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5 January 2024

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

What do you want for West Devon?

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What is important to you when it comes to West Devon? 

It is more housing, jobs and green spaces? 

Perhaps you are passionate about climate change, preserving our wonderful heritage or more support for vulnerable people. 

There is just over a week to go to have your say on our Vision for West Devon. 

Talk to us online by Sunday 14 January.

January's waste and recycling collections

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Following the Christmas period, your recycling and waste collection days will still be different than normal until 12 January. Check above to see how your collection day has changed.

Click here to find out more

Save on your energy bills this year

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Is your home draughty and expensive to heat? 

With utility bills expected to rise this year, now is the time to think about the energy efficiency of your home. 

If you own your house, have a household income of less than £31k and have heating that isn't mains gas with an EPC rating of D,E,F or G, you could be eligible for some home improvements. This could include better insulation and a carbon heating system. 

We are working with partners Tamar Community Energy to help lower income households in the most need of upgrading.

Don't know your EPC rating? You can look it up

Check whether you are eligible and apply online

Last few days to have your say on parking

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We’re thinking about changing the price of long-stay parking in our car parks –  have your say before Monday 8 January. 

After keeping our parking charges the same for more than two years, inflation and rising costs means we’re planning to increase the cost of parking in our long-stay car parks – though short stay parking prices will remain the same.

We think that increasing the long stay prices – and keeping short stay prices the same – will reduce any impact on our local businesses, shoppers and everyone using essential high street services. But we want to hear from you.

Here’s exactly what we’re thinking of doing:

  • Increase long stay fees at all of our long stay car parks in Hatherleigh and Chagford, Mill Road Car Park in Okehampton, and Abbey, Bedford and Riverside car parks in Tavistock.
  • Change Abbey Car Park in Tavistock from a 4 hour maximum stay to a 6 hour maximum stay car park.
  • Brentor and Lydford car parks will return to Dartmoor National Park Authority to operate.
  • Keep short stay parking prices the same.

Have your say online

What's happening at the Council this month

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A new year is here and the Council is in full swing with lots of meetings coming up this month. See January's calendar. 

Want to know what we are discussing? Don't forget to visit our YouTube channel or Facebook page  where you can watch our meetings in action. 

New year, new job, a fresh start!

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Looking for a new challenge in 2024? 

We have some fantastic job opportunities at the Council.

Are you a committed team player who would work well in our Revenues team? Or perhaps are you a qualified and experienced surveyor who would be the perfect fit for our Estates team. 

We have a number of exciting roles available for the right person.

Does our chair have your name on it? 

View all of our current vacancies.