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  • Changes to winter opening for public toilets

    By Barnstaple People at 12:08 on 29/11/13
    Public Toilets
    North Devon Council is closing a number of under-used public toilet cubicles this winter. Following extensive analysis of water consumption at each of its public toilets, the council has decided to close a number of cubicles across the district during the winter months. At least one cubicle will be available at all of the council's toilet blocks and additional cubicles will be opened during busy times and for events. The only...
  • Hands Free Bendable Drinking Straw

    By Neals Traditional Family Butchers at 12:58 on 26/10/13
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    The SturdyStraw is a simple yet innovative product designed to maximise drinking independence for people with limited movement and mobility. Ideal for MS, Cerebral Palsy, Tetrapleagics. Its adjustable clamp means SturdyStraw can be fixed onto a variety of surfaces; worktops, bedside tables, desks, beds, picnic tables or even wheelchairs and pushchairs. It's flexible design allows the SturdyStraw to be shaped and fixed ...
  • Council's Work Experience Student Designs Birthday Card Now in Production

    By the_brief at 10:20 on 07/03/12
    Lewis Osborne with the Card He Designed Now in Production
    A work experience student at North Devon Council has designed a birthday card for new election voters which has been printed. Lewis Osborne, 16, from Park School, designed the card last year while on a two-week work experience placement at the council. North Devon Council liked Lewis' work so much it has printed his design as cards to send out to young people on their eighteenth birthday to encourage them to vote. Lewis...
  • Barnstaple Homelessness Prevention Changes March 2012

    By Elise_Editing at 10:56 on 16/02/12
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    North Devon Council is making improvements to the way it helps people who are homeless or at risk of being made homeless. From 1 March 2012 residents at risk of losing their home or wanting housing advice will be told to contact the housing team by phone, rather than going into the council office. The council say the change will enable officers to make early assessments, cut down on waiting times and help those most in need first. ...
  • No Council Tax Increase for 2012-13 Proposed 31 January 2012

    By the_brief at 16:12 on 31/01/12
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    North Devon Council is recommending not to increase the level of Council Tax for its services in 2012-13. The recommendation will be put forward on the Tuesday 7 February meeting when members will hear the latest financial forecast for 2011-12 and the council's expected position as it goes into 2012-13. Executive members are also due to agree a recommendation that other charges such as car parking charges remain at current levels. ...

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