Posts for Westward Ho!

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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Recycling update for Torridge

From Torridge Council: 2020 has been a strange year with many ‘ups and downs’, but recycling in Torridge is certainly on the ‘up’ and that’s thanks to you! We’d like to thank everyone in Torridge for supporting the service over the last twelve months. The combined effort from our crews […]

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£1000 grant for ‘wet pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 1 December) announced an additional £1,000 Christmas grant for ‘wet-led pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3 who will miss out on much needed business during the busy Christmas period. Pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food have been asked to make […]

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‘Shop local’ message from Cllr Ken James

From Torridge Council: “As final preparations are made to reopen our towns, high streets and businesses on Wednesday a lot of the focus has quite rightly been on doing this safely. Business owners have been checking and implementing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 but Torridge’s track record of […]

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Sea defence work brought forward at Westward Ho!

Recent storm activity, coinciding with high tides and strong winds have resulted in several points of overtopping of the pebble ridge at Westward Ho! in recent weeks causing flooding and some disruption to local businesses and properties. Flooding was also evident across the Northam Burrows with the Sandymere Lake area […]

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Referendum – ban cheap bodyboards

Plastic Free Torridge, Plastic Free North Devon and Keep Britain Tidy’s Ocean Recovery Project  have announced a single question referendum on the sale of cheap polystyrene bodyboards across northern Devon, a sentiment which many people from other areas share. They say: Cheap polystyrene bodyboards have blighted coastlines across the world […]

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Flood warnings along the coast

Flooding is expected over the high tide on Sunday morning. Red flood warnings are in force around Clovelly and Westward Ho! Gale force 7 west south-westerly winds and offshore wave heights of around 3.1m are forecast to cause property flooding on Sunday morning. Large waves and spray are likely so […]

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