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3 May 2024

Latest News from West Devon Borough Council

PCC results are here

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Thank you if you were one of the 9954 residents who turned out for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections yesterday, despite the weather!

The votes are now in for our own West Devon section of the results here. The full Devon & Cornwall results will also appear on this page once they have been announced by Plymouth City Council

The North Tavistock by-election votes are in



Following yesterday's by-election in the Tavistock North Ward, Holly Greenberry-Pullen of the Liberal Democrats party has been elected to our Borough Council.

Holly joins Cllr Jeff Moody and Cllr Ursula Mann who hold our other two local positions.

Read the full result breakdown on our website.

Energy upgrade plans going swimmingly



We know that keeping fit and healthy is important for mental health and that leisure centres are fantastic places for local communities. That's why we've helped to secure funding for Parklands Leisure Centre in Okehampton.

They have received £38,500 from the Swimming Pool Support Fund to help improve their energy efficiency.

The funding will pay for pool covers and a variable speed filtration system.

The works at the centre will make it more resilient for the years ahead, ensuring this important community pool will continue to improve community wellbeing and serve the people of West Devon for years to come.

Find out more

Have a passion for planning?

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Are you passionate about planning issues? Do you want to support and guide residential and commercial growth in West Devon and the South Hams?

If you’re an experienced planning professional with excellent leadership skills, our Strategic Planning Manager role could be the perfect fit!

No two days will be the same in this exciting role, which will see you oversee and be our expert advisor on all things planning across both our local authorities.  

Above all, you will be key in helping deliver our aspirations help meet the future needs of our towns and parishes.

Find out more and apply before Thursday 9 May.