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free christmas parking


Bideford Town Council are pleased to offer free parking in the following car parks during the lead up to Christmas on the dates shown below.

Free Parking from 10.00 am.

Sunday 2nd December – Christmas Lights Switch On. There will be free parking in Bridge Street, and The Pannier Market (Honestone Street).

Please note that The Quay & The Manor car parks will be closed from 6.00 pm on Saturday 1st December in order to allow set up for the Christmas Lights Switch On, on Sunday 2nd.

Saturday 8th, Saturday 15th and Saturday 22nd December – Free Parking from 10.00 am in Bridge Street, The Pannier Market (Honestone Street), The Pill, The Quay and The Manor Car Parks.

In support of ‘Small Business Day’ Event on Saturday 1st December, there will be free parking in all Bideford car parks from 10.00 am until 6.00 pm, courtesy of Torridge District Council.

Further information can be obtained from the Parking Office – TDC 01237 428981 or 428895

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.

Author Event Poster 1

Northam Choral Society Presentation

Following the recent Northam Choral Society Christmas Concert in St Mary's Parish Church on 1 December, the Choral Society presented Northam and Bideford Memory Cafes with the proceeds of the retiring collections from the concert and a sing-along at the Burton.

The picture shows: Michael Elliot, Chairman of the choir handing Julia Hadley, Co-ordinator for the Northam & Bideford Memory Cafes, the proceeds of the retiring collections of £94.

Northam Choral Society

Bid Sustainability

Bideford Sustainability Group Morning and Evening Meetings  are held:

On the 1st Tuesday of every month at The Blacksmith Arms, East-the-Water at 7.30pm.

There is an exception for January 2019, when the meeting will be held on 2nd Tuesday – 8th January. 

Following meetings are 5 February and 5 March 2019.

Morning meetings are held on 3rd Thursday of each month in the Custom House at 11.00 am, and will be - 17 January, 21 February and 21 March 2018

All welcome especially new members!


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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