coronavirus

Stagecoach SW bus services to move to new timetable

Authored by Mary

At these unprecedented times, Stagecoach South West are working hard to maintain services across the region to keep their communities connected and ensure key workers can travel.

From Monday 30 March the bus operator will be reducing their frequency in line with customer demand and changing travel patterns.

For most routes this means a Sunday timetable with additional early...

Start-ups step up to help communities

Authored by Mary

The UK has witnessed a wave of unprecedented change: school closures, work-from-home, self-isolation, supermarket stockpiling and increased pressure on hospitals. On the flipside, amongst uncertainty, fear and worry, the UK has also seen communities and businesses ​step up and show their solidarity like never before​. From NHS discounts to free online gym-classes, Yoopies, the largest online...

East Devon Coronavirus update – closure of parks, gardens, play areas, public toilets, beach huts/beach hut sites and suspension of green waste and bulky waste collections

Authored by Sarah Parker

Councillor Geoff Jung, East Devon District Council’s Environment Portfolio Holder and John Golding, Strategic Lead for Housing, Health and Environment have confirmed that the council has closed parks, gardens, play areas and beach huts/beach hut sites.

The green waste and bulky waste services have also been temporarily suspended in order to focus resources on kerbside recycling and...

Recycling centres restricted to essential use only

Authored by News Desk

Residents should only visit recycling centres if absolutely necessary.

Those with small amounts of waste which are suitable to be placed in the kerbside collection, those over 70, those who are self isolating (vulnerable or displaying symptoms of COVID 19) should not visit the sites from today (Monday 23 March) until further notice.

The new measures follow thousands of...

Likely increase in domestic violence as a result of Coronavirus – what you can do

Authored by The Family Law Co.

Suggestions that there will be a surge in domestic violence in the region as families self-isolate and schools face long closures has prompted a response from The Family Law Company.

Director Jane Chanot who is part of the Children, Child Abduction and Domestic Violence Team, says “I have real concerns that we’ll see an increase in situations where families are kept inside together...

Coronavirus scam warning

Authored by News Desk

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is warning people to be wary of suspicious emails as fraudsters attempt to exploit the spread of coronavirus.

Since last month the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified 21 reports across Britain where coronavirus was mentioned with victims losing over £800,000 in total.

Ten of these reports were made by victims...

Free bus travel for community volunteers

Authored by News Desk

Stagecoach South West is offering free travel for community volunteer groups delivering vital supplies across the county.

At this troubling time the bus operator wants to reward those community heroes who are helping people isolated at home and unable to travel. The offer for organised volunteer groups will help keep the volunteers moving as the South West prepares for a rise in...

Stagecoach extends free bus travel for Devon's elderly and vulnerable

Authored by Mary

Stagecoach is working with local authorities to temporarily relax time restrictions on concessionary travel to allow earlier access to bus services

Bus company Stagecoach South West has announced that it is working in partnership with local authorities to temporarily relax time restrictions on concessionary travel across Devon to allow travel for the elderly and vulnerable early in...

Official opening of The Box postponed

Authored by News Desk

The opening of The Box in Plymouth has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

An official statement from The Box says: "In recent weeks we’ve been monitoring the fast changing health situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking regular advice from Public Health England.

"Based on the most up-to-date advice from the government, and bearing in mind that...

Crediton and Tavistock recycling centres closed until further notice

Authored by News Desk

The Punchbowl recycling centre in Crediton and the Crowndale recycling centre in Tavistock will be closed until further notice due to Coronavirus (Covid 19).

The closures of the Household Waste Recycling Centres are a result of staff shortages caused by staff members or their families self-isolating.

Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for...

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