Bideford’s new skate park – building has started

Bideford’s brand new concrete skate park construction is now underway thanks to successful external funding bids and the full support of all Members for a large Council contribution.   Sitting on the redundant tennis courts within the Bideford sports ground the design and build contract is being undertaken by Canvas […]

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Vouchers through Better Broadband Scheme

From Devon Council website:   The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) broadband programme has today announced that it is now offering vouchers through the national BDUK Better Broadband Scheme. All homes and businesses in the region with broadband speeds of less than two Megabits per second (Mbps), without a published delivery […]

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Appledore Shipyard future under negotiation

The Future of Appledore Shipyard remains under negotiation. The formal closure of the Yard on 15th March marked the end of the marine activities conducted by Babcock International. Since the announcement, just before Christmas, a Taskforce has been working on options for the reopening of the Yard. This has included working […]

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Apply for Community Grant Funding Torridge

Torridge District Council are now inviting applications for its new round of Community Grant funding for 2019/20. The grant funding scheme is for local projects within the Torridge area looking for support of between £1,000 and £5,000. This could be to cover the total cost of any project or in […]

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Campaign to deal with street begging in Barnstaple

North Devon and Torridge Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is launching a new campaign to deal with street begging in Barnstaple. The aim of Spare Change or Real Change is to change the way we approach people who we see begging in order to provide a long-term solution to their situation. […]

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Diabetes specialist at Exeter Uni receives NHS award

A world-leading diabetes specialist at the University of Exeter Medical School has received an NHS award for improving health outcomes for patients. Dr Timothy McDonald, of the University of Exeter Medical School, has been recognised by the NHS for his contributions to diabetes diagnosis and health care sciences in the UK. […]

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