MID Devon District Council has announced that Cllr Bob Deed has left the Cabinet.

Leader Peter Hare-Scott said: “I would like to thank Bob for all his hard work as a very active Cabinet Member over the past few years.”

Councillor Hare-Scott has appointed Councillor Colin Slade as the new Cabinet Member for Community Well Being.

He said: “We are committed to protecting frontline services as far as possible. Colin has a wealth of commercial experience which will be a valuable asset as the Cabinet continues to deal with ongoing pressures on our finances due to year-on-year cuts in funding.

"His marketing and media experience will particularly enhance the visitor experience for users of our leisure centres.”

All other Cabinet positions remain unchanged.