Posts for Environment

Government Green Homes Grants – Free Energy Efficiency Improvements for Torridge Residents

Low-income Residents across Torridge can benefit from free energy efficiency improvements worth up to £10,000 thanks to receiving a share of a multi-million pound Government funded programme, led by West of England Combined Authority, working with E.ON and Happy Energy Solutions. Under the Green Homes Grants Scheme, owner occupiers will benefit from […]

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Volunteers needed for conservation work at Northam Burrows

The Rangers on Northam Burrows have organised a number of volunteer days this Autumn to help carryout important nature conservation work within the park. The sand dunes and coastal grasslands of Northam Burrows are home to many rare plants and wildlife that depend upon the unique environment found there. The […]

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Mini waste and recycling roadshows, Bideford

Torridge District Council is set to launch a series of mini waste and recycling roadshows on Bideford Quay from September 22nd. The shows will be run as weekly events, every Wednesday, up until the end of October. At the same time a project to adapt the Harbour Office on the […]

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Support for North Devon Biosphere

Councillors sitting on Torridge’s Community and Resources committee voted to endorse North Devon Biosphere’s Nature Recovery Plan and accompanying declaration, which sets out their vision for nature in the area. The move will provide a logical alignment with Torridge Council’s own Carbon, Environment and Biodiversity Plan, adopted earlier in the […]

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Weekend cliff fall near Westward Ho!

On Saturday, 4th September, the Coastguard was called to reports of a person who had fallen from the cliff near Seafield House in Westward Ho! As coastguard teams arrived on scene, they found that the casualty was in the care of the doctor from Devon Air Ambulance and police officers. The […]

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Funding for Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park has been awarded £409,300 to kick-start green jobs and connect people to nature. The grant funding from the Government’s £40million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund will be invested in a new project called Changing Lives, Nurturing Nature. Changing Lives, Nurturing Nature brings together Dartmoor National Park […]

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Torridge Council approves Environmental Plan

Torridge Councillors have taken another significant step forward to realising their ambition for the authority to achieve net zero carbon by 2030 by approving and publishing the Councils inaugural Carbon, Environment and Biodiversity Plan. The plans drafting was delayed by the Covid pandemic but builds on the “Climate Emergency” Torridge […]

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Solar farm planning application, Pyworthy

This planning application for a solar farm, 1/0249/2021/FULM, was submitted in March, but fresh information has been added to the Torridge Council website. The site is land at Monks Farm and Trelana, Pyworthy, Holsworthy, for a 42MW photovoltaic (PV) solar farm, all ancillary grid infrastructure and associated works. The application […]

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Great British Spring Clean

Devon residents and community groups are being called on to help clean up the county, as Keep Britain Tidy’s nationwide annual Great British Spring Clean returns. The national litter picking campaign aims to clean up our nation through a #MillionMileMission. The event has been organised to start from 28 May to 13 […]

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Coastal change in N Devon – research published

From Torridge Council: North Devon Council and Torridge District Council have published maps highlighting potential future coastal change around the Taw and Torridge Estuary in northern Devon. The maps are based on research carried out as a case study by the Coastal Processes Research Group at the University of Plymouth […]

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