Councils urged to sign 'motion for the ocean'

UK councils are being urged to sign a "motion for the ocean" – pledging to engage with citizens to promote ocean recovery.

Plymouth City Council, Falmouth Town Council and South Tyneside Council have already passed ocean recovery motions.

The team behind the project have created a model motion for councils to adapt and adopt, in the hope of creating a movement similar to...

Green light for car park improvements on East Devon Pebblebed Heaths

East Devon District Council’s Planning Committee today approved plans for the first phase of improvements to car parks on the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths; at Joney’s Cross Car Park (Hawkerland); Four Firs Car Park (Woodbury) and roadside parking at Stowford (Colaton Raleigh) and Frying Pans (Bicton Common).

Planning consent has been granted for works to the four different sites which...

Lord Mayor and Council leader visit new homes aimed at tackling Devon’s housing crisis

The CEO of the UK’s largest housebuilder welcomed Exeter leaders to one of its newest developments to demonstrate how they are helping to reduce the acute shortage of homes across Devon.

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Trish Oliver, and Exeter City Council leader Philip Bialyk were given a tour of Victoria Heights , Alphington, by Barratt Developments chief executive David Thomas...

Tom Daley could be made 'freeman of Plymouth' after winning Olympic gold

By Philip Churm, Local Democracy Reporter.

After Plymouth’s Tom Daley won an Olympic gold medal, some of the city’s councillors are calling for the diver to be made a freeman of the city; the highest honour the city can bestow.

On Monday morning Tom Daley and diving partner Matty Lee made history by winning Great Britain’s first gold medal in the men’s synchronised 10 metre...

British Gas heat pump project to reduce energy bills for East Devon Council Tenants

British Gas is working with East Devon District Council on an ambitious heat pump installation project, to reduce energy bills for residents and deliver a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

Between now and the end of March, 78 houses and bungalows in Lyme Regis, Exeter and Axminister will have their solid fuel heating and immersion systems replaced with low carbon alternatives...

Extra cash for pothole repairs

Extra cash for pothole repairs

More cash will be spent on pothole repairs across Devon if councillors back a new budget on Thursday.

An extra £600,000 will be added to the county council's roads budget under the new plan.

Devon's Cabinet met today to sign off the authority's proposed budget for 2021/22 and it will be finally approved at the full council meeting on February 18.

Big spending...

Stay home – Save lives

As the Easter weekend is approaching, East Devon District Council is reminding people and businesses of the Government advice against non-essential travel.

Leader of East Devon District Council, Cllr Ben Ingham, said: “We know that East Devon is a great place to visit and if we were in normal times we would welcome you with open arms.

“However we are not in normal times and...

What sporting activities would you spend £16,800 on in Aylesbeare?

Aylesbeare’s residents, voluntary groups and other organisations are being asked for their ideas on how to spend £16,800 on outdoor sports facilities in the parish.

East Devon District and Aylesbeare Parish Councils are inviting everyone in the village to send in their ideas on how to spend the money.

The funds – Section 106 money - have been collected by East Devon District...

Your views needed on school admission arrangements in Plymouth

It’s time for parents to have their say about the school admissions process in Plymouth.

Starting school, whether primary or secondary, is an important step, and the Council wants to make applying for places as fair and straightforward as possible.

Parents are therefore being asked for their views on the proposed school admission arrangements for the start of the 2019 academic...

Your bin collections are changing...

Letters will soon be landing on the doormats of every home in Plymouth to tell people about their new bin collection arrangements.

From 8 May the city will have an alternate weekly collection system, which means households will have their recycling – the green bins – collected by Plymouth City Council crews one week and their non-recyclable rubbish – the brown bins – the next.