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23 June 2023

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

Tavistock North By-Election Result

Steve Mullineaux and Ursula Mann

Following yesterday's by-election in the Tavistock North Ward, independent candidate Ursula Mann has been elected to West Devon Borough Council.

The vote was as close as possible, seeing a dead heat between Ursula Mann and the Liberal Democrat candidate, Holly Greenbury-Pullen. 

As recommended by the Electoral Commission, lots were drawn and Ursula Mann's name was selected.

Read the full result breakdown on our website.

Free summer activities for school children


The school holidays can be a surprisingly stressful time, with the costs of childcare and food quickly mounting up. That's why children aged five to 16, who receive benefit-related free school meals, are being invited to take part in a range of exciting activities over the summer holidays.

The government-funded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme also offers healthy meals during the school holidays.

More than 60 different activity providers across Devon will be offering a great range of things to do, both indoors and outdoors. 

Activities include sports, swimming, football, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, tennis, hockey, athletics, bowling, cross fit, gardening, Yoga crate stacking, and zipline. 

This year, there are more places available for secondary school age ranges, with go-karting, climbing, trampolining, high ropes and surfing also included.   

A full list of the activities on offer and how to apply are on the HAF website.

Don't miss the chance to have your say on climate change

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Is climate change important to you? Yes? Then please take a few minutes to have your say on a regional strategy designed to make sure that Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can make the necessary changes to cope with the worst effects of climate change.

So what does the strategy actually mean? The Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (DCIoS) Climate Adaptation Strategy will help communities and organisations across the South West better understand the risks their area might face in the future, as climate change increasingly affects the UK.

It will also help them to adapt to these changes, meaning they can improve their preparation and resilience to make sure that communities like yours are kept safe from the risks of the changing climate.

You can now view the strategy online and take part in a public consultation until 30 June.

Please have your say and help your community's future.

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