Welcome to Barnstaple in Bloom

Barnstaple is a beautiful old market town in North Devon. The crossing point of the deep and mysterious River Taw, Barnstaple has been an important part of the economy of North Devon for hundreds of years.

Today, still glorious, we have to work hard to keep our town centre vibrant and active. In the last few years, like many high streets across the UK, we have seen our town centre change and many businesses have closed.

Barnstaple in Bloom aims to put “smartness” and beauty back into our town.

With your help, we aim to see:

  • Increased visitor numbers and a stronger local economy
  • A stronger sense of pride of place, contributing to reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • A cleaner and greener place to live and visit, with higher environmental awareness.
  • New partnerships between local authorities, businesses, and community groups
  • More funding opportunities to support specific activities.
  • Higher volunteer numbers, enabling groups to have a bigger impact.