Posts for Environment

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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New Dartmoor walks to introduce people to the area

A series of ‘Welcome to Dartmoor’ walking routes have been launched to introduce people to Dartmoor’s history, heritage and habitats. Dartmoor National Park Authority has developed routes to encourage less confident walkers to explore the National Park and understand the landscape they’re seeing. Each walk gives people opportunities to eat […]

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Urgent appeal to safeguard Lundy

Keeping Lundy open, accessible and protected is overwhelmingly dependent on the income received from visitors. While the island was closed during the national lockdown, vital income from holiday guests and day visitors was lost. This financial blow has put the island’s future in jeopardy: help is needed urgently if Lundy […]

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Man carrying waste without a licence fined

At Barnstaple Magistrates on 4th August Jason Vickers was found guilty (in his absence) of the following offence: Failure to produce authority to transport waste under the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989. Following an investigation carried out by Torridge District Council that involved 3 individuals being interviewed under caution, […]

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Wild camping to be banned throughout August on Dartmoor

Following a dramatic increase in fly-camping, Dartmoor National Park Authority is taking decisive action to protect public health, wildlife and nature. The Authority has introduced powers under the Dartmoor Commons Act (1985) to stop large numbers of people treating Bellever (Riddon Ridge) as an informal campsite and to give the […]

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Good news as Tamar wetland saved

There was a plot of land for sale at Tamarstone, just a mile East of Redpost bordering the Tamar just on the Devon side. It was a rare wetland habitat untouched for years. It has now been saved by Crowd Funding thanks to  Keep-it-Wild and is to be left as […]

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Easter recycling advice – Torridge

This is a quick reminder that all refuse and recycling collections normally due on Friday 10th April (Black Bag, Recycling, Garden Waste) will be collected one day later on Saturday 11th April. Collections for the week commencing 13th April will also be one day later than usual for the whole week. The normal collection timetable will resume week commencing Monday […]

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