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25 August 2023

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

Mayor on the lookout for young green heroes

litter picking children


Do you know a young person, primary school class or youth group who are doing great things for the environment? 

Enter them now for a Mayor’s Young Person Green Award!

The Mayor of West Devon, Cllr Lyn Daniel, is on the lookout for young people (aged 4 to 11) who are making a real difference. Maybe it’s an eco-school project, tree planting, litter picking, improving recycling or raising funds for green projects. Whatever it may be, we want to hear about it!

Prizes include two fantastic books, '100 things to know about saving the planet' and 'No one is Too Small to make a Difference' by Greta Thunberg.

Plus a certificate, personally presented by the Mayor.

The awards take place every two months. Enter by Friday 29 September. 

Find out more here

Bank Holiday recycling and waste collections 

wd waste collection days


The final summer Bank Holiday will mean changes to your waste and recycling collection in the coming days.

The changes are listed in the picture above.

For more information, click here

We stand with Ukraine



Yesterday (24 August) was Ukraine Independence Day, exactly 18 months since the start of Russia’s invasion and 32 years since declaring independence from the Soviet Union.

Across the country and in West Devon, extraordinary people continue to support those who have fled the war, offering a place in their homes and communities. To date, we have welcomed 200 Ukrainians to West Devon with 73 hosts opening their homes and hearts.

Ukraine’s national flower is the sunflower – a symbol of hope, resistance, and unity; mirroring our promise to continue to stand with our Ukrainian friends.

Alongside our wonderful hosts, partner agencies and communities we will continue to support those across the Borough who are displaced by war.

Keep West Devon tidy

litter bin


With lots of visitors to the area during the summer, our litter bins can get full quite quickly.

If you go to put litter in a bin and it’s full – please take your litter home with you and get rid of it responsibly. Leaving waste beside a litter bin counts as fly-tipping.

Please help us to protect West Devon by being responsible with your litter. 

You can report a full litter bin here

Be dog aware this summer

dog running


After weeks of rain, some sun is finally here and so our four-legged furry friends are out and about, enjoying the sunshine at last!

It is important that we continue to look after our loyal companions as well as ourselves, so please be dog aware.

  • Be alert – keep an eye on children around dogs.
  • Be aware – dogs will use signals to tell us how they feel.
  • Be safe – any dog can bite; accidents can happen fast.

Follow the Dog Safety code here

Have a safe and happy end to the summer season with your furry friends.

Supercharge your career with Skills Bootcamps this September



Ready to take the next step in your career?

Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps offer a wide range of free and flexible courses for adults in Devon and Cornwall.

Courses starting in September cover the region’s most in demand sectors; digital, green, health and social care, construction, technical and professional.

The training is free and open to adults aged 19 or over, who are unemployed, self-employed, employed full-time or part-time or returning to work. Plus, to help boost your career, learners are guaranteed an interview with a local employer upon completion of the course!

So, whether you want to improve your leadership skills, retrain as a chef, or learn new digital skills, there are a range of courses on offer to help you to reach your next goal. Check out the full course list here.

Applications are open right now for courses starting in September and beyond, head to to find out more and apply today!

Support a good cause with SeaMoor Lotto

seamoor lotto


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. 

You can choose exactly what good cause you would like your money to go to, and unlike larger lotteries, most of your ticket purchase comes back into the community.

Tickets are £1 in the weekly draw with the chance of winning weekly cash prizes of up to £25,000. Enter before this Saturday (26 August) and you can also be in with a chance of winning an Apple MacBook Air!

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!

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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