IN line with the government’s instruction concerning social distancing and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all Mid Devon District Council operated play areas are now closed.

Due to the impracticability of ensuring that Mid Devon’s public conveniences can continuously meet the required hygiene standards and to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), in partnership with Town and Parish Council’s, MDDC has taken the decision to close all public conveniences in Mid Devon until further notice.


From Thursday, March 26, MDDC announced that reusable textiles such as clothes, sheets, blankets, curtains, towels, shoes, handbags and belts will no longer be collected as part of the fortnightly kerbside recycling collection service.

The same applies to all clothing banks in Devon until further notice.

MDDC said this is due to the area of this service provided by contractor (the Salvation Army who processes the textiles collected by all Devon authorities), now being classified as "non-essential".

In the meantime, the advice is that if you have any textiles that are reusable, please keep hold of them until these restrictions can be lifted, at which point MDDC anticipates that charities will be in urgent need of clean and wearable donations.