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12:28 17 March 2014

The Manor Court jury is sworn in by town clerk Heather Blackburn. Pic: Graham Hobbs.

The Manor Court jury is sworn in by town clerk Heather Blackburn. Pic: Graham Hobbs.

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Annual event saw jury decide upon 12 presentments for Bideford Town Council to carry out.

Author Nick Arnold talking at Manour Court in Bideford. Pic: Graham Hobbs.Author Nick Arnold talking at Manour Court in Bideford. Pic: Graham Hobbs.

PAVEMENTS, artwork, pedestrian crossings and outdoor sports equipment formed some of the presentments at Bideford’s Manor Court on Saturday.

The yearly event saw a jury of 12 townspeople deliberate the nine presentments posed to them by the public for the town council to carry out.

The requests put forward to the town council including repainting and repairing the boards along the Quay and holding a service t commemorate the start of the First World War.

The council has been asked to contact the relevant authorities to urgently repair the ‘poor stone paving’ at the bottom of Bideford High Street and along Mill Street and Grenville Street.

Mayor and Mayoress Simon and Lorraine Inch with author Nick Arnold. Pic: Graham Hobbs.Mayor and Mayoress Simon and Lorraine Inch with author Nick Arnold. Pic: Graham Hobbs.

Sponsoring local artists to work with schools to create mosaics for the bricked recesses of the Bideford Adult Community Centre on the Quay was one suggestion.

Another presentment asked the council to remove the green mould from the pavements of Allhalland and Mill Street and ask shop owners to clean the areas and display pictures in empty shop windows to welcome visitors to the town.

The council was asked to create a pedestrian crossing across Clovelly Road to Asda, to add steps and a handrail from the Tarka Trail to Bideford Station.

Outdoor sports equipment such as concrete tennis tables, basketball hoops, and a signed fitness trail was suggested for Victoria Park.

The council was also asked to renovate and preserve an old road sign at the junction of North Road and Lime Grove saying ‘town centre’.

Those attending the service were also entertained with a speech by local children’s author Nick Arnold, who was presented with a jug by local potter Harry Juniper.

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