Update to services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Waste and Recycling

Please click the button below for information about Waste and Recycling during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Waste and Recycling Services during the coronavirus outbreak


Dartmouth Lower Ferry

The timetable for the Dartmouth Lower Ferry has changed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. They are also making some changes to their operations to protect staff and minimise the impact of the virus.

Go to Dartmouth Lower Ferry page


Nuisance Complaints

We are unable to carry out visits in response to nuisance reports at this time.

Information about Noise Nuisance 


Land Charges

Personal searches and EIR data will be emailed through to prevent the need to access the council offices however turnaround times will be increased to between 5 and 10 working days (this will be kept under review). This is the same for all search types and we hope it will allow for continuation of the services whilst allowing for potential staff sickness as well as scheduled leave.

Local Land Charges


Food Hygiene and Safety

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we will not be able to carry out Food Advice or Re-score Inspections for Food Businesses.

Please check back at a later date if you need to arrange either of these visits.

Food Hygiene and Safety


Business Closures and Advice

If you are worried about a business that has remained open, or is not taking necessary measures to protect its staff, please use the button below to let us know about it.

You can use the same form for advice and information about business closures.

Business Concerns


Enforced Closures and Restrictions on Businesses

Please use the button below to find out more about which businesses must closed during the outbreak, and the penalties for non-compliance.

Business Closures


Food Delivery and Takeaway Guidance

If your foor business has diversified into takeaway services during the outbreak, you can find advice and information below.

Food Delivery and Takeaway Guidance


Temporary Event Notices

Please do not submit a TEN application during this time

Gatherings of more than two people, unless from the same household, are not currently permitted under Coronavirus Act 2020. It is not known for how long these restrictions will have to remain in place

If you submit a TEN for an event that is subsequently cancelled, we will not be able to refund you. It is therefore advised to wait until it is certain that an event will be able to take place before submitting your TEN.

If you would like to cancel a TEN that you have already submitted, please email licensing@swdevon.gov.uk to withdraw the notice. Providing you do this more than 24hrs before the date of the event, it will be then be added back to your allocated number of available days for the year.


South Hams Trade Waste Customers

If you are an SHDC Trade Waste Customer, please click on the button below for an important service message.

SHDC Trade Waste Message


Dogs

In the current situation and adhering to government guidance, we all need to try to avoid unnecessary contact and travel. As a result, we can no longer collect stray dogs.

What to do with a stray dog

For information and advice about walking someone else's dog during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please use the button below:

Walking Someone Else's Dog