Council grant to restore historic ship

Torridge Council’s Community Grant scheme found another worthy recipient when a cheque for £9,500 was handed over to the society restoring the SS Freshspring berthed on the River Torridge in Bideford.   The Freshspring was built in 1946 as a water-carrier for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service and operated in […]

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Torridge Council succeed in planning prosecution

On the 2nd October Torridge District Council’s Planning Enforcement Team successfully prosecuted Mr Jonathan Long of Littlemoor, Great Eckworthy, Buckland Brewer, for failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice. Mr Long’s breaches included: changing the access, making a hard standing, change of use, using vehicles for residential purposes, and the siting of […]

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Torridge allocates money to worthy causes

The New Homes Bonus Community Grants Scheme is now into a second year of rollout across the District of Torridge. The phenomenal success of the scheme means that this year alone over £334,000 will be allocated to worthy community based projects both large and small. Added to the previous year’s […]

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The Change 100 Programme in action at Torridge

This summer Torridge District Council joined the small number of Councils to take part in the Change 100 programme. The programme, provided by the Leonard Cheshire charity, brings together the UK’s top employers and talented disabled students and graduates to offer three months of paid work experience. Leader of the […]

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Torridge Council extends range of plastics for recycling

From 1st September 2017 Torridge District Council are extending the range of plastic materials they will pick up in their weekly recycling collections to include nearly all types of plastics (with the only exception being black plastic). Residents will now be able to put the following items into their green boxes […]

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European funding for Torridge and North Devon

This all strikes me as mightily ironic given the SW voted so overwhelmingly for BREXIT, but grab the money while you can, folks. The European LEADER programme for Torridge and North Devon 2015-2019 is one of the largest grant funds in England, with £2.325 million of available grants. The LEADER […]

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Telephone fraudsters active in Torridge

  Fraudsters appear to be operating in Torridge at the moment with several residents reporting that they have received telephone calls from people claiming to represent the Council. The current scam appears to involve residents being told that they are due back-dated Council Tax refunds over many years amounting to […]

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From Torridge Council website

This is taken from Torridge Council website: Final round of consultation for Local Plan The final round of consultation on the draft North Devon and Torridge Local Plan has started. The Local Plan sets out how North Devon and Torridge will develop up to 2031. It shows what development the […]

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Over £334,000 now available under 2017/18 Torridge Community Grant Scheme

In 2016 Torridge Councillor introduced the first Community Grant Scheme funded by the New Homes Bonus received from Central Government. Over £318,000 was allocated to over 50 projects across the district ranging from Village Hall Improvements, Play Parks, Boxing Equipment and even night time landing lights for emergency services!   […]

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Torridge grant for community outreach

Eight Torridge Councillors have collectively pooled £10,000 of their Councillor grant money to help purchase a mini bus for a Community Outreach Programme. The “Opening Doors” project run by  intagr8 based in Bideford was set up to provide much needed transport for clients and their families who have sought help […]

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Phone Scam – yet another

From Fraud Alert: Please be aware of a new phone scam hitting the Torridge area. An unsolicited phone call is received purporting to be from the TPS (Telephone Preference Service) asking if the recipient wishes to continue using the service and renew for a further period.   The caller is very […]

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Election results – North Cornwall/Torridge

I’m sure you all by now know the national election results, and we did post about North Cornwall on here yesterday. To remind you: Results for North Cornwall are below.  Turnout 74.2%.    Surname Forename  Description  Votes  Elected  ALLMAN John William Christian Peoples Alliance 185   BASSETT Joy Labour Party […]

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Advanced recycling to be trialled in Torridge

From 4th to the 12th May, the Council’s Waste & Recycling Service will be trialling a new Dry Recycling Vehicle – the “Romaquip”.  Following training for operatives the vehicle will be joining regular kerbside rounds throughout the District during the trials period. The “Romaquip” is a kerbside recycling vehicle that […]

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Torridge Council Tax to rise by 3.36%

At Full Council on Monday 27th February Torridge agreed to increase its Council Tax by 3.36% which equates to £5 per year on an average Band D property (a rise of 10p per household per week). Facing a government funding reduction of £500,000 in 2017/18 plus other cost pressures, Torridge […]

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Consultation on sports facilities in Torridge

At the end of last year Torridge District Council appointed Bennett Leisure and Planning (BELAP) in partnership with North Devon Council to undertake an analysis of playing pitch provision and needs assessment across North Devon. The next phase of this assessment has now been launched and aims to look at […]

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