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  • oak-sapling
    Article: Feb 16, 2021

    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
    Article: Feb 16, 2021

    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
    Article: Feb 16, 2021

    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
    Article: Feb 12, 2021

    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
    Article: Feb 12, 2021

    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.

  • Oak Sapling
    Article: Feb 12, 2021

    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.

  • Michael Mitchell Exeter
    Article: Feb 9, 2021

    The intention of the Tory government to proceed with local and PCC elections on 6th May during the current pandemic has been sharply criticised by Exeter City Councillor Michael Mitchell who is also Chair of Exeter Liberal Democrats, as a threat to local democracy.

    The regulations currently in place prevent local campaigning, party volunteers delivering leaflets and the ability of candidates to meet voters.

  • Martin Wrigley
    Article: Feb 5, 2021

    The first modern homes for local families in 30 years are being built by Lib Dem Teignbridge District Council.

    Work is starting on the first homes directly funded by the council in three decades. Councillor Martin Wrigley, responsible for housing at Teignbridge council, is driving forward plans for new genuinely affordable homes locally.

  • Oak Sapling
    Article: Feb 5, 2021

    Lib Dem Teignbridge District Council have boosted their work on climate change and environment by planting trees and greening refuse lorries.

    At least 4,500 trees will be planted by Lib Dem run Teignbridge Council to help the environment and count towards trees lost to Ash die-back. The council has also cut back on the use of chemical weed-killer which is now used mainly for noxious weeds.

  • Covid 5th Feb
    Article: Feb 5, 2021

    Overall, Covid cases are down 22.8% in the South Hams, according to the most recent Government data, and this welcome trend downward manifests in most areas.

    However four areas are still showing an increase in Covid cases:

    Totnes (up 111%)

    Loddiswell and Dartington (up 100%)

    Dartmouth (up 37.5%)

    Kingsbridge (up 25%)