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Barnstaple’s Christmas shopping events – with free parking dates

Barnstaple town centre is getting ready to welcome residents back with a bang this Christmas, with a special series of events and free parking for shoppers. Kicking off the festive season, on Thursday 25 November the town will host a low-key Christmas lights switch-on evening, which also heralds the start […]

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Business help in Torridge

North Devon and Torridge District Councils have joined forces once again with their economic partners at North Devon+ to offer a brand new comprehensive package of business support. The initiative is aimed at all businesses in the area who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new programme will […]

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Consultants appointed to transform Barnstaple Town Centre

From North Devon Council: North Devon Council has put a team in place to deliver a multi-million pound transformation project to transform Barnstaple town centre, which is much-needed. As a result of its successful bid to the national Future High Streets Fund (FHSF), North Devon Council, which led Barnstaple’s bid has […]

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New app to support local Devon businesses

A new app that aims to encourage people to continue supporting local businesses and show off the highlights of the area to potential visitors is to be launched in September in northern Devon – and businesses will soon be contacted about being part of it. The Dscvr (pronounced ‘discover’) app […]

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Funding to revitalise Torridge’s towns

  Torridge Councillors have approved the transfer of over 62% of the £161K funding it received from central government under the “Welcome Back Funding” scheme to the Town Councils of Bideford, Great Torrington, Holsworthy and Northam. The money will be used to support the Towns respective reopening projects as the […]

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Huge solar power farm approved near between Bideford and Barnstaple

North Devon councillors have given unanimous approval to a proposal to install a huge solar park at Litchardon Cross, Newton Tracey, which is south of Barnstaple, leaving environmental campaigners ‘dismayed’.  The development is in the area close to Fremington, Yelland, and Brynsworthy, between Barnstaple and Bideford, with a map, etc., […]

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Think it through before you tattoo

Devon Council is advising people to ‘think it through’ before getting a tattoo. They say: We have launched a campaign aimed at ridding the tattoo industry of unhygienic or bad practice. The campaign, called ‘ThINK it through before you tattoo’ aims to provide residents with information about the required hygiene […]

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Westward Ho!’s free car park – so refreshing

First time I’ve used this car park, which I think is brilliant. Devon businessman, Rob Braddick, was a national sensation when he bought a council car park and made it free for locals and visitors to use. The car park is in Westward Ho! Thanks Rob. Very handy for Kipling […]

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Bude Focus – new complimentary magazine

It’s great to see that Bude has a new complimentary lifestyle magazine (paid for by advertising) called Bude Focus. It’s always good for people to have something in print to read. It is organised by Dorset Media, an advertising agency, which helps people in various localities to support local businesses. […]

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Food franchise let at Northam Burrows

The Modular Café and Kitchen units have now been delivered and installed at the Northam Burrows Visitor Centre site as the final layout of the facilities starts to emerge. The units were pre-assembled off-site and were craned into position ready for final fitting out and connection to utilities. The exterior […]

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