Harbour Bideford is in desperate need of expansion to help its 500 members - find out which Bideford property they have expressed an interest in here.

A Bideford charity is in desperate need of a bigger premises to provide its services effectively.

Harbour Bideford chairman Roger Levick said a larger centre was ‘critical’ for the charity.

The project, currently based in Queen Street, runs a drop in centre serving hot lunches, as well as helping those in need.

It has around 500 members who are homeless, on drugs or alcohol, or have mental health issues, and has an army of volunteers who feed around 30 people a day.

“We have to keep our food and clothing donations in storage at a different location - it’s a logistical nightmare,” Roger told the Gazette.

“If we want to offer people one-to-one counselling we have to do it out of hours or hire a room because we just don’t have the space here.”

Roger said the charity had registered an interest in the Springfield Day Care Centre building - a ‘perfect location’.

He said the council was aware of the charity’s need to move.

“At the moment we are stymied by our lack of space,” he continued.

“We really look after ourselves and we have support from entities such as the Bridge Trust and the council but this expansion is critical to us.”

Harbour is always on the lookout for volunteers. Call 01237 423891 for information.