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Recycle Devon Thank You Awards 2019

These awards recognise people who make a real effort to reduce, reuse or recycle waste. It could be a friend, neighbour, child, community group, small business, recycling collector or staff at your local recycling centre.

Nominate someone who deserves recognition at

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 Northam Choral Society Christmas Concert at St Mary's Church Bideford starting at 7.30 pm

The choir will perform a wonderful range of music including an excerpt from a Brahms requiem, inspirational choral music by Lauridsen, Rutter and Chilcott and traditional Christmas carols as well as some light hearted pieces.

A warm welcome is extended to all for this festive occasion with mince pies and mulled wine available during the performance. Tickets cost £6.00 and are available from choir members or from Walter Henry's Bookshop, High Street, Bideford (tel. 01237 425727).

Bideford Town Band Christmas Concerts 2018

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Another date for the diary!

"Meet the Author" event

will be taking place on Sunday, 16 December at the Pier House, Westward Ho! between 5 pm - 8 pm.

Showcasing 20 different authors from across North Devon, all in the same venue, on the same day!

It's free to attend too.

The event is to promote, advertise and support self-published authors from North Devon.

There will be a raffle on the evening to raise money for the charity Medical Action for Children.

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A great start for any new business. 

Further details / application to Deputy Town Clerk, Town Hall, Bideford

Telephone 01237 428817

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The Arts Society North Devon

Arts Society North Devon

A friendly group with diverse interests in the arts, both visual and decorative.

The Group meet at the Durrant House Hotel, Heywood Road, Northam, EX39 3BQ for regular meetings throughout the season, which runs from October to May.

The 2018-2019 Programme of eight monthly lecturers will begin on Tuesday 9th October 2018.

THE MAGNIFICENT MAYA. Lecturer Dr Diana Davies studied at the Institute of Archaeology London, and has spent many years travelling in Central and South America, it was her visit to the Maya site at Palenque in Mexico which inspired her to learn everything she could about the Ancient Maya, a civilisation that people here in the UK, know little about.
The Lecture will begin at 2.00 p.m. at The Durrant House Hotel Bideford. The lectures will continue on the Second Tuesday of each month until May 2019. (The December meeting will be preceded by the AGM which starts at 1.30 p.m)
Visitors are very welcome – a donation of £5 will be requested.

The Arts Society North Devon is a charity which promotes Education and Conservation in the Arts, a Member Society of The Arts Society. Members enjoy a range of lectures covering the History of Art in all its forms. Special Interest Days exploring a specific subject in more detail and Visits to places of historical interest.
Volunteering opportunities are available to all members, Heritage and Church Recording, setting up Church trails for children and supporting the Young Arts competition which is staged by The Burton Gallery in Bideford, in January and February each year. The Society provides funds for the prizes for the Young Arts, also toward the printing and publicity for the Church Trails.

For more information please visit the web site at


Plots can come vacant at any time and up at Tricks and Handy Cross Allotments.

Tricks even have their record for winning the best allotment site for the last three years.

If you are interested in joining the waiting list for a plot at Tricks, or a plot at our Handy Cross site, please request an application form from:  Lesley Dixon-Chatfield - Assistant to the Town Clerk, Bideford Town Council on 01237 428818 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






                                                                    PANNIER MARKET MINIBUS SERVICE   

                                                                                       Pannier Market Shuttle Bus

Did you know that from the 3 April 2018, the Pannier Market Minibus Service will run every Tuesday and Saturday from Victoria Park direct to the Pannier Market

The service starting from Victoria Park at 10.00 am, runs approximately every 20 minutes, returning to Victoria Park for the next shuttle run, until the last departure at 14.40 pm.

This is a FREE service for all.




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The STEM Returners Project

The STEM Returners project is a programme to help employers recruit, develop and retain the best available talent, and to enable highly qualified and experienced candidates to re-start their career.

The project will facilitate paid short-term employment placements for professionals returning to work after a career break

Alongside the experience gained from the work placement, the STEM Returners project will also provide support for the candidate in advice, career coaching, networking opportunities and mentoring. All candidates going through the programme will also have the opportunity to restart their career in a permanent position at the end of the programme.




Poetically Yours - Merlynda Jelly-Jaws!' Come on and hear multi award-winning local Children's Poet - 'Merlynda Jelly-Jaws!' - sweet and funny live poetry recitations - and sing-a-long to her very silly songs - all created for young children - and the very young at heart!  Merlynda entertains visitors of all ages to her little 'Fairyteller's Nook' conservatory by reading and singing Selections from her latest published Poetry and Song Collections for Children - together with the animated assistance (- or should that be with the naughty interference!) - of her chatty, cheeky puppets - on Sunday mornings - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.  Taking place every Sunday morning from 24th December 2017 and throughout 2018.

Admission is entirely free and seats are very limited indeed - so booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment (all children must be accompanied by an adult).  Please contact Merlynda for more details and to book your seats on: 01237 431166 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

Please visit Merlynda's website which includes lots more information at:                          -  Address: The Fairyteller's Nook at St Anne's Cottage, Bucks Mills, Bideford, EX39 5DY.                                           

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