Local Council

The Town Council is involved with the following:

  • Maintenance of various footpaths/seats in and around Newton Abbot.
  • Use and maintenance of the Town Quay, off Brunel Road.
  • Use and maintenance of Victoria Gardens, Victoria Place
  • Maintenance of and the planting at the War Memorial in Queen Street.
  • Marketing, operation and maintenance of St Leonards Clock tower (including the bells) Wolborough Street.
  • Britain in Bloom entry in the regional competition and Organisation of the local Newton in Bloom floral competition.
  • Maintenance and provision of bus shelters.
  • Provision of allotment areas through the Newton Abbot & District Allotments Association
  • Statutory consultee to the District Planning Authority on Major and all other planning applications.
  • Consultee on all applications for naming of streets and numbering of houses and various services provided by the District Council.
  • Pavement Cafe License
  • Maintenance of the ancient Vicary's Mill Leat, Bradley.
  • Newton Abbot  Town & GWR Museum
  • Use and maintenance of Golden Lion Square

Organisation of various events including:

  • Victorian Evening
  • The Historic Cheese and Onion Food Fayre
  • Band Concerts
  • Town Criers Competition
  • Remembrance Service & parade
  • Christmas Lights Switch-on
  • Christmas Late Night Shopping
  • Mayor's Carol Service
  • Lantern Parade

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The Newton Abbot Town Council is made up of 18 Councillors elected by the residents of Newton Abbot every 4 years.


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The Town Hall has two rooms available to hire. The Council Chamber, which will hold an audience of up to 60 and the Mayor's Parlour, which is more suitable for smaller groups, up to around 9.

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The Town Council regularly hold meetings throughout the year which include: Full Council, Finance & Resources, Amenities, Planning and their Sub-Committees

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  • Resolution to Borrow

    Please see below Resolution from the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 6th June 2018 (Minute 71 B) RESOLVED that a) the Clerk be delegated authority to seek approval from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to apply for a Public Works Loans Board loan of £800,000 up to 40 years for the refurbishment of the 19th Century listed former Church of St Leonards into a Museum and Community Space for the benefit of the community, b) In the event that it being necessary to increase the precept for the purposes of servicing the loan; it would be intended to increase ...

  • Newton Abbot Carnival

    Newton Abbot Carnival – Are you a trader or local charity?  Are you interested in having a stall on Carnival Saturday, 14th July, in Courtenay Park?  All you need to do is complete the Carnival BOOKING FORM and the CHARITY COLLECTION PERMIT and post them to Newton Abbot Carnival, c/o Newton Abbot Town Council, 9 Devon Square, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN along with the booking fee of £7.50 per stall for charities or £10.00 per stall for traders. Click here for booking forms http://newtonabbot-tc.gov.uk/whats-on/newton-abbot-carnival       ...

  • Teignbridge Fly Tipping Campaign

    Check who you pay to take your rubbish away Did you know that you are legally responsible for the waste you are getting rid? This means that if it ends up getting dumped you could face a fine and a criminal record. Don’t become a victim of this type of crime.  Before you pay someone to take your old fridge, furniture or bulky items away, follow our simple checklist Simple steps 1.    Check if they have a waste carriers licence. You can do this by checking on their website, asking to see their waste carriers licence and by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 ...

  • Government Smart Meters Rollout 2020

    The Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020. Provided below are links to full guides for domestic and non-domestic smart meters handed out by the Government.   Non-domestic   https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236488/Non_Domestic_Leaflet_v_02.pdf Domestic https://selectra.co.uk/guides/smart-meters More information can also be found at https://www.gov.uk/search?q=smart+meter ...

  • Newton's Place Planning and Listed Building Applications

    To view the Planning and Listed Building Applications for Newton's Place please click on relevant link. Bat Mitigation Method Statement Bat Survey  Limited Structural Report Building Control Consultation Design and Access Drawing Issue Sheet East Elevation First Floor Plan Ground Floor Plan Location Plan Loft Plan M & E Sustainability Statement North and South Elevations Organ Planning Application Form Planning Application Proposed Elevations Second Floor Plan Section A-A Section E-E Sections B-B & C-C Sections D-D & F-F St. Leonard's Church Survey ...

  • Newton Abbot Lantern Parade

    Newton Abbot town centre was bursting with excitement on Wednesday 13th December thanks to the lantern parade in the town.  Approx. 200 pupils from Bearnes, Wolborough, All Saints, Decoy, Bradley Barton, Haytor View, Highweek & St Joseph’s Primary Schools took pride in parading their colourful Christmas lanterns through the streets of Newton Abbot towards the Clock Tower.  The theme this year was ‘Into the Deep’ and the lanterns varied from fish and dolphins to seahorses and whales, it truly was a ‘sea’ of colour.  A big thank you to local artist Tony Gee and other members o ...

  • Christmas Lights Switch On 2017

    NEWTON ABBOT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH – ON - SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2017 Newton Abbot Town Council organised a day of music and entertainment for all the family, to celebrate the switching on of the towns Christmas lights. During the day Coombeshead College students performed live music to the members of public and free face painting and balloon modelling was on offer to the public.  There was compering throughout the day from Nigel Canham and Kay Yendall who kept the public up to date with the evening’s activities. The excitement built as darkness approached, which signalled the start o ...

  • Town Criers Competition - Saturday 9th September 2017

    Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!  Newton abbot once again played host to members of the Ancient & honourable guild of town crier’s at this year’s town crier’s competition held on Saturday 9th September. 14 Crier’s took part in the competition, which was held in front of Austins The Globe throughout the day. It was a very colourful (and somewhat noisy!) event. Crying is very much a forerunner to today’s daily newspapers as it is an early form of relaying newsworthy items that dates back centuries. The competition involved 2 cries – the ‘Home Cry’ took part in the morning where the Criers promoted ...

  • Newton Abbot Carnival 2017

    This year’s Newton Abbot Town Carnival has now ended and due to the great support received it enabled to the carnival having a very successful and entertaining week.Running on a tight Budget the carnival managed to stage a good assortment of events to suit all ages and interests ranging from the Spectacle of the Crowning of the Carnival Queen (CLICK HERE for pictures of the day) and the Carnival Procession to the energy of the Fun Run, the Children’s Fun Games evening and the Tractor Pull. Also from the Performances of the Carnival afternoon entertainers, Band Concert from Carnival P ...

  • Response to first open day

    The Museum had a fantastic response to their first open day at the former St Leonard's Church on Saturday 14th January. Over 300 people poured through the doors to learn more about our £2 million scheme to create a new museum and community space. We were delighted with the positive reactions to the plans and the overwhelming public support for the project. Don't worry if you missed the event as we are holding a second open day on Wednesday 25th January at the former St Leonard’s Church, Wolborough St, Newton Abbot between 10am – 2pm. Drop in to view the plans for y ...

  • Lantern Parade - Wednesday 14th December 2016

    LANTERN PARADE EVENT LIGHTS UP THE STREETS OF NEWTON ABBOT Newton Abbot town centre was bursting with excitement on Wednesday 14th December thanks to the lantern parade in the town.  Approx. 200 pupils from Bearnes, Wolborough, All Saints, Decoy, Bradley Barton, Haytor View, Highweek & St Joseph’s Primary Schools took pride in parading their colourful Christmas lanterns through the streets of Newton Abbot towards the Clock Tower.  The theme this year was ‘A Child is Born’ and the lanterns varied from goats and camels, kings and angels, soldiers and stars, chickens and sheep and m ...

  • Victorian Evening - Wednesday 7th December 2016

    Victorian Evening Wednesday 7th December 2016 saw the annual Victorian Evening take place in Newton Abbot in the Market Square.  It is a well known event now in the South Devon area and everyone looks forward to the charity evening with the Victorian atmosphere.   Elfic the Jester returned for the third year and entertained both children and adults alike in the Market Square throughout the evening.   Once again the Market Square was jam packed with local charity stalls selling their wares, from tree decorations, homemade cakes, sweets and buns to Christmas cards and tombola’ ...

  • Newton's Place 'What's the Big Idea?'

    WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? NEWTON’S PLACE*: An accessible community space, celebrating heritage, the town and its people. NEWTON ABBOT TOWN COUNCIL is delighted and excited to announce towards the end of August 2016 it had been successful in acquiring the former St Leonard’s Church, Wolborough Street. The Council’s intention is to transform this building into a town-centric space with community facilities that will have throughout the building exhibitions, artefacts and stories of the heritage of Newton Abbot and its people by relocating the Town & GWR Museum from Devon Square to this bui ...

  • Future Care Consultation

    NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group is working to improve your future care by:     Providing more care in people's homes; and     Avoiding hospital admission where possible As part of this they are running a 13 week consultation on the best place for community hospital beds in Eastern Devon and want to hear your views. Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the consultation document and questionnaire   Please CLICK HERE for dates of public meetings ...

  • Christmas Lights Switch On - Saturday 26th November 2016

    Newton Abbot Town Council organised a day of music and entertainment for all the family, to celebrate the switching on of the towns Christmas lights. During the day Coombeshead College students performed live music to the members of public and free face painting and balloon modelling was on offer to the public.  Breeze radio station were also in town with their ‘Safe Cracker’ event, offering the members of the public a chance to win a car. The excitement built as darkness approached, which signalled the start of the annual Father Christmas Parade. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Newton Abb ...

  • Armistice Day 2016

    Armistice Service held today at the War Memorial.  We will be holding a Remembrance Service on Sunday, with a parade from the town centre with a marching band. Come and join us to rember those that have fallen on 13-11-16 at 10.30am at the War Memorial. For more pictures CLICK HERE      ...

  • Town Criers Competition - Saturday 10th September 2016

    Newton abbot once again played host to members of the Ancient & Honourable Guild of Town Crier’s at this year’s town crier’s competition held on Saturday 10th September. 17 Crier’s took part in the competition, which was held in front of Austins The Globe throughout the day. It was a very colourful (and somewhat noisy!) event. Crying is very much a forerunner to today’s daily newspapers as it is an early form of relaying newsworthy items that dates back centuries. The competition involved 2 cries – the ‘Home Cry’ took part in the morning where the Criers promoted the town he or she repr ...

  • Autumn Fayre - Saturday 3rd September 2016

    A successful day all round for the 2016 Autumn Fayre despite the inclement weather throughout the day.  The day started with a parade of the homemade pasties, kindly baked and donated by ‘Homebake’ who are located in the Indoor Market, which included the Mayor of Newton Abbot Liz Roberts and Deputy Mayor Ann Jones, Local MP Anne Marie Morris, local Town crier and escort and Members of the Court Leet.  The cart itself was pushed by the onion sellers and the onion man.  The parade started off at Newton Abbot Town Hall at 10.30 am and went through Queen Street, Courtenay Street, Ba ...

  • Newton Abbot Carnival week 2016

    This year’s Newton Abbot Town Carnival has now ended and due to the great support received it enabled to the carnival having a very successful and entertaining week. Running on a tight Budget the carnival managed to stage a good assortment of events to suit all ages and interests ranging from the Spectacle of the Crowning of the Carnival Queen and the Carnival Procession to the energy of the Fun Run, the new Children’s Fun Games evening and the Tractor Pull. Also from the Performances of the Carnival afternoon entertainers, Band Concert from Carnival Praise to the elegance of the Tea Dancers. ...

  • The Queen's 90th Birthday

    Thank you to everyone who attended The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations held on Sunday 12th June in Courtenay Park. A good day was had by all despite the inclement weather.  For picture of the day click here about/gallery/view-album/tag-Queen%27s+90th+Birthday+Celebrations    ...

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Newton Abbot

TQ12 2HN

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