Council tax rise to help fund care for elderly and vulnerable

Devon County Council today (16 February 2017) agreed a 4.99 per cent increase in council tax to help fund a big boost for under-pressure social care.

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | Posted in: Politics | 7 Comments

Big boost for social care spending

Devon County Council today (16 February 2017) backed a big boost on spending for social care and health despite continuing Government cuts.

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | Posted in: Politics | No Comments
County Hall

Call for urgent Government review of council funding

There needs to be an urgent national review of local government funding, according to Devon’s most senior councillors.

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | Posted in: Politics | No Comments
Shaldon Bridge

Shaldon Bridge closed this Friday (17 February 2017)

Shaldon Bridge will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians on Friday (17 February) from 0830 until 2130 while Devon County Council undertake a trial opening following recent repairs, refurbishment and adjustments

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Essential utility diversions needed to prepare for walkway replacement

Work will start on Thursday 23 February on the diversion of a number of utility service connections in Bovey Tracey to enable the replacement of a cantilever walkway in the town

Posted on: 13 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

New trail in Cranbrook officially opened

The “Cranbrook Discovery Trail: Long Orchard” has officially opened in the new town to enable adults and children to explore their local area and stay active

Posted on: 13 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

VideoMid Devon vineyard growing with help of business grant

Wellhayes Vineyard is among the latest small businesses in the Mid and East Devon area to benefit from LEADER REAL Devon funding

Posted on: 13 February 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments

Extra £2.5 million funding for highway drainage and rural roads

Devon’s road network is to benefit from extra funding, with the County Council’s Cabinet announcing an additional £2 million for rural roads, and an extra £500,000 for highway drainage

Posted on: 10 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Final section of Tithebarn Link Road scheme approved

Councillors have backed construction of a £5.2 million scheme for the remaining section of a vital link to the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point, as well as the development of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the M5

Posted on: 10 February 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy | 1 Comment

VideoMore towns and parishes sign up as Road Wardens

More towns and parishes in Devon sign up as Community Road Wardens, enabling them to carry out a range of duties including weed clearance, grass cutting, sign cleaning, small drainage work, and minor road repairs

Posted on: 10 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment | 2 Comments
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