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The finest land in Devon

IN last week’s Times you asked for a response ref the fancy name of North Tawton Eco Park (or real name solar panel farm) at North Tawton.

Well done to those who went on strike

A FEW months ago the Sunday Times Rich List reported the combined fortune of Britain’s richest 1,000 people had hit a new high of £519bn – equivalent to a third of the country’s economic output.

Thank you all!

I WOULD like to thank all of the people who have got my West Devon Borough Council mayoral charity fundraising for the Royal British Legion off to a great start.

Why we are proposing changes to community health services

YOU may have read or heard about proposed changes to community health services in Devon and be wondering why these proposals are being considered.

We haven’t much of a choice

THE rise of UKIP, which your correspondent Paul Wilson (Times, October 2) seems to fear so much, is easy to understand.

Grateful thanks for your generous support

THE Crediton and District Committee of Macmillan Cancer Support recently held collections in Crediton and Okehampton.

Please support Mary’s tea and evening concert!

THE Salvation Army, a worldwide Christian Evangelical organisation, founded by William Booth in 1865 in the East End of London, will be celebrating its 150th anniversary next year.

Camping clarified

IN response to the letter included in the Times on Thursday, September 25 on the subject of overnight parking on Dartmoor, the National Park would like to point out that the byelaw prohibiting overnight parking has been in place for many years.

The party is not what it seems . . .

DOES anyone else share my fears at the rise of UKIP?   If it’s simply a matter of a protest vote this can be registered in many better ways — spoiling the ballot paper for example — without giving credence to what I would view as a dangerous and bonkers bunch.

We are grateful for constructive criticism — based on fact . . .

I WAS extremely disappointed to read a letter from Richard and Karen Alexander (Tavistock/Okehampton Times, September 18) commenting on West Devon Borough Council’s planning department.

Let’s find a solution and commit to change

THE Commoners’ Council letter of August 21 regarding the ponies on Dartmoor makes some fair points but as a representative of many of those involved daily with the lives of those ponies, the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust has some comments to add: The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) is a registered charity made up of volunteers from the general public and pony keepers who are members of the trust’s Recognised Pony Keeper Scheme.

A fairer share of the budget please

NOW that the Scots have decided that they wish to remain part of the United Kingdom there are some very important decisions to be made that affect us.

Enough of bad decisions affecting roads

AS we approach a General Election, it is worth recalling a promise made at the 2009 Conservative Party conference.

Don’t lose what we have

ON the morning of Sunday, September 14, I counted over 100 people — cyclists, walkers, runners, one wheelchair user (and evidence of a horse), using the Granite Way, in one hour.

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