Councils in South West have serious concerns about the future of services

“We are seriously concerned that the final local government settlement announced yesterday provides no new funding for councils in 2017/18 and has totally failed to address the crisis in social care,” says Chairman of South West Councils

Posted on: 21 February 2017 | Posted in: Politics

Reconstruction work planned during next Bridge Road weekend closure

Bridge Road in Exeter will be closed from 10pm on Friday 3 March until 5am on Monday 6 March to enable the road south of the canal bridges to be reconstructed

Posted on: 20 February 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Council tax rise to help fund care for elderly and vulnerable

Devon County Council today (16 February 2017) agreed a 4.99 per cent increase in council tax to help fund a big boost for under-pressure social care.

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | Posted in: Politics

Big boost for social care spending

Devon County Council today (16 February 2017) backed a big boost on spending for social care and health despite continuing Government cuts.

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | Posted in: Politics
County Hall

Call for urgent Government review of council funding

There needs to be an urgent national review of local government funding, according to Devon’s most senior councillors.

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | Posted in: Politics
Shaldon Bridge

Shaldon Bridge closed this Friday (17 February 2017)

Shaldon Bridge will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians on Friday (17 February) from 0830 until 2130 while Devon County Council undertake a trial opening following recent repairs, refurbishment and adjustments

Posted on: 16 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment

Essential utility diversions needed to prepare for walkway replacement

Work will start on Thursday 23 February on the diversion of a number of utility service connections in Bovey Tracey to enable the replacement of a cantilever walkway in the town

Posted on: 13 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment

New trail in Cranbrook officially opened

The “Cranbrook Discovery Trail: Long Orchard” has officially opened in the new town to enable adults and children to explore their local area and stay active

Posted on: 13 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment

VideoMid Devon vineyard growing with help of business grant

Wellhayes Vineyard is among the latest small businesses in the Mid and East Devon area to benefit from LEADER REAL Devon funding

Posted on: 13 February 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Extra £2.5 million funding for highway drainage and rural roads

Devon’s road network is to benefit from extra funding, with the County Council’s Cabinet announcing an additional £2 million for rural roads, and an extra £500,000 for highway drainage

Posted on: 10 February 2017 | Posted in: Environment
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