Posts for Torrington

Plough to close during coronavirus

From The Plough: As you can imagine we are devastated to be closing The Plough Arts Centre from today, Tues 17 March, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trustees of our charity had no choice but to follow government advice in order to keep us all safe. We will reopen […]

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Flood warning Upper Torridge

Flood warnings are in force again for parts of Wales Somerset and Yorkshire. Thinking of affected flood-hit communities. Flooding is possible overnight on Monday the 9th of March into Tuesday for the Upper Torridge area. Rain is forecast this evening and overnight. River catchments are still saturated after recent storms […]

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Councillors hear of the Plough’s plight

Councillors have debated the funding crisis at the Plough Arts Centre in Torrington during a recent Community and Resources Committee meeting. The Plough’s director Richard Wolfenden Brown attended the meeting and gave members an update on the current situation. Mr Brown pointed out that the Plough has been in financial […]

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The Plough could close without your help

As some of you are already aware, the wonderful Plough Arts Centre in Torrington is facing major financial difficulties which, if not addressed urgently, could lead to its closure in the foreseeable future. Despite the highest audience figures in its 45-year history with a thriving arts and community programme, excellent […]

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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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Free Christmas shopping parking days in Torridge

It seems Torridge is the place to go this year for twinkly lights and free parking to support local traders. Well done to Torridge District Council, who have timed it right! Torridge District and Town Councils will once again be supporting local businesses and shoppers with free parking days in […]

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Assault and criminal damage at Great Torrington

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for information following reports of an incident on Torrington Common, on Monday 30 September at around 5pm. It was reported that two men approached the victims van and begun to hit it with an iron bar and wooden stick, causing the window […]

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Makeover for Torrington Pannier Market

Since the running of Great Torrington’s historic pannier market reverted back to Torridge District Council back in April the Town and District Council have been busy working together to give the site a revamp. Recent work has included a thorough cleaning and fresh paintwork for many of the public areas […]

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Can the Globe be brought back to life?

Torridge District Council, Great Torrington Town Council, The Plough Arts Centre and Petroc are delighted that the Architectural Heritage Fund has provided a £15,000 grant to support feasibility work in November and December into how The Globe hotel in Great Torrington can be brought back to life. The hotel has […]

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Devon first aid team asks for help

By Frank Bath: SWFAST is a small first aid team that is based in Torrington but provide throughout North Devon and beyond. We are a not for profit organisation and keep our prices to a minimum due to keeping our services accessible to all. We are currently trying to raise […]

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