North Tawton Annual Town Meeting Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 6.30 pm via Zoom

Residents are invited to attend the North Tawton Annual Town Meeting

Please be aware that this is not a meeting of North Tawton Town Council, although it is organised by the Council.  This is the annual town meeting for residents,  the agenda is set out below.

We were not able to hold a meeting last year due to Covid, legislation was enacted so that these meetings did not have to be held.

This year we  are holding the meeting, but as we are still not able to meet face to face the meeting will be via Zoom.

Because of this it was proposed that the agenda be as brief as possible.  An Open Meeting for residents is planned for later in the year, perhaps in September if we are able to meet in the Town Hall.  At that time we will have an expanded agenda of items of interest.  We want to involve residents in this meeting.  We’ll publicise information about this in good time, so please keep an eye on our noticeboard and website.

Please attend the virtial meeting on 4 May if you wish, you will need a Zoom account and when you request to ‘join a meeting’ the reference number you need is 860 0347 9994.

The minutes of the 2019 Town Meeting are attached below.

If you have any queries please contact the Town Clerk by phone, email, or contact form from this website.


You are hereby invited to the Annual North Tawton Town Meeting to be held via Zoom on: Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 6.30 pm.

Members of the public who wish to join the remote meeting can request to join.  You need a Zoom account.  When you request to ‘join a meeting’ the reference number you need is 860 0347 9994.  For security you will be kept in a virtual ‘waiting room’ until you are admitted to the meeting.  (Please note that if you wish to attend the NTTC Annual Meeting at 7.30 pm you will have to log out of Zoom and log in again using the reference number on the agenda).


  1. Chairman’s introduction and report.
  2. Financial report.
  3. Minutes of the Town Meeting held on 11 April 2019 (no meeting held in 2020) and any matters arising.
  4. Questions from members of the public.
  5. Close of meeting.

All members of the public are encouraged to attend.






There is one vacancy on North Tawton Town Council.



A by-election to fill the vacancies will be held if within 14 days of the date of this Notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Bank Holidays) ten electors from the Town give notice in writing to the Returning Officer requiring that such an election be held.


The address of the Returning Officer is West Devon Borough Council, Kilworthy Park, Drake Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0BZ. A request for an election can also be scanned and emailed to , but the document must contain “wet ink” signatures.


If no such notice is given, the Town Council will fill the vacancy through co-option.


For further information please contact the Clerk to the Town Council.


Dated: 8th April 2021


Signed: _MJ Bickell________________________

            Assistant Town Clerk


Free logs and chippings for residents

Free Logs and Chippings for residents

Collect from St Peter’s Churchyard

  • Following maintenance works to trees in the churchyard, there is a supply of logs and chippings which residents may have free of charge
  • The logs are neatly piled in 2 or 3 locations in the churchyard
  • The chippings are also piled neatly
  • Please take your own bags and tools to collect logs or chippings
  • Please leave all areas neat and tidy
  • Please take great care not to cause any damage to graves or items within the churchyard
  • Please do not collect logs or chippings on Sundays


Time to cast your vote!


After a consultation process that has involved a town-wide questionnaire, public meetings, exhibitions and public events, North Tawton’s Neighbourhood Plan has reached its final stage: a Referendum on 6th May, the same day as the local elections. You will receive a polling card if you are on the electoral register – you can also have a postal ballot, too, if you are registered for that – and every household will receive a leaflet explaining what the Neighbourhood Plan is about.


The referendum will ask a single question “Do you want West Devon Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for North Tawton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ You can vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If more people vote ‘yes’ than ‘no’, the Plan will be adopted and must be considered by West Devon when considering planning applications for the area. If more people vote ‘no’ than ‘yes’, the Council need not use it.


You can see the plan at  If you want to know more about the plan and cannot access the internet, give us a call on 01837 880121, leave a message on the answerphone if necessary and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Temporary Traffic Restriction – Exeter Street, North Tawton – Wed 17 March – Friday 19 March 2021

Please be aware that we have been notified by DCC Highways of this traffic restriction, necessary in order to install a new gas main.

The road will be closed from 8 am to 5 pm between number 10 and number 6 Exeter Street, and will mean vehicles have to divert via the A3072 and Halse Lane.

Please see the attached document for full information and a map of the diversion route.

North Tawton Town Council – Notice of Co-Option for one town councillor

Closing Date for applications is 1200 noon on Friday 9 April 2021

North Tawton Town Council (NTTC) currently has one vacancy for the position of Town Councillor.

Following the advertisement of a casual vacancy for the statutory notice period, the Returning Officer for West Devon Borough Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors have not been fulfilled and NTTC can now fill the casual vacancies by co-option.

If you are interested in serving as a Town Councillor, please submit your completed Co-option and Eligibility Application Form (available from the website or the Town Clerk) to the Town Clerk with confirmation that you consent for your application form be passed to the Members of North Tawton Town Council.

To be able to stand as a Town Councillor, an applicant must:

 be at least 18 years old on the day of application

 be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the

European Union  [NB – the relevant legislation has not yet altered further to Brexit, therefore this requirement still stands at present]

 meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

1   They are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish from the day of their application onwards.

2   They have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish during the whole of the 12 months before the day of their application.

3    Their main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of their application has been in the parish.

4    They have lived in the parish or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of their application.

You must not be disqualified from standing as a Councillor.

Additionally, NTTC request that Candidates should:

  • Submit information about themselves, by way of completing a short application form (Appendix A)
  • Confirm their eligibility for the position of Councillor within the statutory rules (Appendix B).
  • Attend at least one full council meeting prior to submitting an application for co-option. At this time, the most appropriate meeting to attend will be the Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 6 April – this will be an online meeting via Zoom, commencing at 7.15 pm (but please check noticeboard and website in case of emergency change of time).  Attendees should start logging on at 7pm in case of any difficulties.
  • Co-option applications will be considered at a special meeting of the Council on the evening of Monday 19 April 2021. Full details as to procedure will be sent to all potential applicants.

Please refer to the attached NTTC Co-Option Policy, Appendix A (short application form) and Appendix B (confirmation of eligibility to be a Town Councillor) of this policy are attached as separate documents

Queries should be addressed to the Town Clerk or Assistant Clerk by telephone (01837 880121) , email () , or via the online form on our website.


North Tawton Town Centre Car Park – proposed changes to disabled parking bays


Dear Resident



The Town Council has carried out a survey of the use of the Disabled parking spaces in the main car park.

The survey concluded that the use of the disabled spaces by legitimate users (holders of a Blue Badge) was quite low – on average less than one-third of the time. 

However, at times all the disabled spaces were occupied by vehicles not displaying a blue badge, which means the drivers were not entitled to park in that bay.  This is preventing users who genuinely need a disabled parking space from being able to park in the Town.

The Town Council recognises that we have limited parking in the Town so we plan to remove one disabled space and replace it with two new standard bays.  Please see the diagram for this proposal.

To ensure that a disabled space is always available for genuine users, we will also be carrying out a campaign to remind drivers they should not park in any of the disabled spaces unless they display a Blue Badge.

If you have any comments on this proposal please contact the Town Council by 31st March 2021.

You can write to the Town Council at 14a The Square, North Tawton, EX20 2EP or you can e-mail:

Due to the current Covid-19 lockdown the Council Office is closed but we still monitor post and e-mails.

Please see the attached document to view the existing and proposed layout of the disabled parking bays in the town centre car park.


NTTC Estates committee meeting 25th February 2021


From MONDAY 1 MARCH 2021
for a maximum of 18 months
Anticipated Finish FRIDAY 30 APRIL 2021
Between the hours of 18:30 and 07:00
No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed or wait on the sections of Affected Roads.
Roads affected –
The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via – A30, A386, A3072 AND VICE VERSA
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable –
For additional information contact:
Telephone: 01392 229700

Proposed Changes to parking restrictions North Tawton consultation