Council Tax Changes Offer Help for Working Age People
Important information for working age people about changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme from 1 April 2019.
Positive Endorsement of our Journey So Far
South Hams District and West Devon Borough Council recently asked the Local Government Association to send in a Peer Review team to assess how well the Councils are performing.
Sherford's first primary school officially opens
Marking a major milestone in the development of the new community, Sherford Vale opened its doors for the first time in September. The pupils, aged between 2-11 years old, are the first of 420 children set to attend the new school, which is sponsored and run by the Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST), which has a proven track record in education excellence locally.
South Hams Councillors Demand Second Home Owners Pay Their Fair Share
The Leader of South Hams District Council has written to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to urge the Government to close a tax loophole which allows second home owners to avoid paying any tax on their properties.
Your recycling service is changing for the better - how do you want to hear about it?
Tell us how you would like to receive information about your future recycling service, and be in with a chance of winning a guided tour of the 'Energy from Waste' facility in Plymouth.
Looking for Funding for your Local Park?
The Government has announced a new £1 million pot of funding and your community could apply for a grant.
Council Staff Dig Deep for Devon Air Ambulance
A grand total of £572 was raised by South Hams District and West Devon Borough Council staff for Devon Air Ambulance in the run up to Christmas.
S106 Funds Released for Community Use
Over £500,000 of Section 106 funds received by South Hams District Council have been approved to spend on open space, play and sports projects in the District.
Your Waste and Recycling Services - A new partnership
Following a competitive tendering process, South Hams and West Devon Councils have awarded the contract for your Waste Recycling and Cleaning services to FCC Environment which will save over £5 million in the next 8 years. As well as continuing to deliver the key services for each council, the new contract will offer extra services which will help to improve the local environment.
More Time to Talk Toilets
As South Hams District Council battles to save Public Toilets from closure - Town Councils asks for more time to find solutions other than pay on entry.