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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  • 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 ...

  • Victorian Evening - Wednesday 5th December

    Charity stalls still available at the annual Newton Abbot Victorian Evening.  Please call 01626 201120 for a booking form and more information. ...

  • WWI Commemorative Beacon Lighting

    Join us Sunday 11th November at 7pm in one of three town locations for a commemorative beacon lighting event #Remembrance #100years Visit https://newtonabbot-tc.gov.uk/whats-on/event/3097-100-years-of-remembrance-lighting-of-the-town-beacons-various-loactions for all three location maps ...

  • 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 ...

  • Autumn Fayre - Craft sellers - SOLD OUT!

    Due to an overwhelming response from craft sellers for pitches at the Autumn Fayre all spaces have been taken and the event is sold out. If you would like to be added to the list for future events please email [email protected] ...

  • Public invited to release community project cash through online poll

    THE public has been invited to release further funding for the £2 million Newton’s Place museum and community project by taking part in an online poll. The scheme, led by Newton Abbot Town Council, will convert the redundant Grade II listed St Leonard’s Church, Wolborough St, into a long called-for facility. Total external investment in the programme has topped the £1 million mark, thanks largely to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) donating £800,000 of National Lottery players’ cash to the construction fund. For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE ...

  • Garden Waste

    It’s time to renew your garden waste collection service! The current 17/18 garden waste collection service subscription period ends on 31 August 2018. If you would like us to collect your garden waste after this date you will need to renew your subscription before 22 August 2018. It’s easy to sign up online at teignbridge.gov.uk/gardenwaste or you can renew using our 24 hour payment line 03300 882 834. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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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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Monday to Friday

08:30am - 01:00pm and

02:00pm - 04:30pm 

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