Mini Museum opens in Tavistock to celebrate policing history in Devon and Cornwall

Decades of policing history in Devon and Cornwall was celebrated with the official opening of a new ‘mini’ museum in Tavistock.

The Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall (MOPIDAC) unveiled its premises last week (5 March) and guests at the special event included the Acting Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall Police - Jim Colwell, the High Sheriff of Devon – the Rt Rev Nicholas...

Flapjackery's flapjack eating devotees raise nearly £2500 for charity

Flapjackery, a Devon-based business renowned for its hand-crafted, artisan gluten-free flapjacks, is delighted to announce its shops have raised nearly £2500 for charity. The money was raised through a unique initiative that encourages customers to choose a more environmentally friendly option when they purchase flapjacks and other sweet treats.

Flapjackery, which has shops in...

Repairs planned on Drake's Trail near Tavistock

Essential repair work will be carried out on a section of Drake’s Trail between Tavistock and Horrabridge, starting next week.

Between Monday 17 April and Monday 22 May, part of the trail for the Gem Aerial Walkway will be closed from just south of the Grenofen Tunnel to the northern end of Gem Bridge.

The five-week closure is needed in order to replace existing timber...

Outline business case submitted for reopening Tavistock to Plymouth rail line

The Strategic Outline Business Case for the reopening of the Tavistock to Plymouth rail line has been submitted by Devon County Council.

The submission to the Government’s Restoring Your Railway programme sets out the rationale for reopening the line between Bere Alston and Tavistock.

The scheme would reinstate approximately five miles of track and deliver a new single...

Greystone Bridge near Tavistock to be closed for essential repairs

Essential repairs will be carried out to Greystone Bridge on the B3362 in west Devon from Monday 25 July, with the road due to be closed for two weeks.

The Grade 1 Listed bridge, between Tavistock and Launceston, was damaged by trees and debris that had washed into the River Tamar during stormy conditions last November, leaving one of the granite piers with a void towards its base...

Local site team scoop prestigious “Pride in the Job” award for Tavistock development

Bovis homes build team at The Tors, Tavistock have been awarded a respected NHBC ‘Pride in the Job’ award. The highly regarded award is the only UK-wide competition dedicated to recognising site managers wo achieve the highest standards in housebuilding, a real accolade for the local team.

Project Manager, Scott Lawson and Site Manager Steve Lye are among the most highly regarded in...

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Devon Cleaning South Hams signs Devon’s Climate Declaration

In the week in which the world marks Earth Day 2021, a South Devon cleaning company is proud to announce that it's recently become a signatory to Devon’s Climate Declaration to show its commitment to achieving a cleaner, greener Devon.

Devon Cleaning South Hams, based in South Brent, is one of just thirteen local businesses to have endorsed the Declaration so far and hopes that many...

Tavistock young people get a little help from Tesco

Tavistock Youth Café has been awarded a £1,000 grant from Tesco as part of a scheme to support young people.

The youth café was one of the successful applicants to the Tesco Bags of Help community grant scheme, with a special round of grants being awarded to charities and community groups who work with young people.

Founded in 2005 in response to the lack of youth clubs in...

Cabinet approves submission of planning application for new Tavistock recycling centre

Devon County Council’s (DCC) cabinet has approved the submission of a planning application to build a new £4.9million recycling centre in Tavistock.

The decision was taken at DCC’s Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday November 11, and once built the new facility would replace Tavistock’s existing Crowndale Recycling Centre.

Crowndale was built over 30 years ago, but because of its...

Tavistock Neighbours Celebrate Lottery Win

Ten people in Tavistock are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.

The Tamar Avenue neighbours netted the windfall when PL19 9JA was announced as a Daily Prize winner with People’s Postcode Lottery on Thursday 9th January 2020.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson sent his well-wishes to the winners. He said: “What an amazing...