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Check out bio-karting at Westward Ho!

Torridge District Council has approved the use of Bio-karts in the wind sport zone at Westward Ho! beach following a 12-month trial. The wind sport zone, to the north of Sandymere Bridge, is already used by kite surfers, kite buggies and speed sailors; the addition of Blo-Karting, as an approved […]

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Blue flag Devon at Westward Ho!

This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is presenting 190 awards to England’s very best beaches, including 65 international Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (eight more than last year), with 42 beaches achieving both awards. This includes awards to Torridge District Council’s Westward Ho! beach. Westward Ho! joins the […]

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Summer dog restriction at Westward Ho!

From the 1st of May to the 30th of September Torridge District Council will be introducing a restriction for Dogs on Westward Ho! beach and promenade. The restrictions relate to the Public Spaces Protection Order, which was passed earlier this year following a public consultation, and replaces the previous dog control orders. […]

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Regenerating Westward Ho! site

At community and resources committee on Monday, Councillors voted on proposals to take forward development ideas for the Avon Lane Tennis Court site to a formal planning submission stage. Following extensive community consultation, the ideas presented to Councillors included the provision for a mixed-use development of housing, 2 full-size tennis courts, a […]

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Blo-karting comes to Westward Ho!

Torridge Council has given the green light to allow Blo-Karting at Westward Ho! The 12-month trial will allow Blo-Kart enthusiasts from around the Country to sail their karts around the sand sports zone of the award winning beach. I have no picture of a blo-kart and have never seen one, […]

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Westward Ho! gets blue flag again…

Westward Ho! beach has just been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award for the 14th year in a row at a presentation in Bournemouth on Tuesday. The beach is one of only 68 in the Country to be given this prestigious designation which tells visitors that not only can they […]

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Spectacular Drone Footage of Westward Ho!

New aerial footage, which shows off Westward Ho! and shot using a drone, has been launched on the internet  In glorious high definition and from a vantage point only birds are normally able to see, the fly-by footage of the resort takes in some of the well-known local landmarks such as the fabulous […]

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New Play Area at Westward Ho!

If you ever go to Westward Ho! which has a blue-flag beach, then note that a new play area near the Village Green in Westward Ho! has opened  as part of Torridge District Council’s ongoing investment in the seaside resort. The £60,000 facility, secured through contributions from new housing developments […]

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Excellent Water Quality in Torridge, Too

The water quality at both of the main beaches in Torridge, at Westward Ho! and Hartland Quay, have once again been given the very top classification of “Excellent” by the Environment Agency. This is on top of the Blue Flag award given to Westward Ho! earlier in the year for […]

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Westward Ho! Update

Since 2004 Torridge District Council has been working in Partnership with the local community to regenerate the famous seaside resort of Westward Ho! To its credit, it has fabulous beaches, but many people find the village itself a bit of a let down. This could all change. The vision agreed […]

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Blue Flag Status Beaches

I do love Torridge council’s news team because they are great at getting information out to volunteers like me. Well done to Westward Ho! on its blue flag status (once again, the thirteenth year running). It’s just great that the Council shouts about it.  The Blue Flag Award is the international […]

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Westward Ho! Refurb Gathers Pace

Westward Ho! is a funny old place but it has a grand stretch of beach, and good surfing (I’m told) So, good to hear that significant progress has been made against two key Torridge District Council refurbishment projects in Westward Ho!  The first of these includes enhancements and resurfacing of […]

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Westward Ho! RockPoolRepair Moves Forward

The scheduled programme of repair to the historic Rockpool at Westward Ho! is coming together and the forward momentum has been maintained with the appointment of Exeter-based consultants BSW to oversee the next phases. The Rockpool was initially damaged during the fierce storms of 2013/14 when the concrete to the […]

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#Westward Ho! Gets Blue Flag and Seaside Award

Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of this year’s Blue Flag and Seaside Awards, with Westward Ho! gaining awards in both of these categories. This year 49 beaches across the South West of England will be flying flags that tell the public they are the best in the country, […]

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Beach Clean at Westward Ho!

For the Devonians among you, or even just people who like using the beach at Westward Ho! occasionally, as part of ‘Climate Week’ Torridge District Council are organising a beach clean at Westward Ho! on Friday 6th of March from 12-4pm. The Burrows Spring Clean is a popular annual event, […]

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