£600K cash boost to plant trees in the heart of communities in the South West
Mar21

£600K cash boost to plant trees in the heart of communities in the South West

Low growing oak, great for climbing, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, Scotland, for the Woodland Trust Thousands of new trees will be planted across the South West thanks to a cash boost from the Woodland Trust. Councils in both Devon and Cornwall will benefit from the charity’s Emergency Tree Fund that aims to make up for a current lack of investment to help cash-strapped local authorities break through barriers to get more trees and woods...

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Dartmoor Commoners’ dissent with Whitehorse Hill Peatland Conservation Project. Dartmoor Society calls for work to stop for re-evaluation
Mar20

Dartmoor Commoners’ dissent with Whitehorse Hill Peatland Conservation Project. Dartmoor Society calls for work to stop for re-evaluation

Frank Phillpotts’ Peat Pass after damming by the Mires Project, White Horse Hill. © Chris Chapman 2021 Dartmoor Commoners who farm the High Moor around Whitehorse Hill, one of Dartmoor’s highest points and the site of the unique Early Bronze Age burial cist excavated in 2011, have been upset in recent weeks by the actions of South West Water amongst the peat mires. South West Water is the major contractor currently carrying out peat...

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Two hourly service – seven days a week – to commence from this autumn
Mar19

Two hourly service – seven days a week – to commence from this autumn

Communities and passengers in Devon are to benefit from the reopening of the railway between Okehampton and Exeter as a result of the Government’s ‘Restoring your Railway’ initiative, the first to be delivered under the scheme. Following confirmation of government £40 million funding, services are expected to restart later this year on the 14-mile stretch of railway, known as the Dartmoor Line, for the first time in almost 50 years,...

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Ivybridge residents design Woodlands Park (The Spinney)
Mar19

Ivybridge residents design Woodlands Park (The Spinney)

Thanks to feedback and ideas from over 300 local people, work is now underway to make Woodlands Park (The Spinney), Ivybridge an even more welcoming place for people and wildlife. The improvement work, which has now started, includes enhancing the wildlife pond area, planting more trees, replacing timeworn benches, and providing an additional piece of play equipment for 6-11 year olds. Ideas on what to do at the park were gathered via...

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Local residents receive keys to affordable new homes
Mar19

Local residents receive keys to affordable new homes

A group of local residents are set to enjoy spring in new affordable homes thanks to a partnership between housing association Aster Group and Chagford Community Land Trust (CLT). The collection of new homes for local people in Chagford is now complete with the last sets of keys being handed over to the new residents. Chagford CLT was formed in 2013 with the immediate focus of providing affordable housing for local people. In...

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