South Hams District Council Joins Countdown to Purple Tuesday
South Hams District Council (SHDC) has announced it will join and support local retailers in marking Purple Tuesday, the UK's first accessible shopping day.
Do you get a discount on your Council Tax?
Every year local councils have to take a look at their existing Council Tax Reduction scheme and make a decision whether to replace or revise it. This year South Hams District Council is proposing a number of changes and have put together a list of options which they would like customers to comment on.
Comment on 'main modifications' to Joint Local Plan
People across South Hams, West Devon and Plymouth will be getting another chance to comment on changes made to the area's Joint Local Plan.
Hasn't Your Pumpkin Suffered Enough?
End the horror and recycle your pumpkin this Hallowe'en. As if Hallowe'en wasn't scary enough, did you know that the UK produces over 7 million tonnes of food waste each year?
A379 at Slapton set to re-open
Work to reinstate the A379 at Slapton has been completed and the road is due to open to the public on the evening of Tuesday 23 October. The link between Slapton and Strete Gate was washed away by Storm Emma in early March.
Helping Families in Need Find a Home in the Private Rented Sector
Helping local families in need, find low cost privately rented homes is difficult for local authorities who do not have a supply of properties that they can make available at short notice.
Successful Tree Protection Prosecution for South Hams District Council
Two people have appeared in court and pleaded guilty to offences under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Junior Life Skills - Equipping Children Today for Tomorrow's Challenges
Nearly 800 children from across the South Hams have taken part in the annual Junior Life Skills event, held recently in Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Ivybridge and Totnes.
Kingsbridge Flying High with Green Space Award
For the sixth year running, Kingsbridge Recreation Ground has been recognised by the international Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.
Getting it right with the help of the Customer Service Institute
Cllr Hilary Bastone, Executive Member for Customer First, said: "The purpose of joining the institute was to obtain a true benchmark of our customer experience against the best private and public organisations in the country. This includes how we interact with the public through all of the services we deliver and the communication channels we provide. More importantly use our membership to learn from the best to improve our customer service experience".