COVID-19 grant creates lasting benefits for Exeter Veterans’ Hub

Virtual support sessions started during lockdown by the Armed Forces Community Support Hub in Exeter, will have long term benefits for the project after proving a hit with users.

Posted on: 7 August 2020 | Posted in: Community
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It’s going to be a hot weekend

The Met Office is forecasting a heatwave over the next few days (from Friday 7 August), so we can expect it to get very hot. Take extra care everyone, and look out for our vulnerable friends and relatives.

Posted on: 7 August 2020
Artist impression of the flood alleviation scheme in Sidmouth

Work to start on scheme to reduce flood risk

The first phase of a £550,000 project to reduce flood risk in Sidmouth, which will also provide an amenity area for the town, is due to start on Monday 17 August

Posted on: 7 August 2020 | Posted in: Environment
VJ Day logo

Devon to mark 75th anniversary of VJ Day

The 75th anniversary of VJ Day – marking the surrender of Japan in 1945 which ended the Second World War – will be commemorated on Saturday 15 August with flags being flown at Devon County Hall

Posted on: 6 August 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Chamber of Commerce membership offered to help aid recovery

Devon County Council has welcomed the new introductory membership being offered free for three months by Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

Posted on: 6 August 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Photo of New Bridge at Chudleigh Knighton

Repairs needed at New Bridge in Chudleigh Knighton

New Bridge at Clay Lane, Chudleigh Knighton, will be closed from Monday 10 August to Friday 28 August while urgent repairs are carried out to protect its foundations

Posted on: 5 August 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Parking team helping support local traders

Devon’s parking enforcement officers are playing their part in helping keep people safe and supporting the economic recovery of the county, while reminding people to park responsibly

Posted on: 4 August 2020 | Posted in: Community
Artist illustration of the Exeter Science Park Grow On Building

Getting Building Fund welcomed

Devon County Council has welcomed investment of £35.4 million from the Government’s Getting Building Fund to the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership for a number of schemes to help kickstart the economy

Posted on: 4 August 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Residents and visitors urged to be tick aware as first UK-acquired case of babesiosis is identified in Devon

Devon’s Public Health team has issued a warning to residents and visitors to be ‘tick aware’ as the first UK-acquired case babesiosis is identified in Devon.

Posted on: 31 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
man holding a newborn baby in his arms

New parents urged to claim Child Benefit even if they haven’t been able to register the birth

Parents in Devon are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their newborns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) say that figures showaaa

Posted on: 30 July 2020
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