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Local Council Award Scheme success in Devon

11/11/2021

Congratulations to three Devon councils on their Local Council Award Scheme including 2 Quality Gold Awards, the first in Devon!

Local Council Award Scheme
Councillor John Hart

DCC Autumn Briefings with Cllr John Hart

Join the leader of Devon County Council, Cllr John Hart, as he takes a virtual tour of Devon to meet community leaders and report on how the year has gone, as well as to preview what’s to come in the county budget for the following year.

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Are you ready for winter?

09/11/2021

Get ready for winter by thinking about how you could help your community in the event of a local emergency, including Covid-19

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Listening to speakers at Buckland Brewer Climate Change Awareness Day

Climate Change Awareness Day in Buckland Brewer

Buckland Brewer Parish Council were delighted to have excellent turnout at their Climate Change Awareness Day held in October.

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Launching the Devon Wildlife Community of the Year Awards

Devon Local Nature Partnership is launching the Devon Wildlife Awards to celebrate the excellent work going on across the county to address the ecological emergency. 

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Proud to Care Devon recruitment campaign to find care workers for Devon

01/11/2021

Devon urgently needs 2000 more care workers. Local councils can help by spreading the word about the Proud to Care Devon recruitment campaign.

Mobile Boost Scheme offering vouchers to improve mobile coverage

29/10/2021

If you’re struggling with poor indoor mobile coverage, then Connecting Devon and Somerset may be able to help with the Mobile Boost Scheme which aims to upgrade indoor 4G coverage in not-spot areas.

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DEFRA consultation on Environmental Permitting Regulations and the effect on cemeteries

28/10/2021

DEFRA has launched a consultation into amending the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) 2016 Regulations which may affect all burial authorities and existing cemeteries or burial grounds.

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Bonfire and fireworks events advice

Advice from Gallagher Insurance on holding bonfire and fireworks events, and government safety guidance on using fireworks responsibly

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Kids enjoying the Chudleigh pump track

Pump track triumph for Chudleigh Town Council

19/10/2021

Following a request from a 10 year old, Chudleigh Town Council has installed a new pump track to provide a new facility for the community

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