New Plymouth and South Devon Community Forest planned
Jul31

New Plymouth and South Devon Community Forest planned

Thousands of new trees will be planted across Plymouth and South Devon, after the area was chosen to become England’s 11th community forest. The Plymouth and South Devon Community Forest will stretch from the heart of the city to the edge of the moor, encompassing 1,900 hectares of land to form a mosaic of different forest habitats. Unlike traditional forests, community forests aren’t geographically restricted to one place. Instead,...

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Green light for Chagstock festival
Jul30

Green light for Chagstock festival

Simon Ford, festival organiser Dartmoor’s Chagstock festival is officially going ahead this weekend. Up to 5,000 music-deprived revellers will be welcomed to watch a bands and artists from today (Friday, 23rd July). The green light has officially been given following the Government’s commitment to honouring ‘Freedom Day’ on 19th July. Tickets for the cancelled 2020 event are validfor this year. A diverse line-up from the 2020 festival...

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Okehampton Show makes a welcome return
Jul29

Okehampton Show makes a welcome return

all pictures © EMILY FLEUR PHOTOGRAPHY & MARKETING After taking an enforced break last year due to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 113th Okehampton Show returns to the Stoney Park Showground on Thursday, 12th August. Traditionally it is the Show where animals take pride of place while promising fun and entertainment for everyone between 9am and 5pm. Set on the northern edge of Okehampton, adjacent to the Holsworthy...

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Be part of a Plan for West Devon
Jul28

Be part of a Plan for West Devon

© Lewis Clarke West 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 for the Council and Borough as a whole for years to come. The Plan for West Devon will also include a...

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Moretonhampstead’s delight at the return of The Hummingbirds
Jul24

Moretonhampstead’s delight at the return of The Hummingbirds

THE HUMMINGBIRDS CLARA, GRACE and BETTY ENJOY A QUIET MOMENT TOGETHER OFF STAGE AT THE MED THEATRE’S 1940’S TEA PARTY © IAN BARNES After almost 18 months since their last full public performance in the area due to lockdown restrictions, The Hummingbirds were finally back on stage on Saturday, 3rd July, when they were the star attraction at The MED Theatre’s 1940s Tea Party in Moretonhampstead much to the delight of a restricted in...

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