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night skies with stars and light

Embrace the beauty of darkness this October. Star gazing, space detectives, bats, moths, a dark skies challenge competition and more…

Natural Devon is holding a week of webinars and workshops to encourage appreciation and grow understanding of the importance of dark skies in Devon.

Posted on: 15 October 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of Stover Gatehouse

Stover Country Park praised for “good progress” in maintaining heritage

The annual Heritage at Risk Register published by Historic England has highlighted Stover Country Park, which is a Grade II Registered Park and Garden (RPG), for making progress in maintaining heritage at the site

Posted on: 15 October 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of Emergency Active Travel Fund measures

Councillors support making some active travel measures permanent

A number of “pop-up” measures to support walking and cycling in Exeter are to be made permanent, while public consultation will be carried out on some of the other arrangements in the city

Posted on: 14 October 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of an Ash tree with Ash dieback being felled

Essential maintenance planned on A381 at Totnes

Essential road maintenance, including the removal of Ash dieback infected trees, will be carried out on the A381 Totnes western bypass from Monday 19 October to Friday 13 November

Posted on: 14 October 2020 | Posted in: Environment

New special school for Okehampton wins backing

A new £8 million special school for Okehampton has been backed by county councillors. The school, which would accommodate up to 100 primary and secondary pupils, would be built on the East Okehampton Business Park.

Posted on: 14 October 2020 | Posted in: Education
older gentleman looking out of a window

New advice to people identified as being clinically extremely vulnerable

The Government has published new advice and guidance to support people who are clinically extremely vulnerable. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you this. Theaaa

Posted on: 14 October 2020
Photo of the Grand Western Canal Ranger Service team with their Green Flag Award

Green Flag Awards for Stover and Grand Western Canal Country Parks

Stover Country Park and the Grand Western Canal Country Park have been honoured with Green Flag Awards

Posted on: 14 October 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of Moor Lane roundabout

Moor Lane roundabout improvements complete

The £2.2 million scheme to improve Moor Lane roundabout in Exeter, near junction 29 of the M5, has been completed – adding an extra lane from the direction of Sowton Industrial Estate

Posted on: 13 October 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
man wearing a face covering

Devon is at ‘medium’ alert level. What does that mean?

So what does the Government’s three-tiered system of local COVID Alert Levels in England mean for Devon? Dr Virginia Pearson, Director of Public Health Devon, explains.

Posted on: 13 October 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the three new risk levels to the House of Commons

“We expect that the county will be assigned the ‘medium’ risk level,” says Director of Public Health Devon

In response to the Prime Minister’s statement this afternoon about risk levels, the Director of Public Health Devon made the following statement.

Posted on: 12 October 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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