INDEPENDANT charity Devon Communities Together has just celebrated its 61st year at their Annual General Meeting, where staff, trustees, members and stakeholders gathered to celebrate the charity’s achievements.

Devon Communities Together is one of 38 Rural Community Councils in England

Devon Communities Together Chief Executive, Nora Corkery said: ‘We were all very proud to reflect on our achievements and we feel privileged to have been able to work alongside communities to create positive impact across rural Devon throughout the course of this turbulent year.

‘While we have been focused on supporting community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises to recover from the pandemic, we are also now turning our attention towards the current cost of living crisis and how that will impact our local communities.

‘As the Rural Community Council of Devon, we will continue to do what we can to support those in rural communities and to help strengthen the resilience of communities across Devon.’

Nicola Gurr, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Devon Communities Together said: ‘As Chair of the Board of Trustees it was lovely to be able to celebrate so much that the team has achieved.

‘It’s a real testimony to the hard work of everyone, all working to support people within our Devon communities.

‘I am really excited about the work of the charity and the impact that we are having.’