A LOCAL cooperative of rural holiday property owners is having their Annual General Meeting this week, with a network event jam packed with inspirational speakers to enhance our members knowledge of the current climate and opportunities for the future.

Devon Farms & Country Stays is a co-operative of more than 50 country members offering unique accommodation which has been established for over 40 years, covering all locations across Devon. 

At the meeting, there will be: 

- Insights in to future trends of accommodation  and upcoming registration, with Alistair Handyside (PASC)

- Understand more about the changes in the Fire Regulations with Jessica Jones  (Fire Safety Officer)

- Access support through the Future Farming Resilience programme, including tourism and diversification. Marianne McHugh   (Business Information Point) and Matt Ballard (Cosmic)

- Meet customer sustainability demands through organic household cleaning products with Devon based Elmkind.  

A spokesperson for the group, said: ‘We would love to share these fonts of knowledge with fellow country accommodation owners in Devon and invite non/past members to come and join us for an informal gathering with a delicious Devonshire buffet lunch at Kentisbeare village hall EX15 2AB (near Cullompton) on Thurs 9th Nov from 10am.’

To enquire for more information and book your free place, please contact Karen/Alison [email protected]  Tel: 01626 833266  www.devonfarms.co.uk