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About Newton Abbot

 

Newton Abbot is described in various tourist literature as a 'lively, bustling market town'. The Town Council is committed to ensuring that having been a market town since 1220 that its controlled growth will continue to the benefit of its current and future residents. Newton Abbots continued prominence as a bustling town is also equally important to the surrounding rural villages.

The Town 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.

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The Town

Newton Abbot, Devon is located in the South West of England within Teignbridge District Council's region.

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.

There are currently nearly 19,000 persons on the electoral roll with 5 Wards within the town and 18 Town Councillors elected to represent residents. Each May, Town Councillors elect one of their members to be Mayor for the next 12 months to represent the town at events both at home and abroad.

The town has recently undergone some enhancements including:

  • Upgrading of Street Furniture in Wolborough Street & Bank Street;

   Street Benches in town

  • Installment of seven finger posts throughout the town.

   Finger posts

Fimger posts

Do contact us if you would like further information on any subject mentioned in our website. We look forward to hearing from you.

Philip Rowe
Town Clerk

For more information please see our Latest News page.

 
Local Council

Below: Newton Abbot Town Hall

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.
  • 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.
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Town Hall, Great Western House,
9 Devon Square,
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2HN

Tel: 01626 201 120
Email: info@newtonabbot-tc.gov.uk
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:30am - 01:00pm
and 02:00pm - 04:30pm
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