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South Hams Council News Update

Health & Wellbeing Update
Free Gym Pass at Christmas

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17th December 2020

Trading Standards Consumer News

December 2020

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11th December 2020

Brixton Parish Council - December meeting

The virtual meeting of Brixton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 16th December at 7pm

Details to join the zoom meeting are as follows:

https://zoom.us/j/94797556098?pwd=K3F0azh3bGFXNUY0VGNicmlsSDJ1UT09

Meeting ID: 947 9755 6098
Passcode: 148742


Everyone welcome

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11th December 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon unlikely to see a return to Tier 1 before Christmas as fall in positive cases slows

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11th December 2020

Brixton Composters - Reopening at Catson Green

We are pleased and relieved to announce that the community site at Catson Green will re-open for business on Saturday 5th December. Thereafter it will be open 5 days a week and on Saturday mornings, as before.

The upgrade has been a major exercise and taken much longer than we originally thought, but we hope you’ll agree that it has been worthwhile. We now have an all-weather facility we can use on a year-round basis, and it gives us the scope to recycle other waste streams in future.

Although we were supported by Yealm Community Energy with a grant towards the cost of the upgrade, it has been a major expense for us and our Green Fund has been severely depleted. You can help us to rebuild the Fund simply by bringing green waste which, magically, we will turn into money. So ‘don’t bin it, bring it’!

If you have any comments or queries by all means email me on apowell951@aol.com or call on 07778 278538.

Alan Powell

30th November 2020

SHDC Update - Potential Disruption to Recycling and Waste Collections

South Hams District Council are advising of potential service disruption to recycling and waste collections. Due to Covid-19 guidance, a number of drivers and crew have recently had to self-isolate.

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30th November 2020

SHDC Business Update

An important update from SHDC

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27th November 2020

Devon County Council update

Lockdown ends in tiers - Devon in 'Tier 2: High Alert' level from 2 December

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27th November 2020

Devon Carers - Just for Carers

Join us on Thursday 26th November for Carers Rights Day.
Our programme is packed with informative talks and Q&A sessions which will help you ‘know your rights’ as a carer.

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24th November 2020

Brixton Parish Council - November meeting

The virtual meeting of Brixton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 25th November at 7pm

Details to join the zoom meeting are as follows:

https://zoom.us/j/94194108288?pwd=U2FJQzh3ZVFBb0VveFM1M0ZHd0M1UT09

Meeting ID: 941 9410 8288
Passcode: 993471


Everyone welcome

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20th November 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council coronavirus update - We must keep our wits about us as case numbers in Devon continue to rise

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20th November 2020

Brixton Parish Council communications

Brixton Parish Council have produced the following communication containing information to support householders through the winter during the current pandemic.

Brixton Community Letter

13th November 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council coronavirus update to include vaccine news welcomed, a bid to end holiday hunger and support available if you need it

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13th November 2020

South Hams Council News Update

South Hams District Council have released the following recycling and waste collection dates over Christmas.

Recycling and Waste Collection dates

13th November 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including new national restrictions

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3rd November 2020

South Hams Council News Update

South Hams District Council important COVID-19 update

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3rd November 2020

South Hams District Council Press Release

Get Ready to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle this Christmas

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3rd November 2020

Devon Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Update

October 2020 newsletter

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30th October 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including hardship fund reminder, enforcement powers given to Councils, antibody test update, stay safe this Bonfire Night

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30th October 2020

Devon County Council update

Coronavirus update from Devon County Council

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23rd October 2020

Brixton Parish Council - October meeting

Brixton Parish Council will be hold their October meeting via zoom on Wednesday 28th October

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Meeting ID: 968 7456 9029
Passcode: 628534

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BPC October Agenda

23rd October 2020

Ttrading Standards

Trading Standards Connect - October Consumer News

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20th October 2020

Brixton Parish Council - Parish Councillor Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a co-opted member on Brixton Parish Council.
Closing date 13th November

Information regarding the vacancies

20th October 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including COVID case numbers changing in Exeter, local COVID alert levels introduced and support for active travel measures

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16th October 2020

South Hams District Council News Update

The latest update from SHDC regarding COVID-19

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16th October 2020

South Hams District Council Press Release

SHDC Press Release detailing Test and Trace Support Grant

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15th October 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon is at ‘medium’ alert level. What does that mean?

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14th October 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including more testing, additional measures for students and an invitation to breathe easier this winter

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5th October 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including a rise in cases, new restrictions and a plea to 'Do it for Devon'

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25th September 2020

Brixton Parish Council - September meeting

The September meeting of Brixton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 30th September at 7pm

The meeting will be held virtually via zoom

Details to join the meeting are as follows:
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https://zoom.us/j/99184813159?pwd=QVZNM1lpRlpmQ3RUU0h0ZGRPeWtsUT09
Meeting ID: 991 8481 3159
Passcode: 687021

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25th September 2020

South Hams Council News Update

South Hams Council News update

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25th September 2020

SHDC update - Recycling and Waste

In Spring 2021, South Hams District Council will be introducing an all new ‘Super Recycler’ service, so that every household can recycle more.

The planned changes will align the recycling service with other Devon districts and add glass and a wider range of plastics to the list of items collected at the kerbside.

In preparation for the new service, a full review of the collection rounds has taken place and new routes will come in to effect from 5 October 2020. This will mean changes to collection days for around 2/3rds of households.

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22nd September 2020

South Hams Council News Update

The latest South Hams Council News update covers New Waste Collection Routes, National Recycle Week, Appeal to Parents of Young Adults, The Rule of 6,QR Code Soon to be Legally Required, Travelling Abroad?, Help Kickstart Young People Into Work, Great British Week of Sport

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18th September 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update to include testing numbers rise in Devon, businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app and schools advice for parents and carers

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18th September 2020

South Hams District Council Press Release

In Spring 2021, South Hams District Council will be introducing an all new 'Super Recycler' service, so that every household can recycle more.

The planned changes will add glass and a wider range of plastics to the list of items collected at the kerbside.

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15th September 2020

Citizens Advice South Hams - Universal Credit helpline information

There have been some changes to the Citizens Advice Universal Credit helpline. If you have been made redundant and need support applying for Universal Credit call the national helpline on 0800 144 844. Press 1 at the first option to be directed to a group of highly-trained Help to Claim advisers who can support with complex situations. The Redundancy Priority Service runs Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. For help with other issues such as employment, debt or housing contact Citizens Advice Devon on 03 444 111 444 or email via https://southhamscab.org.uk/contact/

14th September 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including 'An appeal to reach our younger residents, access to testing in Devon and our Social Care Re-ablement team go the extra mile'

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11th September 2020

Police commissioners seek public views on road safety

Police and Crime Commissioners are urging people to take 60 seconds to influence Government policy on roads policing.
Alison Hernandez, the national PCC lead on road safety, has asked the other 41 commissioners in England and Wales to support and promote a survey so results can be fed into a Department for Transport Call for Evidence.
She is hoping for a significant response to what is believed to be the first national poll co-ordinated by PCCs.
“It is clear that the number of people killed and seriously injured (KSIs) on our roads is unacceptable and needs drastically reducing,” she said.
“PCCs have a strong voice in local communities and are eager to understand the public’s views around road safety and policing our roads.
“This survey will allow PCCs to advocate the strength of public feeling to make our roads safer and, I hope, give the Government the evidence it needs to act.”
Commissioner Hernandez, the commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, also believes that more enforcement on the roads could have a knock-on effect on other criminality.
“Roads policing officers play an essential role too in tackling criminality on our roads including drug and weapons smuggling, people trafficking, county lines and other organised criminality,” she said.
“This week in Devon and Cornwall roads police officers discovered a drugs haul after stopping a driver who was speeding at 120mph and we saw on the Call the Cops series how they had prevented people smugglers trading in human misery by apprehending them on the M5.”
The poll, which can be found below, is open until 30 September 2020.

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7th September 2020

Devon County Council Coronavirus response

Coronavirus advice for Devon

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14th August 2020

Citizens Advice South Hams - Job opportunity

Employment opportunity - We have an exciting employment opportunity to join Citizens Advice South Hams in a Comms and PR role.

Based in Totnes but with opportunity for home working, the post-holder will be a skilled and engaging communicator with excellent copy writing and design skills, the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders and able to produce communications for a range of audiences and through a variety of media. They will widely promote Citizens Advice in the local community to be sure groups and individuals can access the information and advice they need. The post holder will share our commitment to the very real and positive impact Citizens Advice has on the people and communities it serves.

Applications for this post should be made to janiemoor@southhamscab.org.uk by 5pm Friday 28th August. Please use the attached application form. CVs will not be accepted.

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13th August 2020

Can you help reduce speeding traffic through Brixton Village?

Community Speed Watch in Brixton is looking for more volunteers to help reduce speeding traffic through Brixton Village. Community Speedwatch was created by Devon & Cornwall Police to encourage residents of local towns and villages to volunteer to carry out main road vehicle speed checks. Brixton Community Speed Watch was set up in 2019. Five volunteers were trained to operate Speedwatch in Brixton village. During lockdown Speedwatch was suspended.
Officially Speedwatch could have restarted from 20th July 2020 but the original team of 5 local volunteers has reduced to 2. Now a further 4 volunteers are needed for Brixton to have two teams on a rotation basis which would give regular coverage without taking up too much volunteer time. Full training, high viz jackets and support is provided. The sites where the Speedwatch teams are located are all risk assessed by the Police. To find out more about volunteering for Speedwatch in Brixton please contact clerk@brixtoparishcouncil.org.uk.

10th August 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including hot weather warning, please give me space badges and plans for schools reopening

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7th August 2020

Devon Highways Public Information Portal Help

Find out about possible delays due to roadworks in Devon via an interactive map.

The map includes:

Expected timescales for present roadworks
Expected timescales for future roadworks. Information on proposed activities is subject to change
Details of completed roadworks undertaken within the last 3 months
Who is doing the work, for example a utility company or Devon County Council.

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6th August 2020

Sherford Main Street phase 2 - Traffic Regulation Orders

The Devon County Council website shows details of the Sherford Main Street phase 2.
Advertised on this page are important Traffic Regulation Orders and Plans, this includes the removal of the weight restriction from Deep Lane end when Main Street for Sherford is open.
The consultation period closes on 4th September 2020

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3rd August 2020

Contacting Devon & Cornwall Police

Devon & Cornwall Police see a considerable increase in demand on the contact centre during the summer months.
The summer contact campaign aims to encourage members of the public to use our online contact methods – WebChat, Report Crime Online and Email 101 to report non-emergency queries and incidents to help reduce this demand.

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3rd August 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including new powers to help us respond quicker, care homes open for visitors and advice on face coverings

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24th July 2020

Please BE VIGILANT


On Tuesday 21st July 2020 a resident of Brixton in her eighties who lives alone received a visit from two men offering to power wash her patio. She accepted their offer. On completion, the men demanded £500 in cash. The lady stated she did not have that amount of cash in the house. They then 'sent' her to the bank to withdraw the cash. On her return and handing over the £500, the men reportedly stated that whilst she was away, they had carried out further repairs to some paving and demanded another £1,500.It is reported that she subsequently handed over a cheque for the £1,500 and the men departed. The Police subsequently became involved and the cheque stopped. Please be aware that unscrupulous people are around trying to con people … don’t use any casual work men, don’t be subjected to any pressure they may put on you, look out for your neighbours at all times… look out for any unusual vehicles i.e. white vans and take their registration number. Be vigilant at all times.

23rd July 2020

News from Citizens Advice South Hams

Volunteers at Citizens Advice South Hams have been honoured with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award that is made for groups and equivalent to an MBE.
The local charity continues to provide up to the minute advice for everyone, whatever the problem.
For help with benefits, debt, housing, employment issues or any other worries ring 03444 111 444, WhatsApp 07497 758779 or go to https://southhamscab.org.uk/

20th July 2020

South Hams Council News Update

South Hams Council News update

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17th July 2020

Brixton Parish Council New Bulletin

Welcome to the June/July news bulletin from Brixton Parish Council
BPC has resumed the quarterly news bulletin, having produced weekly newsletters during the COVID-19 lockdown.

June / July New Bulletin

4th July 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update to include 'please stay safe this weekend, economic recovery plan unveiled and guidance produced for visitors to the South West'

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4th July 2020

South Hams Council News Update

South Hams Council news update

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3rd July 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update to include How will we manage coronavirus outbreaks in Devon?

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2nd July 2020

Ivybridge Mobile Library

Ivybridge Mobile Library will be returning to serve customers from the 13th July.

For the time being we must operate differently to ensure staff and customers are safe. Our timetables are broadly the same (though we won't be visiting schools, nurseries or care homes) but customers will need to use our Choose & Collect pre-ordering service as we are unable to allow people to come on board.

Here is a link to the mobile library timetable

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2nd July 2020

South Hams District Council Press Release

South Hams District Council COVID-19 update including re-opening play parks

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26th June 2020

South Hams Council News Update

News about our services

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26th June 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including plans to welcome back visitors, our schools call for clarity on September reopening and household vans can use our recycling centres again

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26th June 2020

The Brixton Volunteer Prescription Pickup ends on 9th July 2020

In March this year Brixton Parish Council, as part of its Community Emergency Plan, set up a volunteer prescription pickup service in response to the COVID-19 lockdown. This service benefitted 70 residents in our community and all have said how much they have appreciated this.

It’s time to wind down this support that was needed during lockdown. Our Volunteers and Coordinator have been amazing, but they now need to get back to work and get their lives back too.

The last Volunteer pick up will be Thursday 9th July, with no volunteer prescription pick up after that, including for emergencies. Attached are a letter from us and explanatory email from Yealm Medical which we delivered to all on the Prescription pick up list on Saturday. There are various support options; no need for anyone to feel abandoned, or stuck.

A really strong community spirit has developed over the past three months and we don’t want to lose that. There are lots of ways we can keep it going, so please keep suggestions coming. We are far from through COVID-19, but now are better able to understand and manage the risk. Meantime, sincere thanks to all our Volunteers and Prescriptions Coordinator from all of us.

Helen Deas Williams
Community Emergency Response

Letter to residents - end of presctiption pick up

22nd June 2020

South Hams District Council Press Release

Update from South Hams District Council

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19th June 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update - Scam Awareness Fortnight and Domestic Abuse Toolkit for those in later life

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19th June 2020

Brixton Parish Council - June meeting

The next monthly meeting of Brixton Parish Council will be held virtually on Wednesday 24th June at 7pm.

If you would like to join the meeting please email Clerk clerk@brixtonparishcouncil.org.uk to obtain the code to join the meeting.

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19th June 2020

Sherford Main Street - Deep Lane Closure

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) for Road Closures

In the interests of safety for residents, the travelling public and the workers on-site, a road closure between 19:00 – 05:00: 10th August – 14th August is required for approximately four nights to reconstruct parts of the existing highways. A temporary diversion route will be in place during periods of road closures. The road will be open as usual outside of the times stated.

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12th June 2020

Devon County Council update

High demand for school places, support bubbles and Team Devon working together for our communities

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12th June 2020

Devon County Council update

Including test and trace scam warning, active travel improvements, antibody testing begins and library loans extended

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5th June 2020

Local Transport List Brixton

Please find some details for transport during the pandemic

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5th June 2020

South Hams District Council Press Release

Important update including Social Distancing (the new rules) and vulnerable groups

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3rd June 2020

Devon County Council update

Update including restrictions eased further, children returning to school and a free business toolkit

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3rd June 2020

South Hams District Council Press Release

Including NHS Test and Trace Service launched

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29th May 2020

Devon County Council update

NHS Test and Trace service launches, local outbreak plans and staying active at home

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29th May 2020

South Hams District Council Press Release

Dog Control Consultation - Have Your Say

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29th May 2020

Devon County Council update

Developing local track and trace plans, a boost for Devon's economic recovery and a reminder to stay safe this bank holiday weekend

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22nd May 2020

Brixton Parish Council - May meeting

The next monthly meeting of Brixton Parish Council will be held virtually on Wednesday 27th May at 7pm.

If you would like to join the meeting please email Clerk clerk@brixtonparishcouncil.org.uk to obtain the code to join the meeting.

BPC May Agenda

21st May 2020

Devon County Council update

Are you ok? It's mental health week in conjunction with other updates

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20th May 2020

Update from Devon County Council

We're asking everyone to 'think twice'

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15th May 2020

Update from South Hams District Council

Government FAQ's - New Covid-19 Guidelines

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12th May 2020

South Hams District Council Press Release

Help for residents who need basic essentials

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6th May 2020

VE Day

As you may be aware, this Friday marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day. Unfortunately due to current circumstances we are all having to adapt our plans for celebration a little, but there are lots of helpful resources and ideas.

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6th May 2020

Coronavirus Newsletter - Issue 7

Brixton Parish Council have produced a coronavirus newsletter, this will be produced weekly

Issue 7 - week ending 1st May 2020

1st May 2020

Update from South Hams District Council

Update from SHDC focusing on waste services

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25th April 2020

Brixton Parish Council - April meeting

The next monthly meeting of Brixton Parish Council will be held virtually on Wednesday 29th April at 7pm.

If you would like to join the meeting please email Clerk clerk@brixtonparishcouncil.org.uk to obtain the code to join the meeting.

BPC April agenda

24th April 2020

Hotline for Council Help available

South Hams and West Devon Councils are offering a hotline number for residents needing help and support during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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17th April 2020

SHDC Business Update

A business update on how we are supporting our community

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17th April 2020

Devon County Council update

Update from Devon County Council including latest news, keeping people safe & well, community, business and service updates.

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17th April 2020

Devon County Council update

Update from Devon County Council including latest news, keeping people safe and well, community, business and service updates

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15th April 2020

River Yealm Harbour Authority

River Yealm Harbour Authority advice relevant to activity in the harbour.

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9th April 2020

Update from South Hams District Council

Update from South Hams District Council including waste service update, need to report a business and outdoor spaces over Easter.

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9th April 2020

Update from Devon County Council

Devon is closed - everyone should stay home this Easter weekend.
Update also includes latest news, keeping people safe & well, community and service updates

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9th April 2020

Ivybridge Ring & Ride

During the current crisis Ivybridge Ring and Ride are operating services to our existing members and those required to self-isolate

Ivybridge Ring & Ride services

9th April 2020

Devon & Cornwall Police

Information on contacting Devon and Cornwall Police (emergency and non-emergency)

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7th April 2020