Devon County Council has confirmed that no library in Devon will close as a result of the cut in money allocated by government grant. The council now wants to know how residents will use the county’s libraries in the future in a bid to maximise access to the service across all 50 of its branches.
Devon County Council will be introducing charges for certain types of non-household waste taken to their recycling centres.
More than 60 secondary school pupils from across Devon will discuss waste and recycling in the county at a Waste Summit on Thursday, March 17.
The Devon Wildlife Trust is looking for volunteers to help run its newly funded wildlife helpdesk with the aim of giving advice to people with enquiries about a range of wildlife issues.
Members of the Devon Family History Society will be on hand at the Devon Record Office to offer advice and help for people tracing their family trees – get in touch to book your free 45-minute slot
Celebrity Chef Tim Maddams, part of the River Cottage Fish Fight campaign, will be demonstrating his culinary skills using sustainable local fish cooking mackerel baps for around 50 people at the Devon Maritime Forum conference on building a sustainable maritime environment for Devon.
Devon has been awarded just over £420,000 to develop sustainable transport for local communities. The funding is a share of £10 million announced by Local Transport Minister Norman Baker for 76 rural local authorities across England.
Devon County Council’s Cabinet agreed for a detailed planning application to be submitted for a railway station at Cranbrook after councillors approved the layout plan.
Dr Vicky Melfi, who works for the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, based at Paignton Zoo, is an authority on the Critically Endangered Sulawesi crested black macaque. She leads the Trust’s project called Selamatkan Yaki – Save Sulawesi Macaques – on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.