You've probably noticed that it's very cold outside, so Public Health England have issued a health warning and some advice on how to deal with the freezing temperatures. Please check on older friends, family and neighbours, who may feel isolated, and keep yourself safe.
Our litter-pick crew have been out tidying up the link road this week. So far they've collected 148 bags of rubbish!
Please do your bit to keep our district tidy - don't throw your rubbish it out of the window or leave it on the roadside; take it home to recycle #stopmessingaround #recyclemore
Due to the extremely cold weather we are currently experiencing, the Salvation Army are opening their night shelter at Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple EX32 8JT. It will be open tonight until Monday.
Anybody wishing to use the facility can self-refer/gain entry between 8-10pm. A roll mat and sleeping bag will be available for your use. After 10pm clients can only be referred in by the police or the North Devon Council out of hours team (available on 01271 388240).
On Friday 23 February access from the Castle Street entrance to our Lynton House face to face office will be closed. This is to allow repairs to the sliding door which will take all day. The entrance on Commercial Road will still be open but there is no access for wheelchair or mobility scooter users on that side of the building.
You can talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.
Please share to raise awareness.
Stay warm and keep well - colder weather is coming in from the east to chill us later this week and over the weekend, brrr 😨 ❄️🌬️
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Trading Standards is again warning Devon residents to check the credentials of companies selling energy efficiency products following an increase in consumer co...mplaints.
A recent example is a company who claims to offer government-backed energy-saving grants of up to £8,000.
Scam letters have been sent to properties in Devon from a company purporting to act on behalf of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a government energy efficiency scheme.
The letter urges householders to register by February 28 for ‘new free funding’ up to £8,000 to help improve the energy efficiency of their home.