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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

Laura White
Laura White
News

South Zeal Classics shine for charity Members Public

All images © Chris SavilleOn Saturday, 26th March, the 5th South Zeal Classic Car & Motorcycle Show took place in glorious sunshine. This event is a charity fundraiser organised by Simon Powell at The Oxenham Arms Hotel and this year saw both the greatest number of vehicles entered and spectators coming

Laura White
Laura White
Local Life

An unusual extraction Members Public

Hound Tor mediaeval village near Manaton © Martin BodmanWhen a helicopter hovers over the moorland village of Manaton one day later this month, the residents needn’t worry that the Air Ambulance is attending an emergency or the police tracking a criminal. In fact, it will be doing a routine job

Laura White
Laura White
Local Life

Local homes versus holiday lets Members Public

New housing near Exeter © Sharon GobleBy Penny Mills – Devon CPRE, Director In this month’s column, Devon CPRE Director Penny Mills asks how we address the lack of affordable rental properties for local people At the risk of stating the obvious, income from tourism is vital to Devon’s economy,

Laura White
Laura White
Columnists

Entries open for unique awards that support the future of cider in the uk Members Public

Breakthrough Cider Maker Award Winner Kingsley Ash of Thornborough Cider with Barny Butterfield (in green) from Sandford OrchardsFollowing the success of the inaugural Breakthrough Cider Maker Awards, entries are now open for 2022. These remarkable awards are free to enter and offer aspiring cider makers advice, guidance and guaranteed listings

Laura White
Laura White
Local Life

Snowdrops raise funds for CHSW Members Public

The Belstone Friends of The Children’s Hospice South West are inviting all to Snowdrop Sunday at Andrews Corner, Belstone on Sunday, 13th February. As the days lengthen so the Candlemas bells appear with increasing abundance. Known to most of us as snowdrops, these beautiful flowers are often in bloom

Laura White
Laura White
Local Life

The progress to protect Dartmoor Members Public

© Roman PopelarDartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) has recently provided a progress update on work to amend Dartmoor’s byelaws. The six-week consultation, which closed in November, 2021, attracted nearly 4,000 responses, which a team of National Park Officers has been carefully analysing. Some of the changes proposed caused uproar

Laura White
Laura White
Green Issues

Opening up the Tamar for all Members Public

A host of new activities, events and training opportunities are underway in the Tamar Valley, thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Funded Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme. The scheme aims to create a brighter future for the Tamar Valley and its communities through a programme of 10 exciting projects where local

Laura White
Laura White
Local Life