Current Issues

Current Issues (4)

Every year all Councils update their Electoral Register, and as part of this every residential property in the Torridge District has been sent a Household Registration Form. Every household needs to reply every year in order to stay on the electoral register, so that they can vote in future elections, even if there are no changes to record. The forms tell householders who currently appears on the electoral register at their address.

Over 85% of properties in the area have responded to the forms, but 4,763 (15%) of properties have yet to respond.  Over the coming weeks the 15% who have not yet responded will be visited by electoral canvassers to encourage them to confirm the details held for their property, or make any necessary amendments on the form.

House-to-house calls will take place until 13th November.  All canvassers will carry identification, and may visit the properties during early evenings and at the weekends, as well as during the day. Registering to vote gives you the opportunity to have a say on important issues that affect you. If you are not on the Electoral Register, you cannot vote. Registering to vote does not mean you have to vote, it just means you can if you want to. If you are not on the Electoral Register it may also affect your credit rating, which may lead to difficulty when applying for mortgages, credit cards or even a mobile phone contract.

Residents can either hand the completed form to the canvasser, return the form in the post to the Council, respond online or by telephone.  Residents responding online or by phone do not need to send the form back to the Council Offices.

For more information contact the electoral services team on 01237 428739 or


Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:35

Act of Vandalism

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Torridge District Council has recently provided two picnic tables for users of the Calf Street Play Area.  Last Tuesday, the Town Council’s Technician found one of the benches vandalised as per attached photo.  Torridge District Council has confirmed that they will be removing both benches as this is the second act of vandalism on the benches over the past couple of months. If anyone knows anything about who is involved in these acts, please contact the Police as soon as possible on 101.

Once again, the minority has spoiled things for the majority and we all have to pay the cost.

Michael Tighe

Town Clerk


Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:30

Unable to find Childcare?

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If you are a parent who has been unable to find suitable childcare, please let Devon County Council know by completing this form so they can support you to find childcare and it can help them plan: 

Please click HERE to complete DCC form


Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:00

Counselling Directory

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When you’re going through a difficult time, it can be easy to keep your worries to yourself. While we all have our own ways of coping, information and support can make a huge difference. It’s easily forgotten, but just like your physical health, your mental health needs care and attention too.

Counselling Directory is a website dedicated to supporting you on your journey. With fact-sheets, expert articles, local events and recent news, you can learn more about counselling and how it can help.

When you are ready, you can use their advanced search tool to find a counsellor you resonate with. With thousands of professionals listed on the directory, the tool allows you to refine your search by location, issue and type of therapy, ensuring you find the right person.

The team at Counselling Directory believe everyone deserves happiness and know how daunting asking for help can be. Wherever you are on your journey, know that change is possible. Counselling Directory is there be the hand to hold as you take your next steps.

Please watch a useful video about Counselling Directory here or for more information please visit the website.