Devon County Councils website for information and help relating to the Councils Services and work in the County.
Creating:excellence is the South West centre for sustainable communities. It aims to build the skills and knowledge of people working for sustainable development, regeneration and renewal in South West England.
To meet the needs of such a diverse group of people, creating:excellence links learning and networking activity across design, evidence and funding arenas. If you have any queries please contact the team on freephone 0800 328 3234.
South West Forum
South West Forum was established in 1999 to ensure that voluntary and community organisations have a strong and effective champion at regional level. The Forum's key role is to be an active and dynamic influence in the region ensuring that the voluntary and community sectors are genuinely engaged in developing and influencing policy. Working closely with regional bodies, including the Regional Assembly, South West Regional Development Agency and Government Office South West, the Forum seeks to raise understanding of the importance of the voluntary and community sector to the social and economic life of the region.
The Forum is giving a high priority to developing strong communication and feedback links between its members and representatives on regional bodies. The Forum has a particular interest in tackling disadvantage and promoting social inclusion and sustainability. South West Forum is: A regional Champion for voluntary and community groups An advocate for social change A network for sharing information, promoting good practice and encouraging partnership.
Devon Rural Network
The Devon Rural Network developed the Devon Rural Strategy which was launched in 2003 by Lord Haskins, alongside the Devon Rural Network, which was set up to undertake its implementation.
Since its launch, the Devon Rural Network (DRN) has developed into an effective and inclusive partnership for the whole of rural Devon, with over 100 member groups and organisations. It's purpose is to provide a coherent, united voice for rural Devon.
Broadband 4 Devon
The Broadband4Devon Project led by Devon County Council has out-performed its targets, supporting over 5,500 business and helping to create over 1400 jobs.
Find out more about Broadband 4 Devon and what it can do for you by contacting Paul Baker on 01392 383428 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the above website now!
Devon Local Involvement Network (LINk) The Devon LINk is a network of groups and individuals who want to make sure that health and social care services are planned and delivered to meet the needs of the people in Devon that use them. Your LINk is for the community, it doesn't represent the Government or health and care providers; it represents Devon folk.
So if you have something to say about your experience of health or care, ideas for improvements, or suggestions for changes then make your voice heard. Telephone 01404 549045
Townstal Community Partnership
The Townstal Community Partnership TCP is a community led multi agency partnership set up in June 2009 to tackle issues identified by Townstal residents that will help to significantly improve the neighbourhood for all.
Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Monday of every month in the Community Hall. TCP has representatives from Tor Homes, Guinness Hermitage, South Hams District Council, Devon County Council, Devon Primary Care Trust, Devon & Cornwall Police, Fire Service, local Schools, Devon Youth Service, Children’s Trust and the Dartmouth Children’s Centre.
All are welcome to come along and meet local representatives for your public services and see what the TCP is all about. To contact the TCP: Chair - Daniel Tagg 01803 833601 Vice Chair – Steve Smith 01803 834841 Coordinator – Julie Deane 01803 839132/07535 712289
Homes for Holsworthy is a charity and a Community Land Trust, the Holsworthy Community Property Trust, set up by local people to buy, build and manage properties in Holsworthy and the surrounding area for shared equity sale or for rent to local people who are unable to afford open market prices.
The South West’s independent membership network for rural land based and related businesses. SW CoRE is a limited company whose directors represent the range of businesses and the breadth of geographical areas in the South West. By avoiding public funding it is an appropriate model for the times and maintains its independence.