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NEWS BITES ................

News Bites

News and Stories from around the Torridge District and wider Devon area. If you have any comments to make on this page please contact communications@torridge.gov.uk .

 

 

 

 

 

Museum

THE BURTON AT BIDEFORD RECEIVES ACCREDITED STATUS FOR THE MUSEUM

The Burton at Bideford has been given Accredited status for their museum for the second time by Arts Council England. The Museum Accreditation scheme is the UK industry standard for museums and galleries. Accreditation is an acknowledgement that the best practice guidelines and standards are being met. It also signifies the importance of a well managed collection which is carefully looked after, maintained and displayed.

The Burton at Bideford museum houses the collections of Hubert Coop, a rich array of artefacts, documents and treasured items, representing the diverse and dynamic history of Bideford and the surrounding area. The upkeep and display of the collection is made possible from funding by Torridge District Council and kind donations from visitors.

Oct 2019

Devon Waste

ALL KERBSIDE WASTE COLLECTED IN DEVON IS NOW RECYCLED OR TURNED INTO ENERGY

Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council's Cabinet Member for Infrastructure Development & Waste, has announced that Devon no longer sends any rubbish from kerbside collections to landfill.

Cllr Davis says that all residual waste now goes to Energy Recovery Facilities, and is used to create heat and electricity.

The news follows Devon maintaining its status as one of the top recycling counties in England, recycling 56% of household waste.

Torridge is the most improved recycler with rates jumping from 41.2% to 51.3% in 2018/19. For more see https://tinyurl.com/y3dw7br8

Oct 2019

ND+

ND+ FREE WORKSHOPS

ND+ friendly team of business professionals and specialist consultants offer a range of services including a programme of FREE workshops. Call a member of the team on 01237 428834 to discuss your eligibility and requirements.

https://tinyurl.com/y5s8u6qu

Oct 2019

Going Local 2019

"GOING LOCAL" - OPPORTUNITY FOR SUPPLIERS TO MEET PUBLIC SECTOR BUYERS

Devon & Cornwall Procurement Partnership have organised a great opportunity for Suppliers across the region to meet public sector buyers at their Free "Going Local" event at the Exeter Corn Exchange on 29th October - 10am - 2pm.

The event will provide suppliers with the opportunity to:

  • Meet and get advice from a wide range of public sector procurement specialists.
  • Attend seminars by expert speakers from across a range of sectors and disciplines.
  • Learn how to access opportunities to bid for public sector contracts.
  • Understand how to use the Supplying the South West procurement portal.
  • Network with other local organisations.

For information or to register contact ECCprocurement@devon.gov.uk

Oct 2019

Lightbulb Business

FREE EVENT FOR TURNING YOUR IDEAS INTO A BUSINESS

Torridge and northern Devon is a place bubbling with ideas and people wanting to create. So how do you turn those ideas into a business that can actually work and be sustainable?

The Devon Business & Intellectual Property Centre, based at Barnstaple Library, will be hosting a free Start Up day on Friday October 11th with the support of Heart of the South West Growth Hub, LimeCloud, IBISWorld, Blue Ink Bookkeeping and many more, who will be on hand to deliver a day of talks and work...shops.

As the strap-line for the event goes, it's time to "turn your brilliant idea into a business"!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/start-up-day-tickets-72069711447?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Old New Bridge Pic

HAVE YOUR SAY ON PLANNING CONSULTATIONS FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN TORRIDGE

A trio of planning consultations to help guide future developments across North Devon and Torridge has just begun.

North Devon Council and Torridge District Council are carrying out consultations on three supplementary planning documents (SPDs) which have been put together to supplement specific policies contained in the joint North Devon and Torridge Local Plan. The documents provide more detailed guidance to help the policies be understood and applied to the developments. They include:

  • Rural Workers' Dwellings SPD 
  • Air Quality SPD 
  • Leadengate Design Guide SPD - design guide for Leadengate Fields and Leadengate Close, Croyde.

Local residents can find out more and have their say online. Paper copies of the documents are also available to view at local libraries and council offices.

Sept 2019

Community Insight Sept 19

DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL - COMMUNITY INSIGHT SURVEY 2019

We want everyone in Devon to live their lives well. To do this, we need to understand what matters most to you and where you experience difficulties in your life.

The Community Insight Survey asks about your experiences of a range of services and the County Council's strategic aims. We will also ask you about Council Tax increases and community resources and capacity (such as your ability to look after yourself), which can impact on the Council's resources.

The results will be shared across services and used to inform budget decisions and how services are provided in future.

For further information follow this link Insight Survey

Sept 2019

Empty Homes Week

NEED HELP TO RENOVATE YOUR EMPTY HOME?

Torridge District Council is working with Wessex Resolutions CIC to offer owners of empty properties fixed rate loans of up to £20,000 to carry out works to bring empty homes back into use.

Wessex Resolutions are a not-for-profit lender funded by Torridge District Council. To find out more click on this link Wessex Resolutions

Sept 2019

Fly Tipping Sept 19

TYRES DUMPED IN LAY-BY.

Tyres found in lay-by close to the West Country Inn on the A39. We're getting 'wheelie - tyred' of people polluting the beautiful countryside. It's not worth it! Fly-tipping is a crime!

Please get in touch with us @ environmental.protection@torridge.gov.uk if you have any info! Thanks!

Sept 2019

Micro Businesses

SEARCH FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS.

Devon County Council is looking for freelancers, sole traders & businesses with fewer than 10 employees (micro businesses), to work with them on a research trial designed to boost Devon's economy.

These businesses account for over 90% of Devon's rural economy.  See more here: Micro Businesses

Sept 2019

Northam Burrows Hay

NORTHAM BURROWS RANGERS BRING IN THE HAY.

Northam Burrows Rangers have made the most of the sunshine this week to get all the cut grass baled up and removed.

Taking cuttings away reduces the nutrients in the soil which is great for wild flowers. They can't compete with fast growing grasses and need nutrient-poor areas to thrive.

Sept 2019