Wednesday, 04 July 2018 15:20

Mayor's Charity Quiz Night

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:11

Refuse collection reminder

Due to the changes in collections dates and collection times across the district, residents are being reminded that:

•black bags need to be put for collection by 5:45am

•Recycling and garden waste need to be put out by 7:00am 

Residents can also check their revised waste collection dates by entering their post code via this link http://www.torridge.gov.uk/forms/firmstep/wastecalendar.html

Thank you for working with Torridge District Council to recycle more.

 

Devon County Council and Libraries Unlimited, which runs Devon’s library service on the County Council’s behalf, have launched a consultation today regarding improvements to the library service in rural and isolated communities in Devon.  While libraries (static libraries) have evolved a lot over the years, introducing improvements to the services they offer and broadening their popularity to appeal to many, the mobile library and outreach service has remained unchanged.  They want to consider the opportunities now to improve our mobile library and outreach service, to consider new ways that they might be able to reach more people in our rural communities.

Details of the consultation and how to take part are online here https://new.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay/consultations/devon-library-outreach-service/.  Details are also available via the library service, including the mobile and outreach library service.

Monday, 04 June 2018 13:24

Great Torrington Heritage Museum Open!

The Museum is now open until the end of October so do come and look around the new layout and displays. There is a lift which can take you up to the Grade 2* listed building, The Market House, and also round the first floor where you can see and read all about the Civil War in the Town.

There are a couple of talks organised for July. The first one is on Thursday 5th July given by Alan Crawley, member of the Commons Conservators. Alan will be talking about the creatures living in the river and the problems the Conservators face with the river, and what they hope to achieve in the future. As we all live near the Torridge we should be interested in what is in it ans how we can help to look after it.

The second talk is on Thursday 26th July by Harry Juniper, the famous Potter from Bideford. He will brig his son with him and he will set up a film recorded by the BBC about himself and his pottery. Then he will talk about when he was an evacuee in Torrington. I am sure it will be a very interesting evening.

Both talks will be in the Market House starting at 7pm, the doors to the museum will be open at 6.30pm for tea and coffee. There will be a £3 charge per person.

Opening times for the museum: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10.30am to 4pm. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10.30pm to 1pm.

Torridge's Community Grant Scheme is now entering its third year of operation with grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 up for grabs.  In the last few years the scheme has distributed nearly £800,000 right across the district which has helped community halls, local clubs, and organisations make their wish-lists become a reality.

The process of applying is quick and easy but applications must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The funding isn't available for a project that has already been completed.
  • The project must be achievable within the funding timescales.
  • A project must be within the Torridge area with funds to benefit residents of Torridge.
  • It must have the support of ALL relevant Local Ward Councillor(s).
  • A project must be run by a local Parish or Town Council, voluntary organisation, community group, social enterprise - not individuals or businesses.
  • A project must have a long-term impact.  Applications for capital spending will be considered, but core organisational costs such as salaries, rent or utilities will not be eligible.

For further information please visit the website at www.torridge.gov.uk/communitygrants, email www.leisure.gov.uk or contact Leisure Services on 01237 428700.

 

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