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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  • Health Watch Carer - Relative Survey

    This survey is to help South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group understand the needs of older people living within Newton Abbot. Please complete this survey if you are caring for, or a relative of, someone over 65, living independently, but for whom an illness or fall for example, would be a significant challenge to cope with.   Please CLICK-HERE to view the survey ...

  • Health Watch Patient Survey

     This survey is to help South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group understand the needs of older people living within Newton Abbot. Please complete this survey if you are over 65, living independently, but for whom an illness or fall for example, would be a significant challenge to cope with. Please CLICK-HERE to view ...

  • A382 Corridor Improvements Consultation

    Devon County Council is conducting a consultation on proposals to improve the A382 corridor between Drumbridges (A38) and Newton Abbot.  The consultation will run from 2nd March to 10th April with exhibition events on 11th March, 14:00-20:00 at Heathfield Community Centre and 12th March, 14:00-20:00 and 14th March, 12:00-15:00 at Newton Abbot Library.  More information is available at www.devon.gov.uk/a382-corridor ...

  • National Voter Registration Day

    Are you registered to vote?  If not go online now to register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  Check out this video of what happens if you go to a polling station to cast your vote without registering first  http://youtu.be/aqgi2BzcrOc  ...

  • Local Elections 2015

    Are you interested in NEWTON ABBOT?   Would you like to be a TOWN COUNCILLOR?    For more information contact Cathy Ruelens, Electoral Services Manager at Teignbridge District Council on 01626 215103       ...

  • Lantern Parade & Mayors Carol Service - Wednesday 10th December

    Newton Abbot town centre was bursting with excitement on Wednesday 10th thanks to the lantern parade in the town.  Pupils from Bearnes, Wolborough, All Saints, Decoy, Bradley Barton, Haytor View and Highweek 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 ‘winter creatures’ and the lanterns varied from Penguins, red breasted robins and snowmen to a large Father Christmas, Jack Frost and North Star.  A big thank you to local artist Tony Gee and other members of the move ...

  • Victorian Evening - Wednesday 3rd December

    Wednesday 3rd December saw the annual Victorian Evening take place in Newton Abbot in the Market Square and Walk.  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 new food fayre behind St Leonards Clock Tower was a wonderful addition to the evening and was thoroughly enjoyed by the shoppers. New entertainer for 2014 was Elfic the Jester who entertained both children and adults alike in the Market Square throughout the evening and went down a storm. Once again the Market Square and Market Walk ...

  • Christmas Lights Switch On - Saturday 22nd November

    What a fantastic turnout we had for our Christmas Lights Switch On, on Saturday 22nd November.  The festivities started during the day with live music, a birds of prey display and free face painting and balloon modelling for the little ones.  This was followed by the Christmas procession, which started at the Town Hall and finished at St Leonards Clock Tower with the lights being switched on by Father Christmas himself. Thank you to everyone who attended and I hope you have a great time!  Please see below some images from the event:           ...

  • 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

        Please CLICK HERE for the Neighbourhood Plan Survey ...

  • 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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