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Democracy affects all of us everyday - whether we realise it or not! At North Devon Council we provide a range of services including cleaning roads and streets, looking after our parks, emptying bins, granting licenses to taxi firms and distributing grants.

There are 43 councillors here in North Devon who make decisions about the district. Each councillor is elected by people who live in a specific area, called a ward, to represent them and their needs.

To find out which ward you live in and who your local councillor is try our Find your councillor tool.

Local Democracy Week

Local Democracy Week - where we team up with secondary schools to take democracy out to the classroom and help get teenagers thinking about how they can influence political decisions - usually takes place every October.

If your school would be interested in participating please contact the Corporate and Community Services team on 01271 388253 or email