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Photo of the Viridoe Energy Recovery Facility in Exeter

Carbon reducing multi-million pound heating network backed

Plans for a new carbon emission-reducing, energy efficient district heating network have been unveiled which will support efforts to tackle climate change by cutting emissions from a new housing development by up to 70%

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Posted in: Environment

Consumers called on to cut carbon footprint by buying better quality clothes, locally

‘Fast fashion’ industry is the second highest carbon-creating industry in the world, and if you do buy new clothes, better-quality, ethically sourced items from a local retailer is more sustainable

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Posted in: Environment
delivering groceries to elderly vulnerable

More hardship cash for struggling Devon residents

A new hardship fund is being set up for local people struggling with their finances as a result of the pandemic, with £600,000 in the County Council budget for 2021/22 to support those who need short-term emergency assistance

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Posted in: Community
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Extra cash for pothole repairs

An extra £600,000 will be added to the county council’s roads budget if approved at the full council meeting on Thursday 18 February

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Posted in: Environment
close up of hands washing in the sink

Case rates are low, but please do not become complacent

Devon has the lowest case rates of all upper tier council authorities in the country, with six of the county’s eight District areas among those with fewest cases of coronavirus.

Posted on: 11 February 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
car driver pulls up with window down in order to take the swab and do the test

Businesses encouraged to use Community Testing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

Devon County Council is contacting businesses in the Exeter area to encourage firms whose staff attend the workplace rather than work from home, to take up lateral flow tests to identify carriers of the virus, if they’re not already accessing regular testing.

Posted on: 11 February 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Photo of a gritting lorry

VideoRisk of icy patches and snow showers

Freezing conditions are continuing to grip Devon and there is further risk of snow showers and icy patches early tomorrow morning

Posted on: 10 February 2021 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of a forklift in a warehouse

Freezone bid could be worth millions to Devon economy

Neighbouring authorities of Plymouth City Council, Devon County Council and South Hams District Council have joined forces on a Freeport bid to unlock £35 million pounds of funding for the area

Posted on: 10 February 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Photo of a gritter at a gritting depot

Devon’s gritters gear up for snow

Devon’s gritters are carrying out multiple treatments on the county’s salting routes as there is a risk of up to 5cm of snow over the next 24 hours

Posted on: 8 February 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Free online events to help business owners with their wellbeing

The ‘Listening Ear’ service launched by Devon Communities Together and Devon County Council is hosting a series of free online events, starting on Tuesday 23 February, to help local business owners with their wellbeing during the ongoing pandemic

Posted on: 8 February 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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