Extra £2.5 million funding for highway drainage and rural roads

Devon’s road network is to benefit from extra funding, with the County Council’s Cabinet announcing an additional £2 million for rural roads, and an extra £500,000 for highway drainage

Posted on: 10 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Final section of Tithebarn Link Road scheme approved

Councillors have backed construction of a £5.2 million scheme for the remaining section of a vital link to the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point, as well as the development of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the M5

Posted on: 10 February 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy | 1 Comment

Temporary traffic lights in use at Bridge Road in Exeter tonight (Thursday 9 February)

Temporary traffic lights in place overnight on Bridge Road from 11pm to 5am tonight (Thursday 9 February) while work is carried out on new streetlights

Posted on: 9 February 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments

Funding success for Heart of the South West Enterprise Zone

The Heart of the South West LEP Enterprise Zone at Exeter and East Devon and Huntspill in Somerset has taken a step forward as the LEP is awarded £35,000 from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to develop the zone

Posted on: 7 February 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments

Devon secures capital funding for extended nursery entitlement for three and four year olds

Devon County Council has successfully bid for capital funds from the Department for Education to create more nursery places for three and four year olds. The funding enables local authorities to deliver additional places under the new extended entitlement byaaa

Posted on: 7 February 2017 | Posted in: Education | No Comments

Travel advice: Be aware of possible surface water and debris on Devon’s roads

Devon County Council is urging people to be prepared for the potential of disruption on the county’s roads caused by surface water and debris overnight and tomorrow

Posted on: 2 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment | 2 Comments

New campaign encourages public to ‘Be Curious’

A new campaign has been launched to help raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE), modern slavery and violent extremism in Devon

Posted on: 2 February 2017 | Posted in: | No Comments

Devon welcomes calls to tackle HGVs driving on unsuitable roads

Devon County Council has welcomed the Local Government Association’s calls for all HGV drivers to use commercial sat navs and for local authorities to be given powers to tackle drivers flouting height and weight restriction

Posted on: 1 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Heart of the South West Productivity Plan launches in the week of national Industrial Strategy

Last week Government launched its consultation, “Building our Industrial Strategy”, which aims to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country

Posted on: 31 January 2017 | Posted in: Politics | 2 Comments
Jobs in early years and childcare

More early years practitioners needed says Council

An increase in entitlement to free childcare for pre school age children is likely to highlight a shortage of early years practitioners across the UK

Posted on: 30 January 2017 | Posted in: Community | 1 Comment
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