Two women talking.

Civility and Respect Project: bullying is never acceptable


There are growing concerns about the impact of bullying, harassment and intimidation is having on councils, councillors and staff. The Civility and Respect Project has been founded and the first newsletter is now available for all in the sector.

Vehicle activated road sign in Mary Tavy

Vehicle activated sign to help reduce speeding in Mary Tavy Parish Council


Following concerns in the community about speeding, Mary Tavy Parish Council have installed a vehicle activated sign on the A386

Member Story

Local Council Award Scheme success in Devon


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.

People donating food to charity

Are you ready for winter?


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

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.

Member Story

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. 

Climate Change
Woman with dementia

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


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


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


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.