Tougher action to be taken against drivers who persistently avoid paying parking fines

As part of a review of highway management, the County Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals to take tougher action against drivers who repeatedly contravene parking restrictions and avoid paying penalty charges

Posted on: 13 June 2018 | Posted in: Environment
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Overnight closures on A380 at Marldon

Overnight closures from 7pm – 6am will be needed on the A380 Preston Down roundabout at Marldon between Monday 25 June and Friday 6 July for resurfacing and barrier replacement

Posted on: 13 June 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Pioneering new programme shows Devon leading the way in diabetes prevention

Healthier Devon is a new support programme for people at the highest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Once referred by their GP, these people will receive sustained help over a two-year period to make positive changes to their lifestyle, through a combination of one-to-one and group sessions.

Posted on: 13 June 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Applications invited for Business Promotion Grant

Business Promotion Grants of up to £1,500 are available to help firms who are looking to reach new customers to promote their products and services to audiences at high profile UK trade shows and events

Posted on: 12 June 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Campaign launched to help prevent the number of toddlers being accidentally poisoned by making the home safer

Trading Standards is aiming to reduce the number of incidents in which babies and toddlers (under fives) are being accidently poisoned in Devon, Somerset and Torbay.

Posted on: 12 June 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Communities to be updated on A379 realignment scheme at drop-in sessions

Public drop-in sessions will be held at Slapton Village Hall on Thursday 21 June and Strete Parish Hall on Monday 25 June to update people on the progress of plans to reinstate the A379

Posted on: 11 June 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Support offered at event for Innovation in Healthy Ageing Programme

Workshops will be held at Cullompton Community Centre on Wednesday 27 June, from 9am until 4.30pm, to provide practical support on funding applications through the Innovation in Healthy Ageing Programme

Posted on: 6 June 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Tour of Britain Stage 2 marked by historic race through Victorian market

Devon has a long history of hosting exciting and challenging stages of the Tour of Britain, and this year will be no exception.

Posted on: 5 June 2018 | Posted in: Environment
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Council consults on ways to improve library services to rural and isolated communities

Devon County Council wants to consider ways of improving library services in rural areas in order to reach more people who can’t easily access Devon’s 50 public libraries.

Posted on: 5 June 2018 | Posted in: Community

County Council unwraps new strategy to reduce plastic waste

The ‘Plastics Strategy’ outlines how various single-use plastic food and beverage packaging and tableware (such as cutlery and cups) will be removed from Council work locations by 2020

Posted on: 5 June 2018 | Posted in: Environment
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