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Five year strategy to rid northern Devon of single-use plastics

A five-year strategy and action plan to rid northern Devon of single-use plastics has been agreed by members of the Plastic Free North Devon Consortium.

The consortium, which was set up in April last year to combat the global problem of plastic pollution through local action, consists of representatives from a number of charities, voluntary groups and organisations including:

Bideford's upcoming wheelpark!

Torridge District Council has worked closely with a local steering group of wheeled sport enthusiasts to provide a bespoke new concrete wheel park for the community which will be designed and built by nationally renowned Canvas spaces Ltd. In addition to external grants of over £75,000 the Local Authority has committed £125,000 of its own funding to deliver a two phase plaza style wheel park facility which will reside upon the redundant tennis courts within the Bideford sports ground.

New Homes Bonus

For the last three years Torridge District Council (TDC) have allocated the New Homes Bonus payments towards funding local projects within the community. Successful recipients of the grants this year have recieved between £1,000 and £10,000 towards their chosen projects. This now brings the total funding provided by the NHB scheme to communities within our district to just under £800,000!

This year the following were recipients within the Bideford and surrounding area.

Help Bideford become greener

Crowdfunding campaign launched to make central Bideford 10 x greener

The Bideford Town Centre Partnership and the Bideford Sustainability Group (who've been working on brightening up the Honestone car park for the last year) are working with the Friends of the Earth and Crowdfunder to raise funding for a community gardener and make central Bideford 10 x greener.

Do you have a great business idea?

Do you have a great business idea? Want to start or grow your existing business?

North Devon + are offering free business support sessions and workshops for both start up’s and existing businesses who want to grow and develop. There are two tailored programmes available and both include 12 hours of free business advice and support including workshops.