Good News

Amidst all of the gloom and negativity surrounding Covid-19 and the lock-down restrictions etc., we thought it would be good to share a few positive news articles

Northern Devon Volunteers making PPE scrubs for NHS Staff

Local business woman and award-winning inventor, Denise Anstey has rallied 170 volunteer sewing machinists across northern Devon to make urgently needed medical scrubs for healthcare workers. So far Denise and her team have supplied GPs in Bideford and surrounding area plus Nurses, Healthcare workers, Cancer centre and the Hospice. They have even supplied one consignment to Torbay. For more information read the Devon Week article

Article added 21st April 2020


£57m Council Grants already paid out to local businesses

As of 10th May, across the whole of North Devon and Torridge Districts, the two local authorities had already made 5,065 grant payments between them totalling almost £57m. Both councils are working hard to identify eligible businesses and get the payments out as quickly as possible, but if you have not yet heard anything and believe your business to be eligible, further information (including eligibility criteria and an online application form) is available at:

Torridge District Council

North Devon Council

Article updated 13th May 2020


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