Entries by Town Clerk

Start-Up Business School Launched – Free places for West Devon Residents

South West Devon entrepreneurs of the future are being offered FREE places on an acclaimed workshop to turn their hobbies and dreams into a business. Designed to inspire people and help them find the confidence to try their ideas, the PopUp Business School is aimed at everyone, from those with no cash and no business […]

BT Phone Box, The Square, North Tawton – what’s going on?

BT Phone Box, The Square, North Tawton With the posting of official BT notices on the phone box, we’re aware that residents will want to know what is happening to this box. BT periodically consults with parishes about the future of under-used phone boxes in their area.  At the  last consultation, Autumn of 2019, we […]

Free School Meals – now extended over the summer holidays

Children in England who are eligible for free school meals will receive a six-week food voucher to cover the summer holiday period, after a campaign by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford. You can find out if your child is eligible for free school meals by checking the criteria on the gov.uk website If […]

Covid-19 – financial help from West Devon Borough Council for residents who need basic essentials

A Welfare Support Fund has been launched by South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils, in association with Devon County Council, to support residents whose financial situation has been seriously affected by the current pandemic. The COVID-19 Welfare Support Fund can provide small emergency payments to help with basic essentials including: household essentials such as […]

The Government’s new Covid-19 guidelines – Update Monday 11 May –

Government FAQs on new Covid-19 measures – What do they mean? West Devon and South Hams councils have issued a Government FAQ document to outline what the new measures mean in practice. For more comprehensive information, please refer to the full Government Guidance Document – Staying Safe Outside Your Home.

Domestic Abuse – Boots Pharmacies offering safe space for victims

BOOTS pharmacies offering safe spaces for victims of domestic abuse From today, Boots chemists are offering safe spaces within their pharmacies for victims of domestic abuse. Anyone needing help can ask staff at the counter to use the consultation room, where they will be able to contact local services for help and advice. It’s been launched by […]