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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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Book now to run for charity on 30th June.

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New guidance to help farmers with the Planning process.

Farmers in northern Devon can now benefit from new guidance before submitting planning applications thanks to a new document from North Devon and Torridge district councils. The councils have produced the Planning Advice for Farmers guidance document to assist those … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Skydive for charity in June or October.

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‘My Property’ online tool launched by Torridge.

Torridge District Council has launched ‘My Property Information’, a quick and easy online tool that provides details on essential services based on a resident’s address. The digital tool has replaced the waste collection dates calendar and brings together waste collection … Continue reading

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British Naturalists’ Association – local programme, 2024.

BRITISH NATURALISTS’ ASSOCIATION TAW AND EXMOOR BRANCH Local Secretary Brian Sims 9 Old Torrington Road Barnstaple North Devon EX31 2DD Tel: (01271) 343607 PROGRAMME TO JANUARY, 2025. PLEASE NOTE – PARTICIPATION AT ALL EVENTS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Sunday … Continue reading

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Northam Burrows events, February / March.

Conservation projects on Northam Burrows and in neighbouring nature reserves are  in full swing. Over the next few months Torridge rangers will be looking to carry out a whole range of tasks aimed at looking after these green spaces, improving … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 225 (December).

Bideford Quay. No shipping this month. Oldenburg returned on 17th from drydocking at Sharpness. Appledore. Quorn and Atherstone still at Shipyard. Yelland Quay. No shipping this month. Bristol Channel Observations. 1/12 at 15.43 vehicle carrier RCC Passion, 11,196 tons d.w., … Continue reading

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‘Upstream Thinking’ project has many benefits.

More than 40,000 native trees are being planted for farms and landowners to help reduce land run-off and improve natural water quality as part of South West Water’s catchment management programme, Upstream Thinking. The trees, which were provided by the … Continue reading

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Ceramics exhibition at the Burton.

Art and climate change: Pots made of clay from the banks of the River Torridge go on display at the Burton Art Gallery and Museum. A new exhibition of contemporary ceramics by South West based artist Rupert Johnstone opens at … Continue reading

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A Devonshire poem about the Piskies.

Here is an amusing poem in the local dialect by J C Harding, who spent his final years in the ‘White House’, which I believe was the name of the Bideford workhouse. Mr Harding filled an exercise book in his … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 224 (November).

Bideford Quay. Oldenburg sailed 8th and has gone to Sharpness for her annual drydocking. Severn Scimitar has been alongside Bideford Quay. Trinity House buoy vessel Mair arrived 28th and returned to her home base at Barry 29th. Appledore. Quorn and … Continue reading

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‘Optimus Grime’ & Co.

Earlier this summer, Torridge District Council launched a competition to name four brand-new vehicles entering service with their Waste and Recycling fleet. The fun competition formed part of the Council’s ongoing recycling awareness campaign and was open to all Torridge … Continue reading

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Upper Tamar Lake sailing club.

If you haven’t sailed for a while and would like to get back on the water, the Club would love to hear from you – you and your family will be made very welcome. We sail on Sunday and Wednesday … Continue reading

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