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Two people cycling on Exeter Quay

Bike Month will help ‘get Devon moving again’

Cycling is part of a nationwide strategy to encourage everyone to travel actively, help reopen the economy and keep coronavirus at bay.

Posted on: 29 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
coronavirus cell

Local Outbreak Plans will be supplementary to national testing and tracing arrangements

Last Friday (22 May), the Government announced that Councils will receive a share of an extra £300m to help establish local outbreak plans which will include local coordination and management of infection control and of local testing and tracing arrangements.

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Photo of a specimen bus pass

National Bus Pass use to revert to standard operating times

Friday 5 June will be the last day that National Bus Pass holders in Devon can use their passes before 9:30am – as the scheme returns to standard operating times

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Road Safety GB poster

Advice to take extra care, however you travel

Devon County Council is encouraging all road users to take extra care on roads, pavements and cycle routes as more people start to travel around the county

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Council welcomes extra funding for local authorities to develop new COVID-19 track and trace plans

Devon County Council has welcomed today’s Government announcement that local councils are to play a central role in developing new local track and trace plans for their local areas.

Posted on: 22 May 2020
Photo of a Co Delivery bike

Funding secured to encourage active business travel

A joint project led by Devon County Council has secured Government funding to encourage active business travel in Exeter as part of efforts to be carbon neutral by 2030

Posted on: 21 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
hands with a red love heart painted on them

In the words of a social worker — thank you to foster carers

One of our children’s social workers has written about why foster carers deserve a huge thank you, especially now. Read about his experience of working with vulnerable children, and how foster carers make such a difference to young people’s lives.

Posted on: 21 May 2020
Empty street

Pandemic offers glimpse into a carbon neutral future

Lower traffic levels and energy use has led to a 23 per cent drop in emissions during April

Posted on: 21 May 2020
waste at recycling centre

Punchbowl Recycling Centre in Crediton to open seven days a week from Friday 22 May

The recycling centre will be open 9am – 5pm weekdays and 10am -6pm weekends.

Posted on: 21 May 2020
outside of the modern looking training academy building

Big boost for Devon’s economic recovery

A major step to boost Devon’s economy after lockdown is being taken by the county council and partners Exeter College.

Posted on: 21 May 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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