Devon has enormous strengths, including:

  • Energetic, skilled and knowledgeable people
  • Thriving community and voluntary groups
  • An outstanding environment
  • Resourceful businesses

The County Council works with partners to help people and communities control their own future. But we are here to support those in greatest need; promote health and wellbeing; maintain Devon’s huge road network; support the economy; dispose of Devon’s waste; offer library and heritage services; and promote a superb natural environment. We fulfil several hundred statutory duties; things we must do rather than choose whether to do or not.

Find out more about how we aim to work in the future and read a message from our Chief Executive, Phil Norrey and Leader of the Council, John Hart. Also see our Operating Model which proposes new ways of working to support the vision and our Future Devon journey.