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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
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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
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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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Maintenance on public rights of way will assist social distancing

Seasonal vegetation cutting will start next week as Public Rights of Way Wardens ensure that Devon’s network of paths and trails are kept open and are as clear as possible to assist with social distancing

Posted on: 14 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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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
Photo of school children planting a tree at County Hall

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
Photo of Shaldon Bridge

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
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