Historic Bickleigh Bridge to reopen earlier than planned

Bickleigh Bridge to reopen earlier than planned

Bickleigh Bridge on the A396 in Mid Devon will reopen to traffic on Bank Holiday Monday, a week earlier than planned.

An articulated lorry hit the parapet wall on the downstream side of the Bickleigh Bridge in the early hours of May 18.

When the driver realised he had taken the wrong line onto the bridge, he attempted to reverse - it was this reversing manoeuvre that caused...

Work is progressing well to repair the historic Bickleigh Bridge

Work progressing well to repair historic Bickleigh Bridge

Work is well underway to repair the historic Bickleigh Bridge on the A396 in Mid Devon.

Engineers were called to the scene early Monday, after an articulated lorry hit the wall on the downstream side of the listed bridge.

"It appears the driver misjudged his approach, given the length of his vehicle," said Devon County Council's Chief Bridge Engineer, Kevin Dentith....

Hospiscare’s Pine Lodge receive £1,000 from the Freemasons

Pine Lodge in Tiverton provides day hospice services

This year as part of the Freemasons annual support of hospices throughout the country Craig Cox can be seen presenting a certificate denoting the £1000 given on behalf of the Devonshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) to Carey Mackenzie, Chris Webber and Julie Morris at Hospiscare’s Pine Lodge Day Hospice in Tiverton...

Blundells turns over new leaf with new grounds equipment

Tiverton boarding school turns over new leaf with new grounds equipment

A Tiverton boarding school has purchased a new fleet of grounds equipment after securing a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK as part of a wider overhaul of the grounds within the school’s 120-acre site.

Blundell’s School switched banks to HSBC UK in October 2020 and has used additional funding from the bank to purchase a fleet of high-quality grounds equipment, including...

Rapid test centre opens in Tiverton this Saturday

Devon's third community testing centre, offering rapid coronavirus tests that provide results within the hour, opens in Tiverton on Saturday and is now taking bookings.

It's in the car park of Tiverton's Exe Valley Leisure Centre in Bolham Road, Tiverton, Mid Devon, and will be open from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week with extended hours 7am to 7pm Mondays and Thursdays.


David Wilson Homes

Plans for new South Devon housing development brought forward

Following the unprecedented success of one of South Devon's newest housing developments, leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes is scoping out plans for an additional new community alongside it.

More than 40 of the new homes are now occupied at David Wilson Homes' Braid Park, Tiverton and only seven of the total 60 homes are left for sale. Construction work is due to complete this...

Tiverton is at the centre of space age climate action says Labour contender

Tiverton West's Labour Party contender for the May County Council elections gave Tiverton resident Shelly Rolinson an unexpectedly futuristic answer when she asked "What is your vision for zero net carbon in Tiverton?" Peter Hill who is a Director at major Tiverton employer, Heathcoat Fabrics, says his team is already developing fabrics for manufacture and export in the production of hydrogen...

National Trust reopens Knightshayes house

At the end of July, the National Trust reopened seven properties in England and Northern Ireland as part of a phased reopening of its 200 houses which were closed as part of the national lockdown in March. Knightshayes has now joined that list, opening its doors to the public after more than four months, with several new safety measures in place.

One-way systems and limited numbers...

Blundell's School

93% of Blundell's School pupils secure places at the university of their choice

In what has been a particularly challenging time for all school leavers, we are very pleased to report that 93% of our pupils have secured places at the university of their choice.

The disruptions to the exam programme caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has required pupils’ results to be produced based on grades submitted by the school and verified by a moderation process by Ofqual...

Ash dieback infected trees near Bickleigh to be felled

Almost 200 Ash dieback infected trees in Mid Devon will be felled later this month (March).

Devon County Council has identified 190 infected trees in the Bickleigh area that need to be removed for safety reasons.

The County Council has been liaising with private landowners and will carry out the tree felling on their behalf in order to minimise disruption to the travelling...