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More hardship cash for struggling Devon residents

More hardship cash for struggling Devon residents

A new hardship fund is being set up for local people struggling with their finances as a result of the pandemic.

Devon County Council is allocating £600,000 in its budget for 2021/22 to support people who need short-term emergency assistance.

This is on top of the £1 million that was made available in the current financial year.

The new cash will be split across...

Community equipment collected from household waste recyling centres - Barnstaple recycling centres

Donated equipment, including commodes, walking frames, perching and shower stools, is being collected from households across the county following an appeal by Devon County Council for community equipment which is no longer being used.

The call went out last week to avoid potential shortages of such items, which are used by people to remain independent at home during the Coronavirus...

Hundreds rally to help care for Devon’s vulnerable residents

Hundreds of people from across Devon have answered the call to help care for the county’s most vulnerable residents.

It followed an appeal last week by Devon County Council, as it launched an urgent campaign to recruit Healthcare Assistants – a vital role to support social care providers and the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

Around 600 people have so far registered...

Devon County Council launch COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund to help communities

Devon County Council has launched the COVID-19 Prompt Action Fund to help provide valuable funding to organisations working in communities that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The scheme, which only launched this week, has had over 80 applications already.

The grants of less than £500 will help voluntary and community groups to tackle the social and economic...

Public Bodies and Businesses Talk the Same Langage

Plymouth City Council and Devon County Council strategic transport experts met last week with a group of businesses based at Langage, Plympton to update them on the ongoing and future road and infrastructure schemes around Deep Lane and Sherford and the wider Plymouth area.

The Langage Business Group, led by Matthew Bryant of Kitsons Solicitors, met at the offices of Brewin Dolphin...

Explore Devon this half term

A host of opportunities to explore Devon the naturally healthy way are on offer during February half term, giving people the chance to take a deep breath of fresh air and make the most of Devon’s fantastic woodlands, parks and urban green spaces, moors and coasts.

Explore Devon is a new website packed with activities and places to go during the February half-term, and ways to entertain...

New funding secured for cycling in Devon

New funding has been secured for cycling in Devon, as the County Council announces that cycle trips in parts of the county have risen by over 20% in the past year.

Devon County Council has received a further £675,000 from the Department for Transport to fund more schemes as part of the Granite and Gears project, which aims to develop a network of multi-use trails to open up access to...