Whatever the time of year, there’s plenty to enjoy in Topsham – a place where an enthusiastic community of residents, local groups and traders are showing that the new normal can be really rather special, and safe.

And if you want to see exactly how special it is, check the guides and latest news on www.lovetopsham.co.uk.

The most obvious new feature in town is the Topsham Bunting.

It’s previously been reserved only for our Charter Day celebration but as the days shorten so we hope the flags and pendants will keep our spirits high and serve as a symbol to visitors that the town remains fully open for business.

And while you’re here, do please check out our latest new benches. They’re ideal for picnics come rain or shine, chatting with friends and watching the estuary, and they’re located at various spots around town such as the Recreation Ground, and down at The Quay. These benches are provided for visitors and locals by Love Topsham with a much-appreciated contribution from local councillor Andrew Leadbetter’s Devon County Council locality fund.

If you’re dropping in to us on a Saturday you might catch a busker or two at the shopping area on Fore Street and at The Quay. The aim is to make those shop queues and lunchtime drinks a little more enjoyable on Saturdays near the Christmas celebrations – there are more details on our website, and if you come across one of the buskers, let us know what you think of them!

And for regular visitors, a Love Topsham Card is a ‘must have’ for making the most of trips to our town. A minimum donation of just £3 per month, which helps fund activities to make the town so special – and allows you to have some bargain purchases with many shops giving special offers to cardholders.

See you in town!