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  • Torridge District Council manage and maintain cemeteries at several locations throughout the district. We also provide advice and information regarding burial regulations and fees.
     
  • The Community Development Team provide a diverse range of support to local communities, financially and through the provision of information, advice and guidance.
     
  • Torridge District Council works as part of the Safer North Devon community safety partnership to improve the quality of life for residents in Torridge, by reducing crime and disorder and improving community safety and security.
     
  • The Council's Land and Property Portfolio is widely spread throughout the district to provide a service to the community, but is concentrated within the main Towns of Bideford, Great Torrington, Northam and Holsworthy. The Portfolio includes a variety of Land and property assets including Managed Commercial land and industrial estates, offices, depots, car parks, cemeteries, play areas, public conveniences, woods and amenity land
     
  • The role of the Economic Regeneration Team at Torridge is to help develop the local economy and provide strategic input to local and regional economic policy making. The Council is committed to attracting new jobs to the area through it's inward investment programme and works in partnership with other agencies.
     
  • Emergency Planning is part of the Environmental Health and Public Protection team at Torridge District Council, and is responsible for preparing and maintaining emergency plans, and assisting the Emergency Services to deal with major emergencies.
     
  • This page links all the Teams together and provides services at a glance, we often find that people make enquiries wanting to contact Environmental Health about a specific subject but are not sure which team to contact.
     
  • The Council's Environmental Protection Team works to protect the local environment and to control pollution. We also provide pest control advice and animal welfare services.
     
  • The Food and Safety Team is part of the Council's Environmental Health Service. We work alongside the Environmental Protection and Licensing Teams from offices in Bridge Buildings, Bideford. We undertake official food safety controls in the District and enforce health & safety in the workplace at certain premises including retail, wholesale and leisure businesses. We are a statutory service and work in close partnership with national enforcement agencies such as the Food Standards Agency, Health & Safety Executive and the Public Health England. Team Members: Daryl Littlejohns (Food and Safety Manager), Julie Mann (Environmental Health Officer), Chris Parkhouse - (Health & Safety Specialist), Pat Stark and Heather Grills (Support Assistants).
     
  • Information and advice on various grants and loans provided by the Council
     
  • Captain Roger Hoad, the Pilot and Harbour Master, provides the information on this page.
     
  • Information on the naming and numbering of streets and the maintenance of roads, footpaths, hedges, verges, street lights
     
  • Information and advice on housing services provided by the Council and by Housing Associations in the Torridge area.
     
  • The Council is required by law to regulate a wide range of activities. The primary purpose of the licensing function is to protect the public and to promote high standards of operation in licensed premises.
     
  • The Local Land Charges Team is responsible for providing this Council's Local Authority Search process. This includes the maintenance of the Local Land Charges Register, the issue of Official Search Certificates and responses to the CON29 Enquiries of local authority questionnaire.
     
  • Torridge District Council operate a number of Pay & Display car parks across the District.
     
  • Torridge District Council manage and maintain public conveniences at many locations throughout the district.
     
  • Torridge District Council is making a key contribution to promoting sustainability by taking a lead in exploiting the many opportunities presented by its own buildings and activities.
     
  • A short video presentation on the Customer Services team
     
  • <p>Gypsies and Travellers are protected from discrimination by the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998, together with all ethnic groups who have a particular culture, language or values. The aim of this information is to set out how the Council and other official agencies will work to try to balance the rights of all those involved. This page provides information on how the Council will deal with encampments on Council Land, and what we are doing to provide permanent pitches for Gypsy and Traveller families.</p>
     
  • The Council has 68 sites that are rented out on a long term basis to beach hut owners. The sites are on the Promenade and an area at Merley Road both at Westward Ho!