Dartmoor Forest Parish Council looking to secure Devon Air Ambulance night landing site

By Contributor in Community News

AT its annual parish meeting tomorrow (Tuesday), Dartmoor Forest Parish Council aims to kick off the fundraising plans and organisation to establish a Devon Air Ambulance night landing site in the parish.

Inspired by the recent successes of Bere Ferrers parish to fundraise the money required for the installation and the future maintenance of the night landing site equipment, Dartmoor Forest Parish Council hopes to follow suit and establish a subcommittee of interested residents to help raise the required funds.

As the largest parish in Devon, which includes the largest wilderness in southern England, at the heart of Dartmoor, it is deservedly popular for outdoor pursuits. It also contains some of the most remote and isolated settlements in southern England. Therefore the parish council thinks it is vital that a night landing site is established for both visitors and residents alike.

Toby Russell, of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, will be the main speaker at the annual parish meeting, which will be held at Princetown Community Centre at 7.30pm. In addition, representatives from the many organisations that are active within the parish will be providing an update on their activities and plans for the next 12 months. This includes the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Dartmoor Hill Farm Project, Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society, Dartmoor National Park Authority rangers and volunteers, Dartmoor Search and Rescue, Duchy of Cornwall, High Moorland WI, Moorland Community Speed Watch, Neighbourhood Policing Team, Neighbourhood Watch, Pavilion Youth Club, Plough Shares Credit Union, Postbridge Village Hall, Princetown Charity Shop, Princetown Pre-School, Princetown Primary School and the Rotary Club of Yelverton.

Alison Geen and Gregg Manning, co-chairs of Dartmoor Forest Parish Council, urge residents of the parish to attend and hear how they could contribute to the night landing site fundraising plans alongside learning more about the very vibrant community activities in this part of Dartmoor.

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