Welcome to Newton Abbot Town Council

Newton Abbot grew substantially on the introduction of the railway in the 19th century. The Town still enjoys a strategic position on the main railway line to London, Penzance and The North and excellent trunk road and motorway connections, situated off the A380 Exeter to Torquay Road. Newton Abbot is often known as the Gateway to Moor and Sea because of its closeness to Dartmoor National Park and the coastal resorts of Torquay and Teignmouth.

The Town has much to be proud of; St Leonards Tower, Decoy Country Park and numerous other town parks, Forde House, Bradley Manor, a Town Quay, six allotment areas, excellent primary and secondary schools, Museum and Railway museum, a leisure centre, a new hospital, the Racecourse to name but a few.

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The Newton’s Place project will provide an accessible community building, celebrating the heritage of the town and its people. We will restore the former St. Leonard’s Church in Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, and create a purpose-built museum and community space bursting with vibrant tales from the past.

With your support we can land on target! Your donations, not matter how small, will help make this exciting project possible.

For more information see http://newtonsplace.org/box/

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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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  • Revised Christmas waste collection

    Please see revised dates for the waste collection during the Christmas and New Year period.   If you have any questions or problems please contact Teignbridge District Council on   01626 215838 or 01626 361101 ...

  • Carnival AGM

    The Newton Abbot Carnival annual AGM took place on Monday 21st October. The Carnivals chosen charity ‘Newton Abbot Community Landing sites’ will be receiving a generous donation of £1,000. A presentation of certificates was also presented to sponsors and carnival Royalty (Carnival Queen Emily Last, Attendants Imogen Geary, Erin Parker, Ellie Drinkwater, Layla Grylls & stand-in Attendant Katie Last) by the Deputy Mayor Cllr Mike Joyce.  Many thanks to everyone who attended the evening.   Please CLICK HERE for images from the evening ...

  • Thank you Awards

    To nominate your recycling hero, please CLICK HERE   ...

  • Newton Abbot Town Criers Competition 2019

    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 14th SEPTEMBER. 11 Crier’s took part in the competition, which was held in front of St Leonard’s Clock Tower 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 promote ...

  • Newton Abbot Autumn Fayre 2019

    A successful day all round for the 2019 Autumn Fayre.  The weather was fantastic and the town was full all day long.  The day started with a parade of the homemade pasties, which included the Mayor of Newton Abbot Richard Jenks and Mayoress Karen, Town Councillors, the Vice Chair of Teignbridge District Council, Town and Borough criers 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 and Courtenay Street.  The two large pasties ...

  • CSW Volunteers

    CSW Volunteers are looking for volunteers to enhance the support offered through helping with a range of life skills. The are currently seeking suitable candidates to run a weekly digital skills session to help young people use a computer and to apply for employment online. For more information CLICK HERE ...

  • Newton Abbot Carnival - the end of a great week!

    This year’s Newton Abbot Town Carnival has now ended and due to the great support received it enabled the carnival to have a very successful and entertaining week. Running on a tight budget the carnival managed to stage a varied 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 and the traditional Bingo night. Also, from the performances of the Carnival afternoon entertainers and Band Concert from Carnival Praise, to the elegance of the Tea Dancers. For the third year ru ...

  • No Hungry Holidays

    Does your child normally receive FREE SCHOOL MEALS? Are you worried about the cost of feeding your family through the summer? The Hungry Holidays Scheme may be able to help! ...

  • Newton Abbot Carnival 2019

    This year’s Newton Abbot Town Carnival is fast approaching with a week full of family events, something to cater for everyone.  The carnival week is full of a number of events from band concerts in Courtenay Park, a quiz night, duck race, tractor pull, Tea Dance, Bingo, Fun Run and the carnival procession. Check out the carnival tab on the Newton Abbot Town Council website www.newtonabbot-tc.gov.uk for more details. We are also pleased to confirm that Redrow (West Country) has been secured for another year as our main carnival float sponsor with Newton Abbot Rotary secured as another big ...

  • New Friends Coffee

    Are you new to Newton Abbot or just want to meet new friends - come along to New Friends Coffee at Orsino Lounge, Queen Street Thursday 20th June 10.15 a.m. ...

  • Centre Preschool

    Extended opening hours for the Centre Preschool - St. Paul's Parish Hall, Devon Square, Newton Abbot  For more information CLICK HERE     ...

  • Works to Newton Abbot War Memorial

    Over the next few weeks the Newton Abbot War Memorial and garden will undergo major conservation funded by Newton Abbot Town Council with support from the War Memorials Trust.   PLEASE CLICK HERE for more on the conservation  PLEASE CLICK HERE for more on the history    ...

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    Ecclesiastical mystery at Newton’s Place…

    CONTRACTORS working on the conversion of the former St Leonard’s Church, Newton Abbot, have unearthed an ecclesiastical mystery. While preparing the Victorian structure for its new life as the Newton’s Place museum and community hub, two tired and dusty kneelers - hassocks to give them their proper name - were found behind a wall. Of an unusual design and differing in size, they are thought to date from the 19th century. No one can figure out why they should have been deliberately hidden.  ‘It’s a mystery, a bit spooky,’ said Kate Green, Outreach Worker for Newton’s Place. &n ...

  • Newton Abbot Lantern parade

    LANTERN PARADE EVENT LIGHTS UP THE STREETS OF NEWTON ABBOT Newton Abbot town centre was bursting with excitement on Wednesday 12th 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 bird themed lanterns through the streets of Newton Abbot towards the Clock Tower.  The theme this year was ‘Up in the Air’ and the lanterns varied from robins to owls, parrots to flamingos and a huge peacock.  A big thank you ...

  • Newton Abbot Victorian Evening

    Wednesday 5th December 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.   The night kicked off with bell ringing from St Leonards Tower.  Then the entertainment started with the return of children’s entertainer ‘Elfic’ in the Market Square throughout the evening.   Once again the Market Square was jam packed with local charity stalls selling their wares.  In total there were 35 stalls selling Christm ...

  • Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018

    On Sunday 11th November, Newton Abbot Town Council lit three beacons within the town as part of the national tribute to our fallen over the many conflicts and especially those lost in WWI.  The three beacon areas in Newton Abbot were Buckland, Highweek and Wolborough where two types of beacons were lit for the occasion, gas powered at Buckland & Wolborough and a traditional basket beacon at Highweek. The blazing beacons are to symbolise the end of the darkness of war and the return of the light of peace.  The lighting took place at 7pm with the help of Councillors from Newton Ab ...

  • Newton Abbot Lions Club

    Newton Abbot needs You,  Newton Abbot Lions Club Needs You ..... Get involved today and volunteer to  help your Community                                                                                            ...

  • Recycle Foil

      You can now recycle foil in your black recycling box!         The following items will now be accepted for recycling;  Foil containers including ready meal trays, quiche & pie cases, take away trays and pet food trays.  Foil lids including such as those found on some yoghurt and cream tubs and pet food trays. Please rinse off any food residue.  Kitchen foil, please don’t include any foil that has lots of baked on food or is very greasy.  Not sure if its foil? Do the scrunch test! Scrunch the pack or foil in your han ...

  • Newton's Place Project - £800,000 National Lottery Funding

                                                         Press release from Newton Abbot Town Council’s Newton’s Place Project  Date: 27th June 2018  £800,000 National Lottery funding for Newton’s Place  THE team behind the Newton’s Place museum and community space project is celebrating confirmation of National Lottery funding worth £800,000.   The award, made possible by National Lottery players and awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund ...

  • 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 ...

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Newton Abbot Town Council

Town Hall

Great Western House,

9 Devon Square,

Newton Abbot

TQ12 2HN

Tel: 01626 201120

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