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  • Covid Feb 19th
    Erthygl: 2021 Chwef 19

    Covid cases are down 52.3% in the South Hams.

    All areas are showing reduced cases, except for:

    Wembury, Brixham & Newton Ferrers (up 25%, to 5 cases).

    Keep up the good work everyone!

  • Electric car charging
    Erthygl: 2021 Chwef 19

    Teignbridge District Council secure funding from several schemes to encourage the move to electric vehicles.

    Although most people will charge electric vehicles from either home or work, Teignbridge Council recognise that they can encourage the transition by the provision of chargers in car parks.

    Rapid charge points have already been installed in Chudleigh and Buckfastleigh as part of a Highways England scheme.

  • Arolwg: 2021 Chwef 17
    Dim cwestiynau

    We are keen to know what you think and would be very grateful if you would complete the short survey at the link below.

    https://digitallibdems.typeform.com/to/rU6VmZXj

    Many thanks

    South Hams Lib Dem team

  • oak-sapling
    Erthygl: 2021 Chwef 16

    Teignbridge District Council has unveiled ambitious proposals to address its own and residents' carbon footprint. The Council's Climate Change Officer appointed early in 2020 has made rapid progress on several projects, to ensure progress to meet our District's 2025 net zero target.

    Proposals for the Council's own buildings include installation of low carbon air-source heat pumps, solar PV, energy storage, building energy management system and building fabric upgrades, including Broadmeadow, Newton Abbot Leisure Centres and Forde House. It is hoped that government grants will fund the majority of these improvements.

  • tree
    Erthygl: 2021 Chwef 16

    A proposal to allocate £0.5 million to a district-wide post Covid recovery programme, put forward by Liberal Democrat councillors, was approved by South Hams District Council at last week's meeting [11th Feb].

    The Liberal Democrats have been calling for £500,000 - currently sitting in reserves - to be used to help local businesses and the community recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Care workers at risk
    Erthygl: 2021 Chwef 16

    The release of the government's white paper setting out legislative proposals that will result in profound changes to the provision of health care is only a small step in the right direction since it has failed to lay out a substantial plan for social care, despite consistent calls for reform.

    Devon Liberal Democrats are calling for legislation on the funding of social care as a matter of urgency, as well as increasing the role of public health in preventing illness.

  • Covid 12th Feb
    Erthygl: 2021 Chwef 12

    Covid cases are down 43.6% in the South Hams.

    All areas are showing reduced cases, except for:

    Wembury, Brixham & Newton Ferrers (up 100%, to 4 cases).

    Marldon, Stoke Gabriel & Kingswear remains the same as last week, with 4 cases.

    Keep up the good work everyone!

    You can check your area at the following link:

  • emptyhome
    Erthygl: 2021 Chwef 12

    From 1 April 2021, the Council Tax (Long Term) Empty Homes Premium for those properties that have been empty for more than 10 years will be increased from 200% to 300%. Lib Dems on Torbay Council are taking the measure to bring more homes back into use for local people.

    Owners of properties that have been empty and unfurnished for more than 10 years will be required to pay the premium in addition to the normal council tax charges.

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