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Mayor of West Devon Borough Council Thanks Local Postmen and Women Councillor Mike Davies, Mayor of West Devon, passed on early Christmas greetings to postmen and women at Okehampton Sorting Office Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the... more

Community News

The end of another year As 2018 closes its curtains and I reflect on the year, it’s the weather that dominates my thoughts. You may notice us farming types love talking about it and we are usually moaning it is either too wet too dry, too windy... more

Farming News

Increased demand for Tavistock Foodbank Tavistock Foodbank has seen a dramatic increase in demand over the past twelve months, assisting nearly 1000 people over the year, up from 650 in the previous year. Thankfully Tavistock has many generous... more

Community

Tavistock Rotary Round up As autumn turns into winter, we can reflect on a superb couple of months for Tavistock Rotary. In the extended warm weather, we held a couple of really fun social events. Our annual croquet match against the Yelverton... more

Tuesday 11th to Sunday 16th December Yelverton Christmas Tree Festival It’s time for the annual Rock Methodist Church community Christmas Tree Festival held in Yelverton. 25 Christmas trees all sponsored and decorated by local schools, businesses... more

Community

Saturday 1st December to Sunday 9th December Horrabridge Nativity Scene Festival The Festival of Nativity Scenes at St John’s, Horrabridge, is now in its fifth year. Participants are as enthusiastic as ever and the festival is fast becoming a... more

Culture

Join our team! The War Memorial Hall and recreation field were established to be a community facility for the use of the ‘inhabitants of Yelverton and the neighbourhood thereof … with the object of improving conditions of life for said... more

Community News

VIC Friends Scheme Tavistock Visitor Information Centre is delighted to announce its new Friends Scheme to help raise much-needed funds for the VIC which is self-funded and operates with the support of local volunteers under the Tavistock Heritage... more

Community News

Dartmoor National Park Management Plan Review ‘Your Dartmoor’ - the five year Management Plan is the single most important plan for the future of Dartmoor National Park - a Plan for all who care about Dartmoor and its future. It provides an... more

Community News

Alex Mettler Local historian Alex Mettler, began reading old gravestones at the age of 10, sparking an interest in local history, and he is still passionate about piecing together ‘the jigsaw of people and place’. Alex admits that he had no... more

Local People

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Join the spirit of Christmas! Community groups, businesses and organisations are being invited to enter Tavistock Parish Church’s Christmas Tree Festival (Nov 30 to Dec 9) in its 700th anniversary year. The Friends of St Eustachius’ Church are... more

Community News

Bringing the library to your doorstep Calling book lovers! A popular home library service run by Royal Voluntary Service, the national volunteering organisation, is calling for more volunteers to assist readers who wish to use this free service in more

Community News

BID Winter Festival Tavistock Business Improvement District (BID) has been delighted with the beautiful hanging baskets adorning businesses and shops this summer - they have brought wonderful colour to the town. We have also been very pleased with... more

Community News

Autumn sets in As the evenings role in it is all too apparent that winter will soon be here. Autumn is usually a time for celebration on the farm, with the harvest gathered in and a bit of respite before winter really arrives and the monotonous... more

Farming News

Are you yearning for some free learning? Union learning centres have become an integral part of the lifelong learning agenda. In April 2010 a community-based adult learning project was set up, in a set of offices above what used to be the historic... more

Community

Tavistock VIC in full swing again Tavistock Visitor Information Centre reopened in August, more than four years after it was closed during local government cutbacks. The revived service is now entirely provided by a team of volunteers who donate... more

Community News

Free, healthy walks in Bere Alston with CAN Weekly morning walks are now taking place in Bere Alston, taken at a steady pace and aimed at people who are looking to improve their health. The programme has been launched by the Connecting Actively... more

Community News

Try Something New – volunteer with us Torridge, North, Mid and West Devon Citizens Advice (TNMWD) is a local charity that provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on all subjects to members of the local community. Good quality more

Community News

FREE GRAND OPEN DAY AT PARKLANDS LEISURE CENTRE TO CELEBRATE END OF IMPROVEMENT WORKS FREE open day on Saturday 13th October to mark completion of refurbishment and improvement works To celebrate the completion of a series of extensive refurbishment more

Health

Devon and Cornwall Alert - Are you Signed Up? West Devon Borough Council is urging residents to sign up to the free Devon and Cornwall Alert Service provided by Devon and Cornwall Police. The two way messaging system enables Devon and Cornwall... more

Education

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