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Thursday, 05 December 2019 13:27

Fire Service - Home Safety Visit

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:30

Councillor Training

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During the past few weeks Councillors have received training on Social Media, Planning and, for new councillors and/or those wishing to have a refresher, training on being a local councillor.  Members are keen to be better equipped to serve the community of Great Torrington and we hope this training will be useful going forward.  

Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:12

Jubilee Wood - Update

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Over the past twelve months work on Jubilee Wood has progressed with the help of town council staff, contractors and volunteers. 250 trees and shrubs were planted last winter and more are due to go in during the present season. There are also plans for local pupils to help with this, to tie in with the Plough’s “Four Hugs Wide” exhibition in the New Year.

We will also be working to improve the paths across the site, putting in steps where necessary and improving access at the Stonemans Lane end, with the aim of creating a new link from the town onto the Commons

The meadow, which was mown for the first time in many years last autumn, had a second cut this September. We are working to reduce the vitality of the grass in this area with the aim of encouraging more wild flowers. Across the site there are areas where scrub, brambles and nettles will be allowed to grow, providing food and refuge for birds, insects and other wildlife.

Jubilee Wood is in the stewardship of the Town Council and you can access it via the bottom of School Lane, where the road divides, and from Trafalgar Drive. We will be holding weekly weekday working parties over the next few months and anyone interested in joining us should contact the Council offices. 

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