Tag Archives: environment

Record number of schools take up the Sustrans “Leg it to Lapland” challenge

Sixteen Devon schools have signed up for this year’s two week Leg it to Lapland challenge where they aim to scoot, cycle and walk 2,100 miles – the equivalent of travelling from Devon to Lapland

Posted on: 23 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment
Photo ofd an Ash tree with Ash dieback being felled

Ash dieback infected trees to be felled as a safety precaution

Around 26 Ash dieback infected trees will be removed from alongside stretches of the North Devon Link Road

Posted on: 23 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Works starts on reedbed system to filter water at a Devon beauty spot

Devon County Council, Stover Country Park and Highways England are working together to deliver a giant reedbed filter system, which will help improve water quality at Stover Lake and provide a valuable habitat for wildlife

Posted on: 8 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Culvert replacement protects Bideford homes

Around 25 homes in the Moreton Park Road area of Bideford now have greater protection from flood risk following the replacement of a collapsed culvert

Posted on: 2 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Ceremony marks re-opening of A379 at Slapton

Local community gathers to celebrate the re-opening of the A379 following reinstatement and realignment work

Posted on: 26 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Closure of Lower Otter footpaths extended

The closure of the Lower Otter footpaths between Otterton and Budleigh Salterton will be extended for at least the next eight weeks to enable the restoration of the popular riverside path

Posted on: 11 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment

An Outstanding Week in September!

Devon’s five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) will be hosting a series of events to help people explore the great outdoors, starting on Saturday (15 September) and continuing through to Sunday 23 September

Posted on: 11 September 2018 | Posted in: Environment

£60,000 to create an Exeter St David’s Gateway

Exeter College, working in partnership with Devon County Council, has been awarded funding by train operator Great Western Railway (GWR) to improve pedestrian links between St Davids station and Exeter city centre

Posted on: 9 July 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Improvements proposed to reduce surface water in Exeter

Devon County Council’s Cabinet is being asked to approve a proposed £450,000 scheme to reduce surface water on roads in the upper Northbrook area of Exeter

Posted on: 6 July 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Views wanted on Stover Country Park Heritage Lottery Fund application

Devon County Council’s proposals for a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve visitor facilities at Stover Country Park are to go on show this weekend (Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July)

Posted on: 25 June 2018 | Posted in: Environment