Ashburton to receive new flood warning service

The Environment Agency has announced that they now offer a new flood warning service for Ashburton in Devon. The flood warnings service went live on Wednesday 2nd March. Ashburton has an extensive history of flooding with the most noticeable event on 04th August 1938 when intense rainfall led to extensive property flooding to depths around 5ft. A flood defence scheme was built in 1983 on the...

St Andrew’s in Ashburton named CPRE Devon’s Best Churchyard 2021

Devon’s Moorland Team Ministry is celebrating its success after St Andrew’s in Ashburton (Teignbridge) was named the winner of this year’s Devon CPRE ‘Best Churchyard’ award.

St Peter’s Burial Ground in Budleigh Salterton (East Devon) was runner-up.

Three churchyards were Highly Commended: St Swithuns in Shobrooke (Mid Devon), St Swithuns in Woodbury (East Devon) and St Mary's...

ANRÁN FEST: Devon's first Asian street food and music festival

Leading South Devon venue, ANRÁN at Tidwell Farm, renowned for its superb setting and unique event space, is hosting the region’s first Asian Street Food and Music Festival in support of Cancer Research UK and Children’s Hospice South West.

The two-day event, featuring some of the UK’s most exciting chefs and musicians, will take place on 29th and 30th August at the South Hams farm....

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Hat trick for Nourish with new Ashburton zero waste shop

Green-minded Ashburton shoppers can now choose from a wide range of packaging-free food and household products with the opening of Nourish Zero Waste in the town centre.

It’s the third shop for Nourish founder Sarah Martin, who launched the business in Topsham in 2018 followed by Magdalen Road, Exeter in 2019.

Sarah took on the West Street premises after previous occupant The...

Ashburton Post Office finalist in ‘We’re Stronger Together’ awards for service during Covid-19 pandemic

Ashburton Post Office was a finalist in the Local Hero category at the Post Office’s ‘We’re Stronger Together’ regional awards for the South West region.

The awards recognise the efforts made by postmasters across the region to keep branches open during the Covid-19 pandemic and serving their local community.

The great work by Postmasters Stuart and Jackie Rogers who run...

Antique Ashburton – put on the map!

This week sees the launch of Ashburton Antiques Trail, a new initiative to welcome people to the town and encourage them to explore and appreciate its hidden gems!

The historic town of Ashburton, nestled in the rolling hills of South Dartmoor, is making a name for itself as the antiques capital of the south west. With over 10 antique shops, ample parking and plenty of places to eat and...

Prime Ashburton shop is a cut above

A shop in Ashburton town centre has been acquired for Gribbles Butchers in a deal brokered by Bruton Knowles.

Ashleigh Phillips, of the firm’s Plymouth office, advised on the leasehold acquisition of 9 North Street. A new 10-year lease at a confidential rent has been agreed.

He said: “This unit is the latest to be acquired by Gribbles who are expanding their retail offer across...

Reward offered for return of unique model steam engine

A £500 reward has been offered to help return a unique model steam engine which has been stolen from an Ashburton hotel.

The one-of-a-kind model was taken from a storage container in the grounds of the Lavender House Hotel on the afternoon of 19 March.

Now a reward has been offered by the engine owner for information that will lead to its return and the capture of the...