Posts for Hartland

Rodents chew through phone cables in North Devon

The phone network in North Devon has been damaged by rodents leaving 1,800 broadband customers out of service. Tell me about it as B & B has been down since Friday as a result.  BT Openreach gave this statement on Monday 18 October: “Our telephone and broadband network in and […]

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The Leach Potters of North Devon

from N Devon Council: A new exhibition opens this week at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon which celebrates the Leach family of potters and how international design and travel influenced their work. The “Leach Potters of North Devon” is on display in the Keith Abraham Gallery from Saturday 31 July and […]

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Candidates for Torridge in County Council Elections

Here is a list of candidates for Bideford West/Hartland and Holsworthy in the Devon County Council elections on 6th May. Despite living in Torridge, I know nothing about any of them (bar one) so if anyone wants to make a statement as per our Cornwall/Bude candidates, please feel free to […]

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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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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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£1000 grant for ‘wet pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 1 December) announced an additional £1,000 Christmas grant for ‘wet-led pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3 who will miss out on much needed business during the busy Christmas period. Pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food have been asked to make […]

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‘Shop local’ message from Cllr Ken James

From Torridge Council: “As final preparations are made to reopen our towns, high streets and businesses on Wednesday a lot of the focus has quite rightly been on doing this safely. Business owners have been checking and implementing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 but Torridge’s track record of […]

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Keep Hartland’s posties local …

The Royal Mail is proposing changes to cut costs that will impact the postal service in Hartland. Currently, three rounds of post are collected from Bideford and sorted at Hartland Post Office before delivery. One proposal is that all posties will drive to Bideford and sort the mail there before […]

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More business support for Torridge businesses

The Government announced last weekend that to reduce social contact and limit the spread of Covid-19, certain businesses and venues, would be required to close from Thursday 5th November to the 2nd December 2020. These included all non-essential retail, hospitality and entertainment venues, accommodation providers, personal care and leisure facilities, community centres […]

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