Posts for Business

Spot checks to ensure Torridge businesses are Covid-secure

Torridge District Council  has announced a joint project working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in Torridge to make sure they are COVID-secure and to help contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The checks will ensure businesses are compliant with the latest government legislation and guidance […]

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£1000 grant for ‘wet pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 1 December) announced an additional £1,000 Christmas grant for ‘wet-led pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3 who will miss out on much needed business during the busy Christmas period. Pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food have been asked to make […]

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‘Shop local’ message from Cllr Ken James

From Torridge Council: “As final preparations are made to reopen our towns, high streets and businesses on Wednesday a lot of the focus has quite rightly been on doing this safely. Business owners have been checking and implementing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 but Torridge’s track record of […]

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Devon queries tier 2

From Devon Council: The government has decided that Devon will be under Tier 2 local restrictions when lockdown ends, subject to parliamentary approval. It means that from Wednesday 2 December: You must not socialise with anyone indoors who is not in your household or part of your support bubble, at home or in a […]

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Devon Council urges people to shop local this Christmas

Did you know that you can park for free in a number of Barnstaple town centre car parks during lockdown? Between 4pm and 6pm you can park without paying in the following car parks in order to use the town centre businesses safely: Cattle Market, Barnstaple Tuly Street, Barnstaple Queen […]

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Devon Council warns about buying online

From Devon Council: Trading standards is advising online consumers in Devon to only buy from ‘reputable’ traders, and to refer to a new advice video if they experience any problems. The new advice video has been commissioned by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) ahead of ‘Black Friday’ (Friday 27 […]

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Keep Hartland’s posties local …

The Royal Mail is proposing changes to cut costs that will impact the postal service in Hartland. Currently, three rounds of post are collected from Bideford and sorted at Hartland Post Office before delivery. One proposal is that all posties will drive to Bideford and sort the mail there before […]

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£60 million for North Devon Link Road

It is the case that the North Devon link Road needs improving, so it is good to see investment. There are too many slow sections, and the area is an accident hotspot. However, the SW is more than just the link road, so money needs pumping into infrastructure elsewhere, too. […]

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B & M Bargains Bideford to open in December

The new B & M store at Clovelly Road, Bideford is set to open on 7th December. Close to Affinity Devon, the store will sell groceries, wine, beer, baby food and pet food – as well as highly affordable home and lifestyle products such as health and beauty buys, homeware, […]

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