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Council backs construction of park and change site at Exeter Science Park

Devon County Council’s Cabinet has given the go ahead for a £2.2 million park and change scheme to be built to the east of Exeter Science Park

Posted on: 11 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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VideoTree planting initiatives take root

Devon County Council has teamed up with the Woodland Trust and the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum to encourage communities and landowners to take part in free tree planting initiatives

Posted on: 5 December 2019 | Posted in: Environment| 11 Comments
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UPDATED: Overnight closure planned for Shaldon Bridge

Shaldon Bridge is due to be closed from 7pm on Thursday 5 December to enable repairs to be carried out to two piers of the structure, before re-opening at 6am the following day

Posted on: 25 November 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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Record number of schools legging it to Lapland to reduce carbon and congestion

More than 5,000 Devon schoolchildren will be taking part in this year’s Leg it to Lapland challenge to encourage pupils to walk, cycle and scoot to school

Posted on: 21 November 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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Flood protection to be improved in Stokeinteignhead

Councillors have approved a £780,000 scheme to improve flood protection to 45 properties in Stokeinteignhead

Posted on: 9 October 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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Devon County Council aims to be carbon neutral by 2030

Councillors have agreed more ambitious targets as the County Council’s carbon footprint has already reduced by almost 40% since 2012/13 and is likely to reach its 50% reduction target next year, nine years earlier than planned

Posted on: 9 October 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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Tree-planting event celebrates giant reedbed scheme at Devon beauty spot

Stover Country Park has celebrated the completion of a giant reedbed designed to attract wildlife and keep water clean

Posted on: 25 September 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
Stover 40th Anniversary BBQ

Green Flag Awards for Stover Country Park and Grand Western Canal Country Park

As part of Love Parks Week, Stover Country Park and the Grand Western Canal Country Park have both maintained their Green Flag Award status

Posted on: 16 July 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments
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Video“My tree, my responsibility” campaign launched to tackle Ash dieback

Devon County Council has launched its “My tree, my responsibility” campaign, supported by the Devon Ash Dieback Resilience Forum, to encourage landowners with ash trees to inspect them for Ash dieback

Posted on: 8 July 2019 | Posted in: Environment| 2 Comments
Co Bikes in Exeter

Two Devon train stations to get E-Bikes following successful South Western Railway Bid

Cranbrook and Honiton railway stations are to benefit from the installation of Co Bikes electric bikes

Posted on: 3 July 2019 | Posted in: Environment| No Comments