Waste recycling

Residents thanked for managing their waste under difficult circumstances

Devon County Council is looking to reopen Household Waste Recycling Centres as soon as it is safe to do so and Government guidance permits

Posted on: 22 April 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Picture of Millie Doodson

Millie, 19, signs up to ‘help vulnerable’

This week she’s receiving training in the use of Personal Protective Equipment, and will shortly start getting some hands-on experience, shadowing one of Devon County Council’s reablement teams.

Posted on: 22 April 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Delivery of food

Over £59k donated to community projects through the COVID 19 Prompt Action Fund

The COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund, launched by Devon County Council, has received 345 applications including 47 applications for the large grants of up to £5,000, in just four weeks.

Posted on: 22 April 2020 | Posted in: Community
drive through testing facility at Honiton Road Park and Ride site Exeter

Exeter coronavirus regional testing centre to open for key workers

We have given our Honiton Road Park and Ride site over to the Government for use as a drive-through coronavirus testing facility.

Posted on: 22 April 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Photo of Bridge Road

Urgent repairs to Swing Bridge in Exeter

Essential repairs will be carried out to the Swing Bridge in Exeter from Monday 27 April to Friday 15 May with a contraflow traffic system being put in place for the duration of the scheme

Posted on: 21 April 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of Newbridge at Holne

Emergency closure of damaged bridge at Holne

The Grade II listed Newbridge at Holne, between Ashburton and Two Bridges, will be closed from Wednesday 22 April after it was damaged by an HGV

Posted on: 21 April 2020 | Posted in: Environment
older lady with hands on her knee

Lawyer, tailor, soldier, hairdresser – over 1,300 answer the call to help vulnerable

“This is a tough time for everyone. I’m lucky that I’m fit and healthy. I’m ready to step up and help those who need it most.”

Posted on: 17 April 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
primary schoolchildren

Big rise in children applying for a primary school place in Devon

There has been a big increase in the number of Devon families applying for a primary school place this September.

Posted on: 16 April 2020 | Posted in: Education
Learn Devon logo

Learn Devon launches free online training

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Learn Devon has developed a new range of free online courses for anyone looking to get back into work, or for those who want to improve their digital skills, or to improve wellbeing

Posted on: 16 April 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Businesswomen looking through paperwork

Trading Standards waives regulatory business support fees

Free advice could help businesses to diversify and operate during lockdown

Posted on: 16 April 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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