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Off to a flying start . . .

Off to a flying start . . .
l 2443 Okehampton Squadron Air Training Corps is off to a flying start for 2015, having been nominated for a national award.


Town’s medical ?services secured




AN AGREEMENT has been reached to secure GP services for the people of North Tawton from April 1.


Borough urges public to have its say on ‘Our Plan’


RESIDENTS in West Devon are being urged to get involved in the long term vision for development in the borough, which will see more than 1,300 homes built in Okehampton and its hamlets over the next 16 years.


Drama set to unfold

TICKETS are still available for the latest comedy production by the Belstone Players.


Life and Lunch

THE theme of ‘What makes a good community?’ will be running through the new ‘Life and Lunch’ sessions taking place at Fairplace Church, Okehampton.


Date named for Mayor’s service

THE 2015 Mayor of Okehampton’s civic service and parade is planned to take place on Sunday, June 28.


The Lions’ share

OKEHAMPTON and District Lions Club’s street collection over the Christmas period has raised more than £1,000 for local causes.


Council tax to increase to cover more costs

RESIDENTS of Okehampton will see an increase on their council tax in 2015 as a result of the town council’s latest budget analysis, writes Tom French.


Fly fishing

ROADFORD Lake will be showcasing an event to please all fly fishermen and women next month, when it hosts its annual trout fishing event, the South West Fly Fair, organised by South West Lakes Trust.


Father gives evidence at police officer’s trial

THE father of an abuse victim has told a jury at Exeter Crown Court how he believed the sex attacker’s policewoman girlfriend tried to talk him out of reporting the assault to the authorities.


Town’s park pavilion celebrates a red letter day

Town’s park pavilion celebrates a red letter day

THE Pavilion in the Park is celebrating its first anniversary following a busy first year open to the public.


Castle opportunities

PEOPLE looking for volunteering opportunities in the new year are being encouraged to attend open days at Castle Drogo to find out about how they can help at the historic property.


ELF looks for fresh faces

THE Okehampton supporters’ group for Exeter Leukaemia Fund is holding its annual meeting on Tuesday, January 27.


Plenty of support on offer at the ‘Hub’

PEOPLE in Okehampton who need support on a wide range of issues are being encouraged to turn to the Ockment Centre and attend its weekly support ‘hub’ session.


Helping the vulnerable

POLICE have developed a new operation designed to protect the elderly and vulnerable from fraud, following a recent rise in the number of frauds against the elderly in the North and West of Devon.


Litter problem sparks plea to town residents


RESIDENTS of Okehampton are being urged to think before they throw their rubbish on the ground after two townsfolk expressed their dismay at increasing levels of litter.


Sales in the yard

RETAILERS in Red Lion Yard were visited by Mel Stride MP at the launch of a series of sales to attract business.


Centuries of change

ACCLAIMED author and historian Dr Ian Mortimer will be the guest speaker at Okehampton U3A’s January get together.


Animal charity issues desperate appeal for help

A WEST Devon-based equine charity, which has found itself in a ‘dreadful period’, last week launched an urgent appeal for funding to help the charity survive.


Spotlight on empty homes

OWNERS of empty homes throughout West Devon are being urged to bring their properties back to life.


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