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19 January 2024

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

Let's talk cycling

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Do you hire bikes for your cycling journeys or leisure rides? If so, we need your help in building a directory of which cycling businesses are in the area. Maybe you run a cycling business and can get in touch with us?

We’d also love to hear your thoughts on cycling opportunities in the area.

Send us an email.

Calling all Okehampton businesses

high street with shops and cars


Do you own or run a business in Okehampton? 

If you do, then you're invited to come along to a workshop this month to discuss a potential Business Improvement District (BID). 

We want to hear your thoughts and ideas for how a BID could support the town, its activities and your business.

Workshops are being held at various times and locations on Monday 29 January and Tuesday 30 January. The sessions are being run in partnership with Devon County Council, Okehampton Town Council and Okehampton Hamlets Parish Council. 

Find out times and book your place

Find out more on our website

Who is your young green hero?

child holding save the planet sign


Do you know a young person, group or youth club (aged 4 to 11) who are doing great things to support the environment? Nominate them now for a Mayor's Young Person Green Award.

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, presented personally by the Mayor. 

Nominate your young green heroes by emailing the Mayor at Cllr Lynn Daniel.  

Please include:  

  • A short summary about the work they are doing
  • Photographs, if available
  • Permissions to use photographs from parent/guardians

Support for landlords

house with to let sign


Are you a landlord with a property to rent but no time to manage it? We can help you by taking the hassle away. 

Our SeaMoor Lettings property service can help landlords with: 

  • Tenant selection, credit checks and referencing
  • Preparation of tenancy agreements and legal documents
  • A full inventory together with digital photographic evidence
  • Rent account management
  • Quarterly management inspections
  • A rent and damage deposit guarantee to the value of two months' rent
  • A 50% guarantee of the rent when the property is empty (maximum two months)
  • Arrangement and payments of your gas, electric and energy performance certificates
  • Access to affordable finance packages for property improvements

By helping landlords, we can also support our families across the Borough find quality housing, one of our top priorities. 

Learn more

New support roles at the Council

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Do you have experience of providing administration support in a legal or similar business environment? We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Business Support Officer to join our team. 

Have you worked with senior managers at director level and love a busy and varied work day? If so, our new Corporate Business Support Officer role could be for you. 

Both jobs come with lots of professional development, a generous annual leave package, flexible working and a friendly and supportive environment. 

Discover your new role today.