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Rock Park Bridge closure to remain in place for “many months”

Plans are being drawn up for the stabilisation and repair of Rock Park Bridge in Barnstaple. It has been closed since a structural defect was found with the columns supporting the bridge last month

Posted on: 4 June 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Devon moving forward with Active Travel Fund improvements

Devon County Council has confirmed that a comprehensive series of improvements for walkers and cyclists will be introduced as soon as possible

Posted on: 3 June 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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40 per cent of families took up the offer of primary school classes this week

Around 40 per cent of families took up the offer of classes for their children in Devon’s primary schools this week.

Posted on: 2 June 2020 | Posted in: Education
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Toolkit to help Devon’s businesses reopen launches

It’s been created by Better Business For All, a partnership of local authorities, business groups, regulators and trading standards services,

Posted on: 2 June 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Vehicle restrictions at recycling centres eased

Bicycles and pickups allowed from Wednesday – but vans remain excluded for time being

Posted on: 2 June 2020 | Posted in: Environment

Farmer fined £10k for breaching animal ban

Brian Churches, 59, was found guilty of breaching a disqualification order

Posted on: 1 June 2020
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Celebrating volunteers this week

This week is national Volunteer Week.  We’ll be celebrating new Volunteer Champions each day on our social media channels, showing how ordinary people are doing good deeds, kind acts, and generally being lovely people helping other lovely people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on: 1 June 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Open letter to parents and carers of children with SEND

Open letter to parents and carers of children with SEND, from Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families.

Posted on: 31 May 2020
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Bike Month will help ‘get Devon moving again’

Cycling is part of a nationwide strategy to encourage everyone to travel actively, help reopen the economy and keep coronavirus at bay.

Posted on: 29 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Local Outbreak Plans will be supplementary to national testing and tracing arrangements

Last Friday (22 May), the Government announced that Councils will receive a share of an extra £300m to help establish local outbreak plans which will include local coordination and management of infection control and of local testing and tracing arrangements.

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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