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Photo of cyclist Freddie Scheske with Councillor Stuart Hughes and Pamela Woods

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
sun glasses

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
Photo of a train at Newcourt Rail Station

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
#backthefuture climate challenge ideas

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
elderly lady in village hall

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
a caring hand resting over the hand of a vulnerable person

COVID-19 measures in care homes to continue

Care home providers say their residents are extremely vulnerable. Visits from family and friends are important but it is vital that they protect residents from COVID-19 and other infectious illnesses that are currently circulating in the community.

Posted on: 15 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Book now for free Farmers’ wellbeing webinar

Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is holding a webinar to promote wellbeing in the farming community on Thursday July 22. The pandemic and Brexit have put huge pressure on many of the region’s farmers. In recognition of this,aaa

Posted on: 15 July 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
child playing with building blocks

Devon’s “well-coordinated and effective” response for vulnerable children

Devon’s vital children’s services have provided a well-coordinated and effective response to the challenges of COVID, according to Government inspectors.

Posted on: 15 July 2021

Made in Devon website launched

A new website enables businesses to join up – membership is currently free for the first year.

Posted on: 15 July 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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