Summer time and the living is hard…

With the school summer holidays underway, residents are being urged to help protect children and young people by being more alert to spot signs of child abuse and neglect and acting on their suspicions by reporting any concerns

Posted on: 30 July 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments
Roadwork sign

Improvement work to start on Ashburton Road in Newton Abbot

Work to develop a pedestrian and cycle route on Ashburton Road in Newton Abbot will start on Monday 30 July, with a temporary one way system on Laurie Avenue from Monday 6 August

Posted on: 25 July 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Religious leaders in Exeter and the police are calling for unity, tolerance and mutual respect.

A joint statement has been released by the Bishop of Exeter, President of Exeter Synagogue, Exeter Mosque, Exeter City Council and Devon and Cornwall Police following recent events in the City and commentary nationally around hate crime.

Posted on: 25 July 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
Fostering in Devon

Council consults on new, fairer fees to boost recruitment of foster carers

Devon County Council is proposing to spend an extra £1 million on foster carers’ fees in order to target care for vulnerable children more effectively and boost recruitment.

Posted on: 25 July 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 3 Comments
Tour of Britain - Dartmouth finish

20 teams announced for Tour of Britain 2018

The final list of 20 teams has now been confirmed and it includes the four British UCI Continental teams that have qualified for the UK’s most prestigious cycle race.

Posted on: 19 July 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Friends of the Earth praises Devon County Council for its pollinator action plan

Devon County Council was one of the first to introduce a pollinators action plan

Posted on: 19 July 2018 | Posted in: Environment | 2 Comments

Live and learn – sign up a to a FREE maths or English course and boost your job prospects

Learn Devon is once again inviting prospective learners to sign onto a free GCSE English or maths course

Posted on: 18 July 2018 | Posted in: Education | 1 Comment

Lane closures on A380 for emergency barrier repairs

Lane closures will be introduced on the A380 near Kingsteignton from 7:30pm this evening (Tuesday 17 July) for essential repairs to the central reservation barriers

Posted on: 17 July 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Work starts on road realignment at Slapton

Work has started on the southern section of the reinstatement of the road between Slapton and Strete Gate, as part of a scheme to reconnect the A379

Posted on: 16 July 2018 | Posted in: Environment | 1 Comment

Full marks to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School for getting pupils to walk, cycle and scoot to school

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Newton Abbot has received the Sustrans Bronze School Mark award at a special celebration event

Posted on: 16 July 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
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