Devon County Council

County Council donates £100k to Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund

Devon County Council has contributed £100,000 to the Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund after an emergency appeal was launched by the Devon Community Foundation.

The Devon Community Foundation is an organisation that helps distribute funds to charitable and voluntary groups in the county to provide them with sustainable support and enables them to create change in their...

Devon school staff on duty over Easter holidays to support key workers

Teachers and staff in nearly 170 Devon schools are working over the Easter holidays to provide care and support for the children of key workers.

The Government ordered schools across the country to close their doors a week early for Easter because of the coronavirus crisis but asked staff to remain open for the children of key workers such as NHS staff, care workers, delivery drivers...

Council chief praises the dedication of Team Devon

Hundreds of council workers in Devon are operating as another emergency service during the coronavirus crisis according to county council leader John Hart, who has praised their dedication.

"I couldn't be more proud of the way staff have responded to the crisis in so many different ways over the past few weeks," he said.

"Team Devon is on the front line of the battle against...

Highway repairs keeping roads safe for key workers

Highways teams are continuing to deliver essential safety repairs on Devon’s roads in order to maintain the local network for key workers. Devon County Council has temporarily suspended planned maintenance work in order to focus on the repair of critical infrastructure. Highway maintenance workers have been classified by the Government as key to delivering essential service during the ongoing...

CPRE Devon criticises ‘planning by stealth’ as county council approves massive expansion of Mid Devon anaerobic digester plant

The Devon branch of the countryside charity CPRE is dismayed at the decision by Devon County Council to approve a massive expansion of a Mid Devon anaerobic digester plant, Willand Biogas, effectively permitting it to handle almost five times the original amount of feedstock.

The plant, sited next to the abattoir in Willand, was originally approved to take abattoir waste, together with...

Temporary changes to on-street parking enforcement

In order to help residents parking outside their homes while working from home or self-isolating during the Coronavirus outbreak, the County Council’s parking enforcement teams will reduce enforcement on certain roads – although double yellow lines will still be enforced.

Changes to routine patrols will enable officers to concentrate their efforts on keeping key routes running...

Devon County Council to continue funding local community projects

Devon County Council has contributed over £274,707 to local community projects across the county so far this financial year, and will continue to support local projects in 2020-21.

Three schemes, Doing What Matters, Crowdfund Devon Pilot and the Making the Connection fund, all support local projects and encourage community resilience and cohesion.

They aim to make...

Work to start on A382 upgrade

Work is due to start on improvements to the A382 in Newton Abbot next week (Monday 10 February).

The first phase of the £13 million Devon County Council scheme will upgrade the link from Newton Abbot to the A38 at Drumbridges roundabout.

The route is being realigned and widened between Forches Cross and Whitehill Cross, and a new roundabout will be developed at Ringslade...

Devon Registration Service can help applicants to the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme

Devon Registration Service can help EU citizens and their families, who want to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU, with the verification they will need to apply to the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme.

The Government is inviting EU citizens with valid EU passports to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. It also extends to their non-EU citizen family members who have a biometric...

Work starts on Enterprise Centre for northern Devon

The Enterprise Centre is the “gateway building” at Devon County Council’s emerging Business Park development at Roundswell, near Barnstaple.

The centre, which will offer high quality office and collaboration space, is expected to be completed by the end of this year (2020). It will provide tailored support for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses that have potential...

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