New Regional Adoption Agency will reduce waiting times for children awaiting adoption

Local authority adoption services in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset are joining forces to become a single regional adoption service, under the banner Adopt South West.

Posted on: 12 April 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

New play area at Grand Western Canal Basin opened

A new £50,000 play area for children aged between three and nine has been unveiled at the Grand Western Canal Basin

Posted on: 12 April 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Collapsed culvert replacement underway

Work is underway to replace a collapsed culvert in Moreton Park Road in Bideford which has caused a sinkhole that is posing a flood risk to nearby properties

Posted on: 12 April 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Vital Devon community buses could face the axe

County Council warns that vital community bus schemes across Devon could have to close if the Government enforces European regulations

Posted on: 11 April 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Dead? Or dead slow?

The British Horse Society has released figures highlighting a rise in incidents between horses and vehicles in Devon. Drivers are being urged to take these key messages on board to help limit such accidents.

Posted on: 9 April 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
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Review seeks fairer fees for foster carers

A review is underway as Devon County Council tries to make a complicated fee structure, less complicated and fairer to foster carers

Posted on: 29 March 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 21 Comments

CDS expands broadband network to thousands more homes and businesses

Nearly 300,000 homes and businesses in rural areas now have access to superfast broadband thanks to Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS)

Posted on: 27 March 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments

People encouraged to report their suspicions

Nearly a third (31 per cent) of parents of under 16s, responding to a YouGov survey*, have worried about a child’s welfare, or about abuse or neglect of a child in their local area.

Posted on: 27 March 2018 | Posted in: | No Comments
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Additional £4.4 million for road repairs in Devon

Devon County Council has welcomed the government’s announcement of an additional £4.4 million for winter damage repairs to the county’s roads

Posted on: 26 March 2018 | Posted in: Environment | 2 Comments

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Newton Abbot, test out designs to increase cycling and walking

New street designs were put to the test outside of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Newton Abbot at a recent event aimed at encouraging more families to walk and cycle to school

Posted on: 26 March 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
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