Remember to check the 'Local Events' page for events ocurring in the village.

20th March 2018 - The black bag waste collection for yesterday has been abandoned, and a double collections will be made next monday (March 26th). Remember that the following week, all collections wiill be one day late.

From 4th June, Torridge District Council will be changing their waste and recycling collection scheme. Details of the new scheme can be found in this leaflet, and details of food waste collection here.

6th March 2018 - The Parish Council has received notification that the A386 between the Lower Lodge and the Broadmead junction will be closed for re-surfacing from 19th to 23rd March inclusive. You can see the notice, and the diversion route by clicking here.

2nd March 2018 - The Parish Council has received the following from Devon County Council.

DCC’s Highways Operations Control Centre (HOCC) is co-ordinating activity across the highway network and the leadership team are holding regular tele-conferences to ensure business continuity plans are enacted and emergency arrangements are in place both across our road network as well as to support vulnerable people.

Highways staff will be working hard with our contractors to keep the major highway network open and responding to emergencies around the clock. Our social care staff are working with health colleagues to identify vulnerable people and ensure arrangements are in place to help support them over the next few days.

If you are contacted by Parishioners in need of emergency assistance (e.g. they need to go to hospital) they can call DCC Highways on 0345 155 1004 and report it as an emergency. This will get logged and Highways will divert the crews to help clear the necessary roads so that the residents can get out. If the call out of hours it should get diverted to the HOCC. The Emergency Services will also be liaising with Highways to direct any works as necessary.

Otherwise though the primary focus of all initial activity will be on the major road network and on those emergencies as directed by the police.

You can keep up-to-date with what is going on through Devon County Council’s News Centre, or by following @DevonAlert on Twitter.

I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to pass on this message to your councillors and those who need it.

  Torridge District Neighbourhood Watch.

Torridge NHW covers the areas of Bideford, Holsworthy and Torrington and we are proud that it is one of the safest places in England and Wales. Our aim is to help the police to keep it as a very low crime area by “increasing the awareness of crime without increasing the fear of crime”. The public plays a vital role in helping the police to reduce crime and NHW is a popular way for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved. It is a proven fact that neighbourhoods covered by a Watch scheme tend to be less likely to become victims of burglary and other crimes. Watch schemes can vary in size from just two or three residents up to several dozen on an estate or block of flats and the schemes help to foster neighbourliness and community spirit which go towards building better communities.

For further information and contacts please look at our website at: (opens in a new window) or call Tom Carrick, our chairman, on 01237 474031

28th August 2017 - The Parish Council has received news that from September 1st 2017, Torridge DCC are extending the range of plastic items that they will accept in the weekly re-cycling collection. Please click here to see a leaflet with all the details, plus the Bank Holiday collection dates from August 2017 to March 2018.

26th January 2017 - The Parish Council has received a leaflet from the Devon Communities Resiliance Forum, with suggestions for dealing with emergencies. You can view the leaflet by clicking here. (Opens in a new window).

9th July 2014 - The Parish Council has just received notification of a service for cancer patients who need to travel to North Devon District Hospital. Click here to see the poster. (Opens in a new window).