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Tarka Trail

Advanced Notice of Works

Please be aware of significant works taking place on the Tarka Trail at Petrockstowe Station and Station Road crossing. The works will be to improve the road crossing for users of the Tarka Trail and vehicular traffic using Station Road.

Some access to the Trail will be restricted to allow the contractors to complete their works. The areas being improved will be fenced off.

The car park will remain open for users and access to the Meeth side of the crossing will be via the gate nearest the car park and along the station platform. Cyclists should dismount whilst on the platform.

Access to the Trail from the station side will be closed to Horse riders. Horse riders will be able to access the Trail from Meeth. The Trail on the north side of Station Road will remain open as usual to all users.

Date of works and restricted access:

Monday 6th January – Friday 31st January 2020

Please follow the guidance and any instruction from contractors when near the site works taking place.

After the works have been completed, we would be grateful if all users take care with the new surface until it consolidates. Horse-riders can help by restricting their horses to a walking pace on the new surface during this period.

Many thanks for your co-operation.


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Community Insight Survey

The Community Insight survey is running until 22nd December and is capturing a snapshot of life in Devon for our diverse communities.

We’re asking people whether they: can get around easily, access green spaces, look after themselves, feel safe, can access community resources and adult learning etc. We’re also asking about their health and wellbeing and social connectivity alongside views on fly tipping/cleanliness, decision making, whether they feel listened to and whether they think council tax should increase.

Here is a link to the survey:

Initial results will be available early in the new year and will be shared with partners, including District Councils. Further analysis (age, disability, locality etc) will be available by the Spring.

Jo Hooper
Corporate Equality Officer

Policy and Strategy Team, G60, Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD

Press Release

Annual awards are a chance to nominate Devon’s recycling heroes

Devon residents and communities are once again being called on to nominate their unsung recycling heroes, whose efforts have helped the county remain one of the greenest in the UK.

The Seventh Recycle Devon Thank You Awards will be held on Friday 6 March 2020. Nominations for the eight categories, including those for schools, businesses, and community groups, can be submitted on the Recycle Devon website from 17 October to 29 November 2019.

Every year the awards go from strength to strength with more than 40 well deserved nominations for the 2019 awards.

The Thank You Awards are organised by the Recycle Devon team, and were first launched to recognise those people who do that bit extra to help ensure Devon remains clean and green.

In 2018/19 56 per cent of the total rubbish collected or taken to recycling centres and bring banks in Devon was recycled.

There will be a public vote after shortlisting to nominate ‘Your Overall Recycling Hero’, which will be featured on the Recycle Devon Website. There will be prizes and recognition for all shortlisted nominees.

Do you know someone who makes a real effort to reduce, reuse and recycle? Perhaps a neighbour, friend, someone from a community group, or even a member of your local collection crew or staff from your local recycling centre.
It could also be a local school or college student, teacher, helper or member of the support staff.

If you would like to nominate someone, please fill in the quick nomination form at – they deserve it!

Chairman of the Devon Authorities Strategic Waste Committee, Councillor David Harvey said:

It’s thanks to the hard work of residents and communities that Devon is one of the top recycling counties in the UK.

“These awards celebrate those who have done that little bit extra to help keep Devon green and beautiful. So if you know someone who perhaps has come up with new and innovative ways to reduce waste or done that bit extra, please nominate them for some well deserved recognition.”

The categories are:

Your Recycling Hero – this could be a friend, family member, neighbour or local champion
School Recycling Hero –– child

School Recycling Hero – adult

School Recycling Hero – class/group
Community Group recycling hero
Collection Crew/Operative – recycling, garden, food, or refuse collector
Recycling Centre Operative staff
Small Business Champion

Nominations need to be in by 29th November.

For further information or to nominate, please see the website, or post your entry to: The Recycle Devon Team, c/o Devon County Council, Waste Management, County Hall, Exeter, EX2 4QD

Recycle Devon is a countywide waste communications campaign which represents a partnership of 10 authorities across Devon including Devon County Council, 8 District Authorities and Torbay Council. For more information:


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