Two landmark venues in Devon are opening as NHS Vaccination Centres today (26 January), ready to vaccinate tens of thousands of local people in coming weeks.
The Mayflower Grandstand at Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s Home Park Stadium, and exhibition and event venue Westpoint Exeter will be offering their first booked appointments to people in priority groups from Tuesday.
The two sites in Devon are among six launching across the South West today, bringing the national total to 50.
The Home Park and Westpoint Exeter sites mean thousands more vaccinations will...
A public consultation is underway on proposals for an electricity substation to support development to the south west of Exeter.
Devon County Council has identified three potential sites to the south west of Exeter, and people are being asked for their views on these options, and any others, ahead of a planning application being submitted later in the year.
The substation is another essential element of the £55 million infrastructure needed to enable the development of 2,500 homes and employment in the area. Western Power Distribution, which is responsible for the...
People are being encouraged to stay positive during ‘lockdown’ and share their tips for keeping upbeat as part of a new social media campaign.
‘Stay Positive Exeter’ has been launched by the City Council to help people through these difficult times.
People are being asked to post a picture of themselves on Facebook holding a piece of paper containing the words #staypositiveexeter along with something they are doing to stay positive during this challenging period.
It could be something really simple like #staypositiveexeter:
Snow showers and freezing conditions swept across Devon in the early hours of this morning and Devon County Council is warning of a significant risk of ice on Devon’s roads, particularly into tomorrow (Monday 25 January) morning.
Devon’s fleet of gritters have been working around the clock to treat the County Council’s salting network, but the authority is urging people to avoid all but essential travel.
Gritting will continue throughout today ahead of an anticipated drop in road surface temperatures to as low as -8C across Devon overnight tonight. Conditions are...
The NHS in Devon is making final preparations ready to welcome the first patients to two new large-scale vaccination centres from 26 January.
The Mayflower Grandstand at Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s Home Park Stadium, and exhibition and event venue Westpoint Exeter will be hosting their first booked appointments to people aged 80 and above from next Tuesday.
The Home Park and Westpoint Exeter sites mean thousands more vaccinations will be given every week in Devon and provide local people have a wider choice of options when they receive their invitation for an...
With Devon’s Snow Wardens prepared to spring into action this weekend, they will also be marking the 10th anniversary of the volunteer scheme this year.
The scheme has gone from strength to strength since it was launched by Devon County Council in 2011 , and around 325 towns and parishes in the county currently have snow wardens.
In the event of a prolonged cold spell, the volunteers grit their priority roads and clear snow as part of their community’s self-help plans. Among the first snow wardens to sign up were the parishes of Dunkeswell, Rattery and Uplyme, and 10...
Dartmoor has become a draw for thousands seeking outdoors spaces for their health and well-being during the pandemic, with the much-loved iconic Dartmoor pony a huge draw. But a leading charity has warned their future is at risk unless additional funding is found.
The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT) is a charity which works to protect the future of true Dartmoor ponies in their natural, native environment. It carries out important conservation projects within 450 hectares holding it manages at Bellever, in the heart of Dartmoor, an area very popular with visitors, where a...
Devon is preparing for the possibility of widespread snow showers on Sunday morning (24 January).
Gritters will be carrying out multiple treatments overnight tonight as freezing temperatures and the risk of icy conditions and wintry showers continue into the weekend.
The County Council’s teams will be treating around 2,000 miles of roads on Devon’s primary and secondary salting network from around 7am tomorrow morning, ahead of a band of snow which is forecast to bring around 5cm of snow from the early hours of Sunday.