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2 June 2023

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

Meet Your New Council

West Devon Full Council 2023

We're delighted to announce our new Council Leader and Mayor of West Devon after a busy first meeting of the new Full Council.

At Tuesday's meeting, Cllr Mandy Ewings, Ward Member for Tavistock South West was named as our new Leader, with Cllr Mark Renders, Ward Member for Dartmoor, chosen as Deputy Leader. 

The Mayor for the coming year will be Cllr Lynn Daniel, Ward Member for South Tawton with the Deputy Mayor named as Cllr Debo Sellis, Ward Member for Tavistock South East.

Visit our news page to read the messages from our Leader and Mayor and see photos from the day.

Have you ever seen photographs from Throwleigh resident Chris Chapman? He received an award of special recognition for his 50-year service to the Borough for photography. Look him up online because he's incredible! 

Are you on a prepayment energy meter?

Prepayment Meter


If you're in need of help with energy bills, there are still energy support schemes available. 

This one is for residents who have a traditional prepayment energy meter. If this is you, make sure you don't miss out on up to £400 of energy bills support vouchers.

If you haven't claimed your vouchers yet, take your ID and vouchers to a Post Office or PayPoint soon to claim them by the 30 June deadline.

Find out more about the Energy Bills Support Scheme on the GOV.UK website.

For a range of other support with the cost of living, go to our Support Directory for information and advice. 

SeaMoor Lotto

seamoor lotto

The SeaMoor Lotto is a fun way to help good local causes that you care about. Since its launch, SeaMoor Lotto has raised thousands of pounds for small charities.

Tickets are £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 24 June, you could also win a home theatre system. 

Unlike larger lotteries, most of your ticket purchase comes back into the community AND the odds of winning a prize are much better, at 50:1.

It really is a win-win: even if you don’t win a cash prize you can be happy knowing that you are making a real difference in your area!

Which good cause would you like to support? Visit our website and buy a ticket today -

Job Vacancies

We're hiring job vacancies vacancy

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.

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