Welcome to the [newly refreshed] Yarnscombe website



Test and Trace Service

There is a possibility that scammers may try to exploit the NHS or local (Devon) Test and Trace service. Please remember that genuine contact tracers will NEVER:

  • Ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting in 09 or 087)
  • Ask for any details about your bank account
  • Ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
  • Ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
  • Ask you to purchase a product
  • Ask you to download any software to your device or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet
  • Ask you to access any website that does not belong to the Government or NHS

The ONLY website the genuine service will ask you to visit is: contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk.

Torridge Community Telephone Helpline
Working together with Torridge District Council

If you have any concerns or questions about welfare benefits, money, housing or mental health support from Mind following the COVID-19 outbreak please call us for advice on 01271 371499 and select the option for community help-line to speak to one of our trained advisers. All advice is free and confidential. You may be eligible for financial support to address your crisis linked to COVID-19. Please note our helpline is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3pm and you may be asked to leave a voice message during busy periods or out of hours.

Please read the information at this link from Devon County Council: Coronavirus advice (opens in a new browser tab or window).

Please read the information at this link from Devon County Council: Coronavirus advice (opens in a new browser tab or window), this one concerning use of recycling centres (opens in a new browser tab or window), and this one concerning Easter collections and longer term precautions.

Here is a list of shops and organisations in Great Torrington that may be able to help.

Torridge District Council have suspended all bulky waste collections until further notice. Torridge District Council will be taking payments for new subscriptions for garden waste 20/21 from 1st April 2020.

Here follows a list of notices relating to the inevitable scams that are arising. There's a lot of material to read but please take the time to do it; it just might save you a lot of money and/or embarrassment.

There is also some useful information for employers and businesses.

Click or tab to any of the sections below to begin your visit. Alternatively, the green navigation bar above gives direct access to any page on the site. You can also see the complete site layout at a glance. If there is anything you cannot find or would like to see, you can contact the website administrator. Residents of Yarnscombe can also use the same link to request notification by e-mail every time the site is updated.