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City to Farm 2019 – Help Us Meet Our Target

City to Farm 2019 – Help Us Meet Our Target

10 riders will be cycling from Providence House to East Shallowford Farm between 25-29th August 2019. We are raising funds to help continue the vital work of these 2 amazing charities. Please give generously by clicking here. Or by clicking the …

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Wonderful Summer

Wonderful Summer

As the schools planned for their end of year activities, Shallowford provided the magic that would carry them through the summer and beyond. To different age groups, Shallowford provides different things. However, the magic tends to fall into one of …

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Thank you to our Amazing Volunteers

Thank you to our Amazing Volunteers

The summer has continued with many groups, day visitors, amazing volunteers (Big Hannah has worked miracles to keep us neat and tidy whilst entertaining and myriad of small people), whilst Small Hannah re-arranged the chirping chicks which are growing at …

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History Revealed

History Revealed

The Caravan was not the only historic entity to vanish over the weekend. So did one of the stables once built by Malcolm (then a young lad from Battersea, now a trustee living in Plymouth). This project has exposed a …

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Bins for Food, Bins for Muck

Bins for Food, Bins for Muck

In between our core business, Will Dracup has been busy making sure we remain efficient and up to quality agricultural standards. With help from a local building firm, two bins were moulded from cement, to hold the pig muck and …

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Please send a “Letter of Support for Shallowford Farm”

The plans are now in the hands of the Dartmoor National Park! We have submitted carefully considered, sensitive and meticulously thought out plans to develop the old buildings to provide accommodation and an education facility, along with new farm buildings for housing, caring for and learning about the animals.
For our application to be successful we would REALLY appreciate it if you would send a letter of support (or email) to The Planning Dept, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ or planning@dartmoor.gov.uk

Please could you consider mentioning some (or all) of the following outcomes of a
successful application:
• The visual enhancement of the landscape (removing unsightly old farm buildings)
• Better compliance, H&S and accommodation both for visitors and animals
• Continuation, viability and sustainability of the work of the Trust that has been going on for 40 years, involving 3 generations who still visit the farm regularly.
• Consolidation of the ethos of the farms “hearth” principle which cannot happen if they stay at Bellever Youth Hostel
• Building on the investment in the farmhouse made in 2010
• Building on the development of Elizabeth Braund’s work
• The proposed development is sympathetic and commensurate to the landscape in
which it is set
• The whole development and work of the Trust is woven into the land in which it is set.
• It is a natural evolution of the farm
• Behind the whole development is the desire to maintain a traditional working farm, whilst maximizing the benefit it brings to others

Please pray for these plans, the wisdom of the planners and God’s future for the farm.
Thank you.

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The wild animals honour me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,

Isaiah 43:20

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The Shallowford Trust – A charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England & Wales
Registered office: East Shallowford Farm, Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7PW
Charity number: 1105186 Company no: 4430825