Sticklepath Beat their Bounds
Oct20

Sticklepath Beat their Bounds

Around 50 local people recently gathered at the playing field to walk the boundary of Sticklepath Parish. This was the fourth time the boundary had been beaten since Sticklepath Parish was created in the late 1980s. The true boundary follows routes which aren’t designed for walking on – such as the centre of the River Taw, the central reservation of the A30 and the centre of the main road from Whitehouse Services to Sticklepath....

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Community celebrates 150 years  of Okehampton’s railway
Oct18

Community celebrates 150 years of Okehampton’s railway

Ros Chard Okehampton’s Town Crierevent organiser paul vachon with Okehampton’s Victorian stationmaster william hodge played by Bere Ferrers actor Clive CharltonCeremonial presentation of the railway tokenRE-ENACTING THE STORY OF THE RAILWAY’s arrival in OKEHAMPTON © Chris SavilleMayor of West Devon Cllr Caroline Mott with Okehampton Town Councillor Christine Marsh © Chris SavilleManager/Curator of the Museum of Dartmoor Kristy Turner...

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Overwhelming public support for rewilding plans
Oct16

Overwhelming public support for rewilding plans

A recent consultation held by South Hams District Council, has had overwhelming public support for its plans to increase biodiversity and wildlife value by at least 10%. The proposals to rewild some of the 50 hectares (Ha) of council-owned land are part of the Council’s commitment to stop biodiversity loss. The Council had a huge response to the consultation with over 1,000 respondents, with almost all replying positively (97%) in...

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West Devon Borough Council unanimously adopts its 20-year vision for the Borough
Oct15

West Devon Borough Council unanimously adopts its 20-year vision for the Borough

ADMIRING THE VIEW AT BURRATOR © KATE BRIMACOMBE For many months, West Devon Borough Council has been developing a vision for the future and delivery plans for the next three years, setting out its priorities and the actions it will take. Following a summer of consultation and a recommendation from the Hub Committee, the Plan was formally adopted by the full council at the end of September. The plan highlights a number of projects and...

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Dartmoor Line is back on track
Oct15

Dartmoor Line is back on track

SUE BAXTER OF THE DARTMOOR RAILWAY ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES THE RETURN OF THE SERVICE WITH HER OWN SPECIAL TICKET © Chris Saville After an absence of nearly 50 years, Saturday, 20th November, will see the return of regular rail passenger services connecting Okehampton to Exeter via Crediton. The route will provide a launchpad for local commuters, connection to regional links and for visitors to explore Dartmoor. Around half the...

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