Task force to deal with Appledore Shipyard closure

A taskforce has been set up to address the announced closure of Appledore Shipyard scheduled for 15th March 2019. The first meeting took place last Thursday at TDC’s Caddsdown Business Support Centre and was organised and chaired by South West Business Council (SWBC). Representatives from other key organisations and influencers also […]

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Appledore Shipyard to close

Sadly, Babcock International has today announced it has taken the difficult decision to exit operations at its Appledore facility in Devon, ending its site lease in March 2019. This means the end of Appledore’s historic shipyard. This despite a £60m lifeline offered by the MoD to secure employment for the workforce. […]

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Appledore Book Festival has started

It has to be said: I adore the Appledore Book Festival and attend as much as I can every year. I learn so much. Books are a massive draw for me and listening to the insights of learned folk who are also excellent writers never ceases to fascinate. It is the […]

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Spate of criminal damage in Appledore

Police are appealing for witnesses following a spate of criminal damage which happened over the weekend [Friday 12 January – Saturday 13 January] in Bideford. All three incidents happened on The Quay in Appledore between 4pm on Friday 12 January and 10am Saturday 13 January 2018. A fishing vessel hooker […]

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#Appledore, You’ve Been Amazing

Those who read this might have noticed less activity on the website of late. I’ve hoped some people may contribute while I’ve been enjoying myself but hey ho. I’ve spent quite a bit of time this last week at the Appledore Book Festival. It is an annual high order treat […]

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Appledore Fishdock Has a Brighter Future

From Torridge Council: The future of Appledore Fishdock is looking a lot brighter since Torridge District Council took back control of the facility at the beginning of the year. A new manager Paul Labistour has been hired to oversee the management and improvement projects designed to put the operation back […]

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#Holsworthy and Other #Devon Car Park Works

As part of an extensive programme of refurbishment contractors will be carrying out resurfacing and relining to some of the Councils Car Parks during the month of June. The programme will commence this week with Well Park Car Park in Holsworthy and will be undertaken by Devon and Cornwall Surfacing. […]

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The Winner Takes All – Gig Rowing in N Devon

North Devon film making project Boat Stories has come up trumps again with Winner Takes All, an exciting short film capturing the thrills of women’s gig racing in North Devon. The five minute documentary follows Appledore Pilot Gig Club Ladies A Team as they compete on home waters at last […]

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Appledore Fishermen Not Off the Hook Yet!

Here’s a little tale of fishing madness, and one of those situations where a little local knowledge could be a huge help!!   In October the leader of Torridge District Council wrote to the Prime Minister urging the Government to rethink a blanket ban covering Ray Fishing in UK waters, […]

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Budehaven’s Skern Residential

For the past 20 years Budehaven has organised a residential course for all year 7 pupils. The course, held at Skern Lodge in Appledore, has always been a great success and this year was no exception with all 178 pupils attending.   The aim of the course is to help […]

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Transfer of North Devon Maritime Museum

Torridge District Councillors have given the go-ahead for the largest Community Asset Transfer to date – the North Devon Maritime Museum in Appledore. The North Devon Maritime Museum Trust submitted a Community Transfer application over two years ago and this has been under review by the council’s Member Asset Management […]

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Fireman Nick Plans to Beat Pingu….

It’s that time of year when the fit among us are in training for things like marathons. Ok, ok…. One man who is, is firefighter Nick Williams from Appledore fire station in Devon, who plans a second attempt at the London Marathon this year, which takes place on Sunday 21 […]

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North Devon Maritime Museum Looking Good

Torridge District Council has just completed a £30k refurbishment programme on the popular North Devon Maritime Museum in Appledore. The 10-week project works to the outside of Odun House were carried out as part of the ongoing maintenance programme for all council buildings, and were completed in time for the […]

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Skern Helps New Budehaven Pupils Settle Swiftly

Realising the importance of the transition for children moving from primary to secondary education, for the past 19 years Budehaven has organised a residential course for all year 7 pupils. So, for any parents whose children are due to join Bude’s wonderful community-based school in 2013, fear not; Skern is […]

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Appledore Laptop Theft

North Devon Detectives are investigating a burglary which happened during daylight hours in Appledore. The terraced home just off Pitt Hill Was entered between 8.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday 6 November 2012 and a Fujitsu laptop stolen from a table. Officers are appealing to anyone who may have […]

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