countryside

East Devon residents call on Devon CPRE to help them fend off solar on farmland

Villagers of Marsh Green in East Devon have made an urgent appeal to the Devon branch of the countryside charity CPRE to help them fight an alarming planning application for a solar farm that they fear would destroy hundreds of acres of productive land and increase the risk of their homes flooding.

The application also includes proposals that residents claim would effectively cut off the nearby hamlet of Westcott for five days a week during the construction phase to give heavy goods vehicles easier access. The developers claim construction traffic will use any of three routes,...

The search begins for Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist 2022

Young artists aged 18 and under can now compete for the title of Devon’s Best Young Landscape Artist 2022. Devon CPRE, a South West branch of the countryside charity CPRE, held the competition for the first time last year and was impressed with the quality and quantity of entries from across the county.

The charity is inviting budding young artists to showcase their creativity by capturing Devon’s unique and precious landscapes in the medium of their choice. There are two entry categories - one for teenagers and one for younger children - with cash prizes for the winners....

Two of the many Pyworthy residents who are against yet another solar farm (Photo: Devon CPRE)

Countryside campaigners launch Crowdfunder to challenge the solar farm giants wrecking Devon’s world-beating farmland

In a call to arms on behalf of the environment, a small, independent Devon-based charity is taking on the might of international solar farm developers - by legally challenging a council's decision to allow an industrial-scale solar array to be built on 28 fields at Pyworthy in northwest Devon. Devon CPRE is fighting its biggest battle yet to save prime farmland that’s vital for food production and is one of the greatest ‘carbon capture’ resources we possess.

The charity is mounting a High Court challenge along with Pyworthy residents, including the actor John Nettles OBE who...

Exeter Business

4 reasons why entrepreneurs are relocating to the countryside around Exeter

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit lots of entrepreneurs left Exeter and other big cities to live in the countryside. For some, this was because they wanted temporary respite as the pandemic swept through densely populated areas. For others, their reason was not linked to the pandemic at all. Here are the four reasons why.

Better commuter links

Exeter St. Davids Railway Station has direct train links to London Paddington and London Waterloo through train operators South West Trains and Great Western Railway. You can cover the 170-mile journey in just two hours and 10 minutes...

Introduction to Meditation - Well-being Session

Introduction to Meditation - Well-being Session

Event Date: 
16/05/2021 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
The Italian Garden, Great Ambrook, Ipplepen, South Devon

]Visit this peaceful garden for a meditation session and learn about this ancient practice.

Relax and learn techniques and tips for a calmer life in this unique and beautiful setting.

Booking Essential. Only 6 spaces on each session.

Full details on our website .

https://www.theitaliangarden.org/all-events/introduction-to-meditation-16-may-2021

Ben Fogle: Make a New Life in the Country Needs You

Hi lovely people!

I am a producer looking for contributors for the second series of 'Ben Fogle: Make a New Life in the Country' I am searching for people who have relocated to the countryside within the last year or are just about to make their move, all in the name of escaping city life for a new start with a new business.

If this is you or someone you know, we would love to hear from you. Please email casting@piproductions.tv

Floristry Taster Workshop

Floristry Taster Workshop

Event Date: 
27/11/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Venue: 
3 Dunchideock Barton. Exeter. EX2 9UA

Want to try your hand at floristry, then book onto one of our floristry taster workshops and have a go.

No experience necessary.

Each session lasts for one and a half hours.

All materials included in the cost, plus you will be able to meet with one of our friendly Academy tutors who can tell you about all the other courses we offer,from beginner level through to the Academy Masters Level 4 & 5.

£35.00 per person. Booking essential.

Telephone; 01392 834893.

Gift Vouchers available. Corporate and Group Workshops Arranged.

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Floristry Taster Workshop

Floristry Taster Workshop

Event Date: 
12/03/2020 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
3 Dunchideock Barton. Exeter. EX2 9UA

Want to become a florist or just fancy some time-out with friends, then book onto one of our floristry taster workshops.

No experience necessary.

Each session last for one and a half hours.

All materials included in the cost, plus you will be able to meet and chat with one of our friendly Academy tutors who can answer any questions you may have about all the other courses we offer, from beginner courses through to Academy Masters Level 4 & 5.

Booking essential. £35.00 per person.

Telephone; 01392 834893.

Gift Vouchers available. Corporate...

Friendly Floristry Class

Floristry Taster Workshop

Event Date: 
26/06/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Venue: 
3 Dunchideock Barton. Exeter. EX2 9UA

Want to become a florist but not sure if it will be for you -then book onto one of our floristry workshops and have a go at making a design.

No experience necessary.

Each session lasts for one and a half hours.

All materials included in the cost,plus you will be able to meet and chat with one of our friendly Academy tutors who will answer any questions you may have about all the other courses we offer,from beginner courses through to Academy Masters Level 4 &5.

Gift Vouchers Available. Corporate and Group Workshops arranged.

Tele; 01392834893....

The 2020 South Devon Visitor Guide goes live and it’s greener than ever!

Visit South Devon’s impressive 2020 Visitor Guide has gone live with a full version available to view and to download from their website. The 2020 Visitor Guide is an extensive guide showcasing what to see and do in South Devon and is packed full of features and adverts for the very best in accommodation and visitor attractions in the region.

The Destination Marketing Organisation is encouraging its guide users to access the new guide digitally to reduce its environmental footprint. In January, 100,000 copies of the guide will be published on recycled paper, along with 20,000...

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