Posts for Westward Ho!

Weekend cliff fall near Westward Ho!

On Saturday, 4th September, the Coastguard was called to reports of a person who had fallen from the cliff near Seafield House in Westward Ho! As coastguard teams arrived on scene, they found that the casualty was in the care of the doctor from Devon Air Ambulance and police officers. The […]

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Free hop-on, hop-off bus in Torridge

A free to use, hop on-hop off, Coach service for tourists and locals will become a regular sight in Torridge this summer, thanks to an initiative led by Northam Town Council. The free “Potwalloper” service will link the three popular tourist locations of Northam, Appledore and Westward Ho! on Wednesdays […]

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Blue Flag for Westward Ho!

As the UK looks forward to a post Covid recovery, the South West is poised to become one of the destinations of choice as families plan their holidays for this year’s summer vacation getaway. The further easing of restrictions has also coincided with the charity, Keep Britain Tidy, announcing the […]

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Westward Ho! dog restrictions start May 1

From the 1st of May to the 30th of September Torridge District Council will once again be introducing a restriction for Dogs on sections of Westward Ho! beach and the promenade. The restriction helps create designated usage areas on the beach to ensure that different groups engaged in different activities can all […]

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Westward Ho!’s free car park – so refreshing

First time I’ve used this car park, which I think is brilliant. Devon businessman, Rob Braddick, was a national sensation when he bought a council car park and made it free for locals and visitors to use. The car park is in Westward Ho! Thanks Rob. Very handy for Kipling […]

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Collision at Westward Ho injures horse riders!

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police responded to a report of a road traffic collision on the B3236, Buckleigh Road, Westward Ho!, close to the entrance of Herons Lea residential care home, which involved a car and two horses just before 6pm, on Saturday 3 April. Both horses were quickly […]

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First aid course, Bude

In a bid to help businesses return to normality, here’s a free mention for First Aid at Hand. They say: Fabulous that restrictions are easing and to see so many businesses opening up again just in time for busy Summer season! After the tribulations of the past year your staff […]

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Westward Ho! First UK seaside resort to ban cheap polystyrene boards

Plastic Free Torridge, Plastic Free North Devon and Keep Britain Tidy’s Ocean Recovery Project have announced a ban on selling cheap polystyrene bodyboards in Westward Ho, because every independent retailer in the village from the Post Office to the shops on the slipway is working together; they will not be […]

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Enhanced sea defences added at Westward Ho!

The first phase of enhanced Sea Defences at Westward Ho! has been completed with the placement of around 2,000 tonnes of locally sourced Rock Armour from Brookland Sand and Aggregates. The energy dissipating structure is the first phase of a complete programme of linear defences for the region, funded by […]

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Burglary in Westward Ho

From Devon and Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for information about a burglary in Westward Ho! sometime between Saturday 12 December and Wednesday 16 December. A property on Greenwood Drive was broken into and a number of items, some quite distinctive, were stolen. It is believed that the burglary would […]

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