Chudleigh Knighton bridge

Repairs needed at New Bridge in Chudleigh Knighton

Authored by Mary

Urgent repairs to New Bridge in Chudleigh Knighton are due to get underway next week.

The Grade II listed structure at Clay Lane, which dates from 1845, will be completely closed from Monday 10 August to Friday 28 August.

The stone apron that protects the foundations of the granite bridge was damaged during Storm Dennis earlier this year, and a routine inspection has found...

Overnight roadworks planned on A380 and A361

Authored by Mary

Overnight road closures are planned on the A380 and A361 dual carriageways later this month (June) for routine highway maintenance work.

This will include grass cutting, tree work, gully emptying, pothole repairs, routine inspections, sign cleaning, litter picking and minor drainage and safety barrier maintenance.

Work on the A380 will take place overnight from 7pm to 6am...

Good progress on repairs to Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh

Authored by Mary

Repairs to Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh are underway and progressing well. The Grade Two Listed Bridge, which dates from 1749, was damaged during Storm Dennis in February and has been closed since then as a safety precaution. Two separate scaffold platforms have been erected over the course of the past week. These scaffolds are not only supporting the men’s working platform, but they have...

The Big Fix goes nationwide!

Authored by Mary

UK residents can find inspiration on how to breathe new life into their broken possessions at what promises to be the largest repair event of its kind ever held.

The Big Fix 2020 will see 75 repair cafes from around the UK join forces and run simultaneous events on Saturday February 15.

In an event being co-ordinated by Devon County Council, hundreds of volunteer fixers will...

Check your insurance before paying for repairs

Authored by Mary

People are being urged to check with their insurance firms before paying traders for household repair works.

In one recent case, a trader charged £11,000 for work that the insurance company then declined to reimburse, because they valued the work at under £2,000.

Devon and Somerset Trading Standards has issued the warning, stating that consumers can be left out of pocket when...

Resurfacing planned for more Plymouth roads

Authored by Mary

Another 29 Plymouth roads are set to get a new lease of life over the next nine weeks as the Council continues its resurfacing programme for 2015.

The resurfacing works, which get under way on Monday 13 April, will take place on roads where multiple potholes have developed and are causing widespread damage.

They are being carried out by the Council’s highways contractor Amey...

£220m to improve roads in Devon

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council will receive £220m to spend on repairing potholes and improving roads, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today.

The cash is part of a record £847 million that will be spent on improving local roads between 2015 and 2021 in the South West.

It is the first time councils have been given locked-in funding over this length of time, which will help...

Devon handed £7 million for winter damage repairs

Authored by News Desk

Devon County Council has received almost £7 million to help repair the damage caused to the county’s roads by the severe winter weather.

The additional funding from the Department for Transport is a share of £183.5 million of extra funding made available by the government to help with much needed road repairs following the wettest winter on record.

Over the winter, there has...

£31.1 million for rail resilience will be found

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has confirmed that the £31.1m promised to improve the resilience of the South West’s rail network will be found.

Ten projects to improve the rail networks resilience against flooding will be funded with the money including for work in Honiton, Cowley Bridge Junction, Crewkerne and several other areas of rail vulnerable to potential flooding.


Council invites Prime Minister to discuss £750m road repairs backlog

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Devon County Council has invited the Prime Minister to personally see the state of the county’s roads after the recent storms.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, the County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management and Flood Prevention, has written to David Cameron to ask him to discuss concerns over road maintenance with Ministers and Government officials.

The authority is...


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