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2015-06-04 - Planning Support

As you may or may not know we recently applied to the Dartmoor National Park Authority for permanent planning permission.

Unfortunately the DNPA refused our application on 10th April.

We received over 400 letters of support and a significant number from our local area. We would like to THANK all the people who wrote in and have supported us mentally, physcially and emotionally. Your support will and has been a huge help to us.

Our next step will be to set out our ap... Read more

2015-02-27 - Draft Letter of Support

Here is a draft letter of support you can use as a guide or simply use the whole thing using copy and paste. 


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Dear Mr Aven

Steward Community Woodland
Application for Planning Permission – Ref 0054/15

I support this application for the following reasons:

The low impact living community and project is meeting the criteria o... Read more

2014-09-17 - Wood Craft Courses

Steward Wood's Sharif Adams has been busy this year turning bowls and carving spoons, cups and pots from locally sourced green wood. He has also been running increasingly popular wood craft courses here in the woods. Teaching one day spoon carving, pole lathe bowl turning and hook tool forging from his woodland workshop. Each course runs for a full day and includes lunch. For more details on the next available date see the courses section of our website ... Read more

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Welcome to the Steward Community Woodland website

We are Steward Community Woodland, a group of people who are living and working together and have been experimenting with...

We live on 32 acres of plantation woodland on a steep hillside, located in the beautiful Wray Valley on the edge of Dartmoor. The community was founded in 2000 and is currently twelve adults and nine children.

There are several ways you can arrange a visit...

Saw Mill

Volunteering - most of our visitors initially come as volunteers, exchanging volunteer time for food and accommodation. This is open to anyone; prior booking is essential. Volunteer weeks coming up are: week commencing 14th Sept, 28th Sept, 19th Oct, 9th Nov, 30th Nov 2015 (NB. weeks in winter may be cancelled if weather very cold).

Group visits - we are visited regularly by groups (for example, students and young people). Please get in touch if your group would like to see the project.

                             Donations

                               You can donate money to the project here.

Last updated: 2015-07-08

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