Pre-loved designer dresses

Bridal Preloved
Bridal Preloved (Bridal Preloved)

You will find Bridal Reloved Tavistock situated at the top of Market Street.

We opened in March 2020 and sell a range of new (end of line), ex-sample and preloved designer wedding dresses all priced at half the original RRP or less! We stock dresses from size 6 - 32 and all our dresses are ready to purchase on the day.

We have over 180 dresses in store and not only will our brides find a beautiful dress at a bargain price but each purchase they make will slow the life of the garment, reducing the worlds carbon emissions and saving beautiful dresses from ending up in landfill.

The shop is owned by mother and daughter, Sue and Kate and each ‘bride to be’ is offered exclusive use of the boutique for their private 2-hour appointment.

They are welcome to bring a small group of guests and we hope to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience for each of our customers. We have new stock arriving every week so there is always something different to see so please contact us if you would like to book an appointment to try on our dresses!

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It's the eco-friendly way to shop

Kilworthy Kapers
Kilworthy Kapers wholefoods (Kilworthy Kapers)

We try to do what we can to help the environment.We can refill your Ecover bottles with laundry liquid, washing up liquid and fabric conditioner to reduce the use of plastic.

All our Queenswood labelled packaging for dried fruit, nuts and seeds etc can be returned to our shop and is then taken by our supplier every week for recycling.Over the past year many of the manufacturers have been replacing their plastic packaging for more eco friendly material.

Our various suppliers list about 20,000 items of goods.Clearly we cannot stock everything but most goods are available in single bag /tin/box etc. So give us a call to see if we stock the product you want.If we don’t then we can add it to one of our twice weekly orders. There is no minimum cost involved.

We have continued to operate phone and collect. Place an order over the phone, pay by card and pick up.

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This is the year to embrace renewable energy

Solar panel installation
Solar panels (Carbon Saving)

With the Energy Bills Support Scheme set to finish at the end of June 2023 (the non-repayable discount supported by the government) most UK homeowners are starting to look for alternative ways to fuel their homes.

Energy regulator, Ofgem, announced in late November that the Energy Price Guarantee price cap is set to rise to an annual level of £4,279 in January 2023.

Thomas Read, company director of Carbon Saving Group comments: ‘We’ve seen an uplift in enquiries and subsequent bookings for solar panels and air source heat pumps. People are generally fed-up with the lack of control they have over their home energy bills.’

For a typical household using direct debit, some customers could see their monthly payments increase by around £67. Money that could be used to contribute towards a new solar system to generate your own clean electricity.  

Solar panel installations carried out by MCS certified companies can benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme earning from surplus electricity generated. Whilst the Boiler Upgrade (BUS) scheme, provides an upfront grant of £5k towards the cost of installing an air source heat pump. Thomas Read concludes: ‘2023 is definitely the year to embrace renewable energy for the home’.’

For more information contact Carbon Saving Group here  

Thinking about energy saving and home improvements?

Tamar Energy
The Tamar Energy team (Tamar Energy )

The energy and cost of living crises have put a lot of households under strain and peaked interest in options for reducing heat and power costs in the home.

Take some time during Great Big Green Week to think about this, in readiness for the colder weather. We’ll be out and about through over the next weeks to meet and chat with you.

We’ll be: exhibiting as part of the ‘All Things Green’ display in Tavistock Library from Sat. 10th June to Sat. 17th June, as well as

in Tavistock Farmers Market on Saturday 10th June (in Bedford Square)

at Hatherleigh Festival on Saturday 8th July

joining the Carnival procession in Tavistock on Sat. July 15th

taking part in Ecofest in Tavistock Meadows on Sat. 29th July.

If you’d like us to come along to your event, or give a talk to your group, parish, community … in West Devon or SE Cornwall … please get in touch.

Tamar Energy Community is a not-for-profit community energy organisation providing independent energy advice and support across West Devon and SE Cornwall.

If you’ve got time to spare and you’d like to get more involved in community energy, for example helping us with social media, IT, or more technical stuff, we’d be delighted to hear from you. 

You can contact us by email here or via our website here or call us: 0800-233-5414.

Get active... and save the planet!

Walkable Tavistock  map
Walkable Tavistock map (Transition Tavistock)

Transition Tavistock connects people looking for ways to tackle climate change and protect nature. The volunteer-run initiatives arise from members’ ideas for ways to make a practical difference at local level.

The most recent is the popular Walkable Tavistock Map, encouraging active travel to help both people and planet. Past projects set up flourishing new organisations, such as Tamar Energy Community and Tavistock Community Gardeners.

Transition Tavistock is among groups showcasing community action for the environment through Tavistock Library’s Great Big Green Week display (10th to 17th June). A list of other local events linked to the week is at

At their Midsummer Meeting on Tuesday 20th June, Transition Tavistock host a showing of Cornwall Climate Care’s thoughtful exploration of food, farming and climate: “Food for Thought” with discussion led by the filmmaker.

The evening, starting at 7pm at Tavistock United Reformed Church, includes the AGM, reflecting on progress and deciding on priorities for the year to come. Everyone is welcome to bring head, heart, hands and help shape the future. Free entry – donations welcome. For details, or to sign up for monthly news, click here

Meet the next generation of hot water technology

Aurtek (Aurtek)

According to Citizens Advice, we all face decades of higher energy bills causing financial hardship as incomes get squeezed.

Today’s challenging dilemma, fix or renew the gas/oil boiler or take the plunge and switch to a heat-pump?

Chris Farrell of Aurtek is a leading innovator of improved heating and hot water systems, having pioneered new categories of energy efficiency including GasSaver, that saves 37% of domestic hot water energy from an A-rated condensing gas boiler, now recognised in UK and European regulations.

Chris recognises that after years of promoting efficiency, energy-labels and building-regulations still have the potential to mislead consumers about their future energy costs.

Aurtek’s heating solutions help answer the dilemma by improving efficiency above and beyond that recognised in regulations.

As the head of energy efficiency at Ofgem once said, the problem is that you save too much gas and therefore discredit the statements of the regulatory authorities. These words say much about why families and businesses face financial hardship and how more should be done to lower energy bills.

Aurtek covers Devon and Cornwall providing annual gas/oil boiler servicing, repairs and power-flushing as well as energy consulting and installations for larger properties with under-floor heating and multi-bathroom needs.