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North Tawton Durant Trust Meeting Tuesday 16 June 2020

A meeting of the Durant Trust will take place on Tuesday 16 June 2020.  The Trustees will consider applications for grant aid. To apply for a grant please contact us for an application form to be sent to you in the post, or download and print a form, as attached below.  Forms should be completed […]

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.

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 […]

Bow & North Tawton Medical Practice – current arrangements from 23 March 2020

From Monday 23rd March all services usually provided from the branch surgery in North Tawton will be transferred to the  main surgery site in Bow. Please see the attached document for full information.

Coronavirus – what constitutes a reasonable excuse for leaving the place where you live?

The national police council have published up to date advice on what is a reasonable excuse for leaving your home – this guidance relates to the new legislation brought in by the Government, and tells you what you can and cannot reasonably do.  You can: buy luxury foods – it does not just have to […]

Government Help for Businesses

Government assistance for businesses – West Devon Borough Council are writing to all business rate paying businesses in the Borough to advise on the help that is available.   The letters are being sent out on 8.3.20, and will take a few days to arrive.  If you think your business is eligible but you do not […]

Coronavirus Emergency – Be A Good Neighbour

Coronavirus Emergency – Be A Good Neighbour Dear Residents It will come as no surprise to you to learn that there have been many suggestions and offers from those of you who want to help your neighbours and fellow residents in the current emergency situation. This is a testament to the strong community spirit here […]


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