Travel advice: Be aware of possible surface water and debris on Devon’s roads

Devon County Council is urging people to be prepared for the potential of disruption on the county’s roads caused by surface water and debris overnight and tomorrow

Posted on: 2 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment

New campaign encourages public to ‘Be Curious’

A new campaign has been launched to help raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE), modern slavery and violent extremism in Devon

Posted on: 2 February 2017 | Posted in:

Devon welcomes calls to tackle HGVs driving on unsuitable roads

Devon County Council has welcomed the Local Government Association’s calls for all HGV drivers to use commercial sat navs and for local authorities to be given powers to tackle drivers flouting height and weight restriction

Posted on: 1 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment

Independence secures future for Devon’s Youth Service

DYS Space Ltd has been appointed to run the county’s youth services for the next three years following a major review of the service

Posted on: 31 January 2017 | Posted in: Community

Heart of the South West Productivity Plan launches in the week of national Industrial Strategy

Last week Government launched its consultation, “Building our Industrial Strategy”, which aims to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country

Posted on: 31 January 2017 | Posted in: Politics
Jobs in early years and childcare

More early years practitioners needed says Council

An increase in entitlement to free childcare for pre school age children is likely to highlight a shortage of early years practitioners across the UK

Posted on: 30 January 2017 | Posted in: Community

Ottery St Mary Library announces relocation date

Ottery St Mary Library will move into its new premises in the former NatWest bank during the week of 20th February, Libraries Unlimited has revealed

Posted on: 30 January 2017 | Posted in: Community
Cycle/footpath

Funding for sustainable travel projects in Devon

Devon County Council has been awarded £1.5 million from the Department for Transport to fund walking and cycling projects in the county over the next three years

Posted on: 26 January 2017 | Posted in: Environment
countryside

Devon Countryside Access Forum seeks new members

Residents with a keen interest in Devon’s wonderful coast and countryside are being invited to join the Devon Countryside Access Forum. Its members, all with varied interests from walking and riding to land management and conservation, meet several times a year to consider policy issues to improve countryside access and recreational opportunities

Posted on: 24 January 2017 | Posted in: Environment

New Healthy Lifestyle Service launched in Devon

A new service will be launched next month to support people to adopt a healthier lifestyle – whether that’s quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eating more healthily or doing more exercise.

Posted on: 24 January 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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