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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Shocking aggravated burglary in Welcombe

From Devon & Cornwall Police website: Police are appealing to the public following an aggravated burglary in North Devon. The incident took place at a cottage in Welcombe, Torridge, between 9-10pm on Saturday 15 September. Detective Constable Ben Cartwright from Bideford CID, said: “Two black men wearing balaclavas with regional […]

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Easter Open Studio, Welcombe

pachadesign are hosting a joint exhibition at their studio in Welcombe this Easter. Hand made furniture, sculptural mirrors and objects for the home, all with a modern Japanese aesthetic, by Pachadesign Elemental oak furniture pieces and neo-primitive breadboards by Paul Anderson. A selection of colourful, punchy prints and new botanical […]

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Welcombe Open Studios 11-13 August 2017

By Samantha Robb:   Visit the studios of artists, designers & makers in this beautiful village on the North Devon coast: ceramics, glass, furniture & objects, art + more, across 3 venues {open daily 10.30am to 5pm}. The Pop-Up TeaRoom will serve cakes & drinks in the village hall Saturday […]

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A39 closed following crash

Expect big delays, as between Higher Clovelly in North Devon and Kilkhampton , the A39 is closed in both directions. Traffic is obviously very slow due to a serious accident on the stretch of the A39, involving a tractor and motorcycle  between B3248 between Welcombe Cross and Woolley. Diversions seem […]

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Men rescued but dog dies on cliffs

This comes from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Facebook page: Last Sunday, UK Coastguard rescued two young men from a 200ft cliff at Dame Hole Point near Welcombe after they’d climbed down it to try and rescue a dog, who had escaped from its lead and fallen. See the video […]

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Grassland Fire at Welcombe.

Yesterday evening, a grassland fire broke out just over the Devon border. One fire fighting appliance from Hartland fire station attended the grassland on fire at Henaford Farm, Welcombe, near Bude. Upon arrival, crews found one acre of grassland on fire and the crews asked for a further two pumps. […]

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Fire at Welcombe

Phew, sounds like a close run thing….a fire near a thatched roof is always a potential problem! Appliances from Hartland and Bude in Cornwall were mobilised to a report of a chimney on fire in a pub in Welcombe, near Hartland, which has a thatched roof. I would presume this […]

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Craft Fayre – Welcombe Village Hall – Sun 25th November in aid of St Mark’s PTA

We bring to you 19 of the best stall holders all selling handcrafted items just in time for Christmas! Below is a list of the stalls we have and also some of the websites for you to have a look at and see exactly what will be on offer: Naturally […]

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Sunny Weekend – Be Sea Safe

The sun is forecast to shine on this weekend, so many people will hit the beach. In the light of this week’s tragic events, it makes sense, therefore to use ones with lifeguard cover. In Bude, these are: Crooklets, Sandymouth, Summerleaze, and Widemouth. There is no lifeguard cover at Northcott, […]

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Hartland’s Arts & Crafts Tradition

Just how longstanding Hartland’s arts and crafts tradition is, was brought home by a 1983 copy of the Hartland Times which featured a “Spotlight on Hartland’s Workshops”. They were described then as “the small band of craftsmen and women who, in their little workshops here in Hartland, earn their living producing traditional […]

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