Category Archives: Dartmoor livestock

Challenge for commoners’ chairman

Ian Mercer has stood down as chairman of the Dartmoor Commoners’ Council after serving for nine years. He was only the second chairman in the council’s 27-year existence. The council was set up following implementation of the pioneering Dartmoor Commons … Continue reading

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Slow down! It’s a common!

This ‘On the Agenda’ article appeared on Headline Environment‘s website on 12 October 2012. Responding to a recent Department of Transport consultation, Kate Ashbrook explains why the Open Spaces Society has advocated a 40mph limit on all roads through commons … Continue reading

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Barbara the red-haired rebel’s centenary

Today, 28 August, Barbara MacDonald would have been 100 years old.  Founder of the Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society, she campaigned for Dartmoor’s livestock and landscape – and much else.  This is what I wrote in the Western Morning News shortly after … Continue reading

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