Last call for voices to be heard
Oct31

Last call for voices to be heard

Deadline approaching to have your say on the proposed changes to Dartmoor’s byelaws Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) has been holding an online public consultation regarding the proposed changes to the 30-year-old byelaws for Dartmoor. The consultation closes on 1st November, so if you wish to comment, please do so quickly.Alison Kohler, Director for Conservation and Communities at DNPA, said: “While Dartmoor has remained...

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School leaders in the South West say lack of funding is forcing them to make cuts
Oct30

School leaders in the South West say lack of funding is forcing them to make cuts

On 20th October, school leaders’ union NAHT released the regional results of a survey of its members on school funding. Responses from school leaders in the South West showed that: • a third (33%) have already had to make cuts to balance their budget, and 38% predict they will be forcedto make cuts this year; and• one in four (27%) school leaders predict a deficit budget in 2021/22, based on current funding levels. School leaders...

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Moor Trees’ vision for Dartmoor
Oct29

Moor Trees’ vision for Dartmoor

© Mike Langman South West-based native woodland charity, Moor Trees, has unveiled its New Vision for Dartmoor – a landscape with restored woodland and scrub spreading up from the valleys, creating a more varied mix of habitats in which wildlife can flourish. It has been illustrated by noted Devon naturalist and wildlife artist, Mike Langman. Moor Trees Director Adam Owen said: “Now that dramatic biodiversity loss and rapid climate...

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Sound Talking to kick off in 2022 with free aquarium weekend
Oct29

Sound Talking to kick off in 2022 with free aquarium weekend

Plymouth City Council is creating a cracking team of designers to help shape Plymouth Sound National Marine Park… and that includes you! They are looking for people with bags of ideas, who want to get involved in something special that could change the lives of an entire city. No experience of creating a national marine park required – because it’s a first. But lots of enthusiasm and the ability to get on well with folk from all walks...

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“Two tankards of your finest ale landlord!”
Oct29

“Two tankards of your finest ale landlord!”

Eileen Brewer and Patricia Cook weighing the bread at Ella’s artisan bakers © Chris SavilleTeresa King, Bearer of the Evergreen – all photographs © Chris SavilleAle tasters Mick Laity and Tony lewis approve the ale at the Silent Whistle © Chris SavilleMaster Bailiff Sean Wilson checks the ale at the Silent Whistle © Chris Saville By Sean Wilson, Master Bailiff On Saturday, 16th October, Ashburton’s Courts Leet and Baron held...

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