Politics

MP urges Bovey Tracey residents to vote in Neighbourhood Plan referendum Members Public

Central Devon MP Mel Stride is urging residents within the parish of Bovey Tracey to cast their vote in the Neighbourhood Plan referendum on 3rd February. Ballot cards notifying residents of the election should be arriving on doormats from Teignbridge District Council soon if you’ve not already had one.

Laura White
Laura White
Local Life

The rewilding of Dartmoor – Who really understands what is meant by ‘rewilding’? – Part 2 Members Public

The Haytor Granite Railway is kept clear of vegetation by the Commoners, with the additional help and support of DNPA Rangers and volunteers – photographs © Mike RegoBy Mike Rego In this article, continued from issue 131, Mike looks at how we have achieved the landscape as we see it now, and

Laura White
Laura White
Politics

Memorial to George Bidder unveiled:‘The Arithmetical Phenomenon’ of Moretonhampstead Members Public

Members of the Bidder family came from as far afield as Edinburgh to witness the unveiling ceremony © Mike RegoBy Mike Rego At 11:30am on Saturday, 24th July, in spite of the mizzle, a small crowd of 40 to 50 people gathered at the top of Lime Street in Moretonhampstead

Laura White
Laura White
Politics

Be part of a Plan for West Devon Members Public

© Lewis ClarkeWest Devon Borough Council is taking the first steps towards developing a new long-term strategic plan to help our communities to thrive. Being put forward in response to the newly evolving challenges and opportunities of the post-pandemic landscape, the ‘Plan for West Devon’ sets out the long-term strategic direction

Laura White
Laura White
Local Life

Plans approved for rockfall shelter extension to protect vital stretch of railway Members Public

Artist’s impression – view from the sea of proposed rockfall shelter © Network RailTeignbridge District Council has approved Network Rail’s plans to extend an existing rockfall shelter over the railway line between Dawlish and Holcombe in Devon. Network Rail hopes to begin construction work in August on the 209m long

Eric Partridge
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DCC remains blue but Liberal Democrats and Greens make gains Members Public

All seven Labour councillorsThe Conservatives have retained the control of Devon County Council for another four years – but with a reduced majority. Under John Hart’s leadership, they have been in charge of the council since 2009, and this month’s local elections saw them stretch that reign until 2025.

Ben Fox
Ben Fox
Local Life

HSBC announce closure of Tavistock, Torquay and Plymouth branches Members Public

There is no doubt that over the last twelve months the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated an already fast-moving migration to online shopping leaving the traditional high street bereft of once familiar household names, while local, independent, ‘owner-driver’ enterprises struggle on in the face of ever-declining footfall. High rent or lease

Eric Partridge
Politics

Star Count is now open for submissions! Members Public

Emma Marrington Dark skies campaigner Doing a count is simple – whether you live in town or country, just look to the night sky on a clear night from tonight until 14 February and tell us how many stars you can see within the constellation of Orion. It’s an activity

Eric Partridge
Politics