Posts for Environment

Be a litter hero …

From Devon Council: It’s not the most glamorous of subjects – but it’s oh-so important, and we want YOU to help in the fight to tackle it. There is little that is more upsetting than seeing our beautiful coastline, countryside, parks, trails and streets littered with takeaway food packaging, plastic […]

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Leave no trace …

Many people have noticed how nature has thrived with fewer cars on the road and fewer people around. Now we are enjoying some new freedoms, maybe we need to consider more seriously how we treat our natural environment. Dartmoor National Park Authority has launched a new campaign ahead of the […]

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Restrictions ease a little for locals next week

From Torridge Council: Torridge District Council is busily preparing for the next stages in the Governments’ pandemic roadmap aimed at easing the Country towards a less restrictive way of life in the coming months. From Monday 29th March people will be able to meet outside in groups of up to six […]

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Find a bin or take it home campaign

From North Devon Council: Devon’s residents and visitors are being urged to ‘find a bin or take it home’ in a new county-wide anti-littering campaign. As lockdown eases and the warmer months beckon, the multi-agency partnership Clean Devon wants to encourage everyone to take more responsibility for their rubbish whilst […]

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First electric commuter flight to take place at Exeter Airport

The first electric commuter flight in the UK will take place at Exeter Airport, following the announcement of a successful bid to UK Research and Innovation’s £30 million Future Flight Challenge. The bid was submitted by a consortium led by Ampaire, a leader in electric aviation, with partners including Rolls-Royce […]

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Northam Burrows refurb update

The refurbishment of Northam Burrows Visitor centre has continued at pace during February as part of a 14-week refurbishment project being undertaken by Pearce Construction. Outwardly the most striking change has been the reinstatement of the roof which means that now the building is water-tight work to re-model the interior […]

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Westward Ho! First UK seaside resort to ban cheap polystyrene boards

Plastic Free Torridge, Plastic Free North Devon and Keep Britain Tidy’s Ocean Recovery Project have announced a ban on selling cheap polystyrene bodyboards in Westward Ho, because every independent retailer in the village from the Post Office to the shops on the slipway is working together; they will not be […]

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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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