WOW Scrapstore by Action for ChildrenĀ 

WOW Scrapstore has now opened at 116 Boutport Street behind Green Lanes shopping centre in Barnstaple. WOW ScrapstoreĀ promotes creativity, art & play for children, young people and adults. It is an Aladdinā€™s cave of low-cost art and craft resources. They work with local businesses and the community who donate clean and re-useable surplus/waste materials otherwise destined for incineration, landfill or long-term storage.

Scrapstores are a fantastic resource for community groups who are in need of high-quality art and craft materials for their members.Ā  The range of materials in store changes from day to day and could include card, paper, textiles, paint, corks, wool, cardboard tubes, netting, gauze and a thousand other things!

Two New Fashion Outlets open in Green Lanes

We are pleased to announce that two new fashion retailers joined the ever-growing range of shops here in Green Lanes.

Yours Clothing and Anji Fashion. Yours Clothing believes all women should look fabulous, regardless of their dress size. With specialist cutting for fuller figures and available in sizes 16 - 36, anyone can rock the latest trends and look simply divine. Fashion doesn't end at a size 16, and we're the proof!

Anji Fashion is an independent womenā€™s clothing boutique located near the new entrance to Green Lanes. They sell a variety of affordable basics, denim and stylish essentials.

Why not pop in and take a look around?


The much awaited new entrance to Green Lanes is now complete and if you are looking to eat out then why not visit The Lounges? Barnstaple's newest restaurant.


Barnstapleā€™sĀ new Tarko Lounge at Green Lanes Shopping Centre will officially open on Wednesday (July 4). Completing the new entrance to Barnstaple's Shopping Centre.

Restaurant-bar group The Lounges says its new North Devon site will create 25 jobs.

The company says it has spent Ā£595,000 transforming the site into a family-friendly retro-inspired cosy retreatā€™.

It says eclectic artwork and quirky curios sit next to oversized vintage sofas and old school benches, strikingly painted table tops and statement lighting, in the style ā€˜much loved by Lounge aficionadosā€™.

Nicholas Mann, operations manager, The Lounges, said: ā€œWeā€™re really looking forward to throwing open the doors at Tarko Lounge and showing the locals how to lounge in style.



Following on from the comprehensive re-design of Green Lanes entrance, The Lounges will be a welcome arrival in Spring 2018 with their mixture of delicious food and vibrant cocktails all served in an exquisite interior.

With over 100 restaurants across the UK, The Lounges are renowned for their eye catching design, stylish cuisine and sensational cocktails.

Simon West, Assistant Director of Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP, managers of Green Lanes Shopping Centre said ā€œhaving invested considerable capital into modernising the principle entrance to Green Lanes, we are delighted to have attracted an operator of the calibre of The Lounges to front the shopping centre. We are confident that they will prove to be hugely popular within Barnstaple and look forward to working with them to provide an exciting food and beverage offer in Green Lanesā€.


High Street EntranceĀ Improvements

Rockspring, the owners of Green Lanes Shopping Centre, have developed design proposals for the improvement of the centreā€™s lower High Street entrance and works have started on site.

The proposals include removing a large section of the 1980s building fronting the High Street in order to create a successful connection to the centreā€™s internal environment and a new modern entrance. The entrance experience will be further enhanced by increasing the height of the internal mall adjacent to the entrance doors through the removal of the first floor slab over the mall. This will extend the airy feeling present in the higher portions of the malls and help to visually connect the shopping centre with the external environment of the town centre.

The new entrance will serve as a marker of the quality of shopping in Barnstaple. In conjunction with the works Green Lanes will also gain a new logo to reflect its unique character, style and the refreshed image of the shopping centre.

The proposals have been developed to retain and enhance Barnstapleā€™s historic fabric and character. The removal of the 1980s styled building on the corner opens the views of this historic fabric and provides the fantastic opportunity to create a contemporary entrance for the centre and a high-quality public space for the town. This public space will receive new paving to tie into the existing paving finishes of the town centre and lay out an inviting entry space for the shopping centre.

The increase in public realm at the junction of Joy Street and the High Street creates a lively environment and is the perfect location for the addition of a new cafe to the corner unit. The buzz and activity of the cafe will spill out and benefit Joy Street as well.