The Cabinet is the part of the Council responsible for most day-to-day decisions
Democracy and Transparency
Listed below are the main sections and some additional relevant websites which we hope will help you get to the right place quicker. You can also visit the topic homepage at Democracy in Devon which has additional news and features. View webcasts of our live council meetings as well as archived meetings from the last few months.
Each committee has a membership, which attends. There will also be a number of council officers, whose role within the council is to support the committee process
The Constitution is the Council’s Code of Corporate Governance
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice on staying healthy and well, changes to Devon County Council services, education and support for communities, employers and employees.
Council tax, annual budgets and financial control
County councillors - locate your local representative by name or electoral division
Data protection laws set out your rights over your own personal data and our pages help you exercise those rights and inform you how we process your data
Access information about your councillors, decision making in Devon and how you can get involved
County Council elections in England take place once every four years, when all 62 seats in Devon are up for election
A range of statistics, gleaned from a number of sources, about the people of Devon. You can also find information that the council has published as ‘open data’
In line with the public’s general rights of access to information and the promotion of transparency in the way which decisions are taken by or on behalf of the Council, Devon County Council produces a Forward Plan of any Key Decisions to be taken by the Cabinet and any Framework Decisions to be made by the County Council
How to access council information, links to published information, responses to previous freedom of information requests.
All Councillors meet together as the Council. Meetings of the Council are normally open to the public. Here councillors decide the Council’s overall policies and set the budget each year
Help shape services across Devon
Information about the process we use to make sure we have considered the most effective way to use our resources and avoid causing problems to people in specific groups with protected characteristics
John Hart, leader of Devon County Council
The main office of the Lord-Lieutenant is that of Her Majesty’s representative in the county, and it is his first and foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown.
View the democracy meetings calendar
Search for committee minutes, agendas and reports
Devon County Council and Devon County Council Pension Fund Notice of Audit
View decisions made by officers and heads of service
The team is responsible for all aspects of Children’s Services strategic planning
Information about how long we keep different types of records such as evidence of decisions and transactions
The Council's scrutiny committees independently monitor how the Council goes about its business and the decisions it makes
We work in partnership with district councils and neighbouring authorities on strategic and cross-boundary planning policy issues
Devon County Council has an obligation to publish a range of information to comply with the Transparency Code 2014
Details of transport planning, research and consultation
From here you will be able to access webcasts of our live council meetings, view archived council meetings from the last few months, view or complete any surveys or polls and access any documents or presentations associated to the webcasts