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Join our National Park Rangers on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10am – 3pm, reviving and conserving the fascinating Roborough Down area. Given the rich history and expanse of the Roborough area, there are always a variety of activities on of more

13 Feb 2018 12:36 Community News

West Devon has a great reputation for being strongly community-minded and big-hearted. People volunteer for many different reasons and are all aware that the benefits are huge, for themselves as well as for the groups they are helping. Volunteers are more

13 Feb 2018 12:26 Community News

Tidy Tavi is a local litter-picking group that has been tidying the streets of Tavistock once a month since October 2011. Winners of a Royal Horticultural Society level 4 Britain in Bloom award this year, the group was described as being ‘thriving’. more

13 Feb 2018 12:09 Community News

If you love the outdoors and you’re looking for somewhere to volunteer with a bit of friendly camaraderie, then South West Lakes Trust’s Burrator Discovery Centre might be just what you need. SWLT Burrator volunteers won first prize at the Dartmoor A more

13 Feb 2018 11:05 Community News

Join the effort to revive and conserve the fascinating Roborough Down area with Dartmoor National Park Rangers. This month we will be restoring Second World War aircraft dispersal bays with crucial vegetation clearance and erosion repair. No need to more

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On-call firefighters are a group of community-spirited men and women who are called into action by fire control operators. They come from a variety of backgrounds such as those who are self-employed, full time parents, trades people, administrators, more

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A BBQ was held recently to celebrate the completion of the first phase of a ‘Men in Sheds’ project in Okehampton. Men in Sheds projects are springing up all over the country and for a long time there have been discussions about getting one up and ru more

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A small charity making a big difference to the lives of West Devon children with additional needs The Trust’s objective is to support children with additional needs, aged eleven or under, living within the area of Okehampton, Tavistock and surroundi more

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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

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Local Matters is the home of Transition Tavistock and Tamar Energy Community – we offer advice and information to the community and are open 6 days a week, 11:00 to 13:00 or by appointment. Drop in or call us on 0800-233-5414. Tamar Energy Fest – Sa more

16 Oct 2017 12:58 Community News

Last summer we held an initial training day led by Andy Crabb from English Heritage and Dartmoor National Park Authority, and Anne from the Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group, to explore how we could develop a monitoring project that would enable vol more

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National Parks UK is now accepting nominations for the annual Volunteer Awards. The Awards are a way of thanking our incredible volunteers for the thousands of hours of service, effort and dedication they contribute every year which help to make... more

23 Aug 2017 13:37 Community News

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