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’s Place project will provide an accessible community building, celebrating the heritage of the town and its people. We will restore the former St. Leonard’s Church in Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, and create a purpose-built museum and community space bursting with vibrant tales from the past.

With your support we can land on target! Your donations, not matter how small, will help make this exciting project possible.

For more information see http://newtonsplace.org/box/

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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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  • Elections

    ELECTIONS ABOUT Local (town and parish) councils are led by democratically elected councillors from the local community. Local councillors decide on what services and projects the council will deliver. As representatives of the first tier of local government and the closest to their communities, local councillors are best placed to engage with their residents and find out what the real local issues are and how to overcome them.  For more information click here https://www.nalc.gov.uk/elections    ...

  • Newton Abbot in Photographs

    Eloise is raising funds to create a photographic book that will showcase the rich history of Newton Abbot, for the benefit of the community. If you are able to donate or want more information please click here https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/eloise-rokirilov  ...

  • Newton Abbot in Photographs

    Eloise is raising funds to create a photographic book that will showcase the rich history of Newton Abbot, for the benefit of the community. If you are able to donate or want more information please click here https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/eloise-rokirilov  ...

  • Newton Abbot Victorian Evening

    Wednesday 5th 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.   The night kicked off with bell ringing from St Leonards Tower.  Then the entertainment started with the return of children’s entertainer ‘Elfic’ 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 Christm ...

  • Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018

    On Sunday 11th November, Newton Abbot Town Council lit three beacons within the town as part of the national tribute to our fallen over the many conflicts and especially those lost in WWI.  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 beacon at Highweek. The blazing beacons are to symbolise the end of the darkness of war and the return of the light of peace.  The lighting took place at 7pm with the help of Councillors from Newton Ab ...

  • Newton Abbot Lions Club

    Newton Abbot needs You,  Newton Abbot Lions Club Needs You ..... Get involved today and volunteer to  help your Community                                                                                            ...

  • Recycle Foil

      You can now recycle foil in your black recycling box!         The following items will now be accepted for recycling;  Foil containers including ready meal trays, quiche & pie cases, take away trays and pet food trays.  Foil lids including such as those found on some yoghurt and cream tubs and pet food trays. Please rinse off any food residue.  Kitchen foil, please don’t include any foil that has lots of baked on food or is very greasy.  Not sure if its foil? Do the scrunch test! Scrunch the pack or foil in your han ...

  • Public invited to release community project cash through online poll

    THE public has been invited to release further funding for the £2 million Newton’s Place museum and community project by taking part in an online poll. The scheme, led by Newton Abbot Town Council, will convert the redundant Grade II listed St Leonard’s Church, Wolborough St, into a long called-for facility. Total external investment in the programme has topped the £1 million mark, thanks largely to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) donating £800,000 of National Lottery players’ cash to the construction fund. For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE ...

  • Newton's Place Project - £800,000 National Lottery Funding

                                                         Press release from Newton Abbot Town Council’s Newton’s Place Project  Date: 27th June 2018  £800,000 National Lottery funding for Newton’s Place  THE team behind the Newton’s Place museum and community space project is celebrating confirmation of National Lottery funding worth £800,000.   The award, made possible by National Lottery players and awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund ...

  • Resolution to Borrow

    Please see below Resolution from the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 6th June 2018 (Minute 71 B) RESOLVED that a) the Clerk be delegated authority to seek approval from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to apply for a Public Works Loans Board loan of £800,000 up to 40 years for the refurbishment of the 19th Century listed former Church of St Leonards into a Museum and Community Space for the benefit of the community, b) In the event that it being necessary to increase the precept for the purposes of servicing the loan; it would be intended to increase ...

  • Teignbridge Fly Tipping Campaign

    Check who you pay to take your rubbish away Did you know that you are legally responsible for the waste you are getting rid? This means that if it ends up getting dumped you could face a fine and a criminal record. Don’t become a victim of this type of crime.  Before you pay someone to take your old fridge, furniture or bulky items away, follow our simple checklist Simple steps 1.    Check if they have a waste carriers licence. You can do this by checking on their website, asking to see their waste carriers licence and by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 ...

  • Government Smart Meters Rollout 2020

    The Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020. Provided below are links to full guides for domestic and non-domestic smart meters handed out by the Government.   Non-domestic   https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/236488/Non_Domestic_Leaflet_v_02.pdf Domestic https://selectra.co.uk/guides/smart-meters More information can also be found at https://www.gov.uk/search?q=smart+meter ...

  • Newton's Place Planning and Listed Building Applications

    To view the Planning and Listed Building Applications for Newton's Place please click on relevant link. Bat Mitigation Method Statement Bat Survey  Limited Structural Report Building Control Consultation Design and Access Drawing Issue Sheet East Elevation First Floor Plan Ground Floor Plan Location Plan Loft Plan M & E Sustainability Statement North and South Elevations Organ Planning Application Form Planning Application Proposed Elevations Second Floor Plan Section A-A Section E-E Sections B-B & C-C Sections D-D & F-F St. Leonard's Church Survey ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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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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