Money on the Table

Joseph Bulmer

BIDEFORD Round Table has money to give away and is looking for people to receive it.

All the proceeds of its fund raising activities are ploughed back into supporting local causes – more than �3,320 over the past year and in excess of �50,000 in the past 10 years.

It has supported such diverse causes as local clubs and groups of all kinds, providing medals for a children’s football tournament and buying and assembling three cots for a local family blessed with the arrival of triplets!

Table president David Leworthy said: “While we cannot undertake to support every request for support, we are keen to receive nominations or requests from individuals or organisations within the local area who feel they would benefit from additional financial support, whatever this may be for. Our aim is to reach those within the local area who do not have the necessary resources to support themselves or from those who feel they are unable to access support from other agencies, particularly individuals or families. We specifically look to provide help to those who are struggling to support themselves through difficult times or who are trying to improve the situation of others.”

If you would like to nominate an individual or group, or are an individual or family who would like to make a request in person, write to Bideford Round Table c/o 26 Green Field Close , Bideford, Devon, EX39 3RY.

Much of the money distributed by the Table is collected during its annual Christmas float collection in the Bideford, Torrington and Fremington area.

This year the float will be visiting from December 10 to December 21. Details of when and where Santa will be visiting are published below.

They can also be found on the website, The dates and routes of the Santa Float are there, plus a real-time, live Santa Tracker, so people can follow the float’s progress on the night.

Santa’s route:

Dec 10 – Torrington, Town Park, Dartington Fields, Monkleigh, Buckland Brewer - all areas left of New Street.

Dec 11 –Torrington, all areas right of New Street, including New Street, Calf Street, Greenbank, Kingsmead Park, Pathfields, Burwood Estate, Borough Road, Well Street, Castle Hill Gardens.

Dec 12 - Fremington , Lagoon View, Ballards Crescent, Littlemoor Crescent,

Allenstyle, Chilpark, Home Farm Estate, Oaklea Crescent, Beards Road, Greenfield, Taw Meadow Crescent.

Dec 13 – Bideford Meddon Street, Clovelly Road, Clovelly Gardens, Hamilton Close,

Bowden Green, Buckland Close, Grenville Estate, Stucley Road, Pynes Lane,

Hawthorn Park, High View, Royston Road, Ashley Terrace, Geneva Place.

Dec 14 – Bideford, Moreton Park, Oaklands, Devonshire Park, Soloman Drive.

Dec 15 – Bideford, Hanson Park, Raleigh, Orchard Hill, Orchard Rise, Riverside Court,

Riverside Close, Chanters Road, Glenfield Road, Adrian Close, Glenburnie,

Southwood Drive, Newton Road, Park Lane.

Dec 16 – Villages, all areas of Woolsery, Parkham, Littleham, Abbotsham.

Dec 17 – Northam, Goodwood Park, Borough Farm Estate, Windmill Lane, Greenacre

Close, J H Taylor Drive, Lilley Close, Burrows Park Estate, Richmond Park, The Links,

Morwenna, (Northam Lodge).

Dec 18 - Westward Ho! Kingsley Park, Ridgeways, Beach Road, Swanswood Gardens,

Dune View, Avon Lane, new estates off Cornborough Road, College Close, Lundy


Dec 19 - East The Water , Main hill, Ayres Close, Eastridge View, Heathfield,

Broadlands, Abbots Drive etc, Hillcrest Road, Churchill Road, Goaman Road, Barton

Tors, Sentry Corner, Clifton Street.

Dec 20 - New East the Water / Lime Grove, all areas off Manteo Way, Northdown

Road, Middleton Road, Thornton Close, Northdown Drive, Northview Avenue,

Stanhope Terrace, Elmdale Road, Alexandra Terrace, Pitt Lane, Elm Grove, Lime


Dec 21 – Londonderry, Abbotsham Road, Rectory Park, College Green, all areas of


Dec 22 - Appledore , Staddon Road, Riversmeet, Meeting Street, Irsha Street,

Polywell, Western Avenue, The Mount, Bude Street, Odun Road, Pitt Hill, Tomouth

Road, Newquay Street, back up main hill, Richmond Road, The Green.