Posts for Torrington

£63K funding boost for Torrington’s Globe

Plans to rejuvenate the Globe Hotel in Great Torrington received a fresh boost this week with the announcement of almost £63K in funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund. The money is for the partnership project between Great Torrington Town and Torridge District Councils, Petroc and the Plough Arts Centre with […]

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Consultation about The Globe, Great Torrington

What a wonderful idea to turn an empty building in Torrington into a community asset? The former Globe Hotel was once a bustling and iconic building in the centre of Great Torrington but has sadly stood empty and unused for the last three years. This has prompted a number of […]

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Torridge Council gives cash support to Plough and Burton

Torridge District Council’s Community and Resources Committee met on Monday, discussing funding for two important Art and Entertainment hubs in the district. The first discussions related to a £25K grant for the Plough Arts Centre in Torrington which had been approved in principal at a March meeting. Alongside officer reports, […]

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Planning delays at Torridge Council

Frustrating times for house buyers and people applying for planning permission as extra workload post-lockdown creates delays … Torridge District Council are making customers aware that high work volumes are having a direct impact on the turnaround times within the Planning and Land Charges Services. Workloads have peaked post lockdown […]

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Torridge’s litter campaign

From Torridge Council: This summer has seen a major increase in the amount of litter being left behind by people who live in or visit our district. Litter bins throughout Torridge, but especially in Westward Ho! are constantly being overfilled, often resulting in litter spilling out. Because some people appear […]

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Fraudster from Torrington jailed or swindling vulnerable man

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A fraudster from Torrington, who befriended a vulnerable man with autism then swindled him out of £23,000 and his life-savings, has been jailed. Samuel Almey, aged 23, of Hooper Way, blew the ill-gotten gains on his drug addiction, Exeter Crown Court was told today [Tuesday […]

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Plough staff warned of likely redundancies

The Plough Arts Centre’s Chair, John Eeles has just announced: “It is with real sadness and regret that the trustees of The Plough Arts Centre, which is a Registered Charity, have today been forced to issue ‘warning of redundancy’ notices to our loyal staff.” The venue in Great Torrington, which […]

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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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