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Join Assistant Ranger Stuart for a day of practical conservation work at beautiful Hawns and Dendles wood, near Cornwood. This is the seventh in a series of volunteer days taking place on this special site.   Due in part to deer grazing pressure, n Read more

Local People

A partnership of regional and local organisations has been awarded funding (through South West Water) from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to restore 1,680 hectares of damaged peatland on Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Exmo Read more

Community

Since its launch in 2014, RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund has supported 28 charities, schools, projects and community groups by donating £1,000 worth of building materials every other month. The builders merchant is delighted to be b Read more

Community

When I was invited to become the chair of Tavistock Community Sensory Garden early last year, I had no idea what a fantastic year it would be. Foolishly, I thought all the hard work had been done. Not a bit of it – the team is always looking forward Read more

The winter is a quieter time for the club, giving us time to plan for future events. Every year towards the end of January the Rotary Club holds a poetry evening, this year at The Bedford Hotel - this is more fun that it may sound! After an excellent Read more

Local People

Lovers of Dartmoor’s iconic landscape can now ‘taste the view’ by purchasing prime lamb from a number of Morrisons stores in the South West, including Tavistock. The new initiative sources lamb from the Dartmoor Farmers’ Association, whose members fa Read more

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At the end of last year, Brocante of Devon, was recognised as one of the year’s Small Biz 100 at an exclusive reception at the House of Lords, for its contribution to both the UK economy and the local community. An important factor in its selection, Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read 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... Read more

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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 Read more

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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... Read more

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