Covid-19

Local Support Fund for people in financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19

Devon County Council have made available £1 million of funding for Devon Local Authorities to help those who are affected by Coronavirus and who may not be able to access funding or support from elsewhere. The aim of the funding is to address the economic vulnerability and financial hardship being felt and to help rebuild the financial resilience of those affected.

The main focus of...

New Report Reveals Daily Impact Of Coronavirus Lockdown On South West Economy

A new report has revealed the daily impact of the coronavirus lockdown on the South West economy and highlighted which sectors are performing the strongest and protecting the UK from even greater damage.

According to UK Powerhouse, a report by Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr), GVA is estimated to be falling in the region by 36%, or £185m a day...

Stagecoach South West marks Bus and Coach Worker Support Day

Stagecoach South West has paid tribute to the country’s bus and coach workers, as it joins the industry today to mark Bus and Coach Worker Support Day in recognising the thousands of people involved in keeping key bus services running during the Covd-19 pandemic.

Stagecoach South West has joined forces with the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) and government to publicly...

Celebrate VE Day 75 at home in Plymouth

Join people across Plymouth to celebrate VE Day 75 from the safety of your own home.

VE Day 75 takes place on Friday 8 May – which is the first May Bank Holiday this year - and marks 75 years since the end of World War II in Europe.

With large commemoration events across the country cancelled due to coronavirus, Plymouth City Council is encouraging you to join in by hosting...

Reminder issued to only make essential journeys

People are being reminded to stay at home and only make essential journeys during the coronavirus lockdown.

The advice from Devon County Council comes as traffic figures from a sample of 10 automatic traffic counters on Devon’s A-roads have shown that traffic volumes have started to creep up over the past week.

During the first two weeks of the lockdown, there was a dramatic...

Initiative boosts healthcare workers’ morale and supports local business

An initiative to boost staff morale during the COVID-19 crisis has been introduced by Care UK, which runs Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in a bid to support local businesses as many battle huge uncertainty under the current circumstances.

Colleagues at Peninsula NHS Treatment are contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by providing additional support University Hospitals Plymouth...

Welcome to Theatre Royal’s TR3!

Theatre Royal Plymouth are thrilled to unveil a very special new virtual space, TR3 , where they are able to share updates on the amazing community work they are continuing to do during these difficult times.

This launch is giving people a place where they can stay connected, be creative and support each other, and the wonderful Theatre. At TR3 you will discover what the teams have...

Good Neighbours volunteers begin pharmacy collections

he Plymouth Good Neighbours Scheme is stepping in to help with prescription deliveries across the city.

Working closely with and taking referrals from the Caring for Plymouth support hub , a band of trusted volunteers will be ensuring that people who can't get out for their medication get all of the supplies that they need, right to their door.

The Good Neighbours Scheme was...

Devon Scrubs – Volunteer army pitching in across Devon to support PPE stocks for health and care staff

A VOLUNTEER army of more than 150 volunteers are working from home across Devon to provide vital PPE back up for local NHS and healthcare front liners after a community fundraising appeal netted more than £2,000 in just one week.

Across Devon, the talented crew of craftspeople are stitching and cutting around the clock to provide essential scrubs, laundry bags, and headbands, as well...

2020 Dartmoor Folk Festival postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

ORGANISERS of the annual Dartmoor Folk Festival have announced that this year's event, which was due to take place over three days at South Zeal in August, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued on April 29, the Dartmoor Folk Festival Association said: “It is with much sadness that we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's Dartmoor...

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