Town Criers Competition 2013
TIVERTON maintained its friendship with Hofheim this month as members of the town's Twinning Association visited the German town.
Over 40 members went on the trip between Friday 29 August and Tuesday 2 September included trips to nearby sights and towns including a motor museum and Bad Kreuznach - a spa town dating back to the Roman Empire
Tivertonians presented the second picture of the Merchants trail and in return a hand painted picture of Tiverton Town Hall was presented as a gift from Hofheim.
Tiverton Town Twinning Association AGM is being held on 9 October 2014 at 7.30pm in the New Hall Barrington Street. Members of the public are welcome to attend
It is already drawing users from across the South West and possibly farther afield and has put the town firmly on the map for young people seeking the very extreme sports experience using the very latest in skate park design and technology.
Skateboard ,BMX and scooter users in Tiverton say they are delighted with the newly opened park opposite the High School and Petroc College and matches their design hopes perfectly.
Skaters, bikers and BMXers begun using the new concrete sports facility following its official opening on June 6.
John Bell, from Viridor Credits which donated £100,000 towards the construction via their community landfill communities fund which it operates, cut the ribbon to mark the formal opening of the park with users and councillors looking on.Read more: NEW TIVERTON SKATEPARK OFFICIALLY OPENS
Yes we are all now very much aware the end of 2013 and the start of 2014 was the wettest since records began and down here in the South West we were affected more so than anywhere else in the country. We were front page news for all the wrong reasons but it did bring the threat of flooding to the front of everyone's minds too.
Luckily for Tiverton we were spared serious flooding this year but not the damage. No room for complacency then, just think back to the 23rd December 2012. The River Exe rose to it's highest ever level, the River Lowman joined in and Mountbatten Road was one of many roads in Tiverton which flooded damaging homes and businesses for many months. This prompted Tiverton Town Council to act and to incorporate flood resilience with our winter contingency plans and was further motivated when due to budget restraints the District Council announced it was withdrawing its sandbag service to residents.Read more: Community Flood Plan for Tiverton
Devon County Council is launching a consultation with mobile library users, as proposals are considered which would remove underused stopping places from mobile routes, and reduce the frequency of the service, cutting the cost of the service by half.
Approximately 5,100 people across Devon use the Council's fortnightly mobile library service in rural communities not served by a static library.
Eight mobile libraries currently make 522 stops around Devon, stopping for between 20 minutes to 3 hours, but visitor figures show that 69 stops are significantly underused, with just three or fewer people using these stops.Read more: Consultation begins on proposed changes to Devon’s mobile service