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

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  Details are also available via the library service, including the mobile and outreach library service.

Applications are being sought for the latest round of Devon County Council’s Business Promotion Grant. Grants of up to £1,500 are available through a competitive bidding process to help firms who are looking to reach new customers. See link for more details: 

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, email or contact Leisure Services on 01237 428700.

Monday, 04 June 2018 12:48

Mayor's Civic Parade and Service

The Mayor, Cllr Mrs Diana Davey, will hold her Civic Service in Saint Michael and All Angels Parish Church, on Sunday 1st July at 3pm.

Uniformed organisations are requested to assemble at the bottom end of Sydney House Car Park at 2.35pm.  Councillors, Trustees, Conservators and Presidents of the Chamber of Trade, Rotary and the British Legion and their partners are requested to assemble in the Town Council's Committee Room, Castle Hill at 2.30pm.  Standards should not be paraded.