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The future of rural and town centre toilet facilities moves to the next committee stage at West Devon Borough Council In order to meet growing budget pressures, the Borough Council has had to look closely at services which aren’t funded by cent Read more

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This is Big Energy Saving Week so if you're concerned about your energy bills, haven't switched recently, or would just like to have a chat to see if you could save some money ... now is the time to take action. It’s important for your health and we Read more

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Winter is here and we are now beginning to get forecasts of snow on high ground. It is often the case that snow will fall on Dartmoor much earlier in the winter than elsewhere in the region. This attracts many people to drive onto the moor to enjoy t Read more

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Winnie, a beautiful Golden Retriever/Labrador cross, is the fourth guide dog that Pam Jones has shared her life with, arriving at her home in Okehampton in October last year. Soft and friendly, she loved watching reflections play across the walls of Read more

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Sam Clark, who lives near Okehampton, has owned bloodhounds since the early 1990s and has always loved harnessing their incredible ability to track scents, using her fantastic dogs to find missing people. She found she was receiving more and more fr Read more

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Come along on Tuesday 12 February to help Dartmoor National Park archaeologist Andy Crabb and the Forestry Commission carry out vital conservation work at the site of the last tin mine to be worked on Dartmoor. Using bowsaws, loppers and small han Read more

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Are you considering putting yourself forward to become a Borough Councillor in the 2019 Local Elections? If so, West Devon Borough Council is holding an open evening for residents. The Open Evening will be held at Killworthy Park, Tavistock on Mond Read more

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West Devon Borough Council is looking for outstanding individuals, firms or organisations, who deserve public recognition for their unpaid work or contribution. West Devon Borough Council’s Mayoral Awards have been running since 2002, and are aimed Read more

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LONDON, 26 NOVEMBER 2018: The UK’s top small businesses, including Brocante of Devon – The Gift Expertsfrom Tavistock, received special recognition today at an exclusive House of Lords reception. Read more

Business News

Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove MP, has appointed a new Member to Dartmoor National Park Authority. Dr Rob Parkinson has lived in Ilsington for more than 35 years. He spent his working life in Higher Education, for 20 years... Read more

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Links Magazines, publishers of Tavy Links, Moor Links and Oke Links magazines have published the results of their ongoing readership research. Tim Randell, publisher said “We are so pleased with the results, they are better than we could ever have Read more

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Battling On Multi-award-winning Battling On supports not only veterans, but also some of the West Country’s most vulnerable young people, through innovative programmes and approaches to solving complex social problems. Battling on was... Read more

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The Friends scheme has been launched for individuals and businesses to help support the ongoing running of the VIC. Read more

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New school to welcome first pupils in September! St James Church of England Primary and Nursery School in Okehampton is preparing to welcome its first reception pupils. Opening in September 2018, the school will be based in the grounds... Read more

Education

Volunteers across the county were thanked for their contribution in their local area during Volunteers’ Week this summer. Devon Voluntary Action’s (DeVA) partners wanted to help local charities to say ‘thank you’ to volunteers who have made a real... Read more

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A consultation on the provision of public conveniences in the light of huge financial challenges is currently being undertaken by West Devon Borough Council. At a recent meeting of West Devon’s hub committee, Cllr Sampson told members the council... Read more

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Okehampton PADs (Public Access Defibrillators) is a new charity formed towards the end of 2017. Thanks to local charities and donations they have raised enough funds to install five public access defibrillators around town - three were already... Read more

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The Charities of Holditch and Others can be traced back to 1905, when it was established to help the poor and needy within the Ancient Parish of Okehampton. The Charity has evolved since 1905 and in 2015, a new scheme was approved by the Charity... Read more

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Okehampton Fairtrade Group supported the town’s food and music festival this summer with a double effort - as well as their usual Fairtade hamper to raffle, the group also had a ‘Smoothie Bike ‘in operation. Members of the public were invited to... Read more

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Tarka Turbines have submitted a draft planning application for permission to erect three wind turbines on public land close to Torrington town centre. The proposed 57 metre high structures take the form of three adult otters with the whiskers forming Read more

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