Monthly Archives: May 2020

Devon County Council Cabinet endorses recommendations for unpaid carers

By |2020-05-22T12:25:37+00:00May 22nd, 2020|News|

Devon County Council's Cabinet last week endorsed the scrutiny task group recommendations to improve the lives of unpaid carers. I proposed and led the review between last summer and February this year. It was one of the most important pieces [...]

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Latest Devon NHS covid scrutiny briefing update ….

By |2020-05-13T12:11:12+00:00May 13th, 2020|News|

Below is the latest (received today) briefing from Devon's NHS to Devon County Council's Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee. My fellow Independent colleague, Cllr Martin Shaw and I have been asking for an urgent online scrutiny meeting before the [...]

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The Nightingale’s Nest

By |2020-05-08T18:23:17+00:00May 8th, 2020|News|

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. A very different kind of day is being celebrated from the one that was planned... This post may seem unconnected... but please be patient....! …. I discovered John Clare's poetry a few [...]

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Devon recycling centres will operate phased reopening from next week

By |2020-05-05T15:04:31+00:00May 5th, 2020|News|

Devon County Council is reopening its recycling centres for essential use only from Monday 11 May. The government has defined ‘essential use’ as waste that ‘cannot be stored without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to the resident [...]

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