Photo of a gritter at a gritting depot

Take care on Devon’s roads on Christmas Day

Devon’s fleet of gritters are out overnight tonight as freezing conditions are expected in the county from around 5am-9am on Christmas Day

Posted on: 24 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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Overnight repairs planned at Shaldon Bridge in January

Shaldon bridge is due to be closed from 11:30pm on Wednesday 8 January to carry out repairs to two of the piers of the structure

Posted on: 24 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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Recycle Devon encourage everyone to reuse and recycle this holiday season with Golden Ticket competition

Devon residents have the chance to win a Golden Ticket prize to enjoy free days out at all of Devon’s Top Attractions for four people, by pledging to recycle and reuse over Christmas and into 2020.

Posted on: 20 December 2019| No Comments
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Wray Valley Trail completed and open

The entire 11km length of the Wray Valley Trail, which provides an off-road route between Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead, has opened following the completion of the last section between Wray Barton and Lustleigh

Posted on: 20 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| 15 Comments
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Work planned to start on Ivybridge flood risk management scheme

Work is due to start on Monday 13 January to tackle surface water flooding at Claymans Pathway and Slipperstone Drive in Ivybridge

Posted on: 20 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
Photo of pupils and staff from St Sidwell’s C of E Primary School celebrating winning the Leg it to Lapland challenge with a visit from Santa and his Elves

Devon schools travel to Lapland and back 14 times in the ‘Leg it to Lapland’ winter challenge

More than 5,800 Devon pupils took part in Sustrans’ Leg it to Lapland winter challenge – racking up over 60,000 virtual miles of active travel – the equivalent of travelling from Devon to Lapland and back again fourteen times

Posted on: 19 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments

Save your broken possessions for UK’s largest-ever repair café

The Big Fix 2020 will be held on Saturday February 15, and will see up to 109 repair cafés across the UK being held simultaneously.

Posted on: 18 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| 1 Comment
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‘Think before you drink’ message this Christmas party season

With the Christmas party season in full swing, emergency services are encouraging people to think before they drink to reduce the risk of inadvertently drink-driving the morning after

Posted on: 17 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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VideoDevon’s winter teams prepared

So far this winter, around 3,000 tonnes of salt have been used on Devon’s roads and highways teams are ready if temperatures plummet

Posted on: 17 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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VideoNew campaign warns of threat of radicalisation

The Safer Devon Partnership has today launched a campaign featuring a hard-hitting film, warning people of the threat of radicalisation

Posted on: 17 December 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments
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