equipment

Schools in Plymouth could win a playground makeover worth £5,000

The UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite decking and cladding, Composite Prime is calling on schools in Plymouth to take part in its new, cross-curricular recycling programme to encourage children aged 5 to 11 years to recycle plastic waste.

Working alongside We are Futures, who run The National Schools Partnership (NSP), Composite Prime’s Message in a Bottle Top campaign...

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...

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...

Show of support for ‘true stars’ – more than 100 businesses across Devon share spare Personal Protective Equipment

More than 100 organisations across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay have shared personal protective equipment (PPE) to strengthen the supplies available to frontline carers in the county.

Last week, NHS and social care leaders in Devon wrote to businesses and organisations across the county encouraging them to share PPE they don’t need to bolster the national supplies that are being...

Toxic paint in playgrounds puts children at risk

Playground equipment should be monitored more regularly to ensure toxic metals contained within paints do not present a danger to public and child health, a study recommends.

Environmental scientists from Plymouth University analysed the metallic content of paints on equipment at almost 50 playgrounds, including some less than a decade old, across the south of England.

They...

Illegal tattoo equipment seized

Tattoo equipment has been seized as two more ‘scratchers’ have been raided through Plymouth Council’s Operation Itchy.

Officers from the Council’s Public Protection Service, together with the police, executed Court orders at addresses in Devonport and St. Budeaux over the last two weeks in the continued crackdown on illegal tattooists known as ‘scratchers’ who have bought a tattoo kit...