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 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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  • 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 ...

  • Open Days at St. Leonard's Church

    On Wednesday 25th January there will be a FREE Open Day at the former St Leonard's Church from 10:00 - 2:00. You will have the chance to learn about our exciting 'Newton's Place' project, the heritage of the building, (which is more interesting than you might think!), share your own memories, get involved in an art workshop, and have the chance to get 'hands-on' with some museum objects. If this wasn't enough you will receive free refreshments as well!   Boost post     ...

  • Carol Service

    Thank you to all those who came along and joined the Mayor of Newton Abbot, Councillor Liz Roberts and Councillors for the Carol Service on 21st December. Another successful event.  ...

  • 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 ...

  • Victorian Evening - Wednesday 7th December 2016

    Victorian Evening Wednesday 7th December 2016 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.   Elfic the Jester returned for the third year and entertained both children and adults alike in the Market Square throughout the evening.   Once again the Market Square was jam packed with local charity stalls selling their wares, from tree decorations, homemade cakes, sweets and buns to Christmas cards and tombola’ ...

  • Newton's Place 'What's the Big Idea?'

    WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? NEWTON’S PLACE*: An accessible community space, celebrating heritage, the town and its people. NEWTON ABBOT TOWN COUNCIL is delighted and excited to announce towards the end of August 2016 it had been successful in acquiring the former St Leonard’s Church, Wolborough Street. The Council’s intention is to transform this building into a town-centric space with community facilities that will have throughout the building exhibitions, artefacts and stories of the heritage of Newton Abbot and its people by relocating the Town & GWR Museum from Devon Square to this bui ...

  • Future Care Consultation

    NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group is working to improve your future care by:     Providing more care in people's homes; and     Avoiding hospital admission where possible As part of this they are running a 13 week consultation on the best place for community hospital beds in Eastern Devon and want to hear your views. Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the consultation document and questionnaire   Please CLICK HERE for dates of public meetings ...

  • Christmas Lights Switch On - Saturday 26th November 2016

    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.  Breeze radio station were also in town with their ‘Safe Cracker’ event, offering the members of the public a chance to win a car. The excitement built as darkness approached, which signalled the start of the annual Father Christmas Parade. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Newton Abb ...

  • Armistice Day 2016

    Armistice Service held today at the War Memorial.  We will be holding a Remembrance Service on Sunday, with a parade from the town centre with a marching band. Come and join us to rember those that have fallen on 13-11-16 at 10.30am at the War Memorial. For more pictures CLICK HERE      ...

  • Town Criers Competition - Saturday 10th September 2016

    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 10th 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 repr ...

  • Autumn Fayre - Saturday 3rd September 2016

    A successful day all round for the 2016 Autumn Fayre despite the inclement weather throughout the day.  The day started with a parade of the homemade pasties, kindly baked and donated by ‘Homebake’ who are located in the Indoor Market, which included the Mayor of Newton Abbot Liz Roberts and Deputy Mayor Ann Jones, Local MP Anne Marie Morris, local Town crier and escort 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, Courtenay Street, Ba ...

  • Newton Abbot Carnival week 2016

    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 and the Carnival Procession to the energy of the Fun Run, the new Children’s Fun Games evening and the Tractor Pull. Also from the Performances of the Carnival afternoon entertainers, Band Concert from Carnival Praise to the elegance of the Tea Dancers. ...

  • The Queen's 90th Birthday

    Thank you to everyone who attended The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations held on Sunday 12th June in Courtenay Park. A good day was had by all despite the inclement weather.  For picture of the day click here about/gallery/view-album/tag-Queen%27s+90th+Birthday+Celebrations    ...

  • Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Development Plan - Final Version

    The Town Council and Steering Group are pleased to report that the result of the Referendum was that 80% of those who voted on 5th May, voted YES to the Newton Abbot Neighbourhood  Development Plan being adopted as planning policy. Following the Referendum the Plan has now been 'made' (adopted) by Teignbridge District Council.  This now means that the Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Development Plan has been brought into legal force, and forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Teignbridge District.  Consequently, planning decisions in Newton Abbot Parish will ...

  • Neighbourhood Plan

    The Town Council and Steering Group are pleased to report that the result of the Referendum was that 80% of those who voted on 5th May, voted YES to the Newton Abbot Neighbourhood  Development Plan being adopted as planning policy. This means that the Plan will become 'made' and used by Teignbridge District Council to determine future planning applications. Thank you very much to those who took the time to vote in favour of the Plan.  Thank you also to all those who have given their time so freely to work through the process of preparing the Plan. For more information p ...

  • Newton Abbot skies light up for the Queen’s 90th Birthday beacon lighting

    On Thursday 21st April, Newton Abbot Town Council lit three beacons within the town as part of the national event to help celebrate the Queen’s Birthday 90th birthday. 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 Church Tower beacon at Highweek. The lighting took place at 8.30pm with the help of Councillors from Newton Abbot Town Council and was attended by residents of the town and local youth groups.  Her Majesty The Queen initiated t ...

  • The Queen's 90th Birthday

    The Queen, Accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will light the Principal Beacon to Celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday on Thursday 21st April. To celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will invite Her Majesty The Queen to light the Principal Beacon on 21st April at Windsor Castle. This will be followed by the lighting of a number of Beacons along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, including one at the Copper Horse, and then over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle ...

  • Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Plan - What does it mean for you?

    You have heard of the Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Plan but what does it mean to you? Copies of the Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Plan are available at www.newtonabbotndp.org.uk  and the Passomore Edwards Centre (Newton Abbot Library) or the Town Council office, 9 Devon Square, Newton Abbot ...

  • Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Plan

              The latest version of the Newton Abbot Development Plan is now available to view. Please CLICK HERE  ...

  • Victorian Evening - Wednesday 2nd December 2015

    NEWTON ABBOT’S VICTORIAN EVENING Wednesday 2nd 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.   Elfic the Jester returned for the second year and entertained both children and adults alike 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 Christmas items from tree decor ...

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Great Western House,

9 Devon Square,

Newton Abbot

TQ12 2HN

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