Peter Shearn

The South Hams are under threat…

Government proposals to relax planning laws could have a permanent & profound effect on our area. Opinion- 12th September 2020 Updated 18th September 2020 The ‘white paper’ from August 2020 is a consultation which “covers a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England” Radical reform unlike anything we have seen since…

Devon’s Biggest Ever Community Movement Challenge

Following a difficult period for many, Active Devon, Travel Devon and Devon County Council are launching a new, digitally enabled community movement challenge. Beginning the 6th of July and running over the summer, Let’s Move will offer Devon’s communities a chance to move more, celebrate our local communities and to win great prizes. In overcoming these…

Totnes Ramblers keep walk-lovers active during lockdown

#roamsweethome connects everyone who loves walking and the outdoors With the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ now extended for another three weeks, staying active is more important than ever, for both mental and physical health. A multi-faceted campaign by the Ramblers, called #roamsweethome, is encouraging everyone to keep active safely for leisure, health and happiness close to home and at…

Totnes Renewable Energy Society are looking for a Legal Director. Is that you?

Legal Director/Company Secretary Needed for Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC)   TRESOC develops community-owned renewable energy in Devon with an aim to empower the local community to develop and control its own renewable energy supplies. They garnered awards and have established a sustainable energy company with 550 member shareholders and have a portfolio of renewable…

Two sides to every story: Dartington Trust

20th February 2020 The Dartington Trust are currently receiving a large amount of criticism over plans to sell off 8.7 hectares of land, Broom Park & Sawmills Fields, for development. These areas are mainly fields in the vicinity of Week Village hall. Vocal objectors have raised several concerns relating to wildlife, over-development of green field…