The waste collection crew on one of the largest rounds in West Devon are celebrating after being shortlisted for a Recycle Devon ‘Thank You’Award. The awards, held annually at County Hall, Exeter, celebrate those in the community who go the extra mil more

6 Mar 2018 15:42 Community News

One Okehampton is a collective promoting community inclusion and reducing loneliness. Its volunteers recently organised the festive markets which saw more than 10,000 people come into the town on Sundays during the run-up to Christmas. As part of the more

6 Mar 2018 15:40 Community News

Management at The Ockment Centre are pleased to announce that they have recently refurbished two further rooms, which are now available to rent. These rooms sit within a separate building to the rear of the main centre, accessible through reception o more

6 Mar 2018 15:35 Community News

North Tawton Twinning Association is currently in the planning stages for this year’s visit to the town by the members of the Blangy Le Chateau twinning group, which takes place on May 11th to May 13th. The twinning association has been running for m more

6 Mar 2018 15:32 Community News

Quakers in Okehampton are moving. You will now find us every Sunday at 10.30am in the Dartmoor room at The Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton. Now we have a more central venue we hope that it will be easier for newcomers to find us and discover more

6 Mar 2018 15:29 Community News

Mel Stride MP visited the site for six new affordable homes in South Tawton recently. The central Devon MP toured the site with Sue Chalkley, chief executive of Hastoe Housing Association, which is developing the mix of one, two and three bed houses. more

6 Mar 2018 15:27 Community News

Founded in 1965, the society is actively engaged in researching, archiving and presenting all aspects of Moreton's history. It has about 90 members who enjoy monthly illustrated talks on local and regional history at the Union Inn, Moretonhampstead a more

6 Mar 2018 15:26 Community News

The evenings are beginning to get lighter and what could be better than enjoying some convivial company and a cuppa in the shed? Okehampton’s Men in Sheds project finally became a reality at the end of last summer. Thanks to the offer of a very reaso more

6 Mar 2018 15:24 Community News

The Forget Me Not Café in Okehampton is a social group for people with memory problems and their carers, where they can come and meet others, have a cup of tea, cake and a chat with people that are in a similar position, in an accepting and friendly more

6 Mar 2018 15:21 Community News

The Lions Club of Okehampton and District would like to thank the local community who donated £1,578.49p to its Christmas Carols collection that members carried out on December 23rd and 24th, outside the town’s Waitrose & Co-op supermarkets. This mon more

6 Mar 2018 15:19 Community News

The breeding season for moorland birds on Dartmoor coincides with the lambing season and, with the arrival of spring, the moorland will be full of new life, so it is particularly important for all of us to be Moor Aware. Many visitors and local peopl more

6 Mar 2018 15:17 Community News

Visit Dartmoor’s Official Guide to Dartmoor is winging its way all over the world after being produced, designed and published in Okehampton. As part of its strategy to promote, support and market the Visit Dartmoor member businesses, each year a Vi more

6 Mar 2018 15:14 Community News

A book that tells the story of Dartmoor, as seen through the eyes of 18th and 19th century artists, has recently been published. Researched and written by Peter F Mason, ‘Dartmoor, a Wild and Wondrous Region – the Portrayal of Dartmoor in Art, 1750 more

6 Mar 2018 15:11 Community News

Community Links SW CIC is a not for profit organisation established in April 2011 to support families and young people through early intervention, education and enhanced family support. It provides support and counselling for residents of Okehampton more

6 Mar 2018 15:09 Community News

Sam Scott has been appointed as the Healthwatch Champion covering West Devon and Torridge for the Citizen’s Advice. As Healthwatch Champion, Sam can help give people a stronger voice to influence how health and social care services are provided withi more

6 Mar 2018 15:04 Community News

A lovely walk with castle views This walk has been kindly written (and walked) for us by Denise Horner of Dartmoor Nordic Walking with her dog, Winnie. www.dartmoornordicwalking.co.uk www.petranger.co.uk Dartmoor Nordic Walking and Walks with Winnie more

6 Mar 2018 14:57 Walks

In March last year Throwleigh Archive presented the first of two productions about the history and heritage of Throwleigh. Called The Miss Varwells Throwleigh it was an adaptation of an account of the history of the village published in 1938 by a loc more

6 Mar 2018 14:45 Community News

The big adventure in which thousands of young people take to Dartmoor to cover a two-day trek across the moors takes place between Friday May 11th and Sunday May 13th. Depending on their ages, the teams of six walkers will cover 35-mile, 45-mile or 5 more

6 Mar 2018 14:42 Community News

Here in the West Country we are blessed with an abundance of water! In Mali, Africa, it is a daily struggle to extract enough for the basic needs of a family, the water table level being very deep. Long journeys to the nearest well are often underta more

6 Mar 2018 14:38 Community News

After a very successful 2017 the Museum is looking forward to opening its doors on Monday March 26th for the new season. Over the winter, museum volunteers have been doing lots of cleaning and conservation work around the museum to maintain the col more

6 Mar 2018 14:29 Community News

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