Panto is more than a performance

This winter we arranged a trip to the theatre for children in our care and their foster families. It was Dick Whittington. But it wasn’t just the rags to riches tale of Dick and his cat that inspired the audience, it was the experience of the evening, the normal-ness for children who may not have enjoyed normal lives to date, that meant so much.

Posted on: 8 February 2018
primary schoolchildren

Happy children love learning at Exeter primary

An Exeter primary school is characterised by beaming smiles from diligent pupils who enjoy their learning, say education inspectors.

Posted on: 8 February 2018 | Posted in: Education
County Hall

Political leaders unite to demand better funding for Devon    

They have come together to write to MPs to demand fairer funding for children’s services and adult social care. 

Posted on: 7 February 2018 | Posted in: DCC Homepage
Recycling Centre

New look recycling centre will be easier to use

Killacleave Recycling Centre in Ilfracombe is having a face lift that will improve the site layout, and make it easier for people to use

Posted on: 6 February 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Dragon’s award local groups much needed cash

Dragons have been out in force in Honiton as 12 local organisations competed, Dragons’ Den-style, for a share of £6,000.

Posted on: 5 February 2018 | Posted in: Community

New pedestrian and cycle bridge across the M5 opens

The bridge is a Devon County Council scheme and part of the development linking Cumberland Way and the Exeter Science Park.

Posted on: 2 February 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Devon households produce the lowest amount of ‘black bag’ waste in the country

Devon’s households typically produced just 4.94kg of ‘black bin or bag’ residual waste each week – down 20 per cent from 2012

Posted on: 1 February 2018 | Posted in: Environment
Stover Country Park and Nature Reserve

Reed bed to help improve water quality at Stover Country Park

An innovative £1.6 million reed bed system is to be installed at Stover Country Park to help improve water quality at the Local Nature Reserve

Posted on: 31 January 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Work progressing well on A377 stabilisation scheme

Work on a major stabilisation and drainage improvement scheme on the A377 at Chapel Downs in Crediton is on schedule to be completed by Monday 12 February

Posted on: 31 January 2018 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of Jurassic Coastline from Sidmouth

On-street parking review in Sidmouth

People living in parts of Sidmouth are to be asked for their view on residents’ parking as part of a review by Devon County Council

Posted on: 30 January 2018 | Posted in: Environment
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