young children lying on grass

Fostering Devon recruits record number of foster carers

Following a massive recruitment drive a record number of families in Devon have signed up to provide safe, caring homes for the 700 plus children and young people in Devon who are not able to live with their birth families

Posted on: 6 August 2019
Picture of Tavistock Ring and Ride leaflet

New operators for Tavistock Ring and Ride

Tavistock’s Ring and Ride service will be run by Westlands Transport from Monday (5 August) after Tavistock and District Local Transport Partnership (TDLTP) decided to cease operating

Posted on: 2 August 2019 | Posted in: Community
Bishop's Tawton roundabout

Plans submitted for Bishop’s Tawton roundabout improvements

A planning application has been submitted for proposed improvements at Bishop’s Tawton roundabout – part of the multi-million scheme to upgrade the A361 North Devon Link Road between Bideford and South Molton

Posted on: 2 August 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy
South Devon Highway

South Devon Highway compensation claim process to re-start

More people are now eligible to apply for compensation resulting from the impact of the development of the South Devon Highway following a review of traffic data

Posted on: 2 August 2019 | Posted in: Environment
Double yellow lines

Consultation to include double yellow lines in care worker parking scheme begins

Residents are invited to have their say on Devon County Council proposals to allow care and health professionals to use yellow lines restrictions when visiting clients at home.

Posted on: 1 August 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Computer image of the Roundswell Enterprise Centre

Funding secured for North Devon Enterprise Centre

Funding for the North Devon Enterprise Centre has been secured by Devon County Council from the European Regional Development Fund and the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal

Posted on: 1 August 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy

New scheme launches to encourage businesses to be breastfeeding friendly

The Devon Positive About Breastfeeding Scheme urges all businesses in the county to make their environment as friendly and comfortable as possible to encourage parents, and particularly breastfeeding mothers, to feel confident feeding there.

Posted on: 31 July 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Bus

Bus Users UK says Devon bus services faring better than most other counties

Devon County Council has won praise from leading transport charity Bus Users UK for bucking the national trend to reduce bus services, despite the ongoing pressures on local authorities to cut costs

Posted on: 31 July 2019 | Posted in: Environment
car at an electric vehicle charger

Leading the charge – new scheme will quadruple electric car charge points in Exeter

Devon County Council (DCC) has formed a consortium with two private sector companies, ZAPINAMO and Gamma Energy, to install and operate 150 electric car charge points on the streets of Exeter over the next two years.

Posted on: 29 July 2019 | Posted in: Environment

DCC’s procurement process improves delivery of public schemes

The Southern Construction Framework (SCF) enables public sector bodies including councils, hospitals, universities and emergency services to access best practice construction procurement, across the South West and South East of England.

Posted on: 26 July 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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