Listed below are the main sections and some additional relevant websites which we hope will help you get to the right place quicker. You can also visit the topic homepage at Democracy in Devon which has additional news and features. Find out all you need to know about the 2017 elections and view webcasts of our live council meetings as well as archived meetings from the last few months.
  • access to information

      How to access Council information, details of our publication scheme, search previous disclosures

    • cabinet

        The Cabinet is the part of the Council responsible for most day-to-day decisions

      • chair – council

          The Chairman of Devon County Council is elected annually, at the Council’s Annual Meeting

        • committee meetings

            Each committee has a membership, which attends. There will also be a number of council officers, whose role within the council is to support the committee process

          • constitution

              The Constitution is the Council’s Code of Corporate Governance

            • councillors

                County councillors - locate your local representative by name or electoral division

              • data protection

                  The Data Protection Act 1998 is legislation established to protect individual's privacy by regulating the way personal data is processed

                • democracy

                    Access information about your councillors, decision making in Devon and how you can get involved

                  • elections

                      County Council elections in England take place once every four years, when all 62 seats in Devon are up for election

                    • Elections 2017

                        The next whole Council elections will take place in May 2017.

                      • facts and figures about Devon

                          A range of statistics, gleaned from a number of sources, about the people of Devon. You can also find information that the council has published as ‘open data’

                        • freedom of information

                            The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives a general right of access by the public to all types of recorded information held by public authorities such as Devon County Council

                          • impact assessments

                              Information about the process we use to make sure we have considered the most effective way to use our resources and avoid causing problems to people in specific groups with protected characteristics

                            • keeping devon’s data

                                Information about how long we keep different types of records such as evidence of decisions and transactions

                              • lord lieutenant of devon

                                  The main office of the Lord-Lieutenant is that of Her Majesty’s representative in the county, and it is his first and foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown.

                                • minutes

                                    Search for committee minutes, agendas and reports

                                  • pupil place planning

                                      The team is responsible for all aspects of Children’s Services strategic planning

                                    • scrutiny

                                        We have four Scrutiny Committees that independently monitor how the Council goes about its business and the decisions it makes

                                      • strategic planning and policy

                                          We work in partnership with district councils and neighbouring authorities on strategic and cross-boundary planning policy issues

                                        • transparency code

                                            Devon County Council has an obligation to publish a range of information to comply with the Transparency Code 2014

                                          • webcasts – council meetings

                                              From here you will be able to access webcasts of our live council meetings, view archived council meetings from the last few months, view or complete any surveys or polls and access any documents or presentations associated to the webcasts