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Remedial tree surgery work will be taking place in Ford Woodland from Monday 25 March for approximately 3 days, as a result of the annual tree safety survey.



Three Members of the Bideford Town Council Maintenance Team will be cutting back the vegetation and undergrowth on New Road, Wednesday 27 March 2019 between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm.

The works will reclaim the pathway and improve the visibility for both pedestrians and motorists.

Signs and protective safety barriers will be erected but it is not envisaged to cause any disruption to the flow of traffic.

Should you see them, please drive with caution.

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Have you ever thought about being a Town Councillor?

Would you like to know more about the role?

Local elections are to be held on Thursday 2 May 2019 and the date is fast approaching!   Now is the opportunity to stand for election and put yourself forward at the ballot box to represent your local community.

If you have ever contemplated the idea of standing for election as a Councillor on Bideford Town Council,  wondered whether you are eligible or need qualifications, or are just interested to find out more about the role of a Town Councillor, why not telephone the Town Clerk's Office on 01237 428818 for an informal chat,  or you can click here for more information.



Introducing the Mayor and Deputy Mayor


On Thursday, 10 May, the full Town Council elected the Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor for 2018-2019.  Councillor Doug Bushby was elected Mayor for the year and Councillor Peter Christie was elected Deputy Mayor for the same period of time.  Both represent Bideford North Ward on the Town Council.

Councillor Doug Bushby was born in the area and runs a locally based business.  He served as a very successful Deputy Mayor last year, and has been a councillor on Bideford Town Council for three years.

Councillor Bushby has been a driving force behind the employment of our Maintenance Operatives and is extremely keen to continue to work hard for improvements to the town he holds dear to his heart.  Councillor Bushby will be supported by his wife Shelia as Mayoress.

Councillor Peter Christie was elected as Deputy Mayor.  Councillor Christie, a semi-retired teacher, is a well known local historian and author of historical books.  He is the longest serving councillor on Bideford Town Council and previously served as Mayor of Bideford in 1985-1986 and 2004-2005.

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  • Our latest newsletter 'Winter 2019' edition is available at the Town Council Offices at Bridge Street and is delivered to households through local newspapers to our residents and voters.
    Front cover newsletter winter 2019

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  • View our Town Guide at your leisure?

    You can download it as a set of documents to your local device.

    Bideford Town Guide 19 20 Page 01

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