Local News

Councils move ahead with plans to transform

South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils are forging ahead with innovative plans to transform the way they carry out their work following a landmark decision.

David Cameron praises Torbay Council

PRIME Minister David Cameron has praised Torbay Council for its part in a scheme which has 'turned around' the lives of 69 troubled families.The progress of the programme means that:* Children are back in school where they were previously playing truant or excluded.* High levels of youth crime and anti-social behaviour are down.* Adults are getting off benefits and into work.* The costs to local public services and burden on the taxpayer are being reduced.

SHDC to have 31 Councillors and new Ward Boundaries

'The Local Government Boundaries Commission have now published their draft proposals for SHDC. They propose a Council reduced from 40 to 31 Members with significant changes in Ward Boundaries. The proposals on their web site http://www.lgbce.org.uk/ are open for consultation for 10 weeks. Their final conclusions will be published in February 2014 and take effect for the Election in May 2015.

Health check programme rolls out across Devon

Devon County Council is rolling out a programme of health checks for Devon residents aged between 40 and 74, as part of its new public health role which will see almost 50,000 people across the county offered a health check every year.

Devon County Council Election

We congratulate all 5 of our Candidates on their campaigns and Members for their support. We successfully defended the 3 Divisions we previously held and polled well in the other two. Without the intervention of UKIP candidates we might well have won those as well.

Totnes Conservatives re-adopt Dr Sarah Wollaston MP

The Executive Council of the Totnes Constituency Conservative Association is pleased to announce that Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, has been re-selected as the Conservative Candidate for the Totnes Constituency in respect of Westminster elections. 

'Devon County Council freezing Council Tax

Devon County Council froze its council tax for the third successive year .The Conservative council – which collects 75% of all council tax bills in the county – has set its annual budget for 2013/14 at £521million.