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Extra £50k funding now available for local wellbeing projects

Voluntary groups in the South Hams are invited to apply for their share of a £50,000 funding pot to support wellbeing projects across the District.

South Hams District Council in District Councils' Top 20 for Climate Action Plans

South Hams District Council (SHDC) is delighted to have scored within the top 20 nationally of all district councils for their Climate Change Action Plans, published yesterday by Climate Emergency UK.

Survey finds Sherford is a top choice for families

Four years since the first house was completed, a survey has found the South Hams' newest town continues to appeal to younger families.

Addressing homelessness in the South Hams is more than helping rough sleepers

Local views on plans to prevent and relieve homelessness may be sought if South Hams District Council Executive Committee agree proposals for a public consultation.

New jobs and prosperity on the horizon

Councillors will discuss the progress of the proposed Plymouth and South Devon Freeport when South Hams District Council Executive Committee meet on 27 January 2022.

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 homeowners 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 homeowners to avoid paying any business rates or council tax on their properties.

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