Devon County Council

Overwhelming support for the latest proposals for the Teign Estua

Public backing for Teign Estuary Trail

A public consultation has revealed overwhelming support for the latest proposals for the Teign Estuary Trail.

More than 3,000 responses were received during the consultation held at the end of last year, which focused on a missing link between Newton Abbot and Teignmouth.

Feedback showed that 92% supported the proposed route for a 5km section of the multi-use trail, starting...

Government funding confirmed for Lynton Cross improvements

Government funding has been confirmed for a £2.2 million road safety scheme on the A3123 in North Devon.

Devon County Council introduced a series of safety measures at Berry Down Cross and Hore Down Gate on the A3123 last year – including a 40mph speed limit, new advance warning signs, solar-powered road studs, and high friction surfacing.

Now that Safer Roads Funding has...

Devon to launch community testing programme

Devon County Council is working with partners to ensure that rapid ’30 minute’ community testing for people without Covid-19 symptoms will soon be available across Devon.

It follows the Government announcement on January 10 that it is expanding asymptomatic community testing across the UK.

Approximately one in three people who have coronavirus do not display symptoms....

Devon County Council, Covid-19 Fund

Devon County Council launches Covid-19 Fund to help communities

Devon County Council has launched it’s third round of COVID-19 Funding to help provide valuable funding to organisations working in communities that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The scheme launches this Monday (January 11, 2021) and grants of up to £700 are available.

The funding aims to help voluntary and community groups to tackle the social and economic...

Devon County Council leader's pledge on lockdown

Devon County Council stands ready to help those who are most badly affected by the latest lockdown, council leader John Hart declared today.

And he appealed to everyone in the county to abide by the rules and defeat the latest virulent strain of the virus.

Mr Hart said the arrangements that had been made during the first two lockdowns were already in place to...

New streetlighting contract will reduce carbon emissions

A ll of Devon County Council’s 79,000 streetlights will be converted to LED lights within the next two years – reducing carbon emissions by 75%.

It comes as SSE Contracting (SSEC) has been awarded the contracts to maintain the streetlights in Devon and Torbay for the next 10 years – with the aim of the contract being carbon neutral by 2030.

The company will be building on...

Car sharers advised to take precautions

Devon’s Deputy Director of Public Health has issued guidance to commuters and other car sharers as they head back to work or are out and about.

With people asked not to use public transport if possible, some are opting to share lifts to work with friends and colleagues. Young people might also be sharing lifts to places during the holiday period.

Steve Brown, Devon’s Deputy...

Devon preparing bid for next phase of Emergency Active Travel Fund

Devon County Council is preparing to submit its bid for the second round of Emergency Active Travel Funding by the end of next week (Friday 7 August).

Devon is bidding for around £1.3 million to create more permanent schemes that provide extra space for pedestrians and cyclists in order provide alternatives to public transport and to improve safety and encourage more active travel...

New moves to contain coronavirus in Devon

New measures to contain and reduce cases of coronavirus in Devon and safeguard the health of local people have been revealed.

They detail plans to provide a fast response to any future outbreaks of the virus across the county and help prevent it spreading.

The plans involve close partnership working between local organisations like health, councils, police, schools and care...

ConnectedCities invites Devon to discuss rail ambitions

Devon’s rail ambitions will be discussed at a sustainable growth event on Wednesday (20 May).

ConnectedCities has invited Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Development, and Chair of the Peninsula Rail Task Force, to talk about the Devon Metro at its online seminar.

ConnectedCities is a non-political initiative which proposes...