Posts for Westward Ho!

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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More business support for Torridge businesses

The Government announced last weekend that to reduce social contact and limit the spread of Covid-19, certain businesses and venues, would be required to close from Thursday 5th November to the 2nd December 2020. These included all non-essential retail, hospitality and entertainment venues, accommodation providers, personal care and leisure facilities, community centres […]

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Call to action as container spillage hits Bideford Bay beaches

A container full of nappies has washed ashore in Devon. Eleven containers fell off a ship near Land’s End last Monday, which has washed ashore off Hartland Point. The container contents have travelled up the coast. The containers contents are adult sanitary products and nappies. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency […]

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Pig on the Hill for sale

Stonesmith property experts are marketing the sale of The Pig on the Hill, a quirky and extremely impressive, award winning destination country pub and restaurant.   Completely refurbished to exacting standards in 2013, the contemporary venue is presented to an exceptionally high standard throughout.  Established for 30 years, the Pig […]

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