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Have your say on cyclists’ conduct code

DARTMOOR National Park Authority is asking for views on a new code of conduct for cycling within the National Park.


OKEHAMPTON Lions served up a lovely treat for the town’s tennis club recently.

Plans submitted for new town ‘eco park’

PROPOSALS for a 58 hectare ‘eco park’ in North Tawton have taken a step closer to becoming a reality, after plans have been submitted for the development.

Best possible outcome sought for healthcare

NHS England has said it is searching for the ‘best possible outcome’ for North Tawton’s healthcare provision amid worrying uncertainty over its future.

Guest speaker

FORMER cabinet minister and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann Widdecombe will speak at an event in Okehampton on Thursday, October 30.

Restaurant makes top ten

A WEST Devon restaurant has been named the ninth best rated fine dining establishment in the UK by the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Film debut for beating of the bounds event

THE premiere of a film about Belstone’s beating of the bounds was not just a good night for the Belstone Commoners, but the Devon Air Ambulance Trust too.

Borough calls for greater transport investment

A MOTION calling on the Government to support and invest in better transport links for the South West to secure future resilience was given unanimous backing at a meeting of West Devon Borough Council last week.

Rail campaigners take a viaduct walk

SUPPORTERS of the restoration of the railway line through West Devon gathered for a Sunday walk at the weekend.

Popular band event will go ahead in 2015

A POPULAR music competition uniting people of all ages across West Devon, which was at risk of folding after ten years of providing a platform for new talent, will definitely go ahead next year.

Welcome news

THE MP for Central Devon Mel?Stride has welcomed a fall in long-term unemployment – people claiming unemployment benefit for over a year.

Workshops for the gifted

OKEHAMPTON Primary School has recently held a number of workshops to provide challenging thinking opportunities for gifted and talented pupils.

Brush up on your hedgelaying

CHAGFARM, the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enterprise set on reviving the local food economy, is recruiting like-minded people as it adds to its organic goat dairy, honey, goat, pork and chicken offering with a range of heritage skill day courses.

Town pub to go under the hammer

BIDDERS will be hoping for success as a former Okehampton town centre pub goes under the hammer in November.

Packed programme for French friends

NORTH Tawton welcomed its friends from its twinned town of Blangy-le-Château for the latest twinning event.

Keen to collect 1,000 pairs . . .

THE Okehampton branch of Specsavers has collected almost 1,000 glasses in just three months for the charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

Old time music night

ANTS (Actors of North Tawton Society) will be performing their ‘Old Time Music Hall Evening’ in North Tawton Town Hall tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.

War’s impact on Dartmoor

A TALK on the ‘Impact of the First World War on Dartmoor’s Communities’ by retired Lt Colonel Tony Clark will follow the Dartmoor Museum Association’s annual meeting on Thursday, October 23 at 7pm, not October 24 as stated in information supplied to the Times and printed in last week’s paper.

‘Question Time’ puts focus on rural crime

RURAL crime will be highlighted at a public meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner next month in Hatherleigh.

Celebrating achievement at Made-Well

THE achievements of people taking part in a special pilot programme at Made-Well were celebrated by the mayor of Hatherleigh and staff at the facility at the end of last month.

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