Libraries, childrens centres, trading standards and bus services

Q1 Libraries 

a. How many libraries were run and staffed by your council in
i. 2010/11 – 5o static service points and 8 mobile library routes
ii. 2015/16 – 50 static service points and 4 mobile library routes
iii. 2018/19 – 50 static service points and 4 mobile library routes
b. How many libraries, that were once part of your council’s statutory provision, were run exclusively by volunteers in
i. 2010/11 – none
ii. 2015/16 – none
iii. 2018/19 – none
c. How many parks and open/green spaces were serviced by your council in
i. 2010/11
ii. 2015/16
iii. 2018/19

Devon County Council is responsible for Stover Country Park and the Grand Western Canal and has been throughout the periods requested.

Other parks and green spaces are the responsibility of District and Unitary councils, please contact them directly using the information on the links provided. Some may be the responsibility of town or parish councils, or other public or private organisations.

Q2. Children’s and Youth Services

a. How many children’s centres and family hubs operated by your council were closed in the periods
i. 2010/11 – 2014/15
ii. 2015/16 – 2018/19

We do not hold this information. Devon County Council has never operated children’s centres and family hubs they have always been commissioned from the voluntary sector.

b. How many youth centres previously operated by your council were closed in the periods
i. 2010/11 – 2014/15 – None
ii. 2015/16 – 2018/19 – 26
c. How many young people were supported by your youth services in
i. 2010/11 – we do not hold this information
ii. 2015/16 – 2400
iii. 2018/19 – 3000
d. How many youth workers and youth support workers were directly employed by your council in
i. 2010/11 – 201
ii. 2015/16 – 37
iii. 2018/19 – 40

Q3. Trading Standards

a. How many members of staff were employed by your trading standards service in
i. 2010/11 – 77 ( Devon only)
ii. 2015/16 – 81 (Devon and Somerset)
iii. 2018/19 – 86 (Devon, Somerset and Torbay) includes 12 officers in the Devon County Council Business Support and Innovation (Projects and Programmes) section, not previously part of the Trading Standards establishment.
b. How many enforcement visits were carried out by your trading standards service in
i. 2010/11 – 4680
ii. 2015/16 – 2813
iii. 2018/19 – 1628
c. How many prosecutions were commenced by your trading standards service in
i. 2010/11 – 32
ii. 2015/16 – 12
iii. 2018/19 – 13

Q4. Environmental Health a. How many members of staff were employed by your environmental health service in
i. 2010/11 –¬†
ii. 2015/16
iii. 2018/19
b. How many enforcement visits were carried out by your environmental health service in
i. 2010/11
ii. 2015/16
iii. 2018/19
c. How many prosecutions were commenced by your environmental health service in
i. 2010/11
ii. 2015/16
iii. 2018/19

We do not hold any information for Questions 4 – 6. Environmental health, refuse collections and public toilets are the responsibility of District and Unitary councils, please contact them directly using the information on the link provided.

Q5. Refuse services

a. How many households received weekly refuse collections in
i. 2010/11
ii. 2015/16
iii. 2018/19?

Q6. Public toilets

a. How many public toilets were maintained by your council in
i. 2010/11
ii. 2015/16
iii. 2018/19

Q7. Supported bus services

a. How many supported bus service routes were cut or completely withdrawn in
i. 2010/11 – None
ii. 2015/16 – 86
iii. 2018/19 – None
b. How many supported bus service routes were partly or completely subsidised by the council in
i. 2010/11 – 188
ii. 2015/16 – 147
iii. 2018/19 – 152