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.


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 Service - Sunday 9th November

    A record number of people attended the Newton Abbot Remembrance Service on Sunday 11th November.  The parade left Courtenay Street at 10.45am led by the lone piper Colin Opie which ended at the War Memorial ready for the service to begin.  A wonderful service was done by the Branch Padre of the Royal British Legion Bruce Porter, who also marked the fact that this year is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. The Town Council and Royal British Legion would like the thank everyone who participated in the parade, those who laid wreaths and the public for attending. Pict ...

  • Cheese & Onion Fayre - Saturday 13th September 2014

    A Successful day all round for the 2014 Cheese & Onion Fayre.  The weather was good throughout the whole event which ensured a colourful and interesting day enjoyed by all. The show incorporated locally grown produce, including cheese and onions, as well as the usual stalls at Saturday’s weekly Market.  The parade started off at Newton Abbot Town Hall at 10.30 am and paraded through Queen Street, Courtenay Street, Bank Street, Market Square and Walk and in Courtenay Street.  The parade consisted of a number of councillors from Newton Abbot Town Council, the Mayor of Newton ...

  • Town Criers Competition - Saturday 6th September 2014

    Newton Abbot once again played host to members of the Ancient & Honourable guild of Town Crier’s at this years Town Crier’s Competition held on Saturday 6th 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 r ...

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    Neighbourhood Plan Survey

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  • Service & Sacrifice

    The Museum will open to the public on 2nd April 2014 with ‘Service & Sacrifice’, an exhibition focusing on how the First World War affected the lives of the men and women of Newton Abbot: their stories; the men on the War Memorial; Newton Abbot VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) hospital nurses, and many others who helped the War effort. To augment the Museum WWI exhibitions a travelling exhibition will be touring the town and the local area, to enable a selection of the stories to reach the widest audience possible.The first venue for the travellingexhibition will be in the Passmore Edwards ...

  • Newton in Bloom 2014

    Judging is taking place for the Newton in Bloom Competition between 21st and 27th July. Categories include Large Garden, Small Garden, Town Terrace Garden (frontage only), Best Hanging Basket, Junior Class and many more. The Presentation Evening will take place on Monday 4th August.   ...

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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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Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday

08:30am - 01:00pm

and 02:00pm - 04:30pm 

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