Cabinet approves submission of planning application for new Tavistock recycling centre

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by News Desk

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...

CPRE Devon announces ministerial visit to address growing concerns over new housing developments in the county

Authored by sharon goble

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has announced that the Minister for Housing and Planning, Kit Malthouse MP, will be coming to Devon next month to address growing concerns amongst local people about the scale and appropriateness of new homes developments across the county.

At the opening of CPRE Devon’s housing seminar in Tavistock on Friday (8th Feb),...

New homes planned for South West Devon to come under the spotlight at CPRE Devon seminar

Countryside campaigners CPRE Devon are hosting a seminar in Tavistock next month amid growing concerns in the area about the scale of current and future housing development, and whether these plans provide the number and kind of homes that are really needed.

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is holding the event called “Is the scale of housing development right for South West Devon?” at the Bedford Hotel in Tavistock on Friday 8th February 2019 from 10am-1pm.

The seminar comes hot on the heels of a similar event in Tiverton last autumn at which CPRE...

Planners give the green light to 110 new homes in Tavistock

Authored by Property News

Work is set to start on a brand-new community in Tavistock, Devon, after local planners approved proposals from five-star housebuilder David Wilson Homes.

A development of 110 much-needed brand new homes was given the go-ahead by planners and means the beginning of a new community, and the creation of employment for local workers.

It’s expected that the construction and sales...


Stagecoach invites customer feedback at Tavistock Information Day

Authored by News Desk

Stagecoach South West is inviting local people to have their say about recent bus service changes at the information day, being held in Tavistock on 2nd October.

A Stagecoach bus will be parked up in Bedford Square and members of the management team will be on hand, from 10am to 2pm, to answer questions, provide information and respond to feedback. Stagecoach South West Commercial...

Tim's film-making talents go global

Authored by lparks

The talents of a Tavistock film maker and branding expert are playing a key role in the development of a museum more than 7,000 miles away in the Falkland Islands.

Tim Roberts’ Fatcalf Media business has been working with the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust since 2014 when a chance meeting with the museum’s manager led to a contract to produce a film chronicling the 1982...

Woman dies in Tavistock collision

Authored by News Desk

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Tavistock yesterday [9 March] in which a woman died.

Emergency services were called at 6.40pm following the collision between a blue Peugeot 206 and a black Audi A4 on the B3362 near Milton Abbot.

The Peugeot driver, 34-year-old woman from Tavistock, was trapped in the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. She...

Tavistock to Turn It Purple for Pancreatic Cancer

Authored by Sarah Parker

Iconic landmarks in Tavistock are taking part in Pancreatic Cancer Action’s Turn It Purple campaign to raise awareness of the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer; pancreatic cancer.

The Statue of Sir Francis Drake and Tavistock Town Hall will be lighting up purple in support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and to pay tribute to all those who suffer or have lost their battle to the...

Serious collision closes A390 near Tavistock

Authored by News Desk

At around 7am this morning, Friday 17 June, police were alerted to a car at the roadside on the A390 between Gunnislake and Tavistock with an unresponsive man inside.

All emergency services attended the scene and paramedics are treating the casualty at the scene.

The road has been closed and diversions have been put in place. Police advise that the road is expected to be closed...