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‘Be bright, be seen’ as the clocks go back

The clocks go back on 27 October 2019 and Devon County Council is reminding all road users to ‘be bright, be seen’ as it gets darker and weather conditions get worse.

Posted on: 15 October 2019| 5 Comments

Primary schools descend on Farmwise Devon, for their largest show yet

Around 1,600 children enjoyed the opportunity to get first hand experience of how produce is grown, rolling up their sleeves to get stuck in to a range of activities.

Posted on: 15 October 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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Devon appeals for adopters to come forward as number of children waiting increases

Adoption agencies in Devon are working together this National Adoption Week (14-20 October) to appeal for potential adopters to come forward. This comes as numbers of adopters drop to an all-time low in the county and the number of children waiting continues to grow.

Posted on: 14 October 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing| No Comments
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Devon schools’ chief welcomes spending boost

Devon’s schools’ chief is welcoming a big spending boost for education in the county.

Posted on: 11 October 2019 | Posted in: Education| No Comments
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Devon County Council continues to support community projects through Crowdfund Devon

Devon County Council (DCC) has helped various community projects and groups to reach their fundraising targets through the Crowdfund Devon pilot.

Posted on: 10 October 2019| No Comments

“No Cold Callers” scheme launched to combat rural crime and protect South West farmers

The Police are working with Trading Standards officials and NFU Mutual to help protect farmers from criminals who “cold call” at farms to stake out whether there is something worth stealing.

Posted on: 10 October 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments
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New community facilities brought forward for Cranbrook

Devon County Councillors have agreed a proposal to bring forward the development of important community facilities for Cranbrook.

Posted on: 10 October 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments
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Flood protection to be improved in Stokeinteignhead

Councillors have approved a £780,000 scheme to improve flood protection to 45 properties in Stokeinteignhead

Posted on: 9 October 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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Devon County Council aims to be carbon neutral by 2030

Councillors have agreed more ambitious targets as the County Council’s carbon footprint has already reduced by almost 40% since 2012/13 and is likely to reach its 50% reduction target next year, nine years earlier than planned

Posted on: 9 October 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments

County Council Reuse Officer wins national award for ‘outstanding contribution to recycling’

Catherine Causley has been recognised for her success in encouraging more people to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Posted on: 8 October 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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