Grant scheme awards more than £1.5 million to support Devon businesses

The Making it Local LEADER Local Action Group, which is part of the LEADER European rural development funding programme, has awarded more than £1.5 million of funding over the past two years – supporting over 50 projects

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments

Ban for Devon smallholders who neglected their animals

Rebecca Tucker, 46, of Bradworthy and Luke Morley, 37, of Leicester, pleaded guilty to a range of charges under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007.

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Royal recognition for community champions

Twelve community champions and two volunteer groups, all from Devon, received their Royal honours at a double awards ceremony on Friday 12 October.

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Tinkerers, tailors and expert fixers urged to join Repair Cafe revolution

And its not just fixers and repair people they need – each café needs volunteers to help in a variety of roles from greeting to admin. 

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment | 9 Comments

Businesses enlisted to help combat modern slavery

From December a small team of specialised trading standards auditors will be trained in an initial pilot. They will then pass what they have learned to trusted local traders who are part of the Buy With Confidence scheme (BWC).

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in: | No Comments

Residents views sought on revised plans for Bishop’s Tawton Roundabout

A public consultation on revised plans to improve Bishop’s Tawton Roundabout is underway. An underpass has been added to the design to provide a pedestrian connection across the roundabout.

Posted on: 17 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Stark warning leads to call for more home care workers across Devon

As the Government announces measures to reduce the impact of additional winter pressures on critical front line health services, local Councils are taking steps to prevent people from going to hospital with preventable complaints or to help them return home as quickly as possible after treatment.

Posted on: 16 October 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 8 Comments

Operation Rogue Trader targets Devon’s doorstep criminals

Rogue traders and aggressive doorstep sellers across Devon and Somerset were targeted by Police and Trading Standards officers in a joint operation last week.

Posted on: 15 October 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
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EU cash will boost Devon’s low carbon sector by up to £16m

£3m will support the delivery of several projects to help the region reduce carbon emissions, reduce costs and improve services.

Posted on: 15 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Devon councillor elected national chair of school funding campaign

Devon has a new national champion in the continuing fight for fair funding for schools.

Posted on: 15 October 2018 | Posted in: | No Comments
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