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Your chance to influence how we implement our new tree strategy

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Tree strategy 2021 to 2026.  The right tree in the right place

We’ve published a new tree strategy aimed at significantly increasing tree coverage in the District.

We want to hear what you think of the strategy and any ideas on how we might best implement it.

Over the next four weeks you have a chance to complete a short feedback survey on our new 2021-2026 Tree Strategy - The right tree in the right place

The new strategy recognises the benefits trees provide and the increasingly important role they play in mitigating the effects of climate change, flood prevention and pollution control.

Teignbridge hopes that through partnership working and promoting good tree management, it can increase the district's tree canopy cover from the current 22 per cent to the Woodland Trust’s target of 25 per cent.

Councillor Jackie Hook, Executive Member for Climate Change, said:  “Making sure we maximise the number of trees being planted and ensure they are looked after properly is an important part of our strategy.

“Not only will we do this on our own land but we will also work with Town and Parish Councils and other landowners to support their efforts, promoting good management of privately owned trees."

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Thank you Teignbridge!

On Sunday (4 July) we are taking part in #ThankYouDay, to thank communities and individuals for all  their hard work during this past year. We're asking councillors, residents and partners to get involved by using the #TeignbridgeThanksYou to show their appreciation.  We'll be posting and sharing these on our social media channels throughout the day.

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Bandstand closes for repair but Sunday's concert goes ahead

The bandstand in Courtenay Park has had to close while work is carried out to make it safe.

In undertaking maintenance work to prevent leaks, serious defects were identified which will require the roof to be removed and repairs undertaken to the steel frame and timber structures. These will be done as quickly as possible but at this stage we cannot say how long the repairs will take. 

Sunday's band concert will go ahead from the grassy area surrounding the bandstand, starting at 2.30pm.

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Employment sites a vital part of local plan consultation

This week’s Local Plan sites option consultation article focuses on the often overlooked, positive impact an up-to-date Local Plan has on creating a vibrant environment which encourages enterprise and innovation.

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Identifying the best development sites for businesses in the Local Plan consultation is a major factor in securing the infrastructure needed to support our communities, promote economic prosperity and deliver much-needed local jobs for local people.

If you're not sure how the various aspects of the Local Plan consultation fit together, take a look at the Need to Know Guide which provides a jargon-free summary of the main elements.

And don’t forget to give us your feedback by responding to the survey.  

All the consultation documents are on our website.

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Reminder: It’s time to have your say

Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton residents are invited to share their hopes and aspirations for their communities at one of seven online workshops taking place between 13 and 22 July, 12-2pm.

In small groups, residents will be asked to participate in a few, simple online activities which will inform the Garden Community programme.

The Garden Community programme aims to revitalise the area of Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton, and shape significant developments and facilities for local communities. Central to this process is learning from residents about their neighbourhoods and the future they imagine for it.

A Zoom webinar will also be taking place on Wednesday 7 July, where residents can learn more about the Garden Community programme and how they can get involved.

For more information and to register for these events, please visit Teignbridge District Council’s website.

Parking changes implemented but RingGo issues being resolved

Yesterday saw the removal of barriers from Cricketfield Road, Newfoundland Way and Sherborne Road's multi storey car park in Newton Abbot.

Problems introducing RingGo means that people parking in the multi storey will be unable to use the service in the coming days while these are resolved. Contactless payment will be by card only and payments can also be made via the cash machine on Level 2.

A temporary RingGo code has been applied to Cricketfield Road and Newfoundland Way car parks which will enable the service to be used in these car parks but this is not possible for the multi story.

Staff are working with RingGo to resolve the issue as soon as possible and we apologise for the short delay in introducing this new system to the multi storey.

Packed event calendar plus jabs and free testing at Devon Show

Devon show web page, what's on and reminder to plan visit

Today has seen the return of The Devon County Show, running until Sunday 4 July, and a range of measures will be in place to keep visitors safe

In addition to the usual activities, visitors will be able to get free rapid lateral flow tests at a Devon County Council community testing van daily from 9am to 5pm as well as collecting lateral flow test kits to use at home.

A pop-up vaccination clinic will also operate in the Wadsworth Pavilion until 4pm on all three days of the show, offering:

  • First dose Pfizer for anyone aged 18 years old or above.
  • Second dose AstraZeneca for anyone who had their first dose more than eight weeks ago.

Those seeking a vaccination are asked to bring their first appointment card or proof of age.

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Don't mix up the NHS apps

As more people are using NHS apps there is some confusion over the difference between two of them.

If out and about, the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app (left image) is the fastest way of knowing when you're at risk from coronavirus.  The app lets you check into venues, check symptoms and enter test results.

This should not be confused with the NHS app (far right) which among other things lets you get your NHS COVID Pass,  check your vaccine record, get health advice, order repeat prescriptions and find out your NHS number.

Booster jab study

 A booster trial research study is based in the Exeter Nightingale Hospital and is looking for participants.  if you are interested take a look at the website to find out more.

Happy birthday NHS 5 July

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Devon Climate Assembly now online

The presentations from the first weekend of the Devon Climate Assembly are now available to watch on the Devon Climate Emergency YouTube channel.

The assembly members heard from a range of speakers about the science of climate change, how climate change is affecting Devon specifically and were introduced to the three big climate challenges that they have been tasked with discussing. 

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Latest government Covid-19 guidance

(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

Travel abroad from England during coronavirus 

Travel to England from another country during coronavirus 

How to safely plan a wedding or civil partnership, or funeral, wake or commemoration

Outdoor civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status

Visiting arrangements in care homes

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