Tag Archives: Devon

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

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

Illegal tobacco seized

Haul included 8,120 cigarettes, with an estimated £1,763 duty and VAT evaded
4.5kg kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, with an estimated £986 duty and VAT evaded

Posted on: 26 September 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Residents offered free car servicing quality checks

Residents in Devon, Somerset and Torbay are being offered the chance to have an independent motor expert review the quality of a recent vehicle service

Posted on: 7 September 2018 | Posted in: Community | 1 Comment

Work to stub out illegal tobacco sales in Devon is being highlighted next week.

Trading Standards officers will visit Barnstaple on Thursday 30 August between 10am and 5pm to let residents know about the real harm caused by illegal tobacco

Posted on: 24 August 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Recent heatwave reveals a historic farm in Devon

This summer’s hot, dry weather has revealed cropmarks in a field in Bicton that show a Romano-British farmstead once stood there. Aerial photography of the farmstead, originally discovered by former Devon County Archaeologist Frances Griffith in 1984, have been releasedaaa

Posted on: 16 August 2018 | Posted in: Environment | 9 Comments

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards wins Govt award

Service awarded the Regulatory Excellence Business Support Award by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Posted on: 22 June 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy | 1 Comment

Celebrating Devon at this year’s County Show

Devon County Council will again be exhibiting at this year’s Devon County Show in our #WeAreDevon marquee, promoting a range of activities that showcase why people should take pride in our county.

Posted on: 9 May 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

New Regional Adoption Agency will reduce waiting times for children awaiting adoption

Local authority adoption services in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset are joining forces to become a single regional adoption service, under the banner Adopt South West.

Posted on: 12 April 2018 | Posted in: Community

Trading Standards energy efficiency grant scam warning

Scam letters have been sent to properties in Devon from a company purporting to act on behalf of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a government energy efficiency scheme.

Posted on: 16 February 2018 | Posted in: Community