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At a meeting of the South Hams Executive on 16 September Councillors received an update on the waste and recycling situation in South Hams and have reluctantly agreed to keep the suspension of garden waste in place. The Executive will review the situation when they meet again on 14 October.

Leader of South Hams gets Covid Jab

South Hams Council Leader Judy Pearce is among those who have now had their first coronavirus vaccination.

Cllr Judy Pearce wearing red t-shirt and patterned blue face mask gets her Covid injection

This week, South Hams District Council Leader Judy Pearce took up her offer of the Covid-19 vaccination.

South Hams District Council would like to take this opportunity to implore everyone who gets offered a jab to take up the offer as Judy did.

Cllr Pearce said: "A big thanks to everyone at St Boniface House; it was so well organised, so slick and such a wonderful and unexpected setting - a barn conversion in open countryside. 

"The 'observation 15 minutes' in the little marquee is well organised too. I couldn't believe it when I got there, but it all works a treat.

"I am so pleased to see our most at risk residents getting vaccinated. But that does not mean we can rest on our laurels - everyone must continue to abide by the national Covid-19 restrictions and the lockdown.

"The vaccine offers hope and light at the end of the tunnel, but we still have a long way to go. Please follow the rules and stay safe."

When it is your turn to get vaccinated the NHS will contact you. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from the disease.  This week, two mass vaccination centres were launched in Devon at Plymouth Argyle FC's Home Park and Exeter's Westpoint Arena. People aged 80 and over will be the first to be invited for vaccination at one of the two new centres.

Nationwide the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres.

It's crucial that people continue to observe the national lockdown, staying at home unless for work, one bout of daily exercise or essential activities.

For more information on the Vaccination Programme visit: Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine - GOV.UK (


Issued: 3 February 2021

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