Ash Dieback Disease

Devon County Council are  currently leading the way in the county with positive actions to encourage tree owners to take responsibility for their ash trees and tohave them inspected by a qualified arborist where they present a risk to the Highway … Read More

Grass Snakes in Belstone

A slight movement in the grass, a soft hiss and Bella, our little cocker spaniel, jumps back in surprise. Calling the dog to come to me we both watch as the beautifully patterned snake, about 70cm long disappears into the … Read More

First chiffchaff in Belstone?

The first chiffchaff of the year was seen in a Belstone garden yesterday (Monday 25 February) and confirmed today when it opened its mouth and started chiffchaffing. This is by far the earliest date that I have seen or heard … Read More

Merlins over Belstone

It was a dramatic afternoon in the skies over Belstone on 2 December.  Two Merlin Mk 3 helicopters from 846  Naval Air Squadron based at Yeovilton had been tasked by DNPA to airlift 14 bags, each containing about one tonne … Read More

Moths at Belstone

Butterfly Conservation’s project All the Moor Butterflies aims to save some of the South West’s most threatened butterfly and moth species by working with landowners to help them conserve species such as the High Brown and Pearl-Bordered Fritillaries, as well … Read More

Belstone Church News – August 2018

A big thank you to Kate Little for arranging the flowers for the recent Church Flower Festival at All Saints. It was lovely to see the offerings from all the local Churches. Well done to everyone involved. At the moment, … Read More

Belstone and Sticklepath Church News July 2018

The sun shone on our day of spring-cleaning Belstone Church and the graveyard. We had a fabulous turnout of 18 people to help clean the windows, polish the brass and pews. With all the help clearing the outside, Michael Ash … Read More

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