The Greater Exeter Strategic Plan – January 2018

January 30th, 2018

180 people attended our seminar on Friday 19th January 2018 at the Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter, to learn more about the plans for new housing in Exeter, East Devon, Teignbridge and Mid Devon (The Greater Exeter Strategic Plan. GESP). We are very grateful to Sir Hugo Swire MP for joining us and to Andy Wood […]

Prize giving in Offwell, East Devon

November 19th, 2017

We really enjoyed visiting both Offwell C of E Primary School and Offwell Woodland & Wildlife Trust to present prizes in our two 2017 competitions. The primary school were Highly Commended in our ‘My Outdoors’ competition and Elana Pavey won an individual Highly Commended prize for her wonderful painting. The woodland won the ‘Special Place’ […]

Wind turbine sited too close to the road is allowed to stay.

November 14th, 2017

Local residents are dismayed at the decision by the Torridge District Council planning officer to grant permission for this 77m high wind turbine which had been built in the wrong location, at only 60m from the main road between Holsworthy and Launceston, to stay in this wrong situation. We agree with the local people and […]

‘My Outdoors’ Competition 2017 – Prize Winners

October 14th, 2017

We’ve very much enjoyed visiting the winning primary schools in our competition this year and presenting the prizes to the children. Willowbrook School, Exeter and Bishops Nympton Primary School were joint overall winners. We are looking forward to next year’s competition!

At the Hatherleigh Fun Day – 27th August 2017

August 28th, 2017

We really enjoyed having a stand at the Hatherleigh Fun Day this year.  It was a beautiful day and lots of people came and enjoyed the afternoon.   It is an annual Bank Holiday event organised by the Hatherleigh Rotary Club and Hatherleigh Cricket Club, in aid of Devon Air Ambulance.  As well as running […]

At the Chagford Show – August 2017

August 16th, 2017

We greatly enjoyed having a stand at this year’s Chagford Show and meeting so many people. A big thank you to the Tinners Morris Men from South Zeal, who gave us a real treat with a display of morris dancing in front of our stand!  Our  ‘Where in Devon?’ photo competition was very popular, and […]

William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust – Re-opening of the restored Joint Mitnor Cave, Buckfastleigh. 12th August 2017

August 12th, 2017

Our Teignbridge District Chairman, Pete Finch, was delighted to attend the opening event today at the William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust. The Joint Mitnor Cave is a nationally important cave situated in Buckfastleigh. In 2015 the cave was broken into by thieves who stole artefacts and caused serious damage to the priceless 125,000 old interglacial […]

Massive 11 turbine wind farm appeal dismissed by Secretary of State

July 27th, 2017

Good news at last, regarding The Big Field Wind Farm, Week St Mary, as the Secretary of State today dismisses the appeal.  Well done and thank you to all those who campaigned over such a long time against this massive wind farm, which would have been a blight on the landscape for miles around in […]

My Outdoors Competition 2017 – Results!

July 11th, 2017

Thank you to all the primary school children who took part in our painting competition this year.  We received lots of entries from a number of primary schools across Devon and we are very grateful to them for supporting us.  Our competition is a fun way to help children engage with and enjoy the countryside, […]

FWAG South West Kingfisher Award Scheme

May 25th, 2017

We’re really pleased to be supporting this year’s FWAG South West Kingfisher Award Scheme, as part of our Outdoor Learning programme.      This year, children from 8 different primary schools are learning about ‘Life on the Hedge’ and take part in a field trip to a farm at Newton St Cyres near Crediton, to […]