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Market Hopper Minibus

Did you know the Pannier Market Hopper Minibus Service runs every Saturday from Victoria Park direct to the Pannier Market?

The service from Victoria Park starts at 10.00am and runs approximately every 20 minutes, returning to Victoria Park for the next shuttle run, until the last departure at 14.40pm. This is a FREE service for all.

The Pannier Market Hopper Minibus will be running until the end of January, but there are plans afoot to extend the service for the whole of 2018.



Torridge Male Voice Choir

Do you have a fundraiser or a special occasion you would like the Torridge Male Voice Choir to appear at? 

They are taking bookings in between their touring schedule.

For full details, visit their website


PannierUPCOMING AND FUTURE EVENTS - Bideford Pannier Market

Sunday, 19 November 2017 – Artisan Market

More information will be available when details are finalised.





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Artisan Market on Sunday 19th November between 10am and 4.00pm at Bideford Pannier Market.

Entry is free!

Celebrating art, craft, food and drink handmade by local artisans.

* Over 40 exhibitors

* Creative workshops

* Tasty food

* Live music

allotmentsAllotment plots available

Have you ever fancied having just a little bit more garden than you have, perhaps you dont have a garden at all but are keen to get growing!

We have plots available at our self-managed Marland site near to Westcroft School.  You need to be over 18 years of age and a resident of Bideford.  You also need to be on the electoral register.  Starter plots and full plots available.

We are also taking applications for our waiting list for Tricks allotment site.

For information or an application form for Marland or Tricks, please call the Town Council on 01237 428818 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Free Parking  -  Bideford Festive Season

Bideford Town Council are pleased to offer free parking in these car parks on the dates shown

NOTE: Free parking after 10am

No free parking on-street, meter charges will still apply

PANNIER MARKET (Honestone Street)   -   Sunday 3rd December, then Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23rd December

THE PILL   -   Sunday 3rd December, then Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23rd December

MANOR CAR PARK   -   Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23rd December

THE QUAY   -   Sunday 3rd December (limited spaces), then Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23rd December

BRIDGE STREET   -   Sunday 3rd December, then Saturdays 9th, 16th and 23rd December

There will also be Small Business Day on Saturday 2nd December FREE PARKING courtesy of Torridge District Council in the above car parks from 10am until 6pm


Further information - Parking Office  01237 428981 or 428895

Mayor of Bideford Cllr Dermot McGeough


The Mayor of Bideford, Councillor Dermot McGeough, has already held his first surgery and it has been very successful.  He is encouraging Bideford people to come along and have a chat about their ideas or concerns for the town.

The Mayor's next surgery will be Friday 17th November 2017.  Starting at 9am, with the last appointment at 12 noon. Each session will be for approximately 30 - 40 minutes.

You need to be a resident of Bideford, on the electoral register and we will ask you for a brief outline of what it is you wish to discuss. 

All appointments are by booking only, through the Town Council offices either by telephone 01237 428818 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are bringing a guest with you please state at the time of booking.

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Signing of the Lease  -  Pannier Market  Saturday 2nd December 10.30am

 To celebrate Bideford Town Council being given the lease of the Pannier Market for £1 a year from Torridge District Council.

The Mayor and Civic Party depart the Town Hall, headed by the Town Crier at 10.20am, processing along Allhalland Street, up the High Street and turning left into Grenville Street and then reaching the Pannier Market.

Trophies and Certificates will be awarded to this year's Allotment plot and site winners by the Mayor.  Afterwhich the Signing of the Lease will be celebrated with mince pies and mead for all.

A great opportunity to pick up something different gift ideas to help with your shopping list.  The Pannier Market will be buzzing with activity and colourful characters - do please come along to see a little of our town pageantry and history.

To find out more, please call the Town Clerk's office on 01237 428818

CHSWSupporting CHSW


CHSW are looking for residents in Devon to open up their gardens in 2018 for a real push in fundraising for Childrens Hospice South West.

If you feel you would like to take part and would be happy to open your garden up for the public, then please contact the Fundraising Team at Little Bridge House, Redlands Road, Fremington, Devon EX31 2PZ or call 01271 325270 and ask for the Fundraising Team. 

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