MP says faster broadband is vital for Devon’s economy

Central Devon MP Mel Stride says access to faster broadband for rural businesses is vital for the future of Devon’s economy

Posted on: 7 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Double award celebration for Slapton realignment scheme

Devon County Council’s project to reinstate the A379 at Slapton has won the Transport Project of the Year Award and the Transportation Environment Award at the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation Awards

Posted on: 7 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Somerset farmer banned from keeping livestock for 10 years

Brian Churches, 58, of Yew Tree Farm, Rodney Stoke,was convicted for a range of animal welfare offences at his two farms.

Posted on: 7 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Travel Devon helps another major employer to commute sustainably

Travel Devon’s support of the Pennon Group follows its work with IKEA last year.

Posted on: 7 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment
A volunteer fixer wearing watch-makers eye glasses

The Big Fix breaks record for items fixed at a repair cafe

32 volunteer general fixers, electricians, upcyclers and upholsterers from repair cafes cross Devon worked non-stop to repair 268 items

Posted on: 6 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment
Teign Estuary Trail

Teign Estuary Trail proposals to go before Cabinet

Devon County Council’s Cabinet is being asked next week (Wed 13 March) to progress with a planning application for the next section of the Teign Estuary Trail and a strategy to complete gaps in the route

Posted on: 6 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment
Cllr John Hart sat at a desk

Council leader reacts angrily to post-Brexit funding announcement

Cllr Hart, Leader, Devon County Council and Chair, South West Councils, said: “Yet again the South West is the poor relation to the rest of the country.

Posted on: 5 March 2019 | Posted in: Politics
Photo of a road closed sign

Overnight road closures for improvement work to A385 in Totnes

Overnight closures (from 7pm-7am) will be needed for five nights on Station Road and Ashburton Road, in Totnes, starting from Monday 11 March in order to carry out essential resurfacing

Posted on: 4 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Overnight work on Exe Bridges to start on Monday 4 March

Motorists are being reminded that overnight resurfacing work at Exe Bridges in Exeter will start on Monday evening (Monday 4 March)

Posted on: 1 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment
picture of two secondary school age children sat working at a desk

More families apply for secondary school places in Devon

There’s been another increase in the number of children applying for a place at a secondary school in Devon this year.

Posted on: 1 March 2019 | Posted in: Education
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