General and Local Elections - May 7th 2015

Parliamentary Elections 2015 

Uncontested District Council election 

Uncontested Parish Council election 

Vacancy at Nursery Close, Community Housing - click here for details


Bus Pass Renewal

· New National Bus Passes will be sent directly to registered addresses without the need to re-apply. The new passes will start to be delivered from January 2013 in alphabetical order.

·  A publicity and promotion campaign will start from April 2012 to advise eligible residents to let Devon County Council know if they have changed address since they received their National Bus Pass.

· Some pictures will be out of date so we are asking passholders to contact us if they would like to update their picture for the new pass.

·      Eligibility under certain disability categories will be re-checked prior to re-issue.
·      Adult and Community Services will be able to offer support to vulnerable or disabled passholders.
·      First-time passes being issued from the beginning of March 2012 will have a rolling date of expiry that will over time eliminate the need to renew passes in bulk quantities.

Dear Parish Councils,

2013 National Bus Pass Renewal

In line with Government requirements, all National Bus Passes issued in 2008 by Devon County Council will expire on the 31st March 2013.

We are therefore making preparations to replace approximately 170,000 National Bus Passes to eligible Devon residents. (this equates to nearly a quarter of Devon’s population).

To ensure eligible residents are able to enjoy uninterrupted free local and England-wide travel bus travel; new National Bus Passes will need to be delivered to existing passholders before 1st April 2013.

The process by which the passes will be renewed is:

Under the terms of the Concessionary Travel Act 2007, these passes will be replaced free of charge. Replacement passes in the event of loss continue to be charged at £8.

For further information on the re-issue of the National Concessionary Bus Pass or any matters relating to concessionary travel, please do not hesitate to contact me in the first instance.

Mark Wilson
Transport Co-ordination Service
Devon County Council
Room 18, Matford Offices, County Hall, Exeter   EX2 4QD
Tel.:    01392 383045
Fax:    01392 382904

Community Group Award. 

Mrs Lorna Herniman Chairman of St Giles Parish Council was pleased to announce that St Giles Parish Council has won the Devon Rural Housing Association Most Effective Community Group Award.
All the judges were unanimous in their praise of the role of the Parish Council in the successful development of the Affordable Houses at Nursery Close.
The aim of the award is to recognise the commitment and inspiration within a community of individuals or groups in working towards Affordable Housing for local people.
Mrs Herniman will receive on behalf of the Parish Council a cheque for £250 to be spent on a Community Project; this will be presented on the 8th October at the Community Council of Devon Annual Conference at Exeter Racecourse.