Are you worried about climate change? Do you live in Torridge? Here are some ways to take climate action in Torridge.

Take action in how you shop. Take action in how you travel. Take action by joining groups. Take action by supporting each other. Take action in non-violent protest.


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Crafted energy-saving secondary glazing and insulation for period homes and listed properties. Mitchell & Dickinson’s CosyGlazing is a unique secondary glazing system that is elegant and effective, with a strong return on investment. Made of a modern, lightweight equivalent to glass, it’s fixed using magnetic strips so is easy to remove and virtually invisible. Choose a finish to complement your period or listed property.

Our high-quality draught-proofing and insulation solutions for underfloor, ceilings, sloping ceilings and lofts of period properties use naturally energy-efficient and sustainable sheep’s wool.

We also provide a full restoration service for your windows and doors, bringing them back to their original condition, able to both insulate your home and operate with ease.

With the government now announcing Britain will be virtually greenhouse gas free by 2050 and David Attenborough stating that we can all help achieve this goal by insulating our period properties, there is no better time to become part of the solution – and save money on your winter heating bills. 

Mitchell and Dickinson Studio K, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford, EX39 3DX


Duffy's Home Hardware is an independent, family-run DIY and hardware shop in Torrington, North Devon.

Duffy's Home Hardware stocks a wide range of DIY products including adhesives, plumbing supplies, power tools, hand tools, fixings, cleaning products, locks, cookware, electrical items, gardening tools, homewares, ironmongery, laundry supplies, lighting and BBQs.

Duffys Home Hardware 3 High Street, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8HN


Down Farm is a social enterprise. We are an organic market garden and community hub situated just outside of Winkleigh, North Devon. We grow fantastic vegetables, salads, herbs & fruits, using only hand tools. Our aim is to grow produce that benefits us, our wildlife the soil and our community. ​

We grow using the "no-dig" method meaning we do not invert the soil. We preserve the soil structure by adding compost every year to the top of our growing beds, helping the soil life flourish. A happy soil lets us grow produce that is full of goodness and bags of flavour. ​

Our food is for our community. All our produce is eaten within a 30 mile radius of the farm. We invite our community to be a part of the farm, joining us for events and volunteering at the farm. Keep an eye on our events page for this year's happenings.

Down Farm Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8DN


A community dedicated to minimising our local area's contribution to the single-use plastic crisis, and keeping Appledore, Northam, Bideford and Westward Ho! beautiful!

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Supporting cycling and walking infrastructure in Northern Devon to benefit locals and tourists wellbeing, healthy travel and our local environment (295)


The official aims and objectives for the group are:

  • To help Bideford and its surrounding area become more resilient.
  • To involve and support the community in local projects such as: growing and producing food, energy production and skill sharing.
  • To promote sustainable living, learning and information sharing.
  • To build a stronger community spirit by the above means. 



Devon Wildlife Trust The Conservation Communities project is working in 11 parishes between Great Torrington and Hatherleigh to record as much about the natural environment as we can. Plenty of exciting species can no doubt be found in this area, but we know little about what and where they are, and how they’re doing. This project will work with communities to share skills and gain confidence in identifying what is in the local area and how to protect it.

The 11 parishes covered by the project: Great Torrington, Little Torrington, Merton, Huish, Meeth, St. Giles in the Wood, Beaford, Dolton, Dowland, Iddesleigh, Hatherleigh. 


Key Objectives of Connect Bude

To campaign to reconnect Bude and Holsworthy to the National Rail Network, initially via Okehampton.

To promote an improved rail service between Okehampton and Exeter and beyond.

To ensure the trackbed of the former railway is protected against further development.

To garner the widespread community support of individuals, elected representatives and businesses in order to achieve the first three objectives. 


361 Community Energy is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to help northern Devon’s community to take climate change action and rapidly reduce the region’s carbon footprint. We do this in a hopeful, action-based and non-partisan way.

361 is supported by a wide range of local and regional partnerships, including North Devon Council, Torridge Council, Devon County Council, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, local climate groups and more. We are focused on significant carbon reduction while also increasing quality of life for everyone in the region, young or old. 


We are a local group based in and around Barnstaple, North Devon. We are a group of ordinary folk; mothers, teachers, retirees, activists, organising a local uprising in solidarity with the Extinction Rebellion Demands.

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