1. The total number of European nationals living within the jurisdiction of the council (ie the total number of EU nationals that the council is aware of in their area) and how this number was arrived at.
Devon County Council does not hold this information
2. A copy of all council communications targeting EU nationals specifically since 2016 (including social media ads or posts targeting the EU population)
3. Has the council written to European nationals in its area to inform them of their rights and options following Brexit? If yes, how many times? Please provide the letters.
In response to questions 2 and 3, Devon County Council has provided information on social media and a press release was made on the 23rd January 2020. A list of all these communications and a copy of the press release can be found at:
4. What, if any, preparation has the council undertaken as regards European nationals within their area and the implementation of Brexit? Is there a communication strategy for EU nationals informing them of the impact of Brexit? If yes, please provide me with a copy.
Via its website, the County Council has encouraged applications to the EU Settlement Scheme from EU Nationals resident in Devon. Devon Registration Service offers practical help with the application process through document scanning. It may be possible to arrange additional forms of support before the application deadline, depending on the COVID19 situation.
5. Will the council be informing EU nationals that they can vote in the upcoming local elections? How?
Voting becomes a right after full British Citizenship is gained. Devon County Council will facilitate the ceremonies on behalf of the Home Office.