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2 February 2024

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

Financial support for communities

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More financial help is on the way for residents and businesses across West Devon to support with the current cost-of-living. 

Self-employed residents could have more help with paying their Council Tax bills, and up to 400 businesses across the Borough could benefit from rate reliefs. 

With housing very much at the top of the agenda, we are also doing all we can to help tackle the housing crisis - this includes charging Council Tax premiums on empty homes and doubling Council Tax on second homes from April 2025. 

Find out more

Support for our care leavers

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For many care leavers, the prospect of getting a job, or even applying for one, can be overwhelming without support in place. We want to help remove the barriers many people face and help local care leavers into the workplace.

We are offering:

  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Paid work experience placements
  • Mentoring to help adapt care leavers to a working environment
  • Guaranteed interviews for those who meet minimum job requirements

Find out more

Our work doesn't just stop here. Discover what else we are doing to support care leavers across West Devon. 

Did you know?.. PCC elections are coming!

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Are you interested in being the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall?

There is a briefing next week where you can find out more about the role, who is eligible and how to put yourself forward. 

Go along on Thursday 8 February at 5:30 p.m. at Ballard House, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ or you can attend online. 

Register now by emailing or call 01752 398073.

Build your IT and digital skills

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No matter what your ability when it comes to IT, our partners Learn Devon have a range of free courses to choose from to help build your digital skills.

They could help with things like accessing your digital banking, connecting with loved ones online and accessing job and training opportunities. 

From help with the first steps to getting online, building computer confidence to gaining a nationally recognised 'Award in Digital Skills'. There really is something for everyone! 

Find out more and book your FREE course online

Everyone wins with SeaMoor Lotto

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SeaMoor Lotto raises thousands of pounds for West Devon small charities. By taking part, you can make a real difference to the lives of local people, as well as the chance of getting a little treat - win-win! 

Sign up and support a good cause today and not only will you be in with the chance of winning weekly cash prizes of up to £25,000, but if you enter before Saturday 24 February, you could win the ULTIMATE Nintendo Switch bundle, all for just £1 a week!

 Transform your fitness routine with Switch Sports and Ring Fit Adventure, rally the family for thrilling Mario Kart races, or embark on a legendary quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Plus, elevate your gaming experience with a 50” UltraHD Smart TV included. It's not just gaming; it's an adventure in your living room!

Even if you don’t win a prize you can be happy knowing that you are making a real difference to a good cause in the Borough.

Find out more at SeaMoor Lotto

Are you our next Business Support Officer?

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Do you have excellent administration/IT skills, great communication and enthusiasm? 

We have two exciting opportunities for business support officers - we need a corporate business support officer, who will work with our senior managers at director level, and a legal business support officer, who will join our friendly and busy legal team.

Fancy the challenge? View our roles online today.