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Photo of cyclist Freddie Scheske with Councillor Stuart Hughes and Pamela Woods

Devon preparing to welcome The Tour of Britain

A tough 115-mile route from Sherford to Exeter awaits some of the world’s top cyclists when The Tour of Britain returns to Devon on Monday 6 September for Stage Two of this year’s Tour

Posted on: 21 July 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Photo of Ash dieback infected trees being removed

Devon taking action to remove Ash dieback infected trees

Almost 1,500 Ash dieback infected trees are to be removed from alongside Devon’s major road network this summer in order to protect public safety

Posted on: 7 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment
Recycle Devon Green Your Clean competition prize

Recycle Devon is urging Devon residents to Green Your Clean this summer

Residents have the chance to win one of 10 greener clean kits containing a range of natural ingredients which can be made into cleaning products for around the home

Posted on: 1 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of schoolchildren cycling

Devon school children take action to reduce carbon emissions

School communities across Devon completed over 23,000 active journeys during this year’s Sustrans Big Pedal, the UK’s largest walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting to school challenge

Posted on: 28 June 2021 | Posted in: Environment
cyclists by Cathedral Green in Exeter

Devon’s carbon emissions reduced by almost a quarter in the first lockdown

Since March 2020, tackling the climate emergency has remained a top priority, and over the last year real progress has been made to create a roadmap, which will the show the way to a net-zero Devon by 2050 at the latest.

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Posted in: Environment
night skies with stars and light

Embrace the beauty of darkness this October. Star gazing, space detectives, bats, moths, a dark skies challenge competition and more…

Natural Devon is holding a week of webinars and workshops to encourage appreciation and grow understanding of the importance of dark skies in Devon.

Posted on: 15 October 2020 | Posted in: Environment
cartoom construction worker stood in front of property

Consumers warned to be aware of Green Homes Grant Scams

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards are warning people to be wary of fraudsters attempting to exploit the new Government Green Homes Grant.

Posted on: 9 October 2020
Revive Our World image

Devon County Council backs the RSPB’s #ReviveOurWorld campaign

Devon County Council is backing the RSPB’s Revive our World campaign to take action for Nature.

Posted on: 22 September 2020
Photo of a swollen river

Public consultation starts on flood risk management strategy

A public consultation is underway on Devon’s latest flood risk management strategy which outlines how the risk of flooding to property and infrastructure will be managed and reduced over the next six years, from 2021-2027

Posted on: 24 August 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of New Bridge at Chudleigh Knighton

Repairs needed at New Bridge in Chudleigh Knighton

New Bridge at Clay Lane, Chudleigh Knighton, will be closed from Monday 10 August to Friday 28 August while urgent repairs are carried out to protect its foundations

Posted on: 5 August 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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