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Popular Rewilding Proposals Progress to Executive

Proposals are being taken to Executive Committee, on Thursday 27 January, to endorse new cutting schedules, leaving pollinator rich long grass areas as well as introducing wildflower and tree planting.

Home Scheme To Cut Bills and Carbon Is Still Available

A £900,000 scheme to reduce home energy consumption in the South Hams is underway. The first installations of measures including air source heating systems and external insulation are now being carried out through South Hams District Council's Green Home Grant.

District Council Supports Communities and Businesses to Reduce Carbon Footprint

South Hams District Council has created online information pages to support local communities and businesses to help reduce their carbon footprints and to improve biodiversity across the District.

A new home in time for the new year

The new year has got off to a great start for two residents in the South Hams as they're the first shared owners to move into one of six affordable homes at a new development in Newton Ferrers.

Second home owners to pay their fair share for local services

South Hams District Council has fought a long and arduous campaign, to urge the Government to close a tax loophole which allows second home owners to avoid paying any business rates or council tax on their properties.

New financial help for local hospitality and leisure businesses

South Hams hospitality and leisure businesses impacted by the latest Omicron COVID-19 wave can now apply for financial support.

Broadband Champions Step Up to Support Communities

A series of broadband webinars held by South Hams District Council to coach volunteers in how to support their local communities has been a resounding success.

Would up to £5,000 cash help you move to a smaller home?

South Hams residents are in line for a cash pay out worth up to £5,000 if they downsize and free up their home for a family that is struggling in cramped conditions.

Things are Abuzz in the Arboretum

A whopping 210 trees for bees have been planted at Follaton Arboretum in Totnes as part of a district-wide scheme to plant 1450 trees across 5 sites.

"Gift to the Community"

11 new 'Stepping Stone' apartments for people with learning difficulties at Brimhay, Dartington, give local residents their very first taste of independent living.

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