It’s been a very long journey
Nov17

It’s been a very long journey

A decade ago, I sat down with a number of key local figures in Okehampton, including Dartmoor Railway’s Operations Manager, to put a campaign plan in place for a regular passenger rail service between Okehampton and Exeter. It was an optimistic discussion to say the least, given that our economy was still recovering from the financial crash and securing funding was going to be the single biggest challenge. We also didn’t just need to...

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Funding boost for every local school
Sep21

Funding boost for every local school

Mel Stride MP for Central Devon has welcomed the Government’s final decision on the new National Funding Formula for schools and high needs pupils. Figures released show all 43 schools within his constituency will be better off, with the most rural schools set to receive as much as 20% extra funding from 2018/19. Earlier this year MP Mel was concerned that some of the larger schools in Central Devon could lose out as the Government...

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