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22 September 2023

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

Have Your Say on Council Tax Reductions

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Residents will soon able to have their say on our proposed Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2024/2025. 

The scheme is reviewed each year to support residents on a low income with paying their Council Tax. 

With the ongoing cost of living crisis, it is essential that we provide financial support to the some of the most vulnerable across West Devon. 

The public consultation will take place between Monday 2 October Sunday 12 November 2023. 

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More Homes to Help the Housing Crisis


We are investing in more homes to help tackle the housing crisis.

We have agreed to the purchase of up to three homes and the improvement of one more to be used as temporary accommodation in West Devon.

Learn more about our plans to support the immediate and long term housing needs across the Borough by clicking here

Council's Finances in Good Shape



We're pleased to say that despite increased costs and pressures, the Council's finances are in a good place as we look ahead to the future. 

Over the past year, the cost of living has been difficult for residents, with high inflation and ever-increasing household bills, particularly in relation to energy. The Council has supported communities, residents and businesses during these difficult economic times.

Along with a range of savings schemes and grants to reduce costs, we have been able to tighten our belt to make efficiencies over the past year.

We will continue to do everything we can support residents of the Borough, while still keeping a careful watch on the Council's finances.

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One Week to Nominate your Green Hero



There is just one week left to nominate someone for a Mayor's Young Person Green Award. 

Know a young person, primary school class or youth group who are doing great things for the environment? Nominate them now!

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.

Prizes include two environmental books plus, a certificate, presented personally by the Mayor. 

Climate change is high on the list of our priorities, which is why we want to celebrate the work of young people across the Borough who are doing great things for the planet. 

Find out more by clicking here.

Nominations close on Friday 29 September. 

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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