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6 October 2023

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

Let's Talk About Housing

housing event tav

Come and talk to us about housing issues facing you at our dedicated housing stall tomorrow (7 October) in Tavistock.

Our Housing Team, alongside Rentplus-UK and LiveWest, will be at Bedford Square tomorrow (Saturday 7 October) from 10 a.m. to to talk to residents about housing. 

Those who cannot afford to rent or buy a home on the open market can get advice on how low-cost home ownership works. You can also find details of affordable rent options and new properties which will soon be available across the borough.

Landlords and tenants can also get advice from SeaMoor Lettings, our own ethical lettings agency, whose focus is to provide opportunities for people to remain in the area.

Housing opportunities for people in West Devon are a top priority for the Borough Council.

Find out more by clicking here

Hitting a Six with S106 Funding

cricket club s106

A huge project to improve cricket facilities at one of West Devon's biggest clubs will see the club continue to offer sporting opportunities to an ever-growing number of people living in the borough.

The pavilion revamp project at Tavistock Cricket Club has seen the club create a new disabled toilet, a girls' changing room and extend the existing changing room.

We have helped the project with £120,000 of S106 funding.

The works at the club pavilion will allow the club to continue growing its cricket programme and welcome children and adults alike into enjoying sport and improving their wellbeing.

Watch our video on the project and read more on our website.

Single-Use Plastics Ban

Single Use Plastics

Devon's Trading Standards service is reminding businesses, such as takeaways, sandwich bars, care homes and retailers who supply certain single-use plastic items, that a ban has now come into force, and that they should be using alternatives.

The Government brought in a widening ban on more single use plastic items on 1 October.

It means that businesses across England can not supply certain single-use plastic items to members of the public.

The ban includes all single-use plastic cutlery, trays, plates, bowls, and balloon sticks, as well as banning the use of certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers used to supply food that is ready to consume.

Find out more on Devon County Council's website.

Goose Fair Parking

car park

There will be limited parking available in Tavistock on Goose Fair Day next Wednesday (11 October).

During the event, a number of our West Devon Borough Council car parks will be closed.

  • Bedford Car Park will be closed from Saturday 7 October until 6 p.m. on Sunday 15 October for fairground rides
  • Chapel Street Car Park will be closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday 10 October until 8 a.m. Thursday 12 October
  • Riverside Car Park will be closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday 10 October until 8 a.m. Thursday 12 October.  There will be limited space available for permit holders and Goose Fair traders.
  • Russell Street Car Park will be closed from 4.30 p.m. Tuesday 10 October until 8am Thursday 12th October
  • Wharf Car Park will be closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday 10 October until 8 a.m. Thursday 12 October

Additionally Tavistock Guildhall Car Park will be closed from 4.00 p.m. on Monday 9 October until 8 a.m. Thursday 12 October

Our Pay & Display car parks at Bank Street and Brook Street will be open as usual.

Abbey Car Park will have designated parking for Blue Badge holders only.

Tavistock Town Council are offering a number of alternative parking options and a Park and Ride Scheme. You can find out more on the Tavistock Town Council Website.

Job Vacancies

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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.

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