Posts for Torrington

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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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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