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24 November 2023

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

£1m of funding making a difference

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If you live in West Devon, then you are very likely to feel the effects of the £1m of funding shared across the Borough from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

The funding from the UKSPF is being invested in:

  • Active and inclusive travel
  • 'Agri-tech' and regenerative farming
  • Business and community support

Local businesses and community programmes are benefitting from the money, with more projects to follow, including Tamar Energy Community, who offer independent energy advice and develop community renewable energy projects.

Since we secured the funding from the Government Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) last year, the organisations have received funding and are now delivering projects in West Devon.

Find out more here.

Car parking

Parking Consultation West Devon

Earlier this week, our Hub Committee made the decision to increase our long stay car park charges, but keep short stay prices the same. 

Parking charges in West Devon were last increased in March 2021 and we have consciously kept parking prices frozen for its residents and visitors over this time.

This increase for longer stays still provides very competitive prices when compared against other local districts and will help address future budget challenges and pressures.

Find out more here.

Follow West Devon Transport Hub's progress

Okehampton train

Going from Okehampton station by train for some Christmas shopping? Or just love trains, the station, and interested in what's happening next in the community?

Then you might be interested in following the progress of the West Devon Transport Hub, a brand new, purpose-built railway station as an exciting next step for the Dartmoor Line.

You can find out more information on the new West Devon Transport Hub website.

You can see the latest autumn update on progress and read about a community celebration marking the second anniversary of the reopening of the Dartmoor Line.

New online service to help tenants



It's cold and wet outside at this time of year and keeping your home warm, cosy and dry is as important as ever.

If you're a tenant, you can now get quicker support with housing issues such as damp and mould with an easy-to-use online tool. 

The newly launched online service means tenants can report housing issues which have not been resolved by their landlord.

Tenants can upload photos showing their issues and will get someone to contact for advice and support. We will respond within two weeks, but much more rapidly if an emergency.  

Where appropriate, we will inspect homes and contact landlords directly, and ultimately, it has the power to fine or prosecute.

If you are a tenant, make a note of this email, so you can report any housing issues at

Residents, you can also report issues by calling us on 01822 813 600 or by contacting your local Councillor.

You can find a list of councillors at

New strategy for electric vehicles

electric vehicle charging


The number of electric car charging points in West Devon could be set to increase as part of a wider strategy on electric vehicles.

We've laid out our plans for the next two years on how to improve vehicle charging opportunities for residents and visitors alike, to encourage wider use of electric vehicles across the area.

Doing this will hopefully improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, and improve infrastructure for people wanting to buy electric vehicles.

Find out more here.

Flood Action Week

flood action week

It’s Flood Action Week this week and as we know, flooding can happen even if you don’t live or work near the sea.

With the recent severe weather acting as a reminder to take extra care, it’s good to think about what actions you can take to protect yourself.

More information can be found on our website.

In the event of flooding, you can speak to specially trained Flood Support Officers 24 hours a day, seven days a week via Floodline on 0345 988 1188. They can offer you immediate advice on flood risk, and what to do before, during, and after, a flood.

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.

Click the button below to see our current vacancies.

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