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I LIVE in South Tawton on the northern edge of Dartmoor, just inside Dartmoor National Park.
I AM writing to inform your readers that the older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service has been invited to take part in the Garfield Weston Foundation Christmas challenge over December 5, 6 and 7.
A BIG thank you to my grandson Tyler, who at seven years has raised the fantastic sum of £1,135 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Okehampton FRG.
IN response to the letter by Pay Dayman in the Times on November 21 with regard to the War Memorial being relocated in Simmons Park.
DID you ever serve on board any of the light fleet carriers, HMS Bulwark, HMS Albion, or HMS Centaur? Our association — the HMS Bulwark Albion Centaur Association is open to anyone who served at any time on these ships.
THE moor roads carnage is very shocking: in animal suffering, lack of owner recompense, and farcical speeds (Times, October 31).
SOME weeks ago as we went to get into our little blue car, where it was parked in a layby in Sticklepath, we found a note on the windscreen.
AT this time we remember the fallen in two world wars.
IT was of much interest for me to read ‘Snapshots of life in the Trenches’ (Times, November 7).
DEVON County Council want our views on how to reduce our waste management budget (headline story, November 14).
I TOO noticed from the national press that Mel Stride had made an inordinate expenses claim in respect of energy for a second home, it being more that twice the average dual fuel bill for a normal constituent (£1,500).
BARELY a day goes by without our being subjected to another round of local authority spending cuts.
SO West Devon Borough Council is to engage in cost cutting on a large scale.
I AM writing to thank all the small businesses from the town and around the area, who gave up a precious Sunday to man their stalls at Okehampton’s first wedding fair.
ARE there really so many careless drivers living in the Tavistock/Plymouth area, who drive across Dartmoor and managed to kill 53 animals this year alone? (Times, October 31).
AS a regular reader of the Okehampton Times, on October 31 I read in Mel Stride’s Benchmark how concerned he was over the hike of energy bills and he encouraged householders to switch to lower tariffs and suppliers.
DO you have room for one more person this Christmas?
There are adult international students at UK universities who will be spending Christmas alone.
Sir Ray Tindle
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