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Devon’s Biggest Ever Community Movement Challenge

Following a difficult period for many, Active Devon, Travel Devon and Devon County Council are launching a new, digitally enabled community movement challenge. Beginning the 6th of July and running over the summer, Let’s Move will offer Devon’s communities a chance to move more, celebrate our local communities and to win ...
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‘A Better World is Possible’

 1st June 2020 On Thursday 25th June, over 60 people walked up Totnes High Street and each solemnly placed a pair of children’s shoes in the Civic Square. The action, ‘COVID today > Climate Change tomorrow > UK Government Act Now’ was co-ordinated by Totnes and District Extinction Rebellion. In ...
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SHDC Opposition Group Statement…

The following communique was issued on Friday, May 1, 2020 by the South Hams District Council Opposition Group made up of Independent, Green Party and Liberal Democrat Councillors. “It was just one week ago that the Tory-led South Hams District Council adopted a series of resolutions that effectively halted  the ...
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A view on SHDC abandoning democracy.

 28 April 2020 The decision made at an online meeting of the Full Council on 23 April 2020 to disallow questions and motions at Council meetings and to suspend meetings of Overview and Scrutiny on the pretext that the Executive is not meeting, effectively snuffed out democracy. I voted against ...
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A call for re-instatement of democracy at SHDC

 25th April 2020 Call for re-instatement of democracy after South Hams District Council closes down scrutiny and active involvement of Councillors Tucked away in the depths of Local Government papers, protocols and meetings, South Hams District Council held an extraordinary meeting on Thursday (23.4.20) where a protocol, ostensibly following new ...
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