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Devon has enormous strengths, including:

  • Energetic, skilled and knowledgeable people
  • Thriving community and voluntary groups
  • An outstanding environment
  • Resourceful businesses

The County Council works with partners to help people and communities control their own future. But we are here to support those in greatest need; promote health and wellbeing; maintain Devon’s huge road network; support the economy; dispose of Devon’s waste; offer library and heritage services; and promote a superb natural environment. We fulfil several hundred statutory duties; things we must do rather than choose whether to do or not.

Find out more about how we aim to work in the future and read a message from our Chief Executive, Phil Norrey and Leader of the Council, John Hart.