Welcome to Newton Abbot Town Council



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the Bradley Ward of Newton Abbot Town Council.

If, within fourteen working days after the date of this notice (i.e. by no later than 28th October 2020) a request to fill the vacancy by election is made in writing to the Proper Officer, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX by TEN electors of the Parish then an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the Parish Council will take steps to fill the vacancy by co-option.



Town Clerk

Date:  8th October 2020

Newton Abbot Town Council

Sorry… No trick, or treat, meet or greet this Halloween

Due to the ‘rule of six’ which applies indoors and outdoors, gatherings that exceed this limit, such as traditional Halloween parties and social events, cannot take place this year.  

Police and partner agencies are encouraging trick-or-treaters to stay at home in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Some people, particularly if elderly or vulnerable, might be distressed by strangers knocking at their door during the evening – even more so during a global pandemic.

For more information see https://www.dc.police.uk/halloween

Newton Abbot Town Council Virtual

Remembrance Sunday Service – Sunday 8th November

NEWTON Abbot residents have been asked not to gather at the War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday but to lay wreaths early then leave and watch the ceremony live on Facebook. The call has come from the Town Council in a bid to maintain social distancing as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. This year’s service will take place on Sunday November 8 but will only include a limited number of representatives from the clergy, Royal British Legion and Town Council.

The ceremony will be brief and no road closures are planned as would normally be the case. Events Organiser Natalie Hicks said the decision had been taken with a heavy heart but that public safety was the authority’s number one concern. ‘We are inviting wreath-layers to come between 9am – 10.30am on the day and then go home to watch the service live on the Town Council’s Facebook page,’ she said. ‘We are also asking wreath-layers to give their names on arrival at the War Memorial so we can compile a list which will be read out at the service. ‘If you’re unable to lay at the specified time then please feel free to come independently but not between 10.30am – 12 noon on the day.‘ ‘And if individuals would like to purchase a wreath for the day please contact Richard Underhill at the Royal British Legion on 01626 353494. Please note that organisation wreaths are ordered automatically each year. ‘We thank you for your support and appreciate that this year will be a hard one for everyone but hope you can understand the measures we have put in place to make it as safe as possible.’

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the Service Sheet

A reminder of 2019 Remembrance Service and Parade

Covid 19 (Coronavirus) – Advice and Support

For the latest Teignbridge District Council information please CLICK HERE

For the latest Government information please CLICK HERE

Devon Communities Together https://www.devoncommunities.org.uk/coronavirus-information

Covid-19 Toolkit by the Better Business For All Partnership. The toolkit provides useful documents such as a risk assessment template and action plan, business checklists and guides. https://www.heartofswgrowthhub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BBFA-Covid-19-Toolkit-v1-final.pdf

Should you need any advice and support at this difficult time, please contact –

Adults           – Customer Services, CARE DIRECT, Adult Social Care, Devon County Council – Telephone: 0345 155 1007 Out of hours – 0345 6000 388

Children        – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email [email protected]gov.uk Out of hours – 0345 6000 388

Generally      – https://www.pinpointdevon.co.uk/

Food banks

Newton Abbot (Buckland) and Teignbridge – can deliver 

THAT Foodbank (Teignbridge Homeless Action Today) 
THAT Place, 8 Queensway House, Buckland, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4BA.
Monday to Wednesday: 11am – 2pm. Thursday and Friday: 10am – 1pm.
01626 437310.

Newton Abbot (Kingsteignton) – can deliver

HITS Foodbank (Homeless in Teignbridge Support)
Abbrook Park, Strap Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3PS.
Call to arrange. 01626 906371.