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28 April 2023

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

Local Elections Taking Place Next Week

Voter ID


Local Elections will take place in West Devon next week on Thursday, 4 May.

Remember that you must bring your photo ID when visiting your polling station. Find out more about what photo ID is suitable on our website

Need to find your polling station? Enter your postcode into the online checker and find out where you need to go to vote. 

The vote count will take place the following day on Friday, 5 May. We will be posting results on our website as soon as they come in. 

You can also visit our social media channels for live updates

Election Poll for the Burrator Ward Postponed

Burrator Ward Update


The election for the Burrator Ward of West Devon Borough Council on 4 May 2023 will be postponed, following the sad death of the Green Party candidate Neil Jameson.

All other polls on 4 May will go ahead as planned.

Read more on our website

Changes to Recycling and Waste Collections this May

WD bin collections

The May Day and Coronation Bank Holidays will mean changes to waste and recycling collections in the coming days.

The changes are as follows:

Normal Day: Monday 1 May
New Day: Tuesday 2 May

Normal Day: Tuesday 2 May
New Day: Wednesday 3 May

Normal Day:  Wednesday 3 May
New Day: Thursday 4 May

Normal Day: Thursday 4 May
New Day: Friday 5 May

Normal Day: Friday 5 May
New Day: Tuesday 9 May

Normal Day: Monday 8 May
New Day: Wednesday 10 May

Normal Day: Tuesday 9 May
New Day: Thursday 11 May

Normal Day: Wednesday 10 May
New Day: Friday 12 May

Normal Day: Thursday 11 May
New Day: Saturday 13 May

Normal Day: Friday 12 May
New Day: Monday 15 May

Normal Day: Monday 15 May
New Day: Tuesday 16 May

Normal Day: Wednesday 17 May
New Day: Thursday 18 May

Normal Day: Thursday 18 May
New Day: Friday 19 May

Normal Day: Friday 19 May
New Day: Saturday 20 May

For more information, click here to visit our website. 

Update on Hosepipe Ban

hosepipe ban


A hosepipe ban is now in place in parts of Devon and Cornwall. 

The South West Water region is still seeing the impact of last year’s exceptionally dry weather and reservoir levels are lower than normal for this time of year. 

South West Water is acting now to protect water resources and the environment, to help rivers and reservoirs to recharge ahead of the summer months.

Activities covered by the hosepipe ban include using hosepipes to water gardens or clean cars. 

The hosepipe ban will be lifted when the area receives drought breaking rainfall. 

Use the South West Water Online Tool to check if the ban is in your area.

Free Rural Support and Wellbeing for Farming Communities

farming wellbeing course


New Leaf Life Design is running a series of wellbeing workshops for those in the farming community. The workshops offer attendees the opportunity to focus on particular topics that help them think about health and wellbeing, as well as their farming business. 

Workshops are taking place across the South West throughout May and June 2023. 

Find out more here. 

Try the SeaMoor Lotto and Support a Good Cause!

seamoor lotto break


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 27 May, you will be in with the chance of winning an amazing European City Break!

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:


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