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Friends of Stover Park celebrate new fundraising opportunity

A “Wishing Tree” has been installed at Stover Country Park to help raise vital funds for the restoration of the historic park near Newton Abbot.

The Friends of Stover Park charity and Devon County Council are celebrating the launch of the contactless donation system at the entrance to Stover Country Park’s Visitor Centre. Visitors are being asked for donations to help the Park reach...

Call for volunteers in Newton Abbot to power breakthroughs in dementia research

Passionate volunteers in Newton Abbot are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up a group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness in Newton Abbot and the surrounding area.

Members can get involved in a...

Worker at Paramount preparing food in NPD kitchen

Newton Abbot Employer Invests In Workers By Paying Real Living Wage

Food manufacturer Paramount 21 is increasing wages for workers at its Newton Abbot site by paying the real Living Wage, the only rate designed to meet the true cost of living.

Based on Heathfield industrial estate, the family-owned company is now an accredited Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage, currently £9.50 per hour, is significantly higher than the government minimum for...

Partners mark progress on A382 improvements

Partners mark progress on A382 improvements

A ceremony has been held to mark progress on vital infrastructure to support economic growth on the outskirts of Newton Abbot.

The scheme, which will unlock the development of employment land and 2,500 homes, is being funded by the Department for Transport, Devon County Council, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSWLEP) and Teignbridge District Council. The...

Have your say on traffic in Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot residents, businesses, commuters and visitors are being asked to give their views on traffic in the town by completing a short online survey.

The Newton Abbot Community Engagement Survey has been created by a partnership of Newton Abbot Town Council, Teignbridge District Council and Devon County Council and will be available online from Thursday June 17.


Newton Abbot play park closed for major upgrade

Work has begun on the major refurbishment of the play park at Decoy Country Park which will see the popular facility closed for several weeks.

The play park in Newton Abbot is being given a revamp with new equipment which will provide ‘excitement, fun, movement and adventure’ for youngsters of all ages.

The six-figure sum spent by Teignbridge District Council refurbishing...

New X-ray body scanners stop illegal items entering South West prisons

An advanced X-ray body scanner has prevented illegal items, including drugs and mobile phones, entering HMP Channings Wood within just months of being installed.

The innovative equipment being rolled out across England and Wales is part of the Government’s bold £100 million package to boost security in prisons and crack down on crime behind bars.

The technology, developed...

Community testing available in Newton Abbot

A new mobile COVID-19 Community Testing Centre will stop in Newton Abbot for the first time tomorrow (Friday March 12) and will continue to do between 8.30pm and 5.30pm every Friday until further notice.

The service will offer rapid tests for people without symptoms, with results available within the hour, from the Teignbridge Depot Car Park on the Brunel Industrial Estate.


Neolithic axe unearthed during archaeological excavation

A number of important prehistoric artefacts have been found during an archaeological excavation close to the A382 widening near Newton Abbot. As part of the road improvement scheme, archaeological mitigation works are being undertaken between the A382 and Howton Road by professional archaeologists from SLR Consulting and Devon-based AC archaeology, on behalf of Devon County Council. The far...

Roadworks,  A382

Overnight road closures on A382

A series of overnight road closures on the A382 near Newton Abbot will get underway this evening (Monday 18 January) to enable final surfacing and road markings to be completed.

Overnight closures will be in place on Ringslade Road to Whitehills Cross each evening from 7pm-6am, starting tonight (Monday 18 January) and continuing until 6am on Thursday (21 January).