Bude Coastguard in ‘dog over cliff’ rescue

From Bude Coastguard: Bude Coastguard Rescue Team members were paged at 12:49 yesterday, and tasked to assist Hartland Coastguard Search and Rescue Team who had been the first team scrambled following the report of a dog that had gone over the cliff in the Litter Mouth area of Morwenstow. Arriving on […]

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Accident on A39 West Country Inn

Fire crews from Hartland were mobilised to reports of a road traffic collision on the A39 by the West Country Inn yesterday evening at around 17.19. On arrival, crews discovered one camper van on its side in a ditch. One person had self rescued and one person was medically trapped […]

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Wuthering Heights at Hartland

Had a very welcome break from my desk yesterday to visit Hartland Abbey for a walk, but primarily to see Wuthering Heights. Organised by the Plough Arts Centre, it was a new adaptation by Hotbuckle Productions, held at a wonderful venue. Described as: Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of […]

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Controversial slurry lagoon rejected

A retrospective planning application for an unauthorised earth banked slurry lagoon at Beckland Farm in Hartland has been turned down by Torridge District Council. The lagoon, which was built without planning permission, has already been the subject of enforcement action which was halted while the application was being considered. The […]

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The Berry Beast Abseil

Fancy abseiling for health? Here’s your chance!

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Vote for Hartland Carnival

RGB Building Supplies with branches around Cornwall and Devon have chosen three North Devon based finalists to go through to a public vote to decide who receives £1,000 worth of building materials. Hartland Carnival is a finalist. For anyone who hasn’t been, Hartland Carnival is amazing! Yes, I’m biased but its […]

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Collision, Hartland

One fire appliance from Hartland and one from Bideford were sent to a report of a road traffic collision at the B3248, Baxworthy, Hartland, yesterday evening at 18.04pm On arrival crews confirmed that the incident involved one vehicle and that no persons were trapped. The fire crews made the scene and the […]

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Hart Inn up for auction

The Hart Inn, in Hartland, Devon, is up for auction with a guide price of £150-175k. Auctioneers, Clive Emson describe it as: A large public house retaining a wealth of character features offering the usually anticipated facilities complemented by three bedroomed residential accommodation above. The pub is located conveniently for Hartland […]

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Criminal damage in Hartland

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a vehicle was criminally damaged in the Hartland area. Unknown offenders smashed the nearside back window of a blue Nissan Note along Eastdown Park between 5.30pm on Thursday 12 October and 6.15am on Friday 13 October. Anyone with information is asked to […]

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Down at the Bude Sea Pool with the Lundy swimmers…

The only person who has successfully completed the Hartland to Lundy swim dates from the 1950s. He entered a competition to win prize money and some bullocks if he succeeded in swimming to the island we can see from many parts of our coastline. Now Steve Maclure (Stevo) and Gary […]

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Hartland & Bradworthy Councillor tribute

Tributes have been paid to a serving Torridge District Councillor who sadly passed away last Thursday night. Alan Whittle was Ward member for Hartland & Bradworthy. Elected in May 2015 he was the Lead Member for the Environment, sat on the Council’s External Overview and Scrutiny Committee and was also […]

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Hartland whale carcass removed

The Fin Whale carcass that washed up at Hartland Quay has now been successfully removed by contractors working alongside Council Officers. At over 10 metres long and weighing an estimated 10-15 tonnes, the size of the whale alone presented significant problems. A further complication was that the area where the […]

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What’s left of the Hartland whale

Typically, I was in Sweden when this happened, so I did not join the hordes who visited to see the unusual sight of a late fin whale stranded at Hartland Quay. It is now a health hazard so it isn’t good to get too close – 10 metres is recommended. […]

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