Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund

Now Open for a Limited Time Only!
Time is running out to apply for the Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund!

Dartmoor businesses and community projects who are interested in applying for funding through the Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund 2015-2020 are being urged to apply as soon as possible while funds are still available. In 2015, the DR Company was awarded £2 million of EU funding for allocation in the Greater Dartmoor LEAF area. Following the UKs decision to leave the EU, and due to the quantity of applications received, the GD LEAF’s closing date of 2020 has now been moved forward to early 2019, and interested parties will need to submit their full applications as soon as possible to enable funding to be allocated and projects completed by that time.
“At the DR Company, we have been delighted by the number and quality of applications to this round of the Greater Dartmoor LEAF” explains Managing Director Liz Abell. “We are urging anyone interested in applying to do so as quickly as possible – applications will only be open for as long as the funding is available.”

GD LEAF is a partnership originally set up in 2008 to invest in economic, environmental and community based projects to encourage innovation and promote the prosperity of the Greater Dartmoor area by creating jobs and boosting the rural economy. Applications are open for projects which create jobs and help the rural economy grow, in farming, forestry, enterprise, tourism, rural services, and cultural/ heritage activities.

A number of successful applicants to the current GD LEAF programme have already been awarded their money. Amongst these are NJ & SN Willis, dairy farmers who used £4.5k to buy equipment to improve the health of their herd. Luxury flapjack makers Carol Myott and Sally Jenkin used their GD LEAF funding to enable them to buy new kitchen equipment to expand their business, Flapjackery. Moorwood Timber on Dartmoor used their GD LEAF money to buy new equipment for the business, and the funding secured by the Dartmoor Whisky Distillery in Bovey Tracey has resulted in distillation starting earlier than planned.

The DR Company team use their expertise and experience to guide applicants through the GD LEAF application process from start to finish, and in addition can offer a range of services from bid writing to project planning for those applicants who require this type of assistance.

To apply for the Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund 2015-2020 or for more details see .
Applications will be open for a limited time only

Tedburn Fair Tent Services

Planning for services to be held in the main marquee on the Sunday following the fair are already underway.
However, there is still rom for other people to have some input to what we do, so if there are people in the village who would like to be involved in what is planned please get in touch with Meg either by emails to: or calling 01647 61384.
You will then be kept informed of dates and venues for the planning meetings. At this stage plans for the morning are quite fluid while plans for the later service include providing a cream tea, and listening to The Stowford Meadow Singers, along with a short talk by David Ursell. If you would like to influence the theme then please get in touch.

Tedburn St Mary Recreation Ground

The Tedburn St Mary Recreation Association are inviting tenders for the following essential maintenance work at the Recreation Ground.

Re-render wall and side of Pavillion.
Replace Changing Room door with a UPVC multi lock door and frame.
Replace wooden gate at the entrance to the Ground.

We would love this work to go to a local contractor or business, so in the first instance please contact Debbie Radford-Lewis for more details on or on 07932386023


As per previous years, the Parish Council is pleased to announce they are able to offer the opportunity for groups in the Parish to apply for grants for capital projects and purchases. For an application form please contact Debbie Radford-Lewis, Parish Clerk on

Forms can be returned by post or email but preferable in a typed format for ease of reading. Deadline for return 9am on Friday July 25th 2017 with the decisions being made at the August meeting.

No late applications will be accepted.


SUMMER 2017 

We are looking for new members to join our small club. We have two tennis courts at the beautiful Recreation Association field. Twice a week, weather permitting, we meet informally to play. Only basic skills needed, as we are all improvers! Full details are posted at the courts. We also like to encourage hiring of the courts on a casual basis.

If you would like to make direct contact with us, please ring Linda or Gil Bellshaw on 01647 61479 or Ian Gass on 01647 61136

or email:

Great news for recycling food waste

From 1st April 2017 residents will be able to line their kitchen caddy or food waste container with any type of plastic bag. This means that any of the following can now be used to line the containers;

  • supermarket carrier bags
  • small pedal bin liners
  • bread bags
  • small amounts of newspaper
  • compostable liners

This improvement to the weekly collection service will make it even easier to recycle food waste whilst keeping containers clean.

From April, food waste will be taken to a different facility where they are able to remove plastic bags during the recycling process and use them to generate power.

The Anaerobic Digestor in Holsworthy, Devon will convert food waste into electricity, and the liquid fertiliser that is also produced ensures that essential nutrients are returned to the land.

Compostable liners will still be accepted however, Teignbridge Council will no longer be supplying approved liners to local stockists for resale.

More essential information about the waste and recycling service will be inside the annual recycling guide and calendar that is being delivered to households across Teignbridge at the beginning of April.  In the meantime, for more details about the weekly food waste collection service visit

Tedburn Kitchen

Can you help with our community project?

The idea is that we give the gift of a home-cooked, oven ready meal to people who might have trouble cooking at the moment, maybe due to moving home, illness, a new baby, or having lost a loved one.  The Methodist church provides freezer space and containers for meals.  If you’re cooking, you put a few extra portions aside and give to one of our members, to freeze, ready to give when needed. We then co-ordinate delivery of the meals to people who need them, by friends or neighbours.

In our first month we have provided more than 30 meals to local households, and have received lots of lovely thankyou messages.

If you can help, with occasional cooking, or (just as important) letting us know of people who might need this, you can contact Helen Fry on 07772 436516, or search ‘Tedburn Kitchen’ on facebook.

Tedburn Kitchen is a project based at Tedburn Methodist Church.


The following dates have been booked for informal drop-in surgeries with Community Beat Officer Jon Croft/PCSO Paul Tucker.          

Parishioners are invited to attend police surgeries on the following dates to discuss matters of local importance or to talk confidentially with your local policing team.

Thursday 27th July 2017                 18.00-19.00 Pathfinder Village Hall


‘Your Tedburn – Our History’

The Little Chapel Trustees and the Parish Council are working together to set up a permanent display of our village history in the Little Chapel which will be open to the public on a regular basis.

As you will know from recent displays in the Village Hall we have a multitude of articles, letters, cuttings and artefacts from the last hundred years or so. We would like to be able to display these for the enjoyment of parishioners and visitors.

We have a number of people interested in helping with the project but we need help with:

  • Display of items
  • Cataloguing and Archiving
  • Management of the Project

If you can help, please contact either Terry Wood 01647 61454 or

Gil Bellshaw 01647 61479           Email:


Need something to do on a Tuesday evening then why not try BADMINTON in the village hall?

Any age, any ability, fun and fortnightly. You never know you could be an Olympic Champion!

Contact Malcolm on 01647 61511.

2nd Tuesday of the month, check the Tedburn Times for dates 7pm-11pm or just drop in.

See you there.


Acorn is looking for volunteer’s to help us continue to support the elderly and vulnerable in our communities. Whilst we live in a beautiful part of the country, our rural location can be isolating for some individuals. Acorn works hard to reduce this isolation by support the emotional and social needs of the elderly.

We are in search of volunteers who can contribute some volunteering time. That could be anything from 1 hour a month to one morning a month.

The services that need support are:

  • being prepared to drive clients to appointments such as the GP surgery, hospital or podiatry clinics;
  • driving our minibus to Sainsbury’s so our clients can do their shopping (minibus training provided);
  • Engaging with our clients at our various services which include coffee mornings, lunch clubs and much much more

If you have any time please do call Jackie Thomas on 01647 252701.


Free service – Tedburn Community Library
Need something different to read without going into town? Come and see our large selection of books and dvds. Open Saturdays
10am till 12 and Thursdays 3 till 4.30 in the Methodist Hall, when possible. No charge or membership required (yes, really. We just ask that you return the books when finished). We are very grateful for extra volunteers and also small donations of ‘popular’ books & dvds in good condition. Any enquiries to Chris on 61311. Thank you.

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