5 June - North Devon Council Coronavirus update

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North Devon Council Newsletter

Current information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Lynton & Lynmouth car parks now accepting cashless payments

Lynmouth harbour

Eight car parks in Lynton & Lynmouth are now capable of using the RingGo cashless payment system, with no additional charges so the cost is exactly the same as shown on the tariff boards.

The advantages are:- you don't have to touch the machines at all
- you can top up your parking without returning to the vehicle
- if you're worried about mobile reception, you can book it from home in advance
- you can pay over the phone, on the smartphone app, on your computer or tablet or using the 'text me' service.

Here are the RingGo unique identifying code numbers for each car park:

Esplanade - 23602

Lower Lyndale - 23603

Upper Lyndale - 23604

Watersmeet - 23605

Bottom Meadow - 23606

Cross Street - 23607

Valley of the Rocks - 23609

Upper Valley of the Rocks - 23608

Telephone line maintenance work

Landline and mobile telephone

Our telephone payment line may be affected by maintenance works between 9am - 11am on Sunday 7 June. Please use the online payment service instead during this time.


PFND Survey

Has Covid-19 lock-down changed any of your values, opinions or behaviour towards your community and the local environment? Would you like to have your say on how our community moves forward from this crisis?

Well this is your chance to have your say.

We know that the current situation has severely curtailed both economic and social activity, causing deeply felt impacts across all of society but there have also been some positive impacts including reduced air pollution and an increased appreciation for nature. Recent national YouGov surveys regarding the COVID -19 crisis also found that only 9% of Britons want life to return to ‘normal’, 8 out of 10 people want the government to prioritise health and well-being over economic growth and 85% want to see at least some of the personal or social changes they have experienced continue after the Covid crisis.

But what does that mean for us in northern Devon? What could the ‘new normal’ look like here? How have our perspectives changed on how we live our lives through the lens of the pandemic ? We don’t know yet, but we want to find out.

Plastic Free North Devon has worked with local district councils and organisations across northern Devon on a regional public survey that intends to capture the public’s collective values and any behavioural changes they intend to make post the COVID-19 crisis. The survey includes broad and bold questions on a variety of topics that include plastic and waste, wildlife and biodiversity, health and wellbeing, transport, energy, local economy and consumerism. The results received will help local groups and government frame their priorities and better understand what is important to the people of northern Devon. How do  we improve the quality of life for all residents alongside an improved and flourishing environment? It is important to note that the partners involved do not have the tools to transform our society over night and should not be expected to do so - the purpose of this survey is to visualise what a better northern Devon looks like for the individuals that reside here; a baseline of collective thought and evidence to help shape the place we live.

Take Survey


Quit for Covid Logo

This information is taken from the Today Is The Day website

There are always health and financial benefits to quitting smoking, but quitting now will help you:

1. Reduce the likelihood of life-threatening complications from COVID-19. Smoking damages your lungs, and your heart, which can put you at greater risk of life-threatening complications if you get COVID-19.

2. Reduce your risk of other diseases caused by smoking such as cancer, diabetes, heart attack, emphysema, bronchitis and stroke. Quitting will improve your health, and help protect the NHS.

3. Stopping smoking allows your body to repair itself – after 8 hours oxygen levels return to normal, after 2 days, your lungs start clearing out smoking debris, after 3 days breathing becomes easier and within weeks, your heart attack risk begins to drop. Watch this film which explains all the benefits of quitting.

4. Protect the health of others. Exposure to secondhand smoke also increases the risk of complications from respiratory infections, especially in children. It also increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and cancer. During this time, when we are spending most of our time at home, it’s important to protect others from tobacco smoke. See also guidance for smokers and vapers from Public Health England.


Think Twice - take rubbish home

Always #ThinkTwice before you dump your rubbish - if there is no bin or the bin is full, just take it home with you and get rid of it in your own bin. 

Other sources of advice and information

Avoid misinformation on Coronavirus - only follow advice from official, trusted sources. 

Devon County Council




NHS England


Public Health England


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