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Caddsdown Business Support Centre.

Caddsdown Business Support Centre in Bideford has launched a new online booking system for its flexible first-class meeting rooms and services suitable for the ever-growing number of small businesses that are flourishing in Devon. With over 98 per cent of … Continue reading

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Exhibitions at The Burton art gallery.

Exhibition by Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare CBE comes to The Burton at Bideford. Yinka Shonibare CBE: Modern Spiritual 15 June – 10 August 2024 | FREE entry A new exhibition by the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE opens this … Continue reading

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Fly-tipping: a blot on the Torridge landscape.

The high number of fly tipping incidents continues to a be a problem in Torridge. During January to May 2024 there were 42 reports of fly tipped waste, which includes household waste, building rubble, domestic white goods, and clothes – … Continue reading

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Bideford Film Society June events.

At Kingsley School Theatre. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (15) – showing Friday 21 June & Saturday 22 June, & Saturday 29th June. Staring Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth & Tom Burke. Director George Miller. The fifth instalment in the Mad … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 230 (May).

Bideford Quay. Friday 31st the Town welcomed the paddle steamer Waverley for the first time since the 1980’s. Everybody I spoke to could not remember the last time the vessel was in the port. She berthed about 12.40 and sailed … Continue reading

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June events at RHS Rosemoor.

Paul Harvey Sculpture Exhibition 15 June – 1 September. Admire the beautiful work of this British sculptor, inspired by his love of birds and Art Deco design, in the calm of the Cool Garden. Some works will be available to … Continue reading

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‘Float to Live’.

With one in three people admitting that they do not know what to if they unexpectedly get into difficulty in the water, Active Torridge is supporting the RNLI’s ‘Float to Live’ campaign again this summer. According to the RNLI, on … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 229 (April).

Bideford Quay. Oldenburg returned to Bideford 6/4. Appledore. Quorn and Atherstone still in shipyard. The tug Afon Alaw, owners Holyhead Towage co, to tow barge arrived approx 15.45 and sailed for Falmouth with barge at 18.23. Yelland Quay. Deo Gloria … Continue reading

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Dog restrictions at Westward Ho! until 30th September.

From the 1st of May to the 30th of September Torridge District Council will once again be introducing a restriction for dogs on sections of Westward Ho! beach and the promenade. The restriction helps create zoned usage areas on the … Continue reading

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Northam Burrows Rangers seek volunteers for Summer projects.

Volunteer recruitment is underway once again in Torridge for an exciting new programme of conservation projects. As well as helping to care for some of the region’s amazing country parks and nature reserves the volunteer days are also a great … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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