Royal recognition for community champions

Twelve community champions and two volunteer groups, all from Devon, received their Royal honours at a double awards ceremony on Friday 12 October.

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in: Community

Tinkerers, tailors and expert fixers urged to join Repair Cafe revolution

And its not just fixers and repair people they need – each café needs volunteers to help in a variety of roles from greeting to admin.

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Businesses enlisted to help combat modern slavery

From December a small team of specialised trading standards auditors will be trained in an initial pilot. They will then pass what they have learned to trusted local traders who are part of the Buy With Confidence scheme (BWC).

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in:

Residents views sought on revised plans for Bishop’s Tawton Roundabout

A public consultation on revised plans to improve Bishop’s Tawton Roundabout is underway. An underpass has been added to the design to provide a pedestrian connection across the roundabout.

Posted on: 17 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment
Picture of an elderly lady at home receiving care and support. The lady is in the kitchen and her care worker is stood with her as they prepare a meal.

Stark warning leads to call for more home care workers across Devon

As the Government announces measures to reduce the impact of additional winter pressures on critical front line health services, local Councils are taking steps to prevent people from going to hospital with preventable complaints or to help them return home as quickly as possible after treatment.

Posted on: 16 October 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Operation Rogue Trader targets Devon’s doorstep criminals

Rogue traders and aggressive doorstep sellers across Devon and Somerset were targeted by Police and Trading Standards officers in a joint operation last week.

Posted on: 15 October 2018 | Posted in: Community
wind turbine

EU cash will boost Devon’s low carbon sector by up to £16m

£3m will support the delivery of several projects to help the region reduce carbon emissions, reduce costs and improve services.

Posted on: 15 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment
Councillor James McInnes

Devon councillor elected national chair of school funding campaign

Devon has a new national champion in the continuing fight for fair funding for schools.

Posted on: 15 October 2018 | Posted in:
Squeezing juice at Farmwise Devon 2017

Primary school children get hands on at Farmwise

Primary school children from around 35 schools across Devon will descend again on Westpoint next week, to get close up and hands-on with life on the farm.

Posted on: 12 October 2018 | Posted in: Community
Driving in the Rain

Weather Warning: Storm Callum roads advice

There could be a total of up to 40mm of rainfall on Friday and Saturday (12 – 13 October) in southwest Devon and up to 14mm on the south and southwest facing slopes of Dartmoor.

Posted on: 12 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment
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