The Mary Tavy
Jubilee Group was created by residents of the village of Mary Tavy
to undertake projects for the benefit of the community.
It was set up in the year of the Queen's Diamond
Jubilee and evolved out of an action group which constructed a
footpath, Jubilee Walk. The Group has now put on a huge range
events and has arranged
improvements to the village.
The group is a charity,
set up as a trust.
Take a look at our
facebook page, which will include information on
forthcoming events, planning applications and other
items of interest to the community in Mary Tavy:
An open letter
about Mary Tavy Jubilee Group, Jubilee News, and
22nd August 2020
Coronavirus has to a greater or lesser extent
altered all our lives, and it is inevitable that
some things will not be returning to pre-pandemic
We do hope to be organising events
and activities once again as and when the general
situation improves, but we don't anticipate this
will be for quite some time. When we do feel the
time is right we will concentrate initially on
activities that can be undertaken with social
distancing – perhaps a litter pick or local walks.
It is likely to be a long time before we feel able
to put on anything involving more of a social
gathering, such as the Mary Tavy Live performances.
We had been due to publish issue 37 of Jubilee
News as Coronavirus struck in March; the newsletter
was completely ready to be printed when we decided
we couldn't ask volunteers to do the delivery, which
would have been putting them directly at risk. Then
planned events started to be cancelled one by one
leaving only minimal content anyway. With no events
or activities taking place there has been no purpose
in producing Jubilee News in the intervening months.
Creating Jubilee News has been a huge commitment
for the past eight years, and we have decided to
take this lull in production and in activities as an
opportunity to cease publication. We'd like to take
this opportunity to thank the loyal team of
deliverers, those who have contributed information
for Jubilee News, and the advertisers, many of whom
have been part of every issue since we first offered
As events and activities start
to take place again we will continue to provide
information but will now be doing so via our website
and facebook page, and from time to time via email
to those who've requested to be on the list.
In recent months we're pleased to have been able to
assist Mary Tavy Community Support by securing a
grant from DCC to assist their work helping
vulnerable people within Mary Tavy. We have also
been putting photographs from our Heritage
Collection on the local facebook hub every day,
which many found particularly comforting during
lockdown, and which have brought long-lost friends
back together again. So we may have been
comparatively quiet for a few months, but still
doing what we felt we could do in difficult
As we all slowly adjust to a
new normal the Jubilee Group will continue to play
an important role as a local charity for the
Ali Fife Cook / Michael Fife Cook
/ John Banks
Trustees, Mary Tavy Jubilee Group
for Covid-19 community support
Mary Tavy Community Support, was set up
in the early stages of the Coronavirus crisis.
Mary Tavy Jubilee Group made available up to £500
from its funds to help support the group with any
expenses, including printing of their initial flyer,
and we later applied for a grant from
Devon County Council on behalf of MTCS, providing
them with £495 to
support their work.
This includes expenses for volunteers including transport costs for shopping, medical
or vet trips, for telephone costs for befriending,
for purchase of protective clothing and sanitizer,
and for printing.
Mary Tavy Community Support can be contacted
on firstname.lastname@example.org, 01822 811019.
Regular group and club
meetings in Mary Tavy have been suspended,
but you can still see the list of Clubs and
Local Contacts (pdf) which it is hoped will start up
again later in the year.
General Data Protection Policy (pdf).