Fast track to planning disaster in Devon?
Aug21

Fast track to planning disaster in Devon?

Devon’s lush green landscape has been a source of great comfort to many of us during lockdown, but as restrictions on our movements begin to ease, the pursuit of economic recovery is ramping up the threat to our countryside. The Government, with its 80-seat parliamentary majority, is preparing to bulldoze its way through our planning system with the most radical reforms since 1947. CPRE Devon is the only organisation campaigning...

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River-fed Chagford Pool open for business
Aug21

River-fed Chagford Pool open for business

Chagford Swimming Pool is a beautiful, community-run, open air, river-fed public pool, set on the banks of the Teign. It is heated to a very comfortable 26℃. The pool is delighted to announce that after weeks of preparation it has managed to open under COVID-19-compliant conditions. It is available for pre-booked, pre-paid, one hour time-slots for adult length sessions (yrs 16+), and a new ‘Bubble Club’ at weekends where up to two...

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Marshals restore order to the Wild West
Aug21

Marshals restore order to the Wild West

Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, visits Bellever Forest, Dartmoor, to view damage caused by campers and meet representatives from Dartoor National Park Authority. L-R Jos Mead – Ablou Security, Alison Hernandez – D&C PCC, Louis Bedmall and Dave Roberts – Marshals, Ali Kohler – DNPA and PC Martin Beck. The spate of ‘COVID camping’ – the term adopted by locals to describe those...

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Openreach’s pledge to upgrade ‘harder to reach’ areas brings broadband boost to Okehampton
Aug12

Openreach’s pledge to upgrade ‘harder to reach’ areas brings broadband boost to Okehampton

Photography by Emily Whitfield-Wicks Openreach – The Victorian Arcade-Okehampton. L-R Openreach engineer Rob Camies, Conservative MP for Central Devon Mel Stride, Dep Mayor Dr Michael Ireland and Cllr Kevin Ball. An Openreach pledge last October to make ultrafast, ultra-reliable and future-proof broadband available in several market towns and villages across the South West has become a reality in the Devon town of Okehampton....

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