Posts for Northam

Charging restarts at Northam Burrows

Gatekeepers will once again be manning the gates at Northam Burrows from this weekend 11th July, which coincides with the reintroduction of charges for vehicle entry. Charging was previously suspended during the COVID-19 crisis and the reintroduction will contribute towards these seasonal employment opportunities and ongoing upkeep for the park. All […]

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Torridge offers free parking until 15th June to support businesses

During recent months Torridge Councillors suspended parking charges in the district in response to the evolving Coronavirus crisis. The move was in part to support NHS Staff and Care workers as they carried on working and also other residents, who found themselves restricted to their homes, with more cars than […]

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Torridge announces re-opening of some council facilities

From Torridge Council:   Torridge Council has announced the reopening of some of the facilities it owns or operates in response to changes in Government guidance and directives issued over last weekend. Officers and Councillors have been reviewing which facilities can be safely reopened, how these would be manned and […]

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Dog attacks kills lamb at Northam Burrows

Torridge District Council are yet again reminding all dog walkers to take care near sheep after a lamb was found dead on Northam Burrows on Monday, the 20th of April. The Country Park is popular with dog walkers but is also a grazing common for animals, where the residents of the […]

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Fire in Northam

The fire service received numerous calls earlier today to smoke issuing from an unused building at Lenwood Road in Northam. Two crews from Bideford and one crew from Barnstaple were mobilised. On arrival the officer in charge requested an additional appliance from Appledore. The fire was involving a two storey […]

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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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Free family activities at Northam Burrows

There will be lots of free family activities running on Northam Burrows throughout the school holidays with some great experience days thrown in for good measure. Two specific events kick off on Tuesday 18th February when the Ranger team will be helping families to make bird boxes. Then on Thursday 20th […]

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Public Inquiry – planning application for 181 dwellings

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 PUBLIC INQUIRY At Northam Town Council Offices, 1 Windmill Lane, Northam, EX39 1BY On 28 January 2020 at 10.00 am REASON FOR INQUIRY Appeal by Beechcroft Land Ltd Relating to the application to Torridge District Council for Outline application for residential development of up […]

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Winter volunteers needed at Northam Burrows

Following the end of another busy summer season, the Rangers at Northam Burrows Country Park have started their winter conservation programme. The work underway includes mending fences, clearing scrub and repairing structures across the Burrows to ensure that there are excellent habitats for our flowers and wildlife and also some […]

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Plans for Northam visitor centre

At the recent Community and Resources committee meeting on Monday 14th October Members were updated on the latest developments in plans to deliver the exciting new Visitor Centre for Northam Burrows. The new facility will be the focal point of the Country Park which covers 258 hectares lying within a designated  […]

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