STEADY progress is being made to set up a ferry service in the Taw and Torridge Estuary, according to North Devon MP Nick Harvey. I understand that, following last year's media interest ,there were many offers of support," he said. The intention is to

STEADY progress is being made to set up a ferry service in the Taw and Torridge Estuary, according to North Devon MP Nick Harvey. "I understand that, following last year's media interest ,there were many offers of support," he said. "The intention is to run a pilot scheme with a single amphibious vehicle once the money is in place."Dusan Beim Project Chairman told Mr Harvey: "We currently have funding pledges from two councils, but it is conditional on a third pledging the same amount. The ferry will be called Tarka Country Ferries and operate under the local charity The Tarka Country Trust."Mr Harvey said: "I hope that the whole of North Devon will get behind this project. Potentially it could completely change how we view and use the Taw, it could also be a major tourist attraction shuttling tourists up and down the river.