Community RePaint West Devon celebrates late 25th anniversary Members Public

Proper Job, a community re-use and recycling centre in Chagford, is celebrating the 25th year of their Community RePaint scheme, having first opened their doors to paint reuse in 1996. The celebrations have been delayed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff and volunteers from Community RePaint West Devon

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Dartmoor Society AGM elects new chairman and presents Society Awards Members Public

By Mike Rego The Dartmoor Society recently held their 24th AGM at South Brent Village Hall, where the election of officers and executive committee members took place for new terms of three years. With some 40 members in attendance, Acting Chairman Alan Endacott stood down at the end of his

Ross Tibbles
Ross Tibbles

National Highways working to keep fish on the move in Devon Members Public

A National Highways funding stream is helping to improve the movement of fish on the River Ashburn alongside the A38 in Devon. Following the completion of a fish pass scheme on River Lemon last year, the company has just confirmed its investment in a project to assist the migration of

Ross Tibbles
Ross Tibbles

Memories of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant 2012 Members Public

By Mike Rego Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, was dry and sunny over London and full of promise for good weather for Sunday, 3rd July, for the Thames river pageant to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Pageant had been in planning for a couple of years, and those of

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Ross Tibbles

Okehampton Mayor accepts votes for a second year Members Public

Cllr Bob Tolley, Mayor of Okehampton, was pleased to be voted as Mayor for a second year in a ceremony held at Charter Hall recently. The proposal was made by Cllr Matravers and seconded by Cllr Yelland, with Cllr Matravers saying he believed one year was not long enough for

Ross Tibbles
Ross Tibbles

VIP visit to celebrate hourly services between Okehampton and Exeter Members Public

By Mike Rego Sunday, 15th May, saw the doubling of rail services between Okehampton and Exeter with the introduction of regular hourly services on the newly restored Dartmoor Line. To celebrate the occasion, the Rail Minister, Wendy Morton, visited the railway just before the start of the additional services, travelling

Ross Tibbles
Ross Tibbles

MP holds successful Dartmoor farmers meeting Members Public

Torridge and West Devon’s MP, Sir Geoffrey Cox QC, held a packed forum on the future of Dartmoor recently at Two Bridges Hotel.    The MP, who convened and organised the forum with the NFU, invited the Chief Executive of Natural England, Marian Spain, to be the principal guest and

Ross Tibbles
Ross Tibbles

Westbank’s award-winning volunteers get the royal treatment at Buckingham Palace Members Public

Two long-serving community volunteers have attended a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace as representatives of the Devon charity Westbank Community Health and Care, whose work was recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service last year. Ros Kukor, from Exminster, and Maurice Lloyd, from Whimple, were chosen from

Ross Tibbles
Ross Tibbles