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Our Events


Each year the Friends organise events in the Orchard to involve the local community and enhance their awareness and enjoyment of this special green space. These events mark the seasons – a spring event in May to enjoy the trees in blossom and the carpets of flowers in the meadow, and an autumn event in October to gather and press the apples.


The Friends have also revived the ancient west country tradition of a wassail in January, when the trees are encouraged to be fruitful in the coming year with incantations and songs. 

Other events are arranged at the request of local groups like the Cubs and Brownies or one of the local schools.

Upcoming Events

2024 Annual General Meeting


We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 01 May 2024 at 5.00 pm in the Gun Room at Dartmouth Yacht Club.


The agenda for the meeting is:

  1. Minutes of the AGM held on 22 March 2023 and Matters Arising

  2. Election of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer together with up to 5 other committee members

  3. Report on activities of the Friends Group since the last AGM

  4. Report on the Group’s Finances for the year ending 31 December 2023

  5. Review of the Group’s objectives for the current and forthcoming years together with any financial requirements

  6. To consider recommendations of the Committee regarding updating the Constitution (originally drafted in Dec 2014 and revised in March 2019)

  7. Any Other Business


Any Friend of Dartmouth Community Orchard may submit items to be considered under ‘Matters Arising’ and ‘Other Business’ by emailing our Chairman, Peter Shaw.  The deadline for submission of items is Friday 26 April 2024 after which a final agenda will be published to include these extra items (if required).

Please note that members of the community are very welcome to attend but only those whose names appear on the register of Friends will be entitled to vote.

Contact Julie for more information


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