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Fly-tipper fined in magistrates court

Torridge Council Environmental Health and Legal Officers have seen another case of fly-tipping through to a successful prosecution at Barnstaple Magistrates in recent weeks. As a testament to their determination and stamina the case was finally concluded following a 3-hour trial, 9 previous hearings and 2 warrants to persuade the […]

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Unlicensed Welcombe Horse Establishment is closed down and owner fined nearly £2,000

Enforcement action has been taken against the owner of Welcombe Equine for operating without a licence. In 2017, the Council learnt that Jane Hunt, the owner of the establishment, was operating the “Welcombe Equine” horse riding business without a licence. The issue was raised by concerned residents (who also contacted […]

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Praise for Torridge posties

Councillor Simon Inch, Chair of Torridge District Council passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women when he visited Bideford Sorting Office on Friday 21st December. Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year and Councillor Inch saw the hard work and dedication of local postal workers to sort and […]

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Shoppers supported in Torridge with free parking

It’s good to see a local council showing some sense in introducing free parking days to help local shops/businesses which have an increasing struggle in competition with online shops. People are far more likely to spend time in town if parking is free. So, Torridge and various Town Councils in […]

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Torridge Bridge closes tomorrow night

Torridge Bridge Torridge Bridge, near Bideford, will be closed overnight from 7pm on Sunday 21 October to 6am Monday 22 October. The planned overnight closure is part of the second phase of the scheme to replace a damaged expansion joint on the bridge. Works are progressing well and the scheme […]

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National Empty Homes Week

It’s National Empty Homes Week 2018 next week (15th to 21st October) and across the Country, it’s a chance to raise awareness, celebrate progress and consider what more needs to be done to bring empty properties back into use to help meet housing needs. In October 2017, the number of […]

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Torridge residents urged to register to vote

Every year all Councils update their Electoral Register and as part of this, every residential property in the Torridge District has been sent a Household Registration Form. Every household needs to reply every year in order to stay on the electoral register so that they can vote in future elections, […]

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Money awarded for Tai Chi classes in Torridge

Tai Chi South West was set up in Torridge as part of the nationally run Tai Chi for Health organisation. These were initially set up in Holsworthy for the over 50s with a separate class supporting Parkinson sufferers. The free classes offer gentle physical exercise and stretching with the aim […]

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Torridge recycling levels soar

To increase recycling rates across the district, Torridge District Council introduced a range of changes to its Waste and Recycling Services on 4th June, including new weekly food waste collections, a move to fortnightly black bag collections, and the introduction of a chargeable garden waste service. The initial results have been […]

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Flag Raising ceremony in Bideford

Hundreds of people gathered at Torridge’s annual Flag Raising Ceremony in Victoria Park on Monday to commemorate Armed Forces Week 2018. The event coincided with week-long celebrations around the Country in honour of Servicemen and Woman both past and present. The events seek to celebrate and recognise the contribution and […]

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Torridge residents urged to look for the red envelope

On 4th June Torridge District Council are introducing changes to their waste and recycling collections and over the coming weeks residents will receive a red bordered envelope in their post which will explain the service changes and will contain a calendar for their property so they are aware of any changes to their […]

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New Torridge Careers website

Torridge Council has launched a new Job Vacancies website to showcase opportunities and careers at the Council through a series of eye-catching and interactive web pages. With the aim of reaching an even wider audience, the website has been designed to convey the attractive working conditions and terms offered by […]

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Torridge Community Grant Scheme

Torridge’s Community Grant Scheme is now entering its third year of operation with grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 up for grabs. In the last few years the scheme has distributed nearly £800,000 right across the district which has helped community halls, local clubs, and organisations make their wish-lists become […]

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Fleet of new recycling trucks for Torridge

After a number of trials last year, Torridge District Council has taken delivery of 12 state of the art recycling trucks to help improve the efficiency of its recycling operations. Amongst other benefits, the new compartmentalised vehicles will allow for better sorting and separation of materials right at the kerbside. […]

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More Torridge Bridge works needed

Work to replace damaged expansion joint and cover plates at the west end of Torridge Bridge, near Bideford, has been completed. However, recent inspections carried out on the structure have revealed that further emergency work will be needed on another section. It was originally planned that the cover plates at […]

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