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Photo of one way system in Queen Street

Temporary layout measures introduced in Queen Street in Exeter

Temporary changes have been introduced to the road layout in Queen Street in Exeter as part of the Government’s Active Travel Fund initiative

Posted on: 15 February 2021 | Posted in: Environment
Image of a coronavirus swabbing test

Community Testing available in Barnstaple

A second Community Testing Centre, offering rapid coronavirus tests that provide results within the hour, is opening this Wednesday, 17 February.  This one in Barnstaple.

Posted on: 15 February 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Photo of Councillor Andrea Davis carrying out a turf cutting

North Devon Link Road improvements underway

Work has started today (Monday 15 February) on the major upgrade of the North Devon Link Road

Posted on: 15 February 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Photo of a mobile phone

New scheme aims to improve mobile phone coverage

Mobile phone coverage in some of the most rural areas of Devon and Somerset is set to be improved under a new scheme launched by Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS)

Posted on: 15 February 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Photo of the Viridoe Energy Recovery Facility in Exeter

Carbon reducing multi-million pound heating network backed

Plans for a new carbon emission-reducing, energy efficient district heating network have been unveiled which will support efforts to tackle climate change by cutting emissions from a new housing development by up to 70%

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Posted in: Environment

Consumers called on to cut carbon footprint by buying better quality clothes, locally

‘Fast fashion’ industry is the second highest carbon-creating industry in the world, and if you do buy new clothes, better-quality, ethically sourced items from a local retailer is more sustainable

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Posted in: Environment
delivering groceries to elderly vulnerable

More hardship cash for struggling Devon residents

A new hardship fund is being set up for local people struggling with their finances as a result of the pandemic, with £600,000 in the County Council budget for 2021/22 to support those who need short-term emergency assistance

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Posted in: Community
Photo of a pothole being repaired

Extra cash for pothole repairs

An extra £600,000 will be added to the county council’s roads budget if approved at the full council meeting on Thursday 18 February

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Posted in: Environment
close up of hands washing in the sink

Case rates are low, but please do not become complacent

Devon has the lowest case rates of all upper tier council authorities in the country, with six of the county’s eight District areas among those with fewest cases of coronavirus.

Posted on: 11 February 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
car driver pulls up with window down in order to take the swab and do the test

Businesses encouraged to use Community Testing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus

Devon County Council is contacting businesses in the Exeter area to encourage firms whose staff attend the workplace rather than work from home, to take up lateral flow tests to identify carriers of the virus, if they’re not already accessing regular testing.

Posted on: 11 February 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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