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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  • Buckland Community Fun Day

    Buckland Community Fun Day - An opportunity for Charities, Clubs, Groups and Societies to demonstrate your group, run a fundraising stall or even run an activity on 27th August.   For more information or to register online visit www.bucklandhub.org  or email coordinator@newtonabbotcic.org.uk    ...

  • 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 ...

  • PLEASE VOTE in the Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

     Please vote in the Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on Thursday 5th May 2016.  PLEASE VOTE in the Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on Thursday 5th May 2016. Now that the Independent Examiner has agreed that the Plan can go forward,  you will have a chance to vote for it at the referendum in various polling stations on Thursday 5th May 2016 from 7.00 a.m. until 10.00 p.m. (or sooner if you have a postal vote).         ...

  • Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Plan

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


    Are you a Leader or help to run a youth group in Newton Abbot?   Would you like some extra funding? The Mayor of Newton Abbot, Councillor Mike Ryan has selected Youth Groups in Newton Abbot as his Charity for the year 2015-2016 and will be distributing the funds at the end of his Mayoral year in May 2016.   If you would like to be considered for a share of the charity fund please send a letter with the following information to:     The Mayor of Newton Abbot   Councillor Mike Ryan The Town Hall 9 Devon Square Newton Abbot TQ12 2HN   Stating the foll ...

  • Lantern Parade - Wednesday 9th December 2015

    Newton Abbot town centre was bursting with excitement on Wednesday 9th thanks to the lantern parade in the town.  Approx. 165 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 ‘animals around the world’ and the lanterns varied from Rhinos, pandas, crabs and badgers to a large orangutan, elephants and a giraffe.  A big thank you to local artist Tony Gee and other me ...

  • 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 ...

  • Christmas Lights Switch on 2015 - Satuday 21st November 2015

    NEWTON ABBOT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH – ON  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 and Phoenix 2 performed live music to the members of public and also in the craft tent in Courtenay Street was free balloon modelling, face painting and craft making with Home-Start for the children.    The excitement built as darkness approached, which signalled the start of the annual Father Christmas Parade. The Mayor and Mayoress of Ne ...

  • Remembrance Sunday Service - Sunday 8th November 2015

    A fantastic turnout of people attended the Newton Abbot Remembrance Service on Sunday 8th November.  The parade left Courtenay Street at 10.30am led by the lone piper Colin Opie which ended at the War Memorial ready for the service to begin.  A wonderful service was carried out by the Branch Padre of the Royal British Legion Bruce Porter, with readings from the Mayor Councillor Mike Ryan, the local MP Anne Marie Morris and a local scout Kiernan Harris from Highweek Village Scouts.   The Town Council and Royal British Legion would like the thank everyone who participated in the ...

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    Cheese & Onion Fayre - Saturday 12th September 2015

    A SUCCESSFUL DAY ALL ROUND FOR THE 2015 CHEESE AND 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, Market Walk and in Courtenay Street.  The parade consisted of the Mayor of Newton Abbot Mike Ryan and Mayoress Lin ...

  • Town Criers Competition - Saturday 5th September 2015

    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 5th September. 19 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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    Golden Lion Square sponsorship opportunities

    Newton Abbot Community Trust is offering local residents, businesses and community organisations the opportunity to support a campaign to raise money to fund the enhancement of Golden Lion Square as a community space. Please CLICK HERE to visit the Newton Abbot Community Interest Company website Please CLICK HERE for more information and sponsor form.                                          ...

  • The Cinnamon Trust

      Are you interested in becoming a dog walking volunteer contact 01736 757900 or email volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk or visit the web site www.cinnamon.org.uk           ...

  • 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 ...

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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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