Information for the village

This page contains all the little snippets of information that we need to know but often forget.


We have a small local police station in Great Torrington.

PC Perry Hodgson • Email

PCSO Melissa Baker • Email

Central non-urgent Switchboard • 0845 2777444

Crime Stoppers - call anonymously to give information about crime • 0800 555111

More information here

Emergency Number

All emergency services: dial 999 or 112

Bus Service

We have a bus service(Stagecoach No 75) through the village doing a return journey between Bideford & Torrington.

Check times and maps here.


North Devon District Hospital,Raleigh Park,Barnstaple,EX314JB. Tel: 01271 322577.(24hr Accident & Emergency dept)

Bideford Community Hospital,Abbotsham Road,Bideford,EX393AG. Tel: 01237 420200. (Minor Injury dept 0730-2030 hrs)

Torrington Community Hospital,Calf Street,Torrington,EX387BJ. Tel: 01805 622208.


Doctors in the area.


Dentists in the area

Veterinary Surgeons

Vets in the area

Refuse Collection

Non-reusable and non-recyclable refuse is collected weekly on a Tuesday.

See this webpage for Easter, Bank Holiday and Christmas changes.

Recycling Collection: greenery, cardboard etc

The large green wheelie bins are collected fortnightly (very early in the morning) between March and October inclusive.

See this webpage for Easter, Bank Holiday and Christmas changes.

Recycling Collection: glass, cans and plastics

See this webpage for Easter, Bank Holiday and Christmas changes.

European Parliament

Weare Giffard is within the South West Region and we have seven seats in the European Parliament.

Full details of each and their contact details are here.

UK Parliament

The MP for this constituency (Torridge and West Devon) is Geoffrey Cox.

Geoffrey Cox MP, 2 Bridge Chambers, Lower Bridge Street, Bideford EX39 2BU • 01237 459001 • EmailWebsite

Devon County Council

Devon County Council website

County Councillor

Mr. Sam Robinson, Bank House, 21 Bude Street, Appledore, Bideford, EX39 1PS EX39 1PS • Email

Full contact details for Cllr Sam Robinson are here

Torridge District Council

Torridge District Council website

Torridge District Councillors

Parish Council

The Weare Giffard Parish Council has its own page here.

Report a problem, make a suggestion

Renew a book, report a street light fault or pothole, make a comment, ask a question...

Do It Online is a Devon County Council service available here.

Mobile Library

February 3rd onwards Thursdays fortnightly only at 09:15 - 10:15am at the Village Hall.

Check dates and times here.

Tide Times

Tide times and graphs are available here.

If there is a problem, something that is incorrect or something that needs changing please contact our webmaster.