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l Everyone in Okehampton is looking forward to the big event that heralds the start of the town’s Christmas season.
BUSINESS owners in Okehampton this week criticised West Devon Borough Council’s ‘short term thinking’ in refusing to waive parking fees for the Small Business Saturday UK event this weekend.
THE Ockment Centre, the Old Mill site and the Plume of Feathers could be among buildings in Okehampton to go on a register of community assets.
AN Okehampton man appeared in court last Friday, charged with murdering a 43-year-old Exeter man.
A BUILDING in Quoditch Cross, Ashwater, was heavily smoke logged from a fire involving an oil-fired Rayburn in the kitchen on Sunday.
FIRE crews were called to a fire in a roof in Okehampton in the early hours of November 30.
PARENTS in Okehampton will find it easier to communicate with their deaf children thanks to a free weekend sign language course being run by Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.
THREE fire engines from Hatherleigh and Okehampton were mobilised to reports of a traffic accident at Spires Cross, Sampford Courtenay, on November 28.
WEST Devon residents are being sought after to help their borough council.
DARTMOOR National Park Authority is due in the New Year to consider actions it will take over planning discrepancies over a fish pass on the River Walkham at Huckworthy, Sampford Spiney.
RENDELLS Auctioneers’ rural department reported a shorter entry of suckled calves than usual at their annual show and sale at Chagford Market on November 28, with the fantastic trade commented on by many of the people in attendance.
RESIDENTS of Moretonhampstead and surrounding parishes are being invited to a meeting on the future of healthcare in their community.
AFTER two years of hard work, a woodland footpath in the centre of Okehampton was officially opened on Saturday.
POPULAR speaker Dr Tom Greeves will talk about the pioneer photographers of Dartmoor at the next meeting of Okehampton and District Local History Society.
FRIDAYS in Westminster are given over to Private Members Bills.
THE ladies of the Inner Wheel in Okehampton celebrated a successful coffee morning held on Saturday, November 30.
THE farmers’ carol service returns to Hatherleigh Market on Friday, December 13.
FAIRPLACE Church is to host a craft and gift sale this weekend to support Age Concern Okehampton and Torridge.
THE amazing work of the Okehampton United Charity and Okehampton Educational Foundation to support organisations and individuals in the community is to be celebrated at a special event on Wednesday, December 11.
THE principal of Okehampton College helped to attract around 30 people to the recent mayor’s community breakfast, giving a talk on goings-on at the college.
Sir Ray Tindle
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