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September 2019

Walking & Cycling in and around Ivybridge: ‘Active Travel’ Solutions Workshop

10 September @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Watermark Centre, Erme Court, Leonards Road
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0SZ United Kingdom
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Walking & Cycling in and around Ivybridge: ‘Active Travel’ Solutions Workshop: Community Workshop from 3:30 -7 pm in Ivybridge Library, The Watermark Centre, Erme Court, Leonards Rd, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ. Local sustainability group, PL21 Transition Town Initiative, with the support of Ivybridge Town Council, has commissioned Sustrans to undertake a study into improving active travel and sustainable transport in and around Ivybridge including South Brent, Ugborough, Ermington, Cornwood and Lee Mill. There was an amazing response to the first workshop…

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Dartmoor Invasive Species Project: Himalayan Balsam – Volunteers needed

12 September @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
River Avon and environs South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Dartmoor Invasive Species Project: Himalayan Balsam - Volunteers needed. Work has now started on the Dartmoor Invasive Species Project. Ecologist Mervyn Newman has planned volunteer work parties focussing on Himalayan Balsam over the Summer on the River Avon and its tributaries northwards from South Brent on Friday 2 August, Thursday 22 August and Thursday 12 September. Each day will run from 10am until 3.30pm and any help will be greatly appreciated. This follows a survey conducted by Mervyn for Dartmoor…

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‘Life on the Verge’ – how to create and manage wildlife-friendly verges, parks and gardens

12 September @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Buckfastleigh Town Hall, 34, Bossell Road
Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ10 0DD United Kingdom
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‘Life on the Verge’ at 6.30pm in Buckfastleigh Town Hall. A talk by Donna Cox (Moor Meadows) and John Walters (Devon based naturalist, ecologist artist and wild life champion) on how to create and manage wildlife-friendly verges, parks and gardens.      

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‘Dancing with Bees’ – the Secret world of wild bees and other pollinators – two talks

14 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ashburton Community Arts Centre South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

‘Dancing with Bees’ – A journey back to nature and the secret world of wild bees and other pollinators - at 7.30pm in Ashburton Arts Centre. Two fascinating talks by Brigit Strawbridge Howard (bee advocate, wildlife gardener and author) and John Walters (Devon based naturalist, ecologist artist and wildlife champion). Did you know that some solitary nesting bees lay their eggs in empty snail shells? Or that cuckoo bees make other bees take care of their eggs? Or that certain…

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Global Day of Climate Action

20 September @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Friday 20 September 2019: Global Day of Climate Action. Millions of school children and students across the globe have struck to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone. At the beginning of a week of actions, today’s Climate Strike, with the TUC calling on workers to join in and support them with a 30 minute stoppage at lunchtimes and before & after work, promises to be the biggest yet. There will be events…

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‘Scything for All’ day workshop

21 September @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Diptford South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map
£50

‘Scything for All’ day workshop from 9.30am - 4.30pm in Diptford. Father and son team, Anthony and Adeon Waters, from Pentiddy, Quality Champions at Green Scythe Fair 2019 (and taught Poldark!!), teach a small group basic to advanced techniques and tool maintenance. Everything you need to know to get started and tips for more advanced learning, including blade choice, adjustments and safety. Cost £50 including drinks, light lunch and take-home materials. To book click here or email mail@commonflora.co.uk. FFI see…

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October 2019

Dartmoor Local Plan Consultation Drop-in Event

1 October @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Dartmoor Local Plan Consultation Drop-in Event from 4-7pm at the Old School Community Centre, South Brent. The Local Plan is an important document which sets out what type of development is and isn’t acceptable in the National Park. It is what DNPA will use to decide planning applications and sets out where future development may take place. You will be able to chat with DNPA staff about the plan and how it might affect you and the local community. The…

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SSB Trustees meeting

1 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until 10 December, 2019

Pack Horse Tea Room, Pack Horse Inn
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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South Brent Steepers/Woodfuel from Hedges Group: Coppicing

6 October @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until 15 December, 2019

Penstave Copse South Brent, Devon + Google Map

National Coppice week is 12-20 October FFI contact rowanwylie@hotmail.com

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Dartmoor National Park volunteering opportunity: Drop in Ditch Dig

9 October @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stowford Lane Ivybridge, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Dartmoor National Park volunteering opportunity: Drop in Ditch Dig - From 10am – 12 noon in Stowford Lane (2 moors way), Ivybridge. Help the rangers with essential path maintenance. All equipment supplied. Subsequent Dartmoor volunteering opportunities: Sunday 27 October & Sunday 24 November 2019: Dartmoor Volunteering: Yel-Lit Community Litter Pick - From 10am – 12 noon Meet at Yelverton Aerodrome, nearest Bay next to A386 Yelverton roundabout. All equipment supplied. Sunday 10 November & Sunday 8 December 2019: Dartmoor Volunteering:…

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Dartmoor Local Plan Consultation

17 September, 2019
The final draft of the Dartmoor Local Plan has now been published – click here  to download There will be a Dartmoor Local Plan Consultation Dro...

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14 September, 2019
Climate Change Action: a Global Day of Climate Action was held on Friday 20 September 2019. Millions of school children and students around the globe...

The Devon Bat Project

13 September, 2019
Find out about Devon Horseshoe Bat Project: http://devonbatproject.org/ Make the most of the long summer days by joining some of the Devon Bat Project...
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