Posts for Environment

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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Damage to Westward Ho! sea defences

High tides and strong winds made for challenging conditions at Westward Ho! sea front last week resulting in damage to sea defences and other structures. Some businesses and a private property near the slipway were particularly affected. Heavy machinery was manoeuvred in-between tides to repair the sections of the defences […]

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Tree planting in Torridge to reduce carbon emissions

Having declared a climate emergency Torridge Councillors and Officers have been busy working on plans to help reduce carbon emissions across the Council’s operations and in communities. Recently the Council purchased an electric van as part of the recycling fleet and an electric road sweeper. Now the authority is activating the first phase of a tree planting […]

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Flood warning Upper Torridge

Flood warnings are in force again for parts of Wales Somerset and Yorkshire. Thinking of affected flood-hit communities. Flooding is possible overnight on Monday the 9th of March into Tuesday for the Upper Torridge area. Rain is forecast this evening and overnight. River catchments are still saturated after recent storms […]

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Local builder found guilty of fly-tipping

A local builder, James Lehan, has been found guilty for a second time of fly-tipping offences in a recent case heard by magistrates. The case began with the discovery of around 400kg of builder’s waste dumped on Scratchface Lane, off Clovelly Road in Bideford, in January 2019. The 19 bags […]

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Ice risk for Devon tomorrow

From Devon County Council:   People across Devon are being urged to take extra care tomorrow morning (Wednesday 26 February) due to a risk of icy conditions. Road surface temperatures are due to drop as low as -2 C overnight and Devon County Council’s gritters will be treating the county’s […]

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Fly-tipper gets his reward!

A Plymouth man who fled to Ireland after committing a year-long fly-tipping spree has been jailed. Martin McDonagh, 26, was called ‘Plymouth’s worst fly-tipper’ by the press for dumping rubbish collected from people’s homes in the countryside. He caught a ferry to Ireland 9 days before he was due in […]

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Children build bird boxes over half-term

A large group of Adults and Children gathered on Northam Burrows during the week to take part in building bird boxes for our feathered friends. With a nod towards the Councils aim of improving the environment, the materials supplied by the rangers came from recycled wood taken from the centre, […]

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Join the donation generation

Devon residents are being invited to join the Donation Generation by pledging to reuse and repair clothing as much as possible and reduce the estimated 10,000 items of clothing thrown away in the UK every five minutes. Every pledge made will be entered in a prize draw on 2 March […]

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