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Torridge and West Devon Liberal Democrats

Bideford

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Westward Ho! Park saved for the community 9th November 2020

A long campaign to save Westward Ho! Park was brought to a happy conclusion last week when Northam Town Council completed its purchase from Torridge District Council. The park, in Avon Lane, had been the subject of a planning proposal which would have seen the greater part of it sold off for housing. Campaigners have been working since 2015 to save...

Appledore Remembrance

Observing Remembrance Day in lockdown 9th November 2020

In common with many other councils across the country, Northam Town Council's usual Remembrance Sunday parade and service were hit by the restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, Northam Town Council decided to use the money set aside for the civic event to donate £750 to the Poppy Appeal, which has not been able to...

Slice of Life

Community rallies round to feed children 2nd November 2020

In the wake of the Government's refusal to extend the free school meals programme, local cafés and restaurants have rallied round to help families experiencing hardship during the half term holiday...

Torridge councillors 'angry and disappointed' at Government refusal to protect food standards in Agriculture Bill 29th October 2020

Less than a year after winning the parliamentary seat with 60% of the vote, the Conservative Party's position on food and farming has received a decisive thumbs down from Torridge District councillors. At Monday's full council meeting they voted to express their anger and disappointment at the government's refusal to accept House of Lords...

End Child Food Poverty 24th October 2020

Following the Conservative governments refusal to extend free school meals for those in hardship a number of local businesses have stepped into the breach and are offering free food to those that qualify. This is a fantastic initiative by those involved, please see below. The list may not be totally comprehensive, so if you know of any businesses doing this that...