River Exe Viaduct

Urgent repairs needed on River Exe Viaduct near Tiverton

The A361 will be closed overnight between Bolham and Ashmill on the evenings of Wednesday 26 June and Thursday 27 June to replace an expansion joint at the eastern end of the River Exe Viaduct

Posted on: 20 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
Pilton Community College Headteacher Graham Hill

New head’s improvements win backing from inspectors

The new headteacher at Pilton Community College headteacher has won the strong support of independent inspectors for the improvements he is making to students’ education

Posted on: 20 June 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments
Photo of a road closed sign

Daytime road closures on A3072 Holsworthy delayed

The road will now be closed between Anvil Corner and Waterloo Road for resurfacing on Friday 21 June, Monday 24 June and Tuesday 25 June then between Waterloo Road and Coles Mill Bridge on Wednesday 26 June and Thursday 27 June.

Posted on: 19 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment | 5 Comments

Streetlight energy plan to slash council emissions by 36%

Emissions will be reduced by 15,000 tonnes each year, the equivalent of taking 8,000 cars off the road.

Posted on: 19 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment | 7 Comments
Big Pedal award winners at Pinhoe Primary

Devon schools reduce carbon dioxide on journey to school

Pupils from 29 Devon schools who took part in this year’s Big Pedal challenge organised by cycling and walking charity Sustrans, travelled a total of 227,325 miles, saving 53 tonnes of carbon dioxide

Posted on: 17 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment | 1 Comment
Broadband

Take up of broadband in Devon and Somerset increases

There has been a big rise in the number of homes and businesses taking up superfast broadband services thanks to the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme

Posted on: 14 June 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments
Councillor Andrea Davis

Road upgrade will boost South West economy by £40 billion

Devon County Council has delivered evidence at a public examination looking into the proposed upgrade of the A303, A30 and A358, stating it will boost the region’s economy by £40 billion and create 21,000 new jobs

Posted on: 14 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment | 1 Comment
Students holding up their Malawi artwork

Exeter school forges closer links with students in Africa

An Exeter secondary school is taking part in a prestigious international project to forge closer ties with students and teachers in Malawi.

Posted on: 14 June 2019 | Posted in: Education | No Comments
Dr Phil Norrey, Chief Executive of Devon County Council

Climate emergency is top of the agenda

“This is not about gestures, this is about action,” Chief Executive Phil Norrey told members of Devon County Council’s ruling Cabinet this morning.

Posted on: 12 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
Jennie Stephens MBE

Jennie Stephens MBE, recognised for her services to social care

Jennie Stephens, our Chief Officer for Adult Social Care, has been recognised in this year’s HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Posted on: 12 June 2019 | Posted in: | No Comments
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