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Local Data

Area Profile
This profile pulls together information from a number of sources – both local and national. To ensure the profile is as up to date as possible the data are collected directly from the various websites each day. This might mean that the page takes a while to load. 
Mosaic Profile
Experian produce a dataset called Mosaic which describes the characteristics of people and households in the area. This profile explores these data in more detail.

Local News

Latest news headlines from around the area

From local newspapers

No help needed for ‘super mum’! From Tavistock Times Gazette
A SHEEP at a farm in Lamerton has not only delivered the unusual number of four lambs — but has con…

Dogs — they’re not just a man’s best friend . . . From Tavistock Times Gazette
DOGS are a man’s best friend — and one woman from Okehampton is closer to her dog than most.

A new solution? From Tavistock Times Gazette
brA NEW day care centre for Tavistock could be provided at the site of Devon County Council’s Harewo…

Coffee and a blood check From Holsworthy Post
RESIDENTS of Holsworthy were able to get their blood pressure checked at a recent charity coffee mor…

Help us meet the challenges, mayor asks community From Holsworthy Post
THE annual town meeting at Holsworthy’s Market Hall last Thursday gave mayor Cllr John Allen the op…

Thank you, Lions — that’s capital! From Holsworthy Post
HOLSWORTHY and District Lions Club presented a cheque for £200 to Shebbear Community Primary School…

From Devon County Council

Devon farmer convicted of breaching dog ban
An Okehampton farmer has been convicted in Exeter Magistrates Court of breaching the ban that was im…

A3072 to remain open for majority of time during roadworks
A plan for a series of roadworks on the A3072 in West Devon has been revised following concerns from…

Improved X9 bus service
Our Local Sustainable Transport Funding has enabled the X9 bus service to be extended with additiona…

Pupils from Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire role-play climate summit
On the 25 June, at the Genesis Centre in Taunton, school pupils from Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire d…

Puzzletree hosts sports day for all
The Puzzletree in Okehampton is hosting a sports day on Monday 24 June to encourage people with lea…

First Devon students graduate from the Children’s University
The first pupils from schools from across Devon to graduate from the Children’s University have be…

Devon schools in national initiative to develop dementia-friendly communities
Seven Devon schools are taking part in a pioneering initiative to help develop dementia-friendly com…

Okehampton work hub open for business
Devon’s network of Work Hubs is continuing to grow with the next facility set to open in Okehampton …

Devon Work Hubs network goes from strength to strength
The Devon Work Hub ‘Family’ continues to expand with centres at Totnes, Tavistock, Cullompton and Ex…

Okehampton young people raise money for youth club
Twenty six young people in Okehampton have completed a sponsored abseil down the clock tower in the …

Walk of the month – October
This walk links two museums on the northern edge of Dartmoor – from the Finch Foundry Museum in Stic…

Okehampton’s film premiere set to challenge people’s opinions about disability
A film premiere in Okehampton next month, by local young film makers, challenges the perceptions tha…

Okehampton man pleads guilty to animal welfare and by-products offences
Leon Smith kept his dogs in a squalid enclosure and fed them pig carcasses

Free support and internet access for job seekers in Okehampton
Okehampton works pack widely available to help those facing redundancy or seeking work

Further plans bring growth to Okehampton’s economy
Devon County Councillors have backed further plans to boost employment and business growth in Okeham…

Okehampton Works new information pack
A new information pack is available for people in the Okehampton area who are looking for work or f…

Free taster sessions offered on Growth Club scheme
Devon’s recently launched Growth Club Programme which helps small businesses realise their full pote…

New extra care housing for Okehampton
The new site, Castle Ham Lodge, provides 50 purpose built flats and additional facilities for the co…

Your Local Councillors

Below are links to your local councils’ contact pages. You can also find information about your local County Councillors.

Local Councils
Devon County Council
West Devon Borough Council
Torridge District Council
Local County Councillor areas
Torrington Rural
Hatherleigh & Chagford
Okehampton Rural

Local Services

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