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Torridge Arts & Crafts - Bideford Town Trail 30th July - 27th August

Follow the trail and win a prize!  Look for the distinctive labels on the pieces of art and note the unique number for each piece on your check list. 

Free check lists available from:  Burton Art Gallery, Bideford Cobblers and Keys, Minxy's Sweets (Pannier Market), Garland's Stationers.  All profits to charity.

Organised by the Torridge Arts and Crafts.

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PannierUPCOMING AND FUTURE EVENTS - Bideford Pannier Market

Sunday, 3 September 2017 – Bideford Positive Living Fair

Sunday, 24 September 2017 - Vintage & Handmade

Sunday, 19 November 2017 – Artisan Market

Sunday, 17 December 2017 - Winter Wonderland

More information will be available when details are finalised.


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Tales of the Riverbank - Sunday 27th August - 4pm

Join us for the last of these events for a talk and guided walk about the Battle of Northam, 1069.  Led and presented by Nick Arnold - starts at Appledore Library Events Room.

To reserve a place and book a ticket - 01237 477442 - free to book but donations will be collected on the day.  Suitable for adults and interested older children.  Please be aware that there are a couple of steep hills to clime and dress appropriately for the weather.  Walk duration approx 1 - 1.5hrs


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.



Chapterhouse Theatre at Tapeley Park

Chapterhouse Open Air Theatre this summer

Tuesday 22 August  -  Peter Pan - by J M Barrie 6.00 pm (In support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter Pan, far away on the magical island of Neverland.  J M Barrie's timeless classic is brought to life in a brand new adaptation.  A magical evening this summer. 
Tickets and information from Tapeley Park 01271 860897, The Burton Art Gallery & Tourist Information  01237 471455.  Gates open 1.30pm

Adult £14, Child £10, Seniors £10  Family (2+2) £42, discounts for groups of 10 or more




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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 18 August 2017.  Starting at 9am, with the last appointment at 12 noon. Each session will be for approximately 20 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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