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Learn Devon continues supporting vulnerable learners during lockdown

Learn Devon tutors are going the extra mile to ensure that more vulnerable learners receive the support they need during the current coronavirus pandemic

Posted on: 12 May 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Vulnerable residents urged to still stay at home

The NHS has advised them to not to leave their homes until at least the end of June, even for essential supplies and exercise, in order to minimise face-to-face contact and prevent being exposed to the virus.

Posted on: 12 May 2020 | Posted in: Community
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£1m available to help struggling Devon residents

Help is available for Devon residents struggling with their finances as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve allocated £1m in grant funding to support people who need short-term emergency assistance to afford basic living essentials.

Posted on: 12 May 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Resurfacing planned on A384 near Buckfastleigh

The A384 will need to be closed at Caddaford near Buckfastleigh on Friday 15 May (7am-7pm) and then from Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May (7am-7pm) while resurfacing and patching is carried out

Posted on: 12 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Drainage repairs planned at Clyst St Mary roundabout

Lane closures are due to be in place while drainage repairs are carried out from Monday 18 May to Friday 12 June

Posted on: 12 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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#MyRedThumb Day reminds motorists to avoid distractions while driving

The annual #MyRedThumb Day is being marked today (Tuesday 12 May) to remind everyone about the importance of driving safely and avoiding distractions behind the wheel

Posted on: 12 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Cautious welcome to re-starting the economy, but concerns over a second spike

Devon County Council leader John Hart welcomed the Prime Minister’s statement as providing some hope but said he wanted to see the details of how re-starting the economy could be achieved safely. “We will have to be particularly careful inaaa

Posted on: 11 May 2020
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COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund helps support deaf children and families

The PaddleBoat Theatre Company in Exeter has used grant funding from Devon County Council’s Prompt Action Fund to create sign supported videos and online activities for deaf children and their families during lockdown.

Posted on: 11 May 2020 | Posted in: Community

Good progress on repairs to Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh

Repairs to the Grade II Listed Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh are progressing well and are expected to be completed this week

Posted on: 11 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Dartmouth

Please stay where you are – the plea from tourism, councils and the police

Local government, tourism organisations including the National Parks and the police are working together to reinforce the message to stay at home and avoid tourist hot spots this coming weekend.

Posted on: 7 May 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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