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South Molton Swimming Pool Consultation Process

There is currently a consultation process being undertaken regarding South Molton Swimming Pool. If you would like to have your say in how the facilities are to be utilised please follow this link.

Last year the board of South Molton Swimming Pool was successful in obtaining a grant from NDDC to renovate our twenty-five-year-old facilities, and the Pool is in a process of modernisation. This marks the beginning of the further development of the Pool as viable resource for the next decades.

South Molton Swimming Pool

Mill Street   South Molton   Devon   EX36 4AS
Registered Charity Number: 300972

Autumn Newsletter – South Molton Business Association – #ndevon #devonbusiness #southmolton

Please follow the link below to read our Autumn Newsletter

Contained within it is a booking form for the Winter Wonderland event in December and a brief outline of our achievements during the past 12 months. Autumn Newsletter here…

Open meeting with North Devon MP, hosted by Mole Valley Farmers. Invited guests included Councillors from County, District, Town and Parish councils.

Having reviewed media opportunities SMBA are very pleased to have developed a reciprocal arrangement with the long established Molton Monthly Magazine. Delivered free to over 5,400 homes and businesses this is an ideal medium to communicate with the greatest number of local people. The editor has offered members of the SMBA a 10% discount off advertising. Please contact

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Winter Wonderland 2017

We have published a booking form for our Christmas Event on our website. If you want to have a trade stand please get the form back to us ASAP – the allocation of spaces is done on a first come, first served basis. The latest updates will be announced via our website and on our Facebook page.

Please contact us if the link to your business website is missing or incorrect on the SMBA website’s ‘Members’ page.

Autumn Extravaganza – Friends of South Molton Community College – October 2017

Friends of South Molton Community College Autumn Extravaganza event will be taking place Thursday 19th October, between 6pm and 9pm . ‘The purpose of The Friends of SMCC is to raise funds to support our students and we are presently a small group of dedicated staff and parents who give up their own time to … Continue reading…


Commercial Land – better jobs?

South Molton is growing in size, with more new houses being built and plans for more on the horizon… What we need are more businesses moving to South Molton, to provide our area with more local jobs – not simply minimum wage jobs but a broad mix of specialised industries (like tech companies) and lower skilled, worthwhile jobs that can lead to better things and better job satisfaction.

There is a parcel of land being released for commercial development, let’s hope something beneficial to us all is built… Visit the South Molton Town Council website and view the Tender Document. The closing date to tender is 22nd September 2017.  You can download the Tender Document here.

North Devon Link Road Petition

cropped-smbaThe tragedies that have unfolded on the North Devon Link Road have sadly again highlighted the need for upgrading our main arterial road. have started a petition:

‘For too long the North Devon Link Road has been blighted by serious and even fatal accidents caused by the fact that there are few opportunities for overtaking.

A package of measures are in place to make the road safer, but no official timetable exists for the works and a lengthy Government preferred scheme process still has to be gone through.

We want the Department of Transport to get on with the works without delay, and publish a timetable that would give Devon residents and visitors to the county confidence that the works will be undertaken.’

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Following on from conversations with members and other businesses in our area we were asked to lobby our local MP regarding the disrupted use of the Link Road during July and beyond.  A copy of the letter received from Peter Heaton-Jones MP can be found here.

SMBA / Calvert Trust Raffle and The North Devon Show

cowsWe would like to thank local businesses for their support and for donating raffle prizes to the Calvert Trust fund raiser we were going to be involved with at the North Devon Show.

It was a big shame that the North Devon weather prevented the show from happening this year. South Molton business Association had geared up to promote members and other businesses in our area at the event. We are now looking for alternative opportunities…

We are talking with Calvert Trust regarding other ways to work with them, to raise funds and promote South Molton businesses.