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Enhancement schemes in two streets in Bideford will start on site early in the New Year.

Improvements in Mill Street and Allhalland Street, which are both pedestrianised during the daytime, are being delivered in partnership between Devon County Council, Bideford Town Council and Torridge District Council.

The schemes will involve resurfacing, drainage improvements, and the installation of new kerbs and street furniture.

Mill Street, will be closed for around 12 weeks from Tuesday 2 January while work is carried out. The opportunity is being taken for a series of enhancements to be undertaken under one closure, with work being undertaken in short sections in order to minimise disruption.

Access will be maintained for pedestrians and shops will remain open for business as usual.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “This is a great example of partnership working for the benefit of Bideford town centre. We’ve been able to co-ordinate the work to take advantage of the same road closure, getting the best value for money and minimising disruption.”

Jane Whittaker, Leader of Torridge District Council said: "Bideford is the principle town in our District and these two important pedestrian zones are in need of improvement. Although Torridge District Council is not directly responsible for maintaining the local roads and pavements, on this occasion, and in a spirit of co-operation and partnership, District Members were willing to provide the additional £50,000 required to ensure that this essential refurbishment is delivered."

Mayor of Bideford, Councillor Dermot McGeough, said he was delighted that the resurfacing of Mill Street and Allhalland Street would be taking place in the New Year.  This project will improve the appearance and safety of both streets and as such will improve the accessibility and shopping experience for those visiting Bideford. Tourism is a key industry within the town and a stable street and pavement surface is crucial. Bideford Town Council will be contributing £100,000 towards the project as well as £14,000 of Town and Parish funds.”

Work in Allhalland Street is scheduled to start on Monday 19 February and is expected to take around two weeks.

The scheme will be carried out by contractor South West Highways Ltd.

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 20th April 2018.  Starting at 9 am, 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.

 West Coast Rugby Rock Festival - 5 & 6 May 2018

Now in its 7th year running, this year’s West Coast Rugby Rocks Festival is the biggest yet. Every year the festival is a sell-out, with many teams returning year on year to take part. Join over 6,000 people travelling from all corners of the UK to enjoy the festival and the live music, fancy dress and most of all an incredible weekend of rugby for all the family. A wonderful spectacle seeing youngsters from the age of six to fifteen both boys and girls come together for this family festival of great fun and wonderful rugby.  For more information call 01792 824136 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Coast Rugby Rocks Poster


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.


Further details to follow. 

Bideford Music Day 2018                                                                              


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