Photo of the proposed site for Marsh Barton railway station

Plans for new rail station back on track

Devon County Council is aiming to submit a new planning application for a railway station at Marsh Barton at the start of 2020

Posted on: 7 August 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy| 2 Comments
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North Devon, Torridge and Torbay residents are asked to consider becoming adoptive parents

A shortage of potential adopters in North Devon, Torridge and Torbay is making it difficult to give children permanent homes, says the south west region’s adoption agency.

Posted on: 6 August 2019 | Posted in: Community| No Comments
young children lying on grass

Fostering Devon recruits record number of foster carers

Following a massive recruitment drive a record number of families in Devon have signed up to provide safe, caring homes for the 700 plus children and young people in Devon who are not able to live with their birth families

Posted on: 6 August 2019| 2 Comments
Picture of Tavistock Ring and Ride leaflet

New operators for Tavistock Ring and Ride

Tavistock’s Ring and Ride service will be run by Westlands Transport from Monday (5 August) after Tavistock and District Local Transport Partnership (TDLTP) decided to cease operating

Posted on: 2 August 2019 | Posted in: Community| 4 Comments
Bishop's Tawton roundabout

Plans submitted for Bishop’s Tawton roundabout improvements

A planning application has been submitted for proposed improvements at Bishop’s Tawton roundabout – part of the multi-million scheme to upgrade the A361 North Devon Link Road between Bideford and South Molton

Posted on: 2 August 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy| No Comments
South Devon Highway

South Devon Highway compensation claim process to re-start

More people are now eligible to apply for compensation resulting from the impact of the development of the South Devon Highway following a review of traffic data

Posted on: 2 August 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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Consultation to include double yellow lines in care worker parking scheme begins

Residents are invited to have their say on Devon County Council proposals to allow care and health professionals to use yellow lines restrictions when visiting clients at home.

Posted on: 1 August 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing| 54 Comments
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Funding secured for North Devon Enterprise Centre

Funding for the North Devon Enterprise Centre has been secured by Devon County Council from the European Regional Development Fund and the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal

Posted on: 1 August 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy| No Comments

New scheme launches to encourage businesses to be breastfeeding friendly

The Devon Positive About Breastfeeding Scheme urges all businesses in the county to make their environment as friendly and comfortable as possible to encourage parents, and particularly breastfeeding mothers, to feel confident feeding there.

Posted on: 31 July 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing| No Comments
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Bus Users UK says Devon bus services faring better than most other counties

Devon County Council has won praise from leading transport charity Bus Users UK for bucking the national trend to reduce bus services, despite the ongoing pressures on local authorities to cut costs

Posted on: 31 July 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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