tons d.w., owners Fokko Ukena Vertom Bojen Germany, inward bound for Newport.

4/3 at 17.44 vehicle carrier Neptune Aegli, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

5/3 at 05.15 vehicle carrier Sunlight Ace, 18,855 tons d.w., owners Polar Bear SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 0045. At 05.59 vehicle carrier Auto Advance, 12,457 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Madeira, inward bound for Portbury. At 17.52 cargo vessel Rix Union, 4,247 tons d.w., owners Coalmar Shipping Ltd Latvia, inward bound for Cardiff. At 16.52 cargo vessel Faromar, 5,234 tons d.w., owners Maxime Vertom Bojen Germany, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 13.00. At 17.48 vehicle carrier Grand Duke, 18,315 tons d.w., owners Expellion Maritime Inc Hong Kong, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 13.00.

6/3 at 09.06 vehicle carrier Autosky, 6,504 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Madeira, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 08.20 6th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 03.30) .     At 15.47 bulk carrier Amber Lagoon, 39,202 tons d.w., owners Fjord Schiffahrtsgellschaft Germany, outward bound fron Port Talbot having sailed at 11.45 .

7/3 at 12.58 container vessel Endurance, 9,146 tons d.w., owners Endurance Bewaarder BV Netherlands, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.58.

8/4 at 09.55 vehicle carrier Azul Ace, 17,941 tons d.w., owners Primavera Montana SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 10.16 10th having sailed from Portbury at 06.21).

9/3 at 10.43 bulk carrier Lilac Harmony, 38,581 tons d.w., owners Tateshima Bulk Ltd Japan, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 05.36. At 14.20 vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 10,859 tons d.w., owners Kujyukuri Maritima Sa Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

10/3 at 10.45 cargo vessel Celtic Venture, 5,005 tons d.w., owners Charles W. Willie & Co Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff.

11/3 at 12.16 vehicle carrier Carnation Ace, 16,416 tons d.w., owners White Bear Maritima Ltd Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.32. At 14.06 vehicle carrier Nordic Ray, 7,375 tons d.w., owners Nordic Highway Ltd I.o.M, inward bound for Portbury.

13/3 at 07.58 cargo vessel Rix Lake, 3,400 tons d.w., owners Rix lake Shipping Ltd Latvia, outward bound from Sharpness.

14/3 at 05.43 tanker Navel Rigel, 74,633 tons d.w., owners Tinos Shipping Corp Mai Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 05.57 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.19 cargo vessel Fri Sea, 3,330 tons d.w., owners Kopervik Ship Invest AS Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

15/3 at 17.11 cargo vessel RDJ Johanna, 3,149 tons d.w., owners RDJ Johanna Shipping B.V Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.

16/3 at 07.25 cargo vessel Celtic Commander, 5,699 tons d.w., owners Charles W Willie & Co Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff.

17/3 at 13.19 cargo vessel Scot Isles, 4,782 tons d.w., owners Scot Line UK, inward bound for Newport. At 14.17 vehicle carrier Vega Leader, 16,396 tons d.w., owners Latte Maritima SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

19/3 at 07.25 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, owners Dynamis Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

20/3 at 05.56 vehicle carrier Silver Glory, 13,364 tons d.w., owners Sallaum Lines DMCC U.A.E, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 00.21. At 17.57 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Madeira, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 13.06.

22/3 at 16.17 cargo vessel Wilson Hawk, 4,284 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, inward bound for Sharpness.

23/3 at 04.53 bulk carrier Capricorn Trader, 81,922 tons d.w., owners Meiji Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Port Talbot.

24/3 at 00.53 vehicle carrier Emerald Leader, 10,821 tons d.w., owners Frances Maritima SA Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.30 cargo vessel Celtic Pioneer, 5,498 tons d.w., owners Charles W Willie Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff.

25/3 at 06.25 cargo vessel Wilson Baerl, 2,895 d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth . At 07.30 container vessel MSC Tamishka F, 16,959 tons d.w., owners Embea Oceanway Ltd Cyprus, heading south – in fact, heading for Portbury; turned round off Hartland.

28/3 at 10.07 cargo vessel Arklow Abbey, 8,543 tons d.w., owners Abbey Shipping Ltd Eire, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 07.20. At 13.37 vehicle carrier Victoria Highway, 21,114 tons d.w., owners Olive Investment Corp Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 19.55 27th.

29/3 At 08.04 vehicle carrier Lake Annecy, 18,969 tons d.w., owners Picer Marine S.A Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 22.02 28th. At 14.02 cargo vessel Soniland, 4,085 tons d.w., owners Soniland Shipping Co Ltd Estonia, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 08.49. At 15.48 cargo vessel Wilson Hawk, 4284 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 08.29. At 15.54 vehicle carrier Grande Italia,12,591 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

30/3 at 15.58 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Madeira, inward bound for Portbury. At 18.35 cargo vessel Eems Fivel, 3,800 tons d.w., owners Eems Fivel B.V. Netherlands, inward bound for Cardiff.

31/3 at 06.21 vehicle carrier Cygnus Leader, 20,180 tons d.w., owners Kiyomi Maritima SA Malayasia, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 23.52 30th. At 10.57 vehicle carrier Grande Detroit, 12,420 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

Regards,

Norman.

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Bideford Sustainabilty Group seeks Trustees.

Contact [email protected] if you’re interested in finding out more about joining our team of trustees.

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‘Skimmity Hitchers’ at the Palladium Club, 26th April.

Bideford is stocking up on cider ready for Friday 26th April when cult band Skimmity Hitchers roll their wagon into town. They’ll be performing their madcap Scrumpy & Western music at the Palladium Club on Lower Gunstone, supported by Somerset reggae-funk-hip-hop collective Monkey Bizzle. The gig will also be doubling up as a mini cider festival, with real ciders on offer from local producers such as Green Man in Barnstaple.

For the uninitiated, Skimmity Hitchers blend razor sharp parodies and original material with a raucous stage show and spontaneous audience interaction. And of course Baz, their legendary dancing badger! They have performed at hundreds of venues, festivals and cider sheds, toured with West Country legends The Wurzels and and also preached the cider gospel as far as France, Germany and North America.

Advance tickets are £10 and available online from https://www.wegottickets.com/thepalladiumclub . Any remaining tickets will be available on the door for £12. Doors open at 8pm.

This gig is part of the band’s ‘Bad Town On The Coast’ tour and other dates have already sold out, so advance booking is recommended.

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Springtime art exhibition at RHS Rosemoor.

Local artist Connie Vickers is set to showcase her solo art exhibition, “Nature: Through My Eyes” at RHS Rosemoor’s Peter Buckley Learning Centre Exhibition Room until Sunday 28th April, 2024. With free entry to the exhibit, it is open every day during garden open hours 10am to 5pm and promises to captivate visitors with Vickers’ unique interpretation of nature.

Inspired by the stunning countryside surrounding her and enjoying taking walks in the woodlands and gardens of Rosemoor and its partner Clovelly Court Gardens, Vickers’s artworks beautifully capture the colours, patterns and textures found on these outings.

Vickers is no stranger to the art scene, having exhibited regularly in recent years, with the Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society at the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford. Before returning to live in Devon in 2016 she has exhibited with the Highworth Artists’ Society in Wiltshire and the Pure Watercolour Society in Oxfordshire. Her portrait drawing for the NHS Heroes initiative, created during the Covid-19 lockdown, was selected for the permanent Google Healthcare Heroes online exhibit. She has also showcased and sold work with the Bath Society of Artists at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, Somerset in 2023.

Visitors to the exhibition can expect to be transported into a world where nature reigns supreme. Offering a refreshing perspective with her paintings, she aims to provide a sense of calm and escapism from the stresses of modern life. Whether you’re an art lover or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of nature, Vickers’s artwork is sure to leave a lasting impression.

This is your opportunity to see Connie Vickers’s delightful artwork at the RHS Rosemoor exhibition. It is a chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and experience it through the eyes of a talented local artist.

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Participation in culture survey – have your say.

North Devon and Torridge District Councils are asking residents to help them work out how best to encourage cultural activity in the region by taking part in a survey.

The Councils have launched the Northern Devon Flourishing Culture Participation Survey in order to help them understand current engagement in culture; events attended, museums visited and crafts created. The ultimate aim is to encourage more of the cultural activities that make northern Devon a great place to live, work and visit.

The survey follows the creation of a new strategy: “Flourishing Culture: The Northern Devon Cultural Strategy“. The strategy sets out a vision that, by 2027, North Devon and Torridge will be place that is recognised “locally, nationally and internationally as an area where creativity thrives in unison with its landscape and communities”. It was created in collaboration with the community and cultural organisations, creative practitioners and businesses and was adopted by the two district councils in 2022.

The online survey is open until Tuesday 23 April 2024 and takes 10-15 minutes to complete.

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An update on BSG’s woodland project.

A couple of weeks ago we were able to do some clearing work on the woodland site next to the skate park, with help from Rose Roberts, the ranger from the Burrows. The help Rose had arranged was amazing!

Many thanks to Rose and the students from Petroc, who are studying environmental issues, who came and worked so hard. We filled 6 dumpy bags with grass, nettles, weeds and brambles. It’s been a challenge to get volunteers to help so far, covid and the weather haven’t helped. We have only lost one tree out of the 22 we planted, which is good news. They are all native trees.

If you would like to visit the site or offer some help, please get in touch.

Above are some pictures of the students working hard for the community.

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Sign up for ‘RUN Barnstaple’, 29th September.

www.chsw.org.uk/runbarnstaple

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Shipping notes No. 227 (February).

Bideford Quay.

No shipping this month. However, the Oldenburg had to return to Sharpness on the 8th.

Appledore.

Quorn and Atherstone still at shipyard.

Yelland Quay.

No shipping.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/2 at 09.01 vehicle carrier Victorious Ace, 18,396 tons d.w., owners White Bear Maritime Ltd Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

2/2 at 16.17 tanker Al Adailiah, 48,578 tons d.w., owners Kuwait Oil Tanker Co Kuwait, outward from Portbury having sailed at 10.21. At 16.21 carrier Tugela, 28,837 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsem Sweden and Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 06.33 4th outward bound having sailed from Portbury at 23.13 3rd.)

4/2 At 05.31 vehicle carrier Neptune Aegli, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 07.24 6th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 02.30).

6/2 at 11.25 cargo vessel Barbara-B, 5,335 tons d.w., owners NH Shipping GMBH & Co KG Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth .

7/2 at 17.13 vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 10,859 tons d.w., owners Kujyukuri Maritima SA Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.56.

10/2 at 13.51 cargo vessel Vertom Tomma, 7,281 tons d.w., owners Vertom Tomma B.V Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth.

11/2 at 05.37 vehicle carrier RCC Passion, 11,196 d.w., owners Passion Ray Ltd Isle of Man, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.30 ro-ro vessel City of Hamburg, 3,546 tons d.w., Owners Airbus SAS France, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.38 bulk carrier Federal Clyde, 35,464 tons d.w., owners Federal Oceans Ltd Canada, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 17.46 8th.

12/2 at 09.59 cargo vessel Frederick, 4,580 tons d.w., owners Frederik Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 16.14 vehicle carrier Auto Energy, 16,988 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Madeira, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 14th at 16.35 outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.31). At 16.18 tug Bestla, 112tons d.w., owners Hanstollen Denmark, inward bound for Newport.

15/2 at 05.46 vehicle carrier Freesia Leader, 19,514 tons d.w., owners Kamaishi Maritima SA Singapore, inward bound for Portbury.

16.2.24 at 12.01 hrs bulk carrier Patroklos, 81,149 tons d.w., owners Sea 231 Leasing Co Ltd Greece, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 08.01.

17/2 at 14.08 vehicle carrier Mermaid Ace, 18,828 tons d.w., owners Prosper World Marine Co Ltd Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.27 ro-ro vessel Eurocargo Livorno, 10,780 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Euromed SPA Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

18/2 at 05.29 vehicle carrier Pleiades Spirit, 17,424 tons d.w., owners Raccoon Navigation Inc Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

19/2 at 05.45 vehicle carrier Auto Achieve, owners Uniperssoal Madeira, inward bound for Portbury.

21/2 at 15.30 vehicle carrier Grande Detroit, 12,420 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 10.31 26th outward bound from Portbury having sailed 05.56).

22/2 at 15.35 vehicle carrier Neptune Aegli, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Co Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

23/2 at 16.59 bulk carrier Lady Sema, 16,190 tons d.w., owners Sema Shipping Corp Turkey, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 06.00 hrs. At 17.37 cargo vessel Indi, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Indi Interscan UG Germany, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 06.57.

25/2 at 07.44 cargo vessel Wilson Main, 2,561 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, inward bound for Newport.

26/2 at 10.47 cargo vessel Natalie, 4,995 tons d.w., owners Natalie Hermann Lohmann Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 02.03 20th (had been at anchor Blue Anchor Bay awaiting orders). At 15.53 car carrier Neptune Aegli, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Co Ltd Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 20.29 23rd.

27/2 at 10.20 bulk carrier Sea Falcon, 113,7152 tons d.w., owners Hampton Shipping Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

29/2 at 14.57 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Madeira, inward bound for Portbury.

Regards,

Norman.

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A tribute to Peter Christie.

Peter Christie.

We were very sorry to hear the news of the death of Peter Christie, Torridge councillor, author and historian, and loyal contributor to “Buzz”. He wrote a host of articles over the years, all of which have been saved for posterity in the Buzz Archives, and many which can be found on this website. He was a loyal supporter of the newsletter from its earliest days in 2005, helping us with funding via his role on the Bridge Trust, Bideford Town Council and Torridge District Council. He answered numerous questions posed by our readers on historical matters and was the ‘go to’ source for many local history queries.

He was also a personal friend and an adviser in my other role as Bideford Librarian.

All of us at “Buzz” send his friends and family our condolences at this sad time. We will miss him.

Rose Arno. Editor, “Bideford Buzz”.

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The Home Library Service.

Home Library Service.

Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs the libraries in Devon, are seeking to grow our Home Library Service offer – could you possibly help?

What is the Home Library Service?

It is a service delivered by volunteers and organised by your local libraries to enable people in the community who cannot physically get to a library to access reading materials and/or audio books for free. As one customer (Hilda) told us,Reading takes me to “another place” and I would miss it terribly’.

What does it involve?

People apply to their local library to request the service and complete a form which gives a few details about what they would like to borrow from the library. Dedicated volunteers choose and deliver books to your home, including large print and audiobooks, free of charge and return them once used.

Who can apply to receive the service?

The service is open to anyone of any age who may not be able to get to a library for example because of health (this could be a short-term health issue), mobility difficulties or caring responsibilities.

Why become a Home Library Service Volunteer?

Current Home Library Service Volunteers describe feeling that what they do has purpose and ‘gives back’ to the community. Janie, a current volunteer, says ‘Many of my customers are fairly isolated and look forward to a short chat with me as I collect the books. At present I have 5 customers and it takes me around three hours once every 4-6 weeks to arrange a visit to collect the books; choose up to six for each reader and deliver them. A small amount of time overall, which brings much pleasure to the people using the service’.

Social connection is so important for our mental and physical health, and people of any age or stage in their lives can find themselves isolated or feeling lonely due to a change in circumstances. Many volunteers stay for a chat and a cuppa but only if this is welcomed and they feel comfortable to do so. One customer, Estelle, said, ‘I look forward to the visit and was delighted when the volunteer and the librarian were able to identify a book and author that I had enjoyed and wanted to read more of her work. Books keep you in touch with the outside world.Another customer, Chris, told us, ‘We are losing the mobile library, so this service is invaluable, as we are so cut off in rural Devon’.

Are you able to make someone’s day special and get that ‘feel good factor’?

How can you help?

We need volunteers to help with deliveries. This special role does suit people who are confident in choosing books and who understand the need for respecting confidentiality. Any travel expenses will be reimbursed, and the wonderful library staff and volunteer coordinators are always on hand to help with any queries and offer guidance. Due to the nature of the role, referencing and a DBS check will be required; we will work with you to try and make this process as quick and easy as possible. We aim to support anyone who is interested and will always look to try and resolve any barriers to participation. This is a flexible role which allows you to offer your time and energy around your other commitments and does not necessarily require access to a vehicle.

Who to contact?

If you are interested in either using the service or becoming a volunteer to support the service, please contact your local library so you can arrange to discuss the role. If you are not sure where your local library is, then please contact [email protected] and we can put you in touch.

There are also other volunteering opportunities available within libraries so please check out the individual libraries’ Facebook pages or contact the libraries directly if you would like to get involved.

As volunteer coordinator I am also interested in any other project ideas you may have. What does the community need? What are you passionate about? Please feel free to contact me Sarah Robinson Tel:07976584722 email: [email protected] with your suggestions.

Sarah Robinson.

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Book now to run for charity on 30th June.

northdevonmarathon.co.uk

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Shipping notes No. 226 (January).

Bideford Quay.

No shipping this month.

Yelland Quay.

No shipping this month.

Appledore.

Quorn and Atherstone still at shipyard.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/1 at 05.42 vehicle carrier Don Quijote, 28,142 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Oslo and Stockholm, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 21.05 30th. At 16.55 vehicle carrier Grande Ellade, 18,855 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

2/1 at 07.25 cargo vessel Misje Violian, 5,000 tons d.w., owners Misje Ecobulk AS Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 19.35 cargo vessel Key Sund, 2,132 tons d.w., owners Key Tankers AS Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

4/1 at 05.25 vehicle carrier Viking Bravery, 18,946 tons d.w., owners Cram Carcarriers Shipowning 4 Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 00.29. At 16.10 vehicle carrier Oregon Highway, 17,699 tons d.w., owners SKD 5400 Shiping SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.25.

5/1 at 16.37 vehicle carrier Hoegh Kobe, 19,670 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Singapore, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 05.25 7th having sailed from Portbury at 01.15).

6/1 at 06.01 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 6,649 tons d.w., owners Aasnes Bulk Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot. At 17.20 cargo vessel Asg Anna Vovchuk, 3,004 tons d.w., owners unknown, inward bound for Newport. (At 10.55 9th seen again outward bound from Newport, having sailed at 0..58). At 17.23 tanker Askholmen, 16,802 tons d.w., owners OCM Tuna Askholmen LCC Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 11.43.

7/1 at 06.45 vehicle carrier Triumph Ace, 20,131 tons d.w., owners Aurora Ca Maritime Trans SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 02.44.

9/1 at 10.47 cargo vessel Celebrity, 4,624 tons d.w., owners Faversham Ships Ltd Isle of Wight, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 04.53. At 12.55 tanker Schwyz, 37,764 tons d.w., owners |um Houyoshi Ocean/Komenakr Kaium Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.19. At 13.02 vehicle carrier Auto Energy, 16,988 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Madeira, inward bound for Portbury.

12/1 at 06.05 vehicle carrier Equuleus Leader, 20,141 tons d.w., owners Mitsubishi Ore Transport Co Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 11.33 13th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 06.01). At 12.30 vehicle carrier Lavender Ace, 17,262 tons d.w., owners Primavera Montana SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

14/1 at 13.45 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 6,649 tons d.w., owners Aasne Bulk Norway, inward bound for Cardiff. At 15.58 vehicle carrier Valiant Ace, 18,143 tons d.w., owners Second Maritime Ltd Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

15/1 at 14.47 bulk carrier Berge Hoverla, 175,918 tons d.w., owners Berge Hoverla Co Inc Singapore, inward bound for Port Talbot.

16/1 at 14.06 container ship Containerships V1, 13,520 tons d.w., owners Astra GMBH & Co KG Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.01. At 15.52 vehicle carrier Auto Advance, 11,300 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Madeira inward, bound for Portbury.

18/1 at 05.41 bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries UK, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.52 cargo vessel Arklow Accord, 8,543 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping Eire, inward bound for Swansea. At 16.57 cargo vessel Kirsten B, 5,535 tons d.w., inward bound for Newport.

19/1 at 08.07 bulk carrier Corella Arrow, 64,999 tons d.w., owners Glory Shipping SA Panama, inward bound for Portbury. At 16.23 cargo vessel Wilson Garston, 2,508 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, inward bound for Newport.

20/1 at 06.05 cargo vessel Wilson Dusavik, 3,664 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 23.35 19th. At 10.37 container ship Contship Fun, 11,836 tons d.w., owners Contship Symphony Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.45 cargo vessel Pinta, 2,795 tons d.w., owners Pinta Interscan Shipping GMBH Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.

21/1 at 07.25 vehicle carrier RCC Prestige, 11,196 tons d.w., owners Prestige Ray Ltd Isle of Man, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 02.20.

22/1 at 07.40 cargo vessel Arklow Vanguard, 5,108 tons d.w., owners Ferrybank Shipping BV Eire, inward bound for Avonmouth.

23/1 at 05.42 cargo vessel Adnan N, 10,000 tons d.w., owners Menas Trading Ltd Turkey, inward bound for Cardiff.

24/1 at 14.05 cargo vessel Wilson Avonmouth, 3,594 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 05.47. At 14.54 vehicle carrier Emerald Leader, 10,821 tons d.w., owners Francis Maritima SA Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 11.43 26th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.20).

25/1 at 07.17 vehicle carrier Grande Florida, 15,833 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.58 vehicle carrier Morning Pilot, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 04.45. At 11.25 bulk carrier Notos Venture, 43,477 tons d.w., inward bound for Newport. At 11.36 cargo vessel Fluvius Ace, 3,171 tons d.w., inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again 14.43 outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 07.42).

26/1 at 06.15 vehicle carrier Altair Leader, 18,688 tons d.w., owners NYK Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 11.42 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.42 tanker Al Adailiah, 48,578 tons d.w., owners Kuwait Oil Tanker Co Kuwait, inward bound for Portbury.

27/1 at 05.37 bulk carrier Saga Falcon, 55,596 tons d.w., owners Saga Shipholding AS Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.39 cargo vessel Eems Fivel, 3,800 tons d.w., owners Eems Fivel BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.

28/1 at 09.37 cargo vessel Eems Delf, 3,805 tons d.w., owners Eems Delf BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 10.47 cargo vessel Eems Dublin, 6,555 tons d.w., owners Eems Dublin BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth.

29/1 at 11.36 vehicle carrier Morning Peace, 22,438 tons d.w., owners S830 International SA South Korea, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.08. At 13.15 bulk carrier Federal Clyde, 34,564 tons d.w., owners Federal Oceans Ltd Canada, inward bound for Cardiff. At 15.25 cargo vessel Wilson Amsterdam, 3,602 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, inward bound for Swansea. At 14.56 vehicle carrier Auto Star, 6,504 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Madeira, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.35.

31/1 at 09.21 cargo vessel Wilson Brake, 3,710 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 10.51 cargo vessel Wilson Dublin, 3,778 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. At 11.06 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

Regards,

Norman.

Another picture from my collection – Arco Axe at Appledore.

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