Torridge receives funds to clean up town centres

Torridge District Council have been given £11,889 by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government out of a total pot of £9.75M to fund efforts to clean up high streets and town centres across England.   The funding is intended to give local authorities an opportunity to do more, […]

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9 charged with drug offences in Devon and Liverpool

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police have charged nine people with drug offences following a major operation in South Devon and Merseyside yesterday (21 March). The investigation centres on the supply of Class-A drugs from Liverpool to Torquay between 1 November 2017 and 21 March 2019. In co-ordinated activity in […]

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Improving the health of over 55s in Torridge

“Connecting actively to Nature” (C.A.N) is the name of a new Torridge project whose aim is to increase physical activity levels of individuals over the age of 55  that do little or no physical exercise. At the same time, the project has been designed to encourage people to get outside […]

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Spate of moped thefts in Barnstaple

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Over the past week since 12th March 2019, there have been seven mopeds stolen in Barnstaple overnight and later located damaged nearby. Some of these thefts have included mopeds that were locked with a chain, therefore please consider alternative ways to safeguard your moped or motorbike […]

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Barnstaple man charged with non-recent sexual assaults

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A 70-year-old man from Barnstaple has today [20 March] been charged with non-recent sexual assaults on three women. Brian Greenslade, of Marwood, is charged with an indecent assault on a woman in Exeter between January 1994 and December 1995. He is also charged an indecent […]

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Torridge Council limits council tax discounts on empty properties

Following recent changes to Central Government Legislation, Council’s across the UK were given the discretion to alter Council Tax premiums and discounts in relation to long-term empty properties. With royal assent given to the Bill in November 2018, Torridge Council’s Community and Resources Committee has elected to apply changes from […]

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