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Stone Lane Gardens - OFFICE POSTS WANTED
Mon 12 Nov 2018
STONE LANE GARDENS - WINTER WONDER AMONG THE BEAUTIFUL BIRCH TREES AND VOLUNTEER WITH US Open every day all year round, Stone Lane Gardens, a small friendly conservation charity near Chagford, is...
Local Independent Yarn Shop Celebrates New Era Welcoming New Owner
Mon 12 Nov 2018
After an amazing 12 years running award-winning local yarn shop Spin A Yarn, known as one of the best yarn shops in the UK, founder Joyce is looking forward to a well-earned retirement and handing...
Bovey Paradiso
Mon 12 Nov 2018
King of Prussia arts centre in Bovey Tracey, Devon, awarded National Lottery support Bovey Tracey Paradiso Arts has received confirmation of a National Lottery grant of £46,000 for its King...
Bovey Tracey Residents Association
Thu 8 Nov 2018
Although the Residents’ Association is completely independent from our local Council and on a number of occasions takes completely different views in relation to decisions taken by the...
Xmas Fun at Bovey Pool
Thu 8 Nov 2018
Bovey Pool kicks off its 50th year celebrations with a unique event in its history as, for the first time ever the pool opens its gates on Boxing Day through to New Year’s Eve. Welcoming...
Bovey Library News
Thu 8 Nov 2018
I imagine that by the time you read this we will be well into the festive season which is why I want to tell you about our  library Christmas events.  On Friday 14 December we begin with...
Gift the best South West crafts this Christmas
Thu 8 Nov 2018
The festive season brings with it the delights of the Devon Guild Christmas selling exhibition MAKE2018 at the popular Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey. Filled to the brim with colourful contemporary...
Adopt a Dartmoor Pony for Christmas
Thu 8 Nov 2018
AND HELP ENSURE THE FUTURE OF THE DARTMOOR PONY ON DARTMOOR The Dartmoor pony is on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s ‘Endangered’ List. In 2005, the Dartmoor Pony Heritage...
First 'Bunnyhomer' hops into..
Thu 8 Nov 2018
..........Bovey Tracey's Buttercup Meadows Buttercup Meadows, the charming new development from bunnyhomes, has seen its first residents hop over the threshold… Sean and Mary Hood moved into...
Dartmoor Local Plan Consultation
Thu 8 Nov 2018
Dartmoor Local Plan Consultation – Public Drop in Events As many of you know, the Dartmoor Local Plan is under review and the current draft will be published for public consultation from 3rd...
Bovey Neighbourhood Plan
Thu 8 Nov 2018
Bovey Neighbourhood Plan consultation Purpose of This Consultation The purpose of this consultation is to ask if you agree with the Vision and Objectives that the Neighbourhood Plan (NP)...
New members needed for dance team
Thu 8 Nov 2018
Heather and Gorse Clog dance team are about to start a new season and are actively looking for new members. We rehearse in Combeinteignhead village hall on a Wednesday evening from 8 to 9.30pm from...
What to do with old PC equipment?
Sat 5 Jul 2014
How to dispose of your old computers, laptop, mobile phones and tablets is a major concern these days. There are always stories in the news about people who have had their identity stolen, or there...
'The urinals gleamed before me like a set of Hollywood dentures'. Mel Stride opens the new toilets at Buckfastleigh Railway Station
Sat 5 Jul 2014
Spending a Penny: The other day, I spent an extraordinary morning at the Buckfastleigh steam railway. I have visited many times but this was special – I officially opened their new toilets....
Tony Allen column: Young people in the community
Thu 15 May 2014
INVESTING IN OUR YOUNG PEOPLE... I’m very pleased to say that my recent appeal in the Mid Devon Advertiser regarding the lack of nominations for the Bovey Tracey Young Citizen Award 2014 has...
Riverside Surgery Befrienders
Wed 7 May 2014
Calling all car drivers who live in, or within 6 miles of Bovey Tracey, have some time to spare during the week, and would also like to do something valuable for their community. Why not become...
Rotary Granite Trail
Fri 21 Mar 2014
The Rotary Club of Chudleigh & Bovey Tracey are organising a sponsored walk on Dartmoor on Sunday 18th May 2014. There are two walks, both starting and finishing at Dartmoor National Park...
Spring exhibitions and events in Bovey
Tue 4 Mar 2014
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey has a lively programme of events and exhibitions to get you out and about this spring and join in with this lively creative community. It’s a...
Mel Stride on Crime and Local Policing
Tue 4 Mar 2014
The other day I met with our Police and Crime Commissioner (‘PCC’) Tony Hogg who was elected over a year ago and also with Shaun Sawyer the Chief Constable for Devon and Cornwall. My...
Wild Woods 'n Willow
Tue 7 Jan 2014
Discover Bushcraft This Winter Would you like your children to learn how to survive and thrive in nature this winter whilst having great fun and making new friends? Then why not sign them up for a...
Winter Birds by Rev. George Neal
Mon 6 Jan 2014
January and February are the coldest months of the year as a general rule. Being England ,however, and blessed by a warming Gulf Stream it means that we can , even in these months , have some bright...
Guiding Fun
Wed 11 Sep 2013
2nd Bovey Tracey Guides welcome any girls aged between 10 and 16 to enjoy a wide variety of activities in a fun filled programme. We meet every Monday in term time from 7.30 until 9pm at the Scout...
Is Bovey Tracey too shabby and run down to attract visitors?
Mon 9 Sep 2013
By Tony Allen, Town Councillor & Leader of the Bovey NHW Forum BOVEY TRACEY: “A LOVELY PLACE TO LIVE” How many times have you heard people say this, both residents and...
A Trip down Memory Lane - Moretonhampstead History Society
Mon 9 Sep 2013
Founded in 1965, the Moretonhampstead History Society was and has since been involved in recording and cherishing our parish’s rich heritage. With over a hundred members, our monthly meetings...
Keep active with the Bovey Tracey Walkers
Thu 5 Sep 2013
We are a friendly group of ramblers based in Bovey Tracey, consisting mainly of retired folk. We have been successfully running a year round programme of walks for many years, on Dartmoor and the...
What involvement does the Church have with the Young People?
Tue 22 Jan 2013
Hi, my name is Pippa.  I work for the churches of the Bovey Valley Mission Community as a Youth Outreach Worker, alongside Robin Smith the Youth Pastor. We have lots of involvement with young...
Looking for ex-pupils!
Wed 5 Dec 2012
Did you go to Bovey Tracey Primary School? Could you inspire the next generation? Here at Bovey Tracey Primary School we are looking for ex pupils to come in and share their story of career paths and...
Computer Security? Do I need it? And should I have to pay for it?
Tue 13 Nov 2012
I get asked about computer security programs al the time, and whether they are necessary. My answer is always a most definite yes. However with the range of free alternatives to commercial products...
The Cloud?? What is it and is it for me?
Wed 5 Sep 2012
The Cloud this, the Cloud that, but what is it. The Cloud is basically the internet, and much like the stormy clouds overEnglandthe Cloud is big, up there and constantly surrounding us. Storing...
Anyone For Tennis?
Thu 3 May 2012
JOIN BOVEY TRACEY LAWN TENNIS CLUB Interested in learning to play tennis or maybe you already play? We welcome all standards at Bovey Tracey Lawn Tennis Club, at the Recreation Ground alongside...
The story so far: Bovey Tracey Youth Café
Thu 1 Mar 2012
Bovey Tracey Youth Action (BTYA) was formally set up in 1999 and this year we are delighted to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary since opening our Café doors. It came into being because of...
Bovey Tracey AFC enjoying success on and off the pitch
Thu 1 Mar 2012
Playing on both full size and mini soccer pitches within the boundaries of Bovey Tracey, the town itself should be very proud of the progress the local football club. In recent years the club...
The Tony Allen Column: Good News, Speculation and more good news
Thu 5 Jan 2012
OLD THATCHED INN... So many people had said to me how dreadful this burned out listed building was looking at the main entry point to Bovey Tracey from the west, and have asked what the council...
The Sally Morgan Column: 'There is simply NO NEED for another Supermarket'
Thu 5 Jan 2012
I appear to have come full circle. My very first piece of writing for 'The Cottage' was in 2002.  It was about the two fields on Le Molay Littry Way and was about using the land for a...
Quality Food and Service at The Old Pottery Restaurant
Thu 5 Jan 2012
Within the heart of House of Marbles you will find The Old Pottery Restaurant where chefs prepare wonderful breakfasts, brunches, lunches and afternoon teas.  The Old Pottery Restaurant has...
The monster of Ellimore Hill
Sun 11 Sep 2011
By David Moreton I remember well a particular film ‘Dead of Night’ by the famous Ealing Studios. It must have been about 1945 or so, and I had walked down to Lustleigh in the early...
Chair Yoga for all
Sun 11 Sep 2011
Yoga has been around for thousands of years and has become more popular again recently because there is a need for it. It helps combat stress and balances the mind body and spirit. It is open to...
Getting your Rainbow Coloured 5 A Day
Sun 11 Sep 2011
One of the most well-known public health messages is the need to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables daily. Low in calories but packed with fibre and nutrients, they help to keep us slim and...
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Tue 12 Jul 2011
Who will look after you when you get old or infirm? The State? Your friends? Your relations? While you are fit and healthy, please consider the need for a lasting power of attorney. Firstly, what are...
The Labour Party at the heart of TQ13
Tue 12 Jul 2011
The Labour Party is alive and kicking in TQ13.  There is a devoted and passionate group of locals ready to represent our Labour supporters.  Our presence is set to get stronger.  Our...
Upcoming events at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Tue 3 May 2011
The Summer Exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen has a special emphasis: the Silver Anniversary of its location in the Grade II listed Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey, with the appropriate...
Devon NHS bosses welcome sunbed ban for children
Tue 3 May 2011
Public health bosses have welcomed a new law that protects children from the risks of using sunbeds. Devon has some of the highest skin cancer rates in the country and burning can double the...
How long could YOU manage?
Tue 3 May 2011
Have you ever given any thought to how you would manage if you were suddenly out of work, whether through illness or redundancy? If recent research is anything to go by, it may be as little as one...
House of Marbles Fashion
Sun 1 May 2011
The House of Marbles have held their first fashion show. 100 guests attended the show and were delighted to receive a generous goody bag containing amongst other items jewellery and key rings upon...
Reflections Mirror Time at the Devon Guild
Thu 28 Apr 2011
Torquay artist, Deborah Treliving, is exhibiting exciting new work at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. The exhibition, ‘Reflections Mirror Time’ is the culmination of a two year...
Artist Sara Sullivan looking for recycled materials
Wed 27 Apr 2011
I am an artist that works in recycled materials, and for 10 years I have worked with The Devon Guild of Craftsmen as an artist in schools. I am constantly on the look out for old paddling pools,...
Devon Guild retains funding in competitive environment
Tue 26 Apr 2011
Devon Guild of Craftsmen is delighted to announce that it has retained and increased its Arts Council England funding despite substantial cuts in the sector. The announcement was made today (30...
Still Point House - Medicine from your Garden - an Ode to Echinacea
Sun 17 Apr 2011
It is a beautiful Spring day as I write this and wonder with hope that the weather will continue into the Summer.  The herbs in my garden are beginning to resurface after a long and hard...
Bovey Swimming Pool Opening
Wed 6 Apr 2011
The Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool will open for the 2011 season on Saturday 23rd April at 2.15pm. For anyone new to the Pool, it is a beautifully heated open air pool with sun terrace and spectator...
How to Spot the Hidden Sugars Lurking in Healthy Foods
Thu 10 Mar 2011
Julia FitzGerald BSc MBANT, Nutritional Therapist at Still Point House 01626 830536 www.korunutrition.co.uk There are all sorts of reasons why diets fail. Sometimes they are emotional,...
From Christians Together in Bovey Tracey and Heathfield
Thu 10 Mar 2011
Something worth celebrating lies before us. The King James Bible is 400 years old!  Samuel testified, “. . . and the word of the LORD was precious in those days”.  I...
The Friends of St.John's Church, North Bovey Barn Dance at Neadon Farm, Manaton
Sun 9 Jan 2011
The Friends of St.John's Church, North Bovey would like to thank all business owners and individuals who were good enough to provide support and backing for this event in whatever way they saw...
Skin - Protector and Defender
Sun 9 Jan 2011
Skin problems are among the most frequently seen by homeopaths, either as a main complaint or accompanying other symptoms.  A large percentage of patients suffering from eczema are children...
Therapy Suite - Pamper Days
Sun 9 Jan 2011
Christmas and the New Year can be quite stressful, with the expectations, organization and perpetual shopping excursions taking their toll on even the most laid back of people,...
Aches & Pains - it's that time of year again!
Wed 10 Nov 2010
As we head into our damp, cool British winter, aches and pains become more of a problem for some, especially those people whose joints seem to be a particularly reliable barometer! Using food, spices...
Take care of your feet this winter
Sun 7 Nov 2010
With winter fast approaching many of us change our footwear for something more appropriate for the weather. In winter corns, bunions, chilblains and sore cracked heels can return with a vengeance....
Devon Guild current/upcoming events
Tue 28 Sep 2010
It is Arts Council and local sponsor funded and we are going to take the show on tour all round Britain, so it is a biggie. John Makepeace is a Dorset based furniture maker who makes his tables and...
Bovey Climate Action - Community Garden Success
Sun 26 Sep 2010
On the 1st March 2009, Bovey Climate Action launched Bovey's Community Garden at Parke, in partnership with the National Trust. Since then this project has literally grown and grown, bringing...
If you care for someone, who cares for you?
Fri 17 Sep 2010
There are plenty of people in our community who devote time to caring for someone else. This may be as simple as doing the shopping or collecting prescriptions, or may involve assisting with bathing,...
Focus on Protein
Sun 12 Sep 2010
Mention ‘healthy eating' and most people think about reducing their saturated fat and salt while getting their 5ADay. Protein, despite being essential to good health, is often ignored by all...
Your view: Political Correctness
Mon 6 Sep 2010
I have been following your articles on Political Correctness and feel that the subject has not been debated in effect with real life and as a resident of this town feel it's worth the discussion. We...
Ullacombe Farm Shop & Barn Cafe - From Shop To Success! A potted, Lidded History!
Mon 6 Sep 2010
By Hilary Pilkington.  If someone had said to me 10 years ago that I would be moving to the Midlands I would never have believed them! Mark & I bought Ullacombe Farm in 1989 had a small...
Bovey Tracey Heritage Trust Update
Sun 5 Sep 2010
The Heritage Trust enjoyed a busy summer season. The Charter Celebrations have heightened people's awareness of the history of Bovey Tracey and we are seeing increased numbers at the Centre. Our...
Sports Therapy. A Hands on Approach....
Sun 11 Jul 2010
Ken Ross has been a Sports Therapist for over 9 years. Originally from Belfast, Ken has been practicing in the South West for almost 4 years. Having previously worked in a National Rehabilitation...
New Life Radio 106.2 FM
Sun 11 Jul 2010
Switch on midnight Friday evening 23rd July. 24 hrs a day for 2 weeks. Your local radio station which has its home in nearby Liverton. Good News & Good Music is its theme. There is something for...
Your View: The Giant's Chair
Sun 11 Jul 2010
I would like to comment on the Giants chair at Natsworthy. First I would like to say what a wonderful piece of architecture it is. What is wrong with these local authorities that they have to poo...
Homeopathy and Women's Health
Tue 6 Jul 2010
While homeopathy is suitable for anyone, male, female, adult or child, this article takes a look at how it can be used to help women's health. Illness can often be linked to stages in a woman's...
Your View: Political Correctness Stories Gone Mad!
Sun 4 Jul 2010
I was sorry to see that our beloved "Cottage Magazine" has started running silly "political correctness gone mad" stories because, besides being usually untrue, they have the unfortunate effect of...
Time up for the Giant's Chair?
Sun 16 May 2010
There is still a sense of mystery surrounding the future of the Giant's Chair, near Natsworthy. Due to be taken down over a year ago the 20ft oak sculpture is still standing proudly. But how much...
The Contemporary Craft Fair 2010
Mon 3 May 2010
The Contemporary Craft Fair is so much more than just an exciting opportunity to buy directly from some of the best craftspeople in the UK. As craft & art education has been marginalised over...
Spring into Yoga as the Days Get Longer and the Weather Gets Warmer
Mon 3 May 2010
The longer days stimulate a natural desire to awaken our bodies and breath in the fresh air. It feels more possible to challenge yourself, grow, stretch and expand your experiences when the winters'...
Seeing the Seasons Change at The Orchard Pre-School
Mon 3 May 2010
The change in seasons has become a great focus for learning and play at The Orchard Pre-School in Lustleigh. Term started up a little late due to immense amounts of snow, but before the white stuff...
Campaign Against Political Correctness: The Response
Mon 3 May 2010
Thank you for the responses received from everybody regarding my Article in the March/April edition. Please feel free to write into the address on the front or contact me on...
Roast Pepper and Chicken Pasta Bake: WeightWatchers Recipe
Sun 2 May 2010
Sizzling isn't always the word for the British Summer! However with the help of the Discover plan from Weight Watchers your taste buds will be sizzling with wonderful flavours whilst you stay on...
What is the future for your right to choose to buy a wide range of safe herbal medicines?
Sat 1 May 2010
I have to start this article by saying that I don't actually know the answer to this question..! What I do know is that there is grave risk to your right to choose from a wide range of safe,...
Bovey Tracey Tourist Information Centre - We want your views!
Sat 1 May 2010
The Information centre opened on the 1st April thanks to all the volunteers who staff the centre during opening times and allow us to open. We struggled to keep the centre open during the winter on...
Bovey Tracey Business Association
Wed 28 Apr 2010
Dear Bovey Business,  We would like to invite you to attend an introductory meeting with likeminded business owners operating in Bovey and its surrounding area to discuss the possibility of...
The Contemporary Craft Fair 2010
Sun 21 Mar 2010
The Contemporary Craft Fair is so much more than just an exciting opportunity to buy directly from some of the best craftspeople in the UK. As craft & art education has been marginalised over...
What are the benefits of chimney linings?
Sun 28 Feb 2010
We all enjoy having a fire in our living areas for warmth and comfort, to see the dancing flames and glowing coals plus to provide a focal point in our homes. However, for any fire to work properly,...
Why a Healthy Diet is more Important than a Weight Loss Diet
Sun 28 Feb 2010
If there's one thing that often frustrates nutritional therapists its why does everyone seem to seek a weight loss diet, rather than a diet that promotes health? The frustration comes from the...
Part Two: Campaign Against Political Correctness
Sun 28 Feb 2010
Some readers may remember that over the last few years I have written a couple of articles about Political Correctness for the Cottage Magazine. With my first Article I started off with the...
It's Official - Life Now Begins at 50!
Sat 13 Feb 2010
Forget turning 40, life now begins at 50 and to emphasise this point the Government are offering everyone over 50 a gift. From 6 October 2009 the new ISA allowance came into effect for anyone who...
The Voice from the Lectern
Mon 7 Dec 2009
And it came to pass that a great famine did come upon the land and a great sadness did descend upon the people, and there was much gnashing of teeth and rending of investments. They cried and asked,...
Health Matters - Problems with Sleep
Thu 3 Dec 2009
Sleep should provide us with a healing antidote to the busy life we lead, giving us the chance to process the day, rest and restore our vitality. Well, that's the theory. If we don't get enough sleep...
Changes to Pension Benefits
Thu 3 Dec 2009
Did you know that if you are aged 50 now, or older, you could be enjoying part of your pension benefits already? However, beware that this benefit is about to change as recent pensions legislation is...
Bovey Tracey Tourist Information Centre
Thu 3 Dec 2009
Most local people will be familiar with the Bovey Tracey Tourist Information Centre situated in Station Road car park, but have you visited it? You will have noticed that it is open in the winter...
Yoga Nidra - Deep Relaxation
Thu 3 Dec 2009
This may just help you if you suffer with M.E. / Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I know from personal experience that it can. I am grateful that it helped me and I would now like to offer it...
Mortgages, Remortgages and Further Advances
Wed 4 Nov 2009
They used to say that buying or moving home was the most stressful activity you could experience in life, but it would seem that just trying to find the best mortgage deal is hard enough today. So...
Choosing the right Solid Fuel
Wed 4 Nov 2009
The Jeffery’s guide to choosing the right solid fuel this winter Nowadays not only is there a wealth of choice in appliances to heat our home and for controlled cooking but also a myriad of...
Guide to solid fuel appliance safety
Mon 2 Nov 2009
The Jeffery's ‘top ten' guide to solid fuel appliance safety We all expect our home appliances to work ‘on demand' and solid fuel appliances are no exception, providing us with heat, hot...
Guide to 'Grow Your Own'
Mon 2 Nov 2009
The Jeffery's guide to 'Grow Your Own' In these days of trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, being kind to the environment and watching our spending, why not try a little ‘grow your own' in...
Health Matters - Using Homeopathy for Children
Sun 18 Oct 2009
Cath Sleigh RSHom, Homeopath at Still Point House 01647 253079   www.sleigh.me.uk/homeopathy I am the homeopath at Still Point House, Bovey Tracey and I also practice in Moretonhampstead. ...
Bovey's Community garden starts to bear fruit
Sun 4 Oct 2009
National Trust and Bovey's Community garden starts to bear fruit, well vegetables. Bovey Climate Action (BCA) Community garden is lovely walled garden in a National Trust Estate at Parke, close to...
Campaign Against Political Correctness
Fri 18 Sep 2009
Some of you may remember my article this time last year titled ‘non-competitive sports days'. I must thank you for the feedback I had on this and it is a pleasure to write in the Cottage again....
Non-competitive Sports Days
Wed 7 Jan 2009
Does any body actually know what the point of these are? I know it’s a bit out of season for this, but I thought I would say something at the beginning of the year because hopefully it will...


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