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Rodents chew through phone cables in North Devon

The phone network in North Devon has been damaged by rodents leaving 1,800 broadband customers out of service. Tell me about it as B & B has been down since Friday as a result.  BT Openreach gave this statement on Monday 18 October: “Our telephone and broadband network in and […]

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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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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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Torridge cashless parking goes to RingGo

Cashless Parking in Torridge will be changing from Parkmobile to RingGo on the 26th October. The move is part of a wholesale consolidation of cashless parking across the County, with single provision by RingGo across all Devon Councils. As part of the move to RingGo, and to encourage safer, touch […]

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Planning delays at Torridge Council

Frustrating times for house buyers and people applying for planning permission as extra workload post-lockdown creates delays … Torridge District Council are making customers aware that high work volumes are having a direct impact on the turnaround times within the Planning and Land Charges Services. Workloads have peaked post lockdown […]

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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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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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