Ceremony marks re-opening of A379 at Slapton

Local community gathers to celebrate the re-opening of the A379 following reinstatement and realignment work

Posted on: 26 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

New figures show rise in demand for adult social care

New figures from NHS Digital show that councils have received 1.8 million new requests for adult social care in 2017-18, an increase of 1.6 per cent on the previous year. 

Posted on: 24 October 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

A379 at Slapton set to re-open

Work to reinstate the A379 at Slapton has been completed and the road is due to open to the public on the evening of Tuesday 23 October.

Posted on: 22 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Grant scheme awards more than £1.5 million to support Devon businesses

The Making it Local LEADER Local Action Group, which is part of the LEADER European rural development funding programme, has awarded more than £1.5 million of funding over the past two years – supporting over 50 projects

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments

Devon to receive a share of £240 million for social care to ease NHS winter pressures

Devon County Council has welcomed the Government’s announcement of extra funding for social care, designed to ease NHS winter pressures.  But it warns ‘money alone will not fix the county’s bigger challenge’, which is that there are not enough people working in the domiciliary care sector in Devon.

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in: | No Comments

Ban for Devon smallholders who neglected their animals

Rebecca Tucker, 46, of Bradworthy and Luke Morley, 37, of Leicester, pleaded guilty to a range of charges under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007.

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Royal recognition for community champions

Twelve community champions and two volunteer groups, all from Devon, received their Royal honours at a double awards ceremony on Friday 12 October.

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Tinkerers, tailors and expert fixers urged to join Repair Cafe revolution

And its not just fixers and repair people they need – each café needs volunteers to help in a variety of roles from greeting to admin. 

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment | 9 Comments

Businesses enlisted to help combat modern slavery

From December a small team of specialised trading standards auditors will be trained in an initial pilot. They will then pass what they have learned to trusted local traders who are part of the Buy With Confidence scheme (BWC).

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in: | No Comments

Residents views sought on revised plans for Bishop’s Tawton Roundabout

A public consultation on revised plans to improve Bishop’s Tawton Roundabout is underway. An underpass has been added to the design to provide a pedestrian connection across the roundabout.

Posted on: 17 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
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