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At a meeting of the South Hams Executive on 16 September Councillors received an update on the waste and recycling situation in South Hams and have reluctantly agreed to keep the suspension of garden waste in place. The Executive will review the situation when they meet again on 14 October.


The Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

In accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, we regularly monitor the accessibility standards of our website. To do this, we use a tool called Silktide which monitors and tests the website, and sends reports to us.

You can find out more about Silktide on their website.

How Accessible is the Website?

According to our latest report (19 August 2021), South Hams District Councils' website is 96% compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).

The non compliances and exemptions are listed in full in our Accessibility Statement, along with details of how we plan to address these issues.

You can read our full accessibility statement here.

To assist with accessibility, our website also features a toolbar which is available to all users. This function is provided by ReciteMe.

This feature allows users to:

  • Change the font size, colour and contrast of any of our pages
  • Download and read webpages
  • Change the language of the website to over 120 different languages
  • Mask areas of the site to enable ease of reading

If you need assistance with the toolbar, please email 

Who should I contact if I need information in an alternative format?

Please email and we will assist with your request.

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