Posts for Environment

Flood warning – River Torridge (Lower) from Dolton to Bideford, including Taddiport and Weare Giffard

Locally heavy rainfall during Monday has caused the River Torridge to rise. It should now have peaked. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings.

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Flood alert – Upper River Tamar

Following recent rain the ground is very wet. Rivers remain high for the next 3 days and may rise quickly during and after rain. Frontal rain arrived Monday afternoon, returning rivers to Alert levels after dark on Monday evening. On Wednesday a band of frontal rain is expected to become […]

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Recycling update for Torridge

From Torridge Council: 2020 has been a strange year with many ‘ups and downs’, but recycling in Torridge is certainly on the ‘up’ and that’s thanks to you! We’d like to thank everyone in Torridge for supporting the service over the last twelve months. The combined effort from our crews […]

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Sea defence work brought forward at Westward Ho!

Recent storm activity, coinciding with high tides and strong winds have resulted in several points of overtopping of the pebble ridge at Westward Ho! in recent weeks causing flooding and some disruption to local businesses and properties. Flooding was also evident across the Northam Burrows with the Sandymere Lake area […]

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Referendum – ban cheap bodyboards

Plastic Free Torridge, Plastic Free North Devon and Keep Britain Tidy’s Ocean Recovery Project  have announced a single question referendum on the sale of cheap polystyrene bodyboards across northern Devon, a sentiment which many people from other areas share. They say: Cheap polystyrene bodyboards have blighted coastlines across the world […]

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Flood warnings along the coast

Flooding is expected over the high tide on Sunday morning. Red flood warnings are in force around Clovelly and Westward Ho! Gale force 7 west south-westerly winds and offshore wave heights of around 3.1m are forecast to cause property flooding on Sunday morning. Large waves and spray are likely so […]

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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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Find Your Footprint

North Devon Council and Torridge District Council are working together and encouraging local residents and organisations to “Find your footprint” to help combat climate change. “Find your footprint” is a joint project between the two councils and local environmental entrepreneur, Mukti Mitchell that aims to make reducing your carbon footprint […]

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Green Home Grants Scheme

On 8th July 2020 the Chancellor announced a £2 billion Green Home Grants Scheme to upgrade homes across England and make them more energy efficient. £1.5 billion of the total funding is to be made available through vouchers that can be put towards the cost of any improvements or upgrades. The […]

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Torridge’s litter campaign

From Torridge Council: This summer has seen a major increase in the amount of litter being left behind by people who live in or visit our district. Litter bins throughout Torridge, but especially in Westward Ho! are constantly being overfilled, often resulting in litter spilling out. Because some people appear […]

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