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Devon taking action to remove Ash dieback infected trees

Almost 1,500 Ash dieback infected trees are to be removed from alongside Devon’s major road network this summer in order to protect public safety

Posted on: 7 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Director of Public Health encourages people to not put themselves at unnecessary risk

“Controlling the continued spread of the virus is down to us.  We do that by being careful, and continuing to take precautions that protect ourselves and others. Please continue choosing to take steps that minimise risk to ourselves and to others, even when that choice is ours to make.”

Posted on: 6 July 2021
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Devon launches Natural Capital Challenge Fund

A new Natural Capital Challenge Fund has been launched by Devon County Council as part of its economic recovery programme and to create employment and training opportunities in Devon’s natural capital economy

Posted on: 6 July 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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New bus timetable booklets out now

The latest bus timetable information in Devon, covering all of the districts across the county and all service operators, is now available in handy booklets

Posted on: 6 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment

Top climate scientist tells Citizen’s Assembly: ‘We must act now…”

“We are now way outside what the earth has seen for 800,000 years, and in excess what our species (has ever) experienced…”

Posted on: 5 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Network Rail commences ownership of Dartmoor Line and Okehampton station

Another ‘key’ milestone in reopening the Dartmoor Line has been reached with Devon County Council transferring ownership of the northern part of Okehampton station to Network Rail

Posted on: 2 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Thank You Day on Sunday 4 July

This Sunday is Thank You Day. The last 15 months have been difficult for everyone, and we couldn’t have got through it without each other. So let’s say a big thank you to everyone that has helped, and is helping us through it.

Posted on: 1 July 2021 | Posted in: Community
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Free testing and COVID-19 vaccinations available at Devon County Show 

It’s the Devon County Show this week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and we will have one of our Community Testing mobile vans onsite offering free rapid lateral flow tests, as well as test kits to take to do at home.

Posted on: 1 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Off school and self-isolating

Living with coronavirus in the community throws up many different challenges, and the solutions are often not simple ones.

Posted on: 30 June 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Connecting Devon and Somerset calls for flexible Government approach for hard to reach areas

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) is calling for a flexible approach from Government to improve broadband connectivity in very hard to reach areas in order to avoid the risk of communities “being left behind”

Posted on: 29 June 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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