Welcome to The Torrington Crier
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The Crier is an A4 32-page monthly community newsletter, distributed free-of-charge to homes and businesses throughout Torrington and District, with a circulation of 5800 copies, giving a readership of approximately 14,500. It has been established for 25 years and as the only publication delivered across the region, is an excellent way to inform the community about local news, issues and events; it is also one of the best value advertising media in the area.
The Crier is here to keep the community up-to-date with local news, information and events and is a place to share YOUR news and views. We want to hear from you so please get in touch!
RHS Garden Rosemoor Welcomes Britain In Bloom Judges to Torrington
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Rosemoor in Devon recently welcomed the Britain in Bloom Judges after their inspection of Great Torrington.
Torrington Neighbourhood Police Asking for Your Help
We would like you all to help us in reducing the amount of illegal drugs in the area.
You'll Be Surprised What You'll Find At Great Torrington Museum
Great Torrington has a long, rich and varied history. Of course there was the battle of 1646, but Great Torrington is so much more than that. Take for example our dairy industry, a well-known mainstay of the town’s history, or our thriving glovin
Great Torrington Neighbourhood Plan - Do You Have Land With Potential For Development?
Great Torrington is preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan, under the provisions of the Localism Act 2011. As part of its work in assessing future development needs, the GTNP Steering Group is calling upon landowners, and agents of land within the
Great Torrington Town Council Local Application for Grant Aid
Great Torrington Town Council administers a charity called the Commons Allotment Charity. Each year the charity allocates its small amount of funds to locally-based community groups.
Commons Treasure Hunt
The Torrington Commons Conservators are arranging another walking Treasure Hunt this summer. The route on this occasion will cover areas of the town, as well as skirting the Commons, and will be an ideal afternoon out for all the family. The
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL HEALTH & WELLBEING SCRUTINY COMMITTEE REFERS TORRINGTON COTTAGE HOSPITAL CASE TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH
Victory for the STITCH campaign group at the meeting on June 20th.
Can Anyone Help With a Local History Project?
Dr. Sue Baker,author of “Exmoor Ponies- Survival of the Fittest”, is now compiling a new book aiming to bring together local anecdotes and needs some Torrington information...
Calf Street Play Area Consultation
The Town Council wishes to thank everyone who took part in the consultation, read on for the results...
Torrington Rugby Club Devon Junior Cup Winners!
A fantastic day was had by everyone on Saturday 30th April! The final result of 24-15 was closely followed by the popping of corks, celebrating the biggest cup win by a TRFC side. The weather was also kind to us, which along with the free buffet
Dementia Awareness Week Events
On Wednesday 18th May from 2.30pm at The Plough, dementia awareness support services including memory cafés, Alzheimer’s Society, Taw & Torridge Caring, After Caring and Ageing Well will all have stands for information on what is
Great Torrington's Celebration for the Queen's 90th Birthday
We are still busy planning Great Torrington’s celebration of the Queen‘s 90th Birthday on Sunday 12th June 3-5pm and have a draft programme.
May Fair & Carnival, How Much Does it Cost?
Your support is very important! May Fair is not far away and all the committee are busy making sure arrangements are in place so residents and visitors alike, will once again be able to enjoy Great Torrington's most important week of the year celebrati
Aged 18-25 and Caring for a Parent or Sibling?Bright Futures is a Devon-wide project which supports young adult carers aged from 18-25 who have a parent or sibling who is unwell; this can be due to mental or physical health, or drug and alcohol dependency.
Need to Raise Funds for Your Club or Organization?
The Rotary Club of Torrington is offering voluntary organizations in the Torrington area the opportunity to take part in Megadraw 2016, which helps you raise funds for your own organization.
Still Haven't Got Your Pet Micro Chipped?
What is the new law regarding micro chipping?
From April 6th this year, it becomes law that all dogs must be micro chipped. This means that your pet can easily be traced back to you if he or she is lost.
Aged Between 16-64 and Unemployed? Gain Digital SkillsDigital challenges for the unemployed, with the Real Ideas Organisation, working on real projects throughout April to improve your skills and help you find work.
Eat with Your Neighbours for Eden Project's Big LunchThe aim of the Eden Project's Big Lunch is to get people across the UK to eat with their neighbours in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. This year's official Big Lunch date is Sunday 12th June, the same day as The Patron's Lunch which celebra
Council unveil new Cash Payment solution in TorridgeUse PayPoint to pay your bills from 1st April, when cash payments will no longer be accepted at Council-run offices.
Telephone Scammers Target Torridge ResidentsBeware of scam calls by someone claiming to be from Torridge District Council.
Would you like to be a Commons Conservator?
New members are needed to make up a full board. Why not get in touch to help preserve this magnificent local resource?
The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations Children's Party in the Square
In Great Torrington we are going to have a children’s party in the Square on Sunday 12th June 3-5pm to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. We would like to invite children of primary school age and under and need your help!
New Community Development in Castle Hill
Do you need a regular venue for your club or group?
The building previously used for the ‘1646 Experience’ is currently being transformed into space for the community to use. The CDT has gained an ‘Awar
Leap-Into-Action Day at the Plough Monday 29th February
We are asking Plough customers, volunteers and supporters to donate this extra day to The Plough.
There will be free coffee and sandwiches for all who can spare the day to help us with a range of urgent tasks
Car Parking in Great Torrington - We Need Your Opinions
We have two car parks in Torrington, which have different charging regimes. You can park in Sydney House Car Park free on a Saturday from 12 noon, but not in Barley Grove Car Park where you must pay on Saturday afternoons. This catches peopl&a
Our instructor, Ian, now runs two weekly classes. They are 12-1pm and 1-2pm on a Thursday and suit participants of all abilities and experience.
Ageing Well in Torrington
Befriending Service – does anyone you know need a weekly visitor?;
Hospital Coffee Morning & IT Tablet Tuition
Thanks to a kind donation from the Torrington Cavaliers, we have been able to set up a weekly coffee morning (on Wednesdays, 10-11.30am), in the ‘Meeting Room’ of the hospital. It is open for everyone, including out-patients attending
Little Torrington Summer Fete & Dog Show
We welcome everyone to our summer fete on August 29th, Bank Holiday Monday. Come along to Little Torrington and enjoy our famous BBQ, craft, plant and food stalls, entertainment, family fun activities and dog show. Free entry, plenty of car parking too! All profits to support the repair of St. Giles Church.
Water Sports Day at Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve
A unique opportunity to explore this DWT nature reserve from a new watery angle! Or simply enjoy some water sports activities with your family. Join us for raft building, kayaking and canoeing on Thursday 1st September, 10am-12noon or 2-4pm. £12 per person, booking essential.
Children must be 7 years and over and under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.
The water sports will be led by qualified instructors from Encompass Training SW, all equipment will be provided. For bookings phone DWT on 01392 279244 and for more information go to devonwildlifetrust.org.
Open Weekend at Tarka Valley Railway
Please see the attached poster for the Open Weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September. On the 30th September, we are having an evening event at the Puffing Billy when Richard Clarke will be giving a talk on the London Underground. It's 7 for 7:30 and the cost is £3 per person to include snacks.
Torrington Commons Conservators' Treasure Hunt
All family members are welcome to take part in the Conservators’ Walking Treasure Hunt, which will take place on Sunday 4th September. This year the route takes you mainly around the town, with only the fringes of the Commons included, which means that it will be mostly on the flat. The Treasure Hunt will start at South Street Car Park and is free. You are asked to be there at 2.30pm so we can send groups out at regular intervals, depending on numbers.
So if you think you know Torrington well, why not come along and join in? All you need is a pen or pencil to write down the answers; see if you know more about the town than your Mum and Dad, or Grandma and Granddad for that matter!
If you’re a visitor to the town then you are invited too, all you have to do is keep your eyes open!