Waste recycling

Major waste contract in North Devon and Torridge awarded to Suez

The ten-year contract  will run from February 2019 to February 2029 and is worth approximately £60million with an option to extend for a further five years.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Funding helps lone asylum seeking children make new lives in Devon

Devon County Council has successfully applied for funding to support unaccompanied children, often fleeing conflict in their native country, who arrive seeking asylum in the UK.

Posted on: 17 January 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 4 Comments

Towns and Parishes Together fund benefits Devon communities

If you’ve got a good idea for a project, something that’ll really benefit people in your community, but it needs start-up funding to get going, we and Devon’s District Councils have funding available for projects that ‘enhance and make a difference to communities.’

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | Posted in: | 2 Comments

College on course to regain Ofsted good

Dawlish Community College is on course to become a good school again according to independent education inspectors.

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | Posted in: Education | No Comments

Overnight closures of Sandygate roundabout

Junction 30 of the M5 will be closed overnight on Monday 22 January, Tuesday 23 January and Wednesday 24 January to complete line painting work at Sandygate roundabout

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | Posted in: Environment | 5 Comments
children playing school

Stark funding gap remains between schools in Devon and London

Education chiefs in Devon are renewing their campaign for fair funding for schools with a detailed dossier on the stark funding gap that still exists with the South East.

Posted on: 16 January 2018 | Posted in: Education | No Comments
Road closed sign

Sinkhole in Bideford to be repaired next week

The sinkhole in Grenville Street in Bideford will be backfilled and reinstated by Wednesday 17 January after no damage was found to any storm drains beneath the road

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Council call to carers – let us know who you are

While today’s news stories often focus around the financial and demand pressures on the NHS and social services, there’s a silent workforce out there that is more than pulling its weight, and that is also feeling the strain.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | Posted in: | 11 Comments

Change4Life hits the road to help Devon families take control of their children’s snacking

Families in Devon will get tips for healthier snacking when the Change4Life roadshow comes to Newton Abbot Tesco on Thursday 18 January

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Flood improvement schemes approved for Ivybridge and Uplyme

Devon County Council’s Cabinet has approved flood improvement schemes in Ivybridge and Uplyme to provide greater protection to homes in the two communities

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
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