Barnstaple

Country hotel to host auction fundraiser for local children’s therapy centre and FASD awareness

A Devon hotel has announced it is hosting a special charity dinner and auction next month to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the National Organisation for FASD and local therapy centre, Apple Tree Farm.

On Monday 7 March, Kentisbury Grange Estate in Barnstaple will be hosting a special dining experience and auction, with all profits from the night going to both Apple Tree...

Demand fuels appeal for land in Devon

THE developer behind new homes in Barnstaple is keen to acquire additional land across Devon to satisfy demand. Elan Homes has sold all 57 properties in the first phase of its Pickards at Larkbear scheme, part of the urban expansion of the Devon town, with plans for a further 59 homes. They are part of a wider 820-home new neighbourhood being developed across a 58 acre site, off Old...

Cinderella

This Christmas you are cordially invited to the Barnstaple Ball as the Queen's Theatre hosts everybody's favourite pantomime - Cinderella ! From Friday 10th December to Friday 31st December 2021 .

Polish off your pumpkins, dust off your gowns and join Prince Charming as he hosts the party of the year in search of his one true love. Will he succeed before the clock strikes twelve? Will the hilarious Ugly Sisters steal his heart? Will the Fairy Godmother's magic ensure we all live happily ever after? There is only one way to...

Photovoltaic solar panels against the sky

Devon's countryside charity dismayed at approval for the county's biggest solar farm to date

Devon CPRE is dismayed that plans for yet another massive solar farm - the largest so far in Devon - were today unanimously approved by North Devon's planning committee.

An application submitted by ND Solar Enterprises Ltd, a shell company based in Bristol, has been given the go-ahead despite impassioned speeches from members of the local independent charity which fights to protect...

Community testing available in Barnstaple

A second Community Testing Centre, offering rapid coronavirus tests that provide results within the hour, is opening this Wednesday, 17 February. This one in Barnstaple.

It is setting up in the car park at the town’s Taw View, Civic Centre, on North Walk road, and will be open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week, with extended hours 7am to 7pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

It will...

Enterprise Centre becomes "Node" as construction completed

Enterprise Centre becomes "Node" as construction completed

Construction of the Enterprise Centre on the outskirts of Barnstaple has been completed.

Main contractor ISG – appointed to the scheme via the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) – has constructed the Enterprise Centre at Devon County Council’s Roundswell Enterprise Park development, and today formally handed over the building to TownSq who will be running the centre on behalf of...

Overturned gritter at Holne

Devon preparing for an icy Monday morning

Snow showers and freezing conditions swept across Devon in the early hours of this morning and Devon County Council is warning of a significant risk of ice on Devon’s roads, particularly into tomorrow (Monday 25 January) morning.

Devon’s fleet of gritters have been working around the clock to treat the County Council’s salting network, but the authority is urging people to avoid all...

Early success for new homes in Barnstaple as Elan extends stamp duty savings

THREE eager buyers have snapped up new homes at a just launched development in Barnstaple, where Elan Homes has extended the Stamp Duty holiday. Featuring 57 homes in the first phase, Pickards at Larkbear is part of the wider 820-home new neighbourhood taking shape off Old Torrington Road.

Elan released a small number of homes for sale “off plan” in early January and has already...

Work starts on Enterprise Centre for northern Devon

The Enterprise Centre is the “gateway building” at Devon County Council’s emerging Business Park development at Roundswell, near Barnstaple.

The centre, which will offer high quality office and collaboration space, is expected to be completed by the end of this year (2020). It will provide tailored support for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses that have potential...

Countryside campaigner CPRE Devon flags up concerns over plans for a huge new solar farm near Barnstaple

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Devon) is urging its members in North Devon and other interested parties in the area to attend a public exhibition next week to find out about plans for a massive solar installation to the south-west of Barnstaple.

CPRE Devon has learnt that Bristol-based Aura Power is considering developing a huge new solar farm on a site...

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