Tree planting at Yeo Valley Woodland

Council celebrates successful expansion of community woodland with 24,000 new trees

In an effort to enhance community green spaces, North Devon Council has proudly announced the successful completion of a significant woodland expansion project. The initiative, revealed in early 2022, involved planting 24,000 new trees, seamlessly connecting three existing woodlands together at Yeo Valley Woodland in Barnstaple. This endeavour was made possible through the Forestry Commission's England Woodland Creation Offer.

13 March 2024
Barnstaple magistrates court

Local man fined over £10,000 for unlicensed dog breeding

In a significant development for animal welfare, Mr. Tristan Gosling of Whitemoor Equestrian Centre, East Anstey, Devon EX16 9JS, faced legal consequences for unlicensed dog breeding. The hearing took place on Friday, 1 March, at Barnstaple Magistrates Court.

7 March 2024
Great British Spring Clean photo of clean view with cartoon person putting rubbish in a bin

North Devon Council supports Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean

North Devon Council is proud to once again be taking part in, and supporting Keep Britain Tidy's, Great British Spring Clean (GBSC), the largest mass environmental action campaign in the UK. This nationwide initiative aims to inspire collaboration between individuals, community organisations, businesses, and councils to cleanse local streets, parks, and beaches from litter.

21 February 2024
Housing team members in front of the Freedom Centre

Council officer shortlisted for national award

North Devon Council says it is proud to announce that one of its officers has been shortlisted in the prestigious LGC Awards, the biggest celebration of excellence in local government.

20 February 2024