Posts for Westward Ho!

Torridge play areas start to reopen on 6th July

Torridge Council has announced that play areas in the district will start to reopen from next Monday 6th July in line with a relaxation of government lockdown restrictions. The facilities have been closed since March when the government introduced measures to halt the spread of coronavirus and as part of a […]

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Slipway improvements agreed for Westward Ho!

Councillors sitting at lasts nights Full Council meeting have voted unanimously for improvement works to Westward Ho! slipway, which will be carried out next month in July. The accompanying report to Councillors highlighted that access to the beach at low tide has become increasingly difficult in recent years as successive […]

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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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Damage to Westward Ho! sea defences

High tides and strong winds made for challenging conditions at Westward Ho! sea front last week resulting in damage to sea defences and other structures. Some businesses and a private property near the slipway were particularly affected. Heavy machinery was manoeuvred in-between tides to repair the sections of the defences […]

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Coastal communities in North Devon are on red flood warnings

Red flood warnings are in place for coastal towns in North Devon, including Westward Ho!. Flooding is expected for the North Devon Coastal Communities over the high tides from Sunday evening until Tuesday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 18:15 on Sunday evening and 06:45 on Monday morning. Gale […]

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North Devon coast on red flood warning

Flooding is expected for Clovelly, Westward Ho!, Watermouth Cove and Combe Martin over the high tide on Monday evening. High water at Ilfracombe is at 8 pm, but times of high water will vary along the coast. However, conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. Gale […]

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Great British Beach Clean

The Great British Beach Clean, hosted by the UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) will take place this weekend from 20-23rd September. Members of the public are urged to join the charity to clear litter from the UK’s coastline and help collect valuable data. Last year, 15,000 […]

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Water quality alert for Westward Ho!

  From Surfers Against Sewage: Pollution Alert: Storm sewage has been discharged from a sewer overflow in this location within the past 48 hours. Westward Ho! is a long, sandy resort beach with a pebble ridge. At the northern end of the beach are the mouths of the rivers Taw […]

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New car park opened in Westward Ho!

On Friday 19th July Torridge District Council officially opened Wilkey’s Field car park in Westward Ho! The Car Park has been being built to provide extra spaces for the popular Westward Ho! resort area and alleviate some of the congestion currently experienced during the busy summer months. In total 149 spaces […]

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Bideford Coastguard team rescue 4 from cliff fall

The Bideford Coastguard Team was called to reports of a person fallen from the cliff at Seafields, Westward Ho! at 10.25 pm last night. On arrival, the casualty was being assisted by 3 friends. The team explained on their Facebook page how they set up for a full rope rescue […]

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