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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

With snow forecast this week on Dartmoor please stay safe and follow our winter guidelines. Heed verbal advice and warnings from officials, regularly monitor and act upon local media updates and weather reports. Do not obstruct gateways - farmers ne more

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The Moor than meets the eye landscape partnership aims to show that there is more than meets the eye to Dartmoor and the 4000-year story of its landscape and people. In the first half of a two-part feature, find out how the scheme is ‘bringing commun more

13 Feb 2018 13:26 Community News

Win up to £25,000 in Community Lottery South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils have given the green light to proposals to set up a local community lottery scheme that will be shared across the South Hams and West Devon Borough areas, gen more

13 Feb 2018 12:15 Community News

Tamar Energy Community (TEC) is delighted to have won South West Best Community Energy Initiative in the face of stiff competition at the Regen Green Energy Awards Dinner in November. This was awarded for our achievement in delivering the Community S more

13 Feb 2018 11:59 Community News

Community minded businesses, such as cafes and shops, are being encouraged to join a growing movement to help the environment. The concept is simple. Reduce the number of plastic bottles being thrown away by inviting people to re-fill their water bot more

13 Feb 2018 11:50 Community News

Tavistock Methodist Circuit has recently employed Ali Mansfield, a qualified teacher, as Horrabridge's community worker, and she is working with the circuit, in co-operation with St John’s Church, to create a Community and Christian Centre for the vi more

13 Feb 2018 11:15 Community News

Community groups are being reminded that funds are available to help kick-start projects that benefit local people. Devon County Council and Devon’s District, Borough and City Councils, made £661,086 available this year for projects that ‘enhance and more

13 Feb 2018 11:13 Community News

We have Linda Harper (Harper's Accounting) as chair, Lyn Evans (Swifts Property Services) as vice chair, Shane Green (SGW Window Cleaning) as secretary and Caroline Mott as treasurer...sorry we didn't get a picture. We attracted new members and many more

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These days the majority of us now have access to a mobile phone or computer tablet, so South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council have launched two cartoon characters to remind us all that nearly everything you need to contact the cou more

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The dark days of winter are often considered a time to batten down the hatches, light the fire and hibernate until spring! However despite the temptation there is much to be gained by embracing new experiences associated with the great outdoors. The more

16 Jan 2018 13:12 Community News

Since the opening of Little Bridge House, near Barnstaple, in 1995, CHSW has been providing expert holistic and family-centred care for life-limited children and their families across the South West of England, to ‘make the most of short and precious more

9 Jan 2018 14:05 Community News

My first year as chamber chairman has been an interesting one, getting to know some of the individual business owners, hearing their concerns and learning what the chamber does for the town. I have worked alongside vice chair Lyn Evans to develop a more

9 Jan 2018 13:59 Community News

Okehampton United Charity and Okehampton Educational Foundation have had a busy 2017 awarding grants of in excess of £350,000 to support people and groups in Okehampton and the Hamlets (Brightley, Southcott, Meldon and Stockley) The trustees meet mo more

9 Jan 2018 13:49 Community News

DARE have successfully been providing independent and impartial advice on the SMART meter roll out in North Tawton and the surrounding area, through our SMART Energy GB funded project. We have been very warmly welcomed by a number of groups including more

9 Jan 2018 13:44 Community News

It’s been a busy year in the community The Okehampton Neighbourhood Policing Team has recently undergone a few staff changes and currently consists of a sergeant, two police constables and two police community support officers (PCSOs). A new additio more

9 Jan 2018 13:41 Community News

One of the region’s leading independent dry cleaning and laundry businesses has returned to Tavistock after an absence of more than 15 years. Whites Dry Cleaners and Laundry has opened for business in Atlas House on the West Devon Business Park adjac more

9 Jan 2018 12:55 Community News

Council Decides to Increase Borrowing and Take the Next Step West Devon Borough Council have been looking at commercial property that they could buy to enable them to generate a profit as part of the commercial property acquisition strategy which th more

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