West Devon Borough Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

Councils to share senior leaders to save money

Daniel Clark

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Two Devon councils are set to save £120,000 by sharing a new management team.

South Hams District and West Devon Borough already share a workforce, saving £6m a year.

Now members have approved plans to create a five-strong senior leadership team that will work across both councils.

It is hoped that the restructure will be completed by September 2019.

Plans to merge the two councils were scrapped in 2017 when West Devon councillors voted against submitting a merger proposal to the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government.

Three-weekly bin collections trial in West Devon

Daniel Clark

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Rubbish bin collections could take place every three weeks for 1,000 homes in West Devon from November.

West Devon Borough Council's hub committee are being asked next Tuesday to approve a trial to start later this year.

If the trial is successful in increasing recycling rates, the system could be rolled out to the rest of the region.

Non-recyclable waste is currently collected fortnightly. The recycling and food waste collections would remain weekly and the garden waste service would continue as normal.

The net savings expected from a three-weekly scheme across the whole borough is estimated at between £100,000 and £150,000 per year.

A report will come back to the hub committee after six months detailing any environmental and financial impacts, and determining the effects of a borough-wide scheme. If successful and subsequently agreed by the council, a borough-wide roll out could take place in March 2021.

Rubbish lorry
BBC

Council leader among ousted Tories in West Devon

The leader of West Devon Borough Council, Philip Sanders has lost his seat despite the Conservatives remaining in control of the council.