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  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride is encouraging local residents to stay healthy and look after their mental health by getting involved with a new national campaign inspiring people to exercise during the coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak. With people mostly confined to their home following the latest government advice, Sport England's 'Join the Movement' campaign will give people fun and creative ideas on.... Read more...

  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride is concerned about the impact that coronavirus will have on local newspapers, which he has described as a "trusted source of important information and news". With strict controls on our movements, fewer people are heading out to pick up a local paper and others are concerned about whether copies delivered to homes are safe to handle.

    Clarifying medical guidance.... Read more...


  • LOCAL BUSINESSES affected by the impact of coronavirus should not hesitate to seek help at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus according to local MP Mel Stride. Potential support available to businesses include: 


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has welcomed "vital" additional financial support that will be made available to local authorities to deal with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. An extra £1.6 billion will be provided to councils to respond to pressures across the services they deliver, including stepping up support for the adult social care workforce.

    A £500 million Hardship Fund will a.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride is urging residents in his constituency to listen to advice from Public Health England and stay at home if they are experiencing coronavirus symptoms – either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. He also repeated medical advice not to go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital but if you are experiencing symptoms then to visit NHS 111 online at: Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride welcomed the budget delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on Wednesday, describing it as particularly good news for Devon. Citing the funding being made available to upgrade the A303, the suspension of rates for many businesses, another freeze in fuel duty and raising the amount someone has to earn before paying National Insurance Contributions, Mr Str.... Read more...


  • POST OFFICES have never been more vital to their communities according to Central Devon MP Mel Stride who has seen local bank branches disappear at a greater rate than almost anywhere else in the country. Mr Stride has been working closely with
    the South West’s representative on the National Federation of sub-postmasters, Stuart Rogers, to promote local post offices as an avenue for custome.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has paid a visit to a B&B in Chagford ahead of National B&B Week. The annual event began in 2018 and aims to raise the profile of the independent accommodation sector and get as many guests as possible booking and staying in B&Bs during the week to give businesses a boost. Mr Stride visited Pam Stevenson who runs Rock Cottage B&B in New Street in Chag.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride paid his fourth visit to Ashburton Fire Station in recent months to meet with crew manager Don Distin and local Teignbridge Councillor Sarah Parker-Khan on Friday. The trio worked closely to keep the fire station open after the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority had planned to close it as part of a major restructuring. Their arguments for keeping it open, w.... Read more...


  • CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has written to Devon County Council after a major landslip outside New Park in Bovey Tracey which has left the park home community unable to get to Thorn’s Cross and instead facing a significant detour. One resident who contacted Mr Stride said he was concerned the community might be completely cut off if the current diversion route, which has also struggled to drain.... Read more...






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