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16 Oct 2017 12:58 Community News

'Speed Watch' group The parish council has been approached to see if there is any interest in establishing a 'Speed Watch' group to monitor and report speeding in and around the parish. If formed, members would be trained to carry out the task of mo more

16 Oct 2017 12:08 Community News

‘The Friends of the Club’ was formed four years ago to raise funds to modernise the Bere Ferrers Social Club facilities. Club members, volunteers and local tradesmen from the community have all lent a hand to redecorate the events area, entrance lobb more

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Do you live, work or have an interest in Okehampton and its Hamlets. Are you interested in helping the local community? Could you give the equivalent to one day a month to become a Trustee of a significant local grant making endowment charity? If so, more

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Mole Avon Trading continues the development of the long-awaited circa 30,000 sqft. country store in Crediton which will incorporate retail selling space, warehouse and head office space. Following the successful completion of phase 1 of their multi-m more

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Our next issue of Oke Links (December/January) marks our first anniversary in Okehampton and the surrounding area, bringing our much loved community magazine through every letterbox! During our first year we’ve carried great stories about local Oke more

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Every home will have the opportunity to upgrade to a smart meter, at no extra cost, as part of the national smart meter rollout. The rollout is an essential technology upgrade, unprecedented in its scale, to improve Great Britain’s energy infrastruct more

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Groundworks for a 300 space car park have been carried out on Devon County Council land for the "Okehampton Parkway" station – just two minutes from the A30. During the election campaign the Secretary of State Chris Grayling announced the plan to r more

19 Sep 2017 11:46 Community News

South Hams District Council has agreed that the proposal to create one new council should be put to public consultation. The same decision was made by West Devon Borough Council on Tuesday. A consultation will now begin in August to gather public op more

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Dartmoor Rangers are calling for caring individuals to join them on a series of #2 minute litter picks at heavily visited sites in the National Park during August. The summer months bring crowds of people to enjoy the wonderful Dartmoor scenery but more

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Despite the unseasonal weather, the Tamar Valley AONB team gave Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, a warm welcome as he visited the area earlier today. Lord Gardiner saw the Valley in a more

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When West Devon Borough Council first introduced garden waste collections, the Council chose to provide the service free to residents, rather than charge. Now, due to financial cuts, the Council is no longer able to provide the service free of charge more

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This July archaeologists will be working with the local community in Widecombe in the Moor to try and uncover more of the secrets buried at the site of one of only four moated medieval manor houses in Devon. North Hall Manor has, in recent years, be more

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From 1st July the parking machines in West Devon Council carparks will no longer be able to accept the old £1 coins. Customers will still be able to pay by cash using the new coins or by phone through Ringo. The Council has a contract with Teignbrid more

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Ever wondered what your council tax gets spent on? West Devon Borough Council has released its annual report and has listed some of the things that it spent money on last year. Along with collecting 1.9 m domestic waste collections, West Devon Bor more

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The talents of a Tavistock film maker and branding expert are playing a key role in the development of a museum more than 7,000 miles away in the Falkland Islands. Tim Roberts’ Fatcalf Media business has been working with the Falkland Islands Museum more

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Public behaviour ruins a great weekend on Dartmoor The fantastic sunny weekend we have just experienced here in the south west has seen thousands of people enjoying the outdoors and all that it has to offer. But whilst this weather provides a welc more

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This years Dartmoor Firkin Challenge was organised by Jeremiahs journey a Plymouth based charity in conjunction with Stephen Earp at The Royal Oak Inn at Meavy. The firkin challenge now in its six year, required each team of two runners to carry more

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A weekend of Morris dancing . Morris dancers from as far afield as Ripley in Derbyshire converged on the sleepy hamlet of Merton in West Deon last weekend for a weekend of dancing and merrymaking culminating in a mass dance at Merton Village Hall on more

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Meadowlands Leisure Centre, run by leading leisure charity Fusion Lifestyle, is proud to announce its sponsorship of local sports star and GB representative, Samantha Lake, in her forthcoming GB races. Competing in the European Aquathlon Championship more

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