22 Jul

The Crab Shed opens in Salcombe

A new restaurant has opened beside the Fish Quay in Salcombe which specialises in fresh locally caught fish. Its proximity to the Crab factory and fish quay means that the fish and seafood has travelled yards rather than miles and minutes rather than days. The Crab Shed prides itself on its fresh produce caught responsibly by local fisherman. The restaurant has a prime position overlooking the estuary with great views in a stunning new building.

Robert and Anna Johnstone of Salcombe Crab Traders who own the Crab Shed worked with the DR Company and South Hams District Council to get the project off the ground. Salcombe Crab Traders received grant funding of £15,000 from the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group and £35,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund.

Robert Johnstone said “Our aim is to provide fresh sea food with known provenance with excellent service at a reasonable price. We have been overwhelmed by the support from local fishermen. It is great to get the Crab Shed project off the ground and we opened our doors on 6 June. Our thanks go to the DR Company whose help we found invaluable in steering us through the process of applying for and getting European funding. It makes so much difference to a small business such as ours and we have created 10 new jobs which is great for the area.”

You can find the Crab Shed at the end of the Fish Quay, Gould Road on Salcombe waterfront. To find out more or to book phone 01548 844280 or visit the website www.crabshed.com


09 Jul

£3.7m of new money for Dartmoor and South Devon

We have been given an early indication that Greater Dartmoor LEAF and South Devon Coastal LAG may benefit from approximately £3.7 million of new funding starting in January 2015. To secure the money for our area, and to get as much as possible (we may even be able to get more), we need you to let us know about your project ideas that will help to improve the local economy.  This may be employing more people and helping businesses grow and become more profitable. The more ideas we have the better our chance of getting more money. To discuss your ideas please email us