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Great British Spring Clean | 22 March – 23 April 2019
It’s not long to go until the Great British Spring Clean, which is set to be the country’s biggest-ever mass-action environmental campaign.
Volunteers across the country will soon join forces to clean up litter pollution from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.
We’ve already exceeded last year’s total of 371,000 volunteers taking part, and we are on course to reach our target of 500,000 by Friday.
But we can’t deliver the Great British Spring Clean without your amazing support on the ground. Please show your support for the campaign and let us know if you’ll be holding a clean-up event.
Will your Town or Parish Council help clean up this country?
See link for details and to sign up for more information:-
Click on the link for details:- SH Adverts 2019_Early May
Due to popular demand this year from the students of Wageningen University, Holland, we are looking to host 42 students in June 2019. Students are aged between 18-20 and already speak excellent English. We match up students to placements across Devon so that they can then undertake social research, conducted on issues facing people in your community. What they discover and find out can be insightful to you as well as to them.
Devon is the most popular of the venues offered to students; it is the welcome and care given by our hosts that has earnt us a reputation as the place to study. What they mainly require from you is bed and board and a little bit of local knowledge and assistance with travel. A modest payment of £350 per student accommodated will be paid to you. Over the years we have built up a pool of regular hosts, but we need to expand this due to the increasing number of students and need for additional locations.
If you or someone you know might be interested in hosting a student from Thursday 13th – Wednesday 26th June this year and wish to find out a little more about this opportunity, then we have attached an information leaflet as well as an expression of interest form. Please read and share the attached information letter and for those who wish to host, just complete the expression of interest form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org .If you would like to have an informal chat with us before returning the form, please call 01392 248919 and speak to Lisa or me.
Devon Communities Together
Devon County Council is urging people to be prepared for the possibility of snow this week.
The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning of snow and ice conditions from midday tomorrow (Tuesday 29 January) which could have the potential to cause travel disruption.
Although any snow is not expected to be widespread, the current forecast is that higher ground, such as Dartmoor and Exmoor, could face up to 5cm of snow. Haldon and Telegraph Hills may see a small amount of snow, some of which could affect tomorrow evening’s rush hour.
Road surface temperatures will be close to zero in most of the county overnight tonight, but it will fall below freezing in East Devon, Mid Devon and Dartmoor.
The County Council’s gritters will be treating many of the main routes across the county overnight, with a widespread heavy frost and icy conditions expected tomorrow morning. Untreated surfaces could be hazardous.
Devon County Council, Highways England and Devon and Cornwall Police have been liaising closely and multi-agency conferences have been held to ensure that the Haldon/Telegraph Hill Plan is ready to be activated if needed.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “There is a risk of snow this week, with the first spell of wintry showers expected from tomorrow afternoon, so we would urge everyone to be prepared. Our advice is to plan your journey, keep an eye on the weather forecast and please take extra care when travelling.”
The County Council is reminding people of the following advice:
• Avoid overnight travel unless absolutely essential as roads will always be more hazardous at night with less traffic and colder temperatures;
• Never assume a road has been salted. Remember that showers or rain will wash salt off roads leaving them prone to ice, and in extreme cold even salting will not stop ice from forming;
• Allow additional time for your journey and reduce your speed;
• Drive with care and according to the conditions;
• If you have vulnerable or elderly neighbours, think about how they could be helped through the cold spell;
• Try to maintain indoor temperatures to at least 18C, particularly if you are not mobile, have long term illness or are 65 or over;
• Listen to local radio for updates on current weather conditions and ensure you are stocked with food and medications.
For more information and travel advice from Devon County Council visit: www.devon.gov.uk/winter_travel or for updates on Twitter follow @DevonAlert
Highway Operations Control Centre Manager
Telephone: 01392 38 0383
CONNECTING DEVON & SOMERSET
Dear Parish Clerk,
Just a reminder that our Broadband User Survey closes on Sunday 9 December.
The survey aims to capture people’s broadband needs and compare whether these needs are being met by the service they receive. The survey is open to all residents and businesses within Devon and Somerset and in addition to capturing the impact from the new infrastructure, it will help us identify the broadband needs across our counties and the data will influence our future Digital Strategy.
Our Broadband User Survey asks questions about current available speeds, what homes or businesses can and cannot do with their existing broadband and the levels of satisfaction with their provider. The survey typically takes about five minutes to complete online and can be found at www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/broadband-user-survey.
We are keen for the survey to be completed by as many local residents and businesses as possible so please feel free to share the survey link to help promote it and bring it to the awareness of their local communities.