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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Grant funding puts Tavistock on the UK Heritage trail
Mar19

Grant funding puts Tavistock on the UK Heritage trail

A £30,000 grant from West Devon Borough Council will help to make the visitor experience at the new Guildhall Gateway Centre in Tavistock engaging, informative and fun. The latest technology will be used to present talks, live performances, concerts and displays to share Tavistock’s rich cultural heritage. It will help to bring the area’s important story to life and encourage visitors to explore the town and nearby heritage sites....

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Climate of fear
Mar07

Climate of fear

By Jack Hughes Global warming, climate crisis, whatever we call it, can be overwhelming to the point where we have to switch off and give our attention to things we have an outside chance of controlling. We may not be able to stop Greenland melting, but we can surely stop the ice cream from dripping onto the floor. We may feel anger or grief for what we see happening in our own lives and for the seemingly endless stream of climate...

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Devon is building a third more houses than ‘required’, says Devon CPRE
Mar05

Devon is building a third more houses than ‘required’, says Devon CPRE

Devon’s Local Planning Authorities – with the exception of Torbay – have over-delivered on housing for the last five years, according to the Government’s own figures. Devon CPRE’s analysis of the Housing Delivery Test: 2020 measurement, shows the county as a whole has delivered 30% more new homes than it was required to over a five-year period, in effect building 6,332 more houses than it had to. The local countryside charity says the...

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Lucy sets herself 25 tors challenge
Mar05

Lucy sets herself 25 tors challenge

Lucy Patrick climbing Hell Tor as part of a challlenge to celebrate St Petrocks 25th anniversary by climbing 25 Dartmoor Tors. 2021 marks 25 years since St Petrock’s (Exeter’s charity for people who are homeless) first opened its doors. Sadly, homelessness remains a serious issue in our county and following a year of global upheaval, the need for community involvement in assisting those affected is more urgentthan ever. To mark the...

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