Paul German, president of the Lions Club of Tavistock, will turn on the lights of the three Christmas trees mounted on the front of Tavistock Town Hall at 7pm. This will be the nineteenth year for the ‘Trees of Light’ which to date have raised just o more

27 Oct 2017 11:17 What's On

Tavistock is transported back in time for our annual Dickensian Evening, with shop owners and their staff embracing traditional Victorian dress. The evening provides a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping and enjoy the festive atmospher more

20 Oct 2017 11:12 What's On

Tavistock has thriving Rainbow and Brownie units but we are short of leaders. Rainbows and Brownies are all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. The most important qualities our volunteers need a more

Community News

Everyone at Tavistock Launderette & Commercial Laundry is very excited to hear the launderette has been put forward for an award… It all started a few weeks ago when we were phoned by Laundry and Cleaning News and told that we had been nominated for more

Community News

West Devon Borough Council’s annual Junior Life Skills event has seen its highest ever turnout. The learning event, held every year for Year Six pupils, challenges children in ‘real-life’ scenarios that teach essential safety lessons. 549 children f more


Here are just a selection of the photographs taken at the Tavistock Passion on Good Friday 2017 more

Community News

Name: John Downing Trade: J&S Downing Family Butchers Why did you become a butcher? I am a third generation butcher and it seemed natural for me to follow in my forefathers’ footsteps. My grandfather was a butcher... more

Trade Secrets

Originally started during the reign of King Henry 1 in 1105, Dr Ann Pulsford charts the history of our Tavistock Farmers’ Market which is still thriving today. Tavistock is a ‘market’ town; a legal definition which originated in the Middle Ages... more


During the summer months Torridge and West Devon enjoy the increased footfall that the tourism industry brings; with our cafes, shops and other small businesses experiencing a growth in trade as the warm weather brings people from all over the world more

Local MP

The present primary school in the village of Bere Alston was founded in 1665, according to the date inscribed above the door. more


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