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    • UK Umbrella State Aid Granted by European Commission

      Broadband Delivery UK (the organisation responsible for delivering the £52 million of public funding for the Connecting Devon and Somerset Project) has been granted State Aid* clearance by the European Commission. This allows Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to approve local

    • BT Appointed Preferred Bidder for the Connecting Devon and Somerset Programme

      The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme has announced that it has appointed BT as preferred bidder for the provision of superfast broadband across Devon and Somerset. The next stage of the project involves undertaking due diligence on the tender

    • Procurement Update

      As part of satisfying State Aid requirements, Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) is required to announce the launch of its invitation to tender (ITT) for the selection of its chosen supplier from the recent Framework arrangement set up by BDUK.


The following endorsements have been received in in support of the bid and the proposal, which played an important role in securing the funding. A thank you to:


MPs Letter of Support

Public Sector

Mayor of Torbay

Torbay Council

Exmoor National Park

NHS Devon

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Blackdown Hills AONB

Leader – West Devon Borough Council

Leader – South Hams District Council

Dartmoor National Park Authority

Community Council of Devon

Plymouth Growth Board

West of England LEP

District & City Councils

Plymouth City Council

West Somerset Council

Taunton Deane Borough Council

Mid Devon District Council

East Devon District Council

Torridge District Council

South Hams District Council & West Devon Borough Council

North Devon Council

Sedgemoor District Council

Teignbridge District Council

Mendip District Council

South Somerset District Council

Exeter City Council

Parish & Town Councils

Hatch Beauchamp Parish Council

Neroche Parish Council

Uplyme Parish Council

Shillingford St George Parish Council

Seaton Town Council

Lewdown Grouped Parish Council

Stogursey Parish Council

Halwill Parish Council

Tedburn St Mary Parish Council

Yarcombe Parish Council

Rockbeare Parish Council

Dunkeswell Parish Council

Luppitt Parish Council

Bradford & Cookbury Parish Council

Talaton Parish Council

Combe St. Nicholas Parish Council

Staplegrove Parish Council

Honiton Town Council

Stowford Parish Council

Sourton Parish Council

Cheriton Bishop Parish Council

Dunsford Parish Council

Stoke St Gregory Parish Council

Combpyne-Rousdon Parish Council

Edwin May Ward Councillor for Williton

Ilfracombe Town Council

Tavistock Town Council

Kenn Parish Council

Durleigh Parish Council

Binegar Parish Council

Abbotskerswell Parish Council

Exminster Parish Council

Buckland Monachorum Parish Council

Broadhembury Parish Council

Seavington Parish Council

Westbury Sub Mendip Parish Council

Bishops Hull Parish Council

North Curry Parish Council

Queen Camel Parish Council

Axminster Town Council

Stokenham Parish Council

Misterton Parish Council

Henstridge Parish Council

Local Action Groups

Leader4 Torridge and North Devon

Western Somerset LARC

Making it Local

Business Organisations

Devon Towns Forum

Institute of Directors

Devon Farms

Chagford & District Business Association

Somerset Design Enterprise Network

Devon & Cornwall Business Council


Heart of the SW LEP

Somerset Federation of Small Businesses



Tradewinds PR



Blueloop Ltd

Communis Ltd

Common Sense UK

Chai Wallahs

MacKenzie Design

Hankridge Arms

Forever Fuels Ltd

The Bowen Technique

Antony Regus

Leo Hartas Arts and Illustration

Crickle Pit Media Ltd

Rainbow Glass

Axminster Carpets

Chris Heal

SES Recruitment Consultants

Midas group

West Pitt Farm


Tipton St John Computer Group

Care 4 Bathroom Solutions Ltd

Brendon House

The Springboard Consultancy

Church House Investments

The Switchboard

Plymouth Yacht Haven

Damar Group Ltd

Specialist Business Agent

Tone Leisure

Briant Champion Long

Clarke Willmott LLP

Devon Renaissance

Charles Gee Bridgwater Ltd

Aircool Systems Ltd

Atmos Recruitment Ltd


Positive Wealth Creation Ltd

Claverham Limited


Higos Insurance Services Ltd

LK Davies Limited

Debt Technologies Ltd

Queen Street Finance


Devon Homefinder

EDF Energy

Clinton Devon Estates

Business Link



Nickel Electro Ltd

Shebbear Shooters

Reflecting Shebbear

Perception Matters Ltd

Bristol Airport

Yeo Valley

Community Organisations

Trinity Broadband

Seaton Development Trust