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  • Berry Pomeroy
    Article: Feb 2, 2021

    Cllr John Birch has continued to push for additional spend on the climate and biodiversity projects. The proposal for a total of £700,000 has now been agreed by the SHDC Executive Committee and will go to Full Council for a decision on 11th Feb. We'll keep you updated.

  • Lib Dem Campaigners
    Article: Jan 31, 2021

    The Government are nothing more than hypocrites for ruling local elections can go ahead but restricting the ability of councillors and candidates to campaign, says the Lib Dem group leader in the Local Government Association.

    "There is democratic principle at stake here. If it is not safe to campaign for an election, then it is not safe to hold those elections," said Councillor Howard Sykes.

  • Covid 29th Jan
    Article: Jan 29, 2021

    Overall, Covid cases are down 32.9% % in the South Hams, according to the most recent Government data, and this welcome trend downward manifests in almost all areas.

    Two areas are still showing an increase in Covid cases:

    Ivybridge (up 25.9%%)

    Woolwell and Lee Mill (up 50%)

    Yealmpton, Modbury & Aveton Gifford remains unchanged.

  • Pothole
    Article: Jan 29, 2021

    Over 5,700 potholes on Devon's roads could go unrepaired this year if a planned £307,000 cut to the highways budget is forced through, fear the County's Liberal Democrat opposition.

    The cut is part of the Conservative controlled council's budget plan which is likely to see Devon's share of the Council Tax rise by a full 5% next month. There are concerns that more potholes will result in further claims to the county council for repairs to damaged tyres and vehicles.

  • Care workers at risk
    Article: Jan 29, 2021

    Responding to the news that some front-line occupations are at a higher risk of death, including nurses and care workers, Devon Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson and local NHS consultant orthopaedic surgeon John Timperley said:

    "We are in debt to all the front-line workers who have put their own health at risk to fight this virus and keep us safe. Everyone must continue to do their bit and make every effort to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

  • Kingsbridge
    Article: Jan 22, 2021

    Overall, Covid cases are down 15.3% in the South Hams, according to the most recent Government data, and this welcome trend downward manifests in almost all areas.

    Three areas are still showing an increase in Covid cases:

    South Brent and Cornwood (up 5.6%),

    Kingsbridge (up 85.7%) and

    Totnes Town (up 80%)

  • Den Brook Windfarm, Devon
    Article: Jan 22, 2021

    Lib Dems who lead Teignbridge District Council have today slammed the Government for a huge 'missed opportunity' to ask key questions in the 2021 census to help the nation combat global warming and invest in new energy saving projects.

    The national census will take place on 21st March 2021 - just nine weeks away and includes just one question related to climate change - which asks what type of central heating respondents use. The comment from Lib Dem led Teignbridge District Council comes after councillors heard about the Census arrangements at their meeting on Thursday (14th January 2021).

  • Berry Pomeroy
    Article: Jan 15, 2021

    Money to fight the climate emergency in the South Hams could be almost doubled if the District Council agrees to a recommendation from opposition councillors to add another £324,000 to the Climate Change and Ecological Emergency budget.

    Yesterday's Overview and Scrutiny Committee at South Hams District Council voted to recommend the additional spending.