* Dartmoor planners have turned down an application for a certificate of lawfulness for the Magpie Bridge caravan park which would have helped clear the way for development into a retirement community of residential prefabs.

They decided it would be a change of use. But the applicants, Barton Park Homes of Plymouth, are likely to appeal, although they may wait for the outcome of similar arguments elsewhere. Meanwhile, no comment from them.

* People have been asking if the local scouts will run a Christmas postal service for the village, as they have done in past years. Answer is No – the organiser has dropped out and nobody else can take it on just now.

* Coming up

Tonight (Fri Dec 7): Dickensian Night in Tavistock … Mamma Mia at Meavy Cinema … Panto season opens with Jack & The Beanstalk on in Exeter … for more panto listings, see our What’s On calendar


Saturday Dec 8: Paddington 2 at Yelverton Cinema.

Sunday Dec 9: Film of new London stage production of King & I showing at The Wharf.

Tuesday Dec 11: Public meeting 3-6 at Yelverton Memorial Hall to explain and discuss Dartmoor NPA’s attempts to draw up a new strategy for Dartmoor. And from 7.30 pm, in Horrabridge parish hall, Horrabridge Parish Council’s monthly meeting.

Tuesday Dec 11: Horrabridge Times Chess Club at Leaping Salmon.

Friday Dec 14: Devonshire Association hosts historian Chris Thomas talking about the mediaeval longbow from 7.30 pm at 50 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AU.

Cavaliers’ bottle auction in the London Inn.

And local reggae champs The Kingstons, featuring Horrabridge drummer Malcolm Bray, at The Wharf in Tavistock. If our plan works, you might be able to hear a track from their new EP


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