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Useful Contacts in Appledore & North Devon

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Emergency / Maritime Services / Health Care

Bideford Police Station
Dial 999 and ask for the Police

or Tel: 0845 2777444
New Road, Bideford, EX39 2BW

7 days per week 0800 - 1800 hrs  
(closed 1300 - 1400 hrs)

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Dial 999 and ask for Coastguard if you see someone in trouble - or are in trouble yourself

For safety and weather advice before you head out to sea, remember to contact the local Coastguard. They'll be able to tell you both short & long term weather forecasts and advise you on the tide times for the area.

Appledore Fire Station
Dial 999 and ask for Fire Brigade

Myrtle Street, Appledore, Bideford, EX39 1PH

HM Coastguard Instow
Advice and information is available 24 hrs a day 
on the MCA Information line;  0870 600 6505 

If you see anyone in difficulty - ring 999 and ask for the coastguard

Devon Air Ambulance Trust
The DAAT is there for everyone, old or young, resident or holidaymaker The DAAT attends trauma (ie road traffic incidents) and medical emergencies and is an independent charitable trust supported by the community 

NHS Direct
Tel: 0845 4647
24-hour advice for information about health problems. If you are feeling ill now and need help, please call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 for nurse advice

For a list of all North Devon NHS Facilities, visit North Devon UK - Health

Northam Health Centre
Bay View Road, Northam
Tel: +44 (0)1237 474994

Northam Dental Centre (NHS)
Bay View Road, Northam
Tel: +44 (0)1237 476786

Bideford Hospital
Abbotsham Road, Bideford
Tel: +44 (0)1237 420200

North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park, Barnstaple
Tel: +44 (0)1271 322577

Northam Chemist
Boots Pharmacy
Bay View Road, Northam
Tel: +44 (0)1237 474340

Westward Ho! Chemist
Arnolds Pharmacy
21 Nelson Road, Westward Ho!
Tel: +44 (0)1237 473829

'Top Meals on Wheels' in Appledore
Quality local home cooked food delivered straight from our ovens in Appledore to your door ready for you to enjoy. whether your elderly, have a disability or just fancy a good home cooked meal this service is available for you.we delivey in the Bideford, Appledore, Northam and Westward Ho! area, our menu's change weekly so there is always a wide choice to choose from. if this is a service either you or a family members would be interested in then please contact us on 01237 424257 or 07412023502


North Devon Hospice
Tel: +44 (0)1271 344248

Our services include specialist community nursing, in-patient care, day hospice, complementary therapies and emotional and spiritual care. These are provided completely free of charge.


Local Transport

For information on how to travel to Appledore, click here

Blights Car Sales & Rental
Handy Cross, Clovelly Road, Bideford
Tel: +44 (0)1237 472282

Blights Motors offer the choice and reliability of the modern Ford car range as well as an extensive selection of pre-owned Fords and non Fords. We source Ford Direct nearly new and Channel Island cars at great value for money prices.
PLUS - Self Drive hire including Full Comprehensive Insurance

Devon Buses & Timetables

Heard's Coaches
Tel: +44 (0)1237 441233

Appledore Taxis
Tel: +44 (0)1237 470822

Tarka Taxis
Tel: +44 (0)1237 479023 

Zed One Taxi
Tel: +44 (0)1237 421742

Post Offices, Banks, Building Societies


*** Nearest Banks and Building Societies are in Bideford  ***


Post Office (Appledore) 
at Johns' of Appledore
7 The Quay, Appledore
Open: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.30  Sat 09.00-12.30

The Post Office is located in Johns of Appledore on the quay. The newly owned and refurbished shop also sells meat, fish and delicatessen products alongside other specialised produce, plus stationery, greetings cards, 

Post Office (Northam)
within the Costcutter supermarket in The Square, Northam

Open: Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 & 14.00-17.00  Sat 09.00-12.30

Also sells gifts, greetings cards, stationery

Post Office (Westward Ho!)
Nelson Road, Westward Ho!
Open: Mon-Fri 09.00-117.00  Sat 09.00-12.30

Also sells gifts, greetings cards, stationery  

Main Post Office (Bideford)
The Quay, Bideford
Open: Mon-Wed-Thu-Fri 09.00-17.30 Tue 09.30-17.30  Sat 09.00-12.30

Other Appledore Links

Appledore Historical Society
Documenting memories of the Appledore of yesteryear

Appledore Shipyard
150 years of shipbuilding

AJB Video Productions
For all your Video/DVD requirements

Weddings : Social Events : Corporate / Commercial : Training Videos : Cine-to-Video-to-DVD

AJB Video Productions offer a huge range of services, ranging from the filming of your Wedding to Computer Prints from your Videos. We don't just film Weddings, in fact we can film any special occasion and produce a superb memento that you will treasure. Please contact us with any enquiries or to arrange a consultation.

Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1237 475896  email

The Appledore Band
'The Appledore Band as it became known was, and still is very much a community band. It often provides services to the surrounding area playing for church services, parades, carnivals and ship launching! The band has even played for the Prince of Wales on no less than two occasions.

Today those same values continue with the newest batch of recruits from the local area learning under guidance from members of the senior band. As they are prepared to first enter the junior band and then join the seniors, the band works hard to ensure that its future existence is secure with a steady stream of new talent. The band dutifully ensures that it is available for all the key events through-out the calendar and even entertains the tourists with concerts on the quay during summer.' (From the Appledore Band Website)

'Just Appledore' 
Handmade cards with photographs
by Juliet Green
Tel: +44 (0)1237 425693 

Appledore Pilot Gig Club


Pen-Ultimate Pictures 
Photographs and cards featuring local birds, wildlife and scenes from throughout the UK - taken by Appledore photographer Penny Chambers

Nick Arnold's Website
Fantastic site from Appledore writer, Nick Arnold, author of the Horrible Science series - great fun and educational too!

Pet Links

Witten Park Vets
Heywood Road, Northam, EX39 3QA   
Tel: +44 (0)1237 473278 (24 hrs)
Providing high quality health care for pets.
Highly recommended friendly, sympathetic local vet.

Dogs Trust
Local Centre: Hazeldene West Down Ilfracombe EX34 8NU
Tel: +44 (0)1271 812709
The health and happiness of every dog is at the heart of all our efforts. We try to find each and every dog in our care a loving home for life.
  'We never destroy a healthy dog'. 

K9 Focus - Dog Rescue Charity
Shepherds View, Lower Hill St Giles, Torrington Devon EX38 7JU
Phone: 07971 461806

K9focus is a registered charity set up by Lynne and Nick Hall with the sole focus of rescuing unwanted and abandoned dogs. In setting up the rescue Lynne & Nick also want to increase public awareness of the plight of many dogs which are simply dumped in pounds and have 7 days before they are killed. K9focus is run entirely by volunteers who give their valuable time freely and without whom many dogs would die. We are desperate for new volunteers and so if you love dogs, why not join us - we promise it is very rewarding.

The RSPCA's vision is to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom. Mission statement The RSPCA as a charity will, by all lawful means, prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate suffering of animals.

Local Rehoming Tel: 01271 376707

Web site:
Cruelty Line: 0870 55 55 999
   Enquiries: 0870 333 5999


Cats Protection
The branch would love to hear from you for help with fund raising or fostering, or offering a home to one of their cats.
Some of the the cats seeking homes are featured on their website
Local Cat Lines: Tel: 01409 254879 (Bideford district)

Tel: 01271 860437 (Barnstaple District)
National CP Helpline: 08702 099 099

Links for North Devon Local Information, Webcams & News

Eyeball Surf Check
"Check the surf at Woolacombe, Saunton, Putsborough and Croyde with our live surf web cams, you can also check the surf at Croyde Bay, Saunton, Woolacombe, Putsborough and Combesgate by checking our digital photos, updated every day, without fail, or whenever the surf/wind/tide changes throughout the day, or we just happen to be near the beach! There is also a surf report and surf forecast, including a 3 times a week free email forecast, covering Croyde Bay, Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe.

The gallery contains tons of surfing photos and pictures from all over North Devon, the UK and the World"

Photo Site dedicated to the beauty of North Devon . Includes free section to upload your own North Devon pictures.
Live 24/7 Ilfracombe Webcam, Live weather feed, 

North Devon Tide Times & Cottage rentals.

North Devon & Exmoor
North Devon - "England's green and pleasant land" - over 850 square miles of some of Britain's finest coast and countryside

BBC Radio Devon 

Listen Live here  

North Devon Journal
Live 24/7 Ilfracombe Webcam, Live weather feed, 

North Devon Gazette
Bringing you online local information - news, views, events, property and jobs in North Devon

  Lantern FM
Based in Barnstaple

Citizens Advice Bureau
28a Bridgeland Street, Bideford
Tel: +44 (0)1237 473161  
Opening hours Monday to Friday (except Wednesday) 10am-12.30pm & 1:30pm-4:00pm.

Bideford Buzz
News pages for the Bideford & District community


Devon County Council

Torridge District Council
Guide to District Council services, Local events and News


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