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Thumbs up for litter pickers!

Thumbs up for litter pickers!
l Pictured above are volunteers who took part in a community litter pick in Hatherleigh last weekend.


Livestock attacks spark new campaign


AN all-time high of recorded dog attacks on livestock has sparked a move which could make it easier for owners and their pets to be tracked down.


Bid to save bus route


USERS of the 318 Okehampton Town Bus are petitioning Devon County Council to keep the service going after announcing the latter said it is looking at cutting the service.


Ideal therapy at farm

SIX occupational therapy students at the University of the West of England have been enjoying volunteering outside in the Dartmoor countryside as part of their training.


Forum offering business advice

BUSINESSES across West Devon are being invited to attend the free Business Voice Forum at the Okehampton Business Centre on Wednesday, March 4.


Volunteers dig deep in the garden

THERE was a definite ‘spring’ in the steps of volunteers at Okehampton Community Garden on Saturday.


Election focus at church talks

A SERIES of talks looking at issues affecting voters is to start at All Saints Parish Church this Sunday (March 1).


Help and advice on offer

WEST Devon Connect is raising the alarm this March when they are joined by the alarm response team, Call24.


Have your say on ‘Our Plan’

RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say on the long-term vision for West Devon as consultation events get underway in the borough.


Support needed to secure sport funding




SPORTS charity OCRA needs the support of people in the community to secure funding to help local sport continue to flourish.


There’s no place like a free-range home

A REHOMING day for ex-battery hens in South Zeal proved to be a trem-hen-dous success.


Groups to benefit from town council grants

THE North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team and the Okehampton Fairtrade Group are among the latest organisations to benefit from a grant from Okehampton Town Council.


Rise in calls to local Samaritans’ branch

THE branch of Samaritans that serves Okehampton has seen a 12.


Library fun

OKEHAMPTON Library is launching new activities on March 5 to celebrate World Book Day.


Mayor’s concert

OKEHAMPTON College Big Band, Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir and the Launceston Male Voice Choir will perform at a charity concert supporting the Mayor of West Devon’s charity.


Success for FORCE

FORCE Cancer Charity has received a nice boost thanks to a coffee morning at All Saints Church Hall which raised £631.


Gold award for top green credentials


AN ‘outstanding’ holiday venue in Winkleigh that uses renewable energy was among the big winners at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2014-15.


Focus on swarming

THE fifth meeting of Okehampton Beekeepers’ winter season was held on Thursday, February 12 at Whiddon Down Village Hall.


Play a round for mayor’s charity

THE mayor of West Devon has organised a charity golf day at Okehampton Golf Club to support her mayoral charity.


Help for Heroes training camp

HELP for Heroes and GB Swimming came together this weekend to host a unique training camp in Plymouth for the wounded, injured and sick.


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