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New park and change site opens

The new £2.24 million “park and change” site on the eastern edge of Exeter has opened today (Monday 26 July) enabling people to travel into the city or the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone by bus, bicycle or car sharing

Posted on: 26 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment

Stabilisation work underway on A377 at Kingford

The A377 at Kingford in North Devon is currently closed until next Wednesday (28 July) while an essential stabilisation scheme gets underway

Posted on: 22 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Devon County Council leader re-elected as voice for South West

Devon County Council leader John Hart has been re-elected as the chairman of South West Councils for a fifth two-year term.

Posted on: 22 July 2021 | Posted in: Politics
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Illegal tobacco worth almost £60,000 seized

In total 156,840 cigarettes (7,842 Packets of 20) and 36.25Kgs of hand rolling tobacco (725 x 50g pouches) were seized from retailers across the service area. 

Posted on: 21 July 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Devon preparing to welcome The Tour of Britain

A tough 115-mile route from Sherford to Exeter awaits some of the world’s top cyclists when The Tour of Britain returns to Devon on Monday 6 September for Stage Two of this year’s Tour

Posted on: 21 July 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Public Health Devon urges residents to beat the heat and look out for most vulnerable in our communities as temperatures continue to soar

The hot weather can affect anyone, and much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense, but for the most vulnerable such as very young children, older people aged over 75 years old, those who live alone or in a care home and people who have a serious or long term illness, the summer heat can be really quite dangerous.

Posted on: 20 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Devon Suicide Prevention Action Plan – progress report

The plan has been drawn up in partnership with the police, health and mental health providers, the voluntary and community sectors, Network Rail, Highways England, The Samaritans, the Devon Prisons Service and Exeter University.

Posted on: 19 July 2021
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Peninsula Transport launches its vision for the future of transport across the South West

Peninsula Transport has launched its vision for the future of transport across the South West, as part of its work in developing a full regional transport strategy

Posted on: 16 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Devon County Council is encouraging residents to #BackTheFuture with £40k for climate related projects

The Council has made £40k funding available through the #BackTheFuture initiative, which will help individuals, community groups and organisations to make their planet positive ideas a reality.

Posted on: 16 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Funding available to help Devon’s communities reconnect, rebuild and recover

As the country begins to return to some degree of normality, Devon County Council is keen to help local communities get back to doing the things they love safely and confidently, so they’ve created a special fund to support them.

Posted on: 16 July 2021
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