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Letter from our Head of Schools about returning to school

Our Head of Education and Learning has written to parents and carers about the re-starting of schools for some year groups.

Posted on: 18 May 2020 | Posted in: Education
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Crowndale Recycling Centre in Tavistock reopens Sunday 17 May for essential use only

To protect the public and staff a series of health protection measures will be in force, including a one-in one-out policy and two-metre social distancing guidelines.

Posted on: 15 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Public Health Annual Report on planetary and human health receives cross party support

The report explores the relationship between the health of people and the health of our planet, including the links between environmental change and emerging infectious diseases such as coronavirus.

Posted on: 15 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Think Twice before you visit SW countryside or beaches urge LRF leaders

Issued on behalf of the Devon and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Resilience Forum With the slight relaxation of lockdown, the South West is warning would-be tourists, second home owners and visitors to the region to ‘think twice’ aboutaaa

Posted on: 14 May 2020
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Tour of Britain postponed until September 2021

The organisers of the Tour of Britain have announced that this year’s race has been postponed until September 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Posted on: 14 May 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Maintenance on public rights of way will assist social distancing

Seasonal vegetation cutting will start next week as Public Rights of Way Wardens ensure that Devon’s network of paths and trails are kept open and are as clear as possible to assist with social distancing

Posted on: 14 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Council issues fresh appeal to recycling centre visitors not to queue on the roads

The phased reopening of Devon’s Household Waste Recycling Centres for essential use only has gone ‘relatively well so far’ says Councillor Andrea Davis, ‘but we are experiencing some problems with traffic queuing back onto the public highway causing a safety issue, which we’re having to address.’

Posted on: 13 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Highway maintenance budgets agreed but programme could be impacted by lockdown

Devon County Council’s Cabinet has set out the authority’s highway maintenance budget for the current financial year but coronavirus lockdown and its after-effects are likely to impact on the delivery of some schemes

Posted on: 13 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Additional funding to help youth clubs through COVID-19

Like many voluntary groups and organisations, youth clubs in Devon are struggling right now to stay afloat, with bills to pay and no income to supplement them. 

Posted on: 13 May 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Devon exploring temporary measures for walkers and cyclists

Devon is actively pursuing a series of temporary measures to support social distancing for walkers and cyclists as part of the Government’s £250 million emergency active travel fund

Posted on: 13 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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