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Green Homes Grant Scheme

Green Homes Grant Scheme We published information in the North Tawton Roundabout about this scheme – more details have now been released by the Government. Eligible homeowners can get vouchers to help pay for environmentally friendly improvements, although as expected, it’s more complex than it originally appeared. To qualify for financial support, you’ll need to […]

Ted Hughes OM – 90th Birthday tribute Monday 17 August 2020

Ted Hughes OM – 90th birthday on Monday 17 August Monday, 17 August, marks what would have been the 90th birthday of one of North Tawton’s most celebrated residents, the former Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes, who lived in the town at Court Green for nearly four decades until his death in 1998. Born in West […]

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 […]

DCC Highways – Drainage works from Culm Cross to Fore Street, North Tawton

Residents may be aware of works that are being carried out in this area – we have been notified that this work is taking much longer than anticipated and the Highways Team apologises for any inconvenience. On a positive note, the works are part of a larger scheme that is currently at the early design […]

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 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.

Managing Hearing Loss and Tinnitus During Covid-19

Please refer to the attached document for a range of information on coping with hearing loss and tinnitus, and how to help those who are suffering from these conditions.