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.
Devon County Council will take direct control of issuing concessionary bus passes from Friday, April 1. This also includes changes to companion passes and journey start times.
RECOOP, an organisation which deals with resettlement and care for older ex-offenders and prisoners, has been awarded £134,000 for their work helping to reduce the number of older people re-offending in the South West, as part of Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales £2.5 million to support organisations working to improve the life choices and chances of people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system.
The focus of Fairtrade Fortnight this year is cotton, and the Met Office and Devon county councillors will be at an event for Fairtrade Fortnight which highlights the plight of cotton farmers