Most in need communities will have their 20mph requests 'considered first'

A new way of considering 20mph speed limit requests has been approved by Cabinet, and it will help ensure that the communities that would most benefit from lower vehicle speeds are considered first.

Devon County Council’s (DCC) Cabinet (Wednesday December 8) also identified a budget of £100,000 to process the requests for the upcoming financial year.

Currently, all requests...

Measures introduced to support walking and cycling

A number of measures to support walking and cycling have been introduced or proposed as part of the second phase of Emergency Active Travel Funding projects.

Devon was awarded almost £1.3 million from the Department for Transport to provide safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists following the reduction of public transport capacity due to social distancing requirements during the...

Late night levy back on the table

Plans to make pubs and clubs help pay to keep Plymouth’s streets safe and clean could be back on the table.

Plymouth City Council is to consult again on bringing in a late night levy for businesses that sell drink from 1am, so that those who make money from alcohol contribute more to the cost of clearing up and keeping the city safe.

The consultation starts this week and...

Plans to curb street drinking

Residents in the Stonehouse area being asked what they think about a police request for new powers to tackle the anti-social street drinking.

The Council’s Licensing Committee has given the go-ahead for a public consultation on a Designated Public Places Order (DPPO) covering Marlborough Street, Devonport and surrounding area. The area would extend from Mount Wise waterfront up to...