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Our council to be investigated for false report into our solar panels

Thursday 22nd April 2021
Our Council, Torridge District Council, are under investigation because they may have falsified an independent report to down play the impact of a new development on our ground mounted solar arrayThe Local Government Ombudsman are investigating Torridge District Council Planning Department because they lied and mislead the Plans Committee in…
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March Customer Pictures

Tuesday 20th April 2021
Hippy Motors Customer Pictures from March 2021.We received a lot of great pictures in March and sorry if I have not included one you sent but we have to be very ruthless on how many images we post.You may recognise these as we've shared Ole's vehicles a lot. What we…
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Customer pictures February 2021

Tuesday 16th March 2021
Hippy Motors customer decals from February 21We get sent a lot of customer pictures so we want to (try) do a blog every month with some of the previous months pictures to help inspire others.Hope you love what others do and we'd love to see what you do with yours.…
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Would you like to meet 4-6th June 2021?

Saturday 13th February 2021
The Hippy Motors Convoy, is it on this year?Firstly I want to make it clear that I’m sick to the hind teeth of Covid-19. We are social animals here so we are finding the separation from friends, family and festivals REALLY tough and irritating so the thought of meeting up…
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Brexit, how it affects us and you.

Tuesday 26th January 2021
Hippy Motors and the effects of Brexit. The view of one small business.We were really sad when the UK narrowly voted to leave the EU. We love our European neighbours. Angela is the daughter of a Portuguese immigrant, we loved our unrestricted travel around Europe, we love having EU people…
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Hippy Motors on T.V.

Thursday 21st January 2021
Hippy Motors decals have been on the TV, again.We like to think we are very modest here but sometimes we get a bit excited about our decals. We are very proud of our little business, our product range and, of course, the groovy people that buy from us supporting the…
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Solar Panel UPDATE

Thursday 10th December 2020
Update on our fight to keep ourselves a CARBON NEUTRAL household and business.It's not going well. We really thought we were making progress with Torridge District Council (TDC). After maybe two months of arguing with them and pointing out the legal responsibility they had they finally agreed that the solar…
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Help with DVLA change from works van to campervan.

Wednesday 19th August 2020
How to make your self-build van conversion look like a campervan for the DVLA to approve?We are getting asked more frequently “the DVLA don't think my self build looks like a campervan, how can I make it look like one?” Decals can help so here is our guide to making…
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Help! Our council is trying to take away our solar power!

Tuesday 11th August 2020
The council are trying to take away our power.We hope you know that Hippy Motors is carbon neutral; in truth we are carbon negative as we save more carbon than we use and we are very proud of that, but Torridge District Council are looking to take that away in September…
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How to work in your PJ's like Hippy Motors

Friday 3rd July 2020
How Hippy Motors go about selling on-line when they know very little about the technical stuff.Some of you may have noticed that Angela & Matt at Hippy Motors are not very good at computer stuff but they have run a website on-line now for over 15 years. Many of Hippy…
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