Photo of flooding in Ivybridge

Work planned to start on Ivybridge flood risk management scheme

Work is due to start on Monday 13 January to tackle surface water flooding at Claymans Pathway and Slipperstone Drive in Ivybridge

Posted on: 20 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
Photo of pupils and staff from St Sidwell’s C of E Primary School celebrating winning the Leg it to Lapland challenge with a visit from Santa and his Elves

Devon schools travel to Lapland and back 14 times in the ‘Leg it to Lapland’ winter challenge

More than 5,800 Devon pupils took part in Sustrans’ Leg it to Lapland winter challenge – racking up over 60,000 virtual miles of active travel – the equivalent of travelling from Devon to Lapland and back again fourteen times

Posted on: 19 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments

Save your broken possessions for UK’s largest-ever repair café

The Big Fix 2020 will be held on Saturday February 15, and will see up to 109 repair cafés across the UK being held simultaneously.

Posted on: 18 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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‘Think before you drink’ message this Christmas party season

With the Christmas party season in full swing, emergency services are encouraging people to think before they drink to reduce the risk of inadvertently drink-driving the morning after

Posted on: 17 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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VideoDevon’s winter teams prepared

So far this winter, around 3,000 tonnes of salt have been used on Devon’s roads and highways teams are ready if temperatures plummet

Posted on: 17 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
Photo of Safer Devon Partnership campaign video

VideoNew campaign warns of threat of radicalisation

The Safer Devon Partnership has today launched a campaign featuring a hard-hitting film, warning people of the threat of radicalisation

Posted on: 17 December 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments

Food waste report endorsed by Cabinet

An action plan to help reduce the amount of food waste in Devon was endorsed by Devon County Council’s ruling Cabinet .

Posted on: 16 December 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing| No Comments
council chamber

Big spending boost for vital county services

Inflation-busting increases in spending on vital services are being planned by Devon County Council.

Posted on: 16 December 2019 | Posted in: Politics| 1 Comment

Atkinson Secure Children’s Home; ‘well-managed, caring, safe and effective’

Ofsted says that the home provides high quality education

Posted on: 13 December 2019 | Posted in: Education| No Comments
Photo of Ilfracombe Infants

High quality education at Ilfracombe Infants say inspectors

Ilfracombe Infant and Nursery School has achieved a remarkable turnaround after independent inspectors said it provided a high quality education in every area of its work.

Posted on: 11 December 2019 | Posted in: Education| No Comments
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