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Devon County Council Fact File

Fact File

  • Leader of the Council - Cllr John Hart
  • Chief Executive - Phil Norrey

  • Gross budget £1.385 billion
  • Key investments include:
  • Schools £374 million
  • Adult and Community Services £217 million
  • Environment, Economy and Culture £106 million
  • Children and Young People £115 million

  • Political make-up:
  • County Council seats: 62
  • 41 Conservative
  • 13 Liberal Democrat
  • 5 Labour
  • 2 Independent
  • 1 Green Party

  • Key stats:
  • Population: 750,100
  • Schools maintained by DCC: 319
  • Academies (previously maintained by DCC): 44
  • Pupils: 96,200
  • Children looked after: 700
  • Adults helped to live at home: 18,956
  • Residential and nursing care: 3,564 adults
  • Libraries and Mobile Libraries: 58
  • Roads: 12,850 kms (7,985 miles)
  • Bridges: 3,500
  • Public Rights of Way: 4,940 kms or 3,070 miles
  • Streetlights: 71,000
  • Illuminated road signs: 10,917
  • Recycling Centres: 19
  • Recycling rate: 55%

Figures may be subject to change