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31 March 2023

Latest News From West Devon Borough Council

Changes to Waste and Recycling Collections for Easter 2023

waste devon west calendar easter

The Good Friday and Easter Monday Bank Holidays will mean changes to waste and recycling collections in the coming days.

The changes (as shown in the table above) are as follows:

Normal Day: Friday 7 April
New Day: Saturday 8 April

Normal Day: Monday 10 April
New Day: Tuesday 11 April

Normal Day: Tuesday 11 April
New Day: Wednesday 12 April

Normal Day: Wednesday 12 April
New Day: Thursday 13 April

Normal Day: Thursday 13 April
New Day: Friday 14 April

Normal Day: Friday 14 April
New Day: Saturday 15 April

Are You Ready For The Upcoming Elections In May?

voter id now required

1. Register to vote!

You need to register by 11.59 p.m. on Monday 17 April.

2. Are you voting by post or in-person?

To apply for a postal vote, click here. You must apply by 5 p.m. on Tuesday 18 April.

Remember, you will not need to provide photo ID to vote by post.

3. If voting in person, remember to bring your photo ID! 

This could be your passport, driving licence or blue badge, but there are lots of documents that are accepted. Find out more about what photo ID is suitable on our website.

If you don't have photo ID you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate, which is a free voter ID document. Apply by 5 p.m. on Tuesday 25 April.

If you know someone who does not have access to a computer and needs extra support, they can contact our elections team on 01822 813604, to book an appointment to help complete their application for Voter ID online or at our offices.


Want to become a Councillor?

You have until 4 p.m on Tuesday 4 April to register your nomination to stand as a District or Parish Councillor. Nomination papers must be hand-delivered to:

The Returning Officer

Kilworthy Park (reception area),



PL19 0BZ

Please deliver the nomination papers between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., on any day (excluding weekends and bank holidays) and by no later than 4 p.m. on 4 April 2023.

For more information:

Get Help From NHS 111

Get to the help you need NHS 111

NHS Devon is urging all of us to use NHS 111 to get expert help and to take pressure off our busy Devon hospitals.

Staff at NHS 111 can direct people to minor injuries units and urgent treatment centres. This will ensure that people get to the right place for treatment quickly and may reduce their waiting times.

Anyone contacting 111 who needs emergency medical care from a hospital will be given direct access to the emergency department.

To find out more, visit:

Crowdfunding to Support our Local Clubs

Sport England

Sport England is matching crowdfunding up to £10,000 to support sports clubs and organisations with recovery and reinvention following the coronavirus pandemic.

Crowdfunding is a great way to raise essential funds during a critical time. 

The common misconception is that during times of crisis, donations and charitable giving has suffered, but this is not the case with Active Together. 

As of 1 January this year, they've invested £3.26m, with a further £7.07m raised from supporters within local communities.

There have been more than 83,000 supporters, pledging to more than 640 campaigns, with the average pledge being £85.

Campaigns typically run for 28 days but take a few weeks to create – so will take around six weeks in total.

So, if your local club is looking to upgrade facilities or is struggling with the energy crisis, why not look into crowdfunding?

Find out more and apply with Sport England here.

It’s A Win-Win Situation When You Play the SeaMoor Lotto

SeaMoor Lotto win Apple bundle


Sign up for the SeaMoor Lotto today and support a good cause you care about. 

The SeaMoor Lotto is a lottery for the people, by the people. It’s a fun way to help good causes without giving up precious time.

Tickets are just £1 in the weekly draw, and you can choose exactly which good cause you would like your money to go to. More of your money goes to your chosen cause than with any other major lottery – you can see the exact breakdown, where every penny goes, on our website.

Not only will you be in with the chance of winning weekly cash prizes of up to £25,000, but if you enter before Saturday 29 April, you will be in with the chance of winning an amazing Apple tech bundle, all for just £1 a week!

A top of the range iPhone 14 Pro could be yours, along with an Apple Watch Series 8, to keep you connected on the move.

Unlike larger lotteries, the majority of your ticket purchase comes back into the community AND the odds of winning a prize are much better, at an amazing 50:1. It really is a win-win: even if you don’t win a cash prize you can be content in knowing that you are making a real difference!

Since its launch the SeaMoor Lotto has raised thousands of pounds for small charities -so why not join in? Visit our website to see which good causes you can support, and buy a ticket today:

Job Vacancies

we're hiring WD/SH

Are you looking for a flexible role in a supportive and open culture? Join the Council! We have a number of exciting roles available for the right person.

Click the button below to see our current vacancies.

Click here to find out more