Extraordinary Meeting of NTTC re current planning applications for The Old Woollen Mill, North Tawton

The Council is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday 15 January commencing at 7 pm in the Council Office, to discuss the Council’s response to consultation from West Devon Borough Council reference the following planning applications:

Application Number: 2915/19/FUL and 2916/19/LBC

Proposal: Conversion of existing Grade II listed mill buildings (A and B) into 10 open market maisonettes, conversion of building C into 9 open market flats, re-development of building              D for B1 office use, 4 open market dwellings in G and L and building F restored.

            Location: Wool Grading Centre, Fore Street, North Tawton

Applicant: Mr. Dunn

The meeting will commence at 7 pm with an Open Forum attended by Ms M Luscombe, acting for Mr Dunn.  Ms Luscombe will be able to answer questions about the proposals.

Temporary Road Restriction – Moor View – De Bathe Cross, North Tawton – for 5 Days from Monday 13 January 2019

Please see the attached document for information about this road restriction and to see the alternative suggested routes for traffic.

NTTC Office – Christmas and New Year Office Hours 2019-2020

Please see the attached document to check our office hours for the Christmas and New Year period.

Election of Town Councillors for North Tawton

Please see the attached document, the persons listed were validly nominated and were duly elected without a contest.  (This is because there are 12 vacancies, but there were only 10 candidates, therefore these candidates are automatically elected).

Notice of Poll – Election of Borough Councillors for Exbourne Ward

Please see the attached document, Notice of Poll.

Please note that North Tawton Parish falls within Exbourne Ward.

These are the Candidates for West Devon Borough Council Borough Councillors – the number to be elected is 2.

Appeal for Witnesses

Criminal acts of vandalism have again taken place at the Memorial Park including damage costing £400.00 to the contractors fencing.

Devon and Cornwall Police and the Town Council would be grateful to hear from anyone who witnessed this criminal activity or has any information about this incident as it is the Council’s intention to  prosecute the offenders.

The Police Crime No. is CR0266562/19

West Devon Borough Council Notice of Election of Parish Councillors

Please see the attached document for information about parish and town council elections on Thursday 2 May 2019.  You can see the electoral areas, and the numbers of councillors to be elected for each area, as well as information about getting a nomination pack to stand as a councillor, and how to vote etc.

Come to our next meeting and find out more about being a local councillor

Come to the next Council Meeting and find out more about becoming a Town Councillor

North Tawton Town Council will hold a question and answer session in the Open Forum section prior to their next meeting on Tuesday 5 March 2019

The Open Forum will run from 7.15 pm to 7.30 pm.

Agendas for meetings are posted on our noticeboard and website by the Thursday prior to the meeting on a Tuesday.

Members of the public are always very welcome to attend Town Council Meetings.

Please also look at this article about Local Council Elections for more information – 




Local Council Elections Thursday 2 May 2019

Becoming a Parish or Town Councillor

The Parish Council is the tier of local government closest to the people.  A Town Council is a Parish Council that has decided to call itself a Town Council.  Elected councillors are responsible for spending public money lawfully and without risk, and for achieving the best value for money and representing the views of the local community.

North Tawton Town Council is responsible for:

  • maintenance of the churchyard
    owns and maintains the cemetery, and is the burial authority
    the Memorial Park
    the Town Centre and Memorial Park car parks
    the public toilets in Market Street

Councillors have an opportunity to make a real difference to their community, at a small cost in time and effort.  Have you considered becoming a Parish Councillor? It may be easier and more rewarding than you think.  But what is involved? Here is some background information you might find interesting.

What does a parish councillor do?

Councillors represent the electors in their parish ward.  They are accessible to residents to listen to their concerns and to deal with them or to pass them for action to the appropriate authorities directly or via the Town Clerk. 

Councillors may represent the Council on local bodies and in meetings with other authorities.  They help formulate responses to county or national consultations when relevant local issues are involved. 

Councillors can provide leadership on local initiatives.  In North Tawton councillors and residents are developing the Neighbourhood Plan which identifies the key features that characterise the parish of North Tawton,  and sets out how change can be managed to maintain the distinctiveness of the area.  The document serves as a guide for planning applications as well as a reference for West Devon Borough Council on the Town Council’s views. 

The work of the Council involves time – meetings have to be attended, planning applications and other documents have to be reviewed.  The work load varies, but an average weekly estimate of 3–5 hours is usually required.  In return is the enormous satisfaction of putting something back into the community. 

Councillors have support in performing their duties.  The posts of Town Clerk and Administrative Assistant are paid positions, and provide experienced people to look after the administration of the council as well offering advice and guidance to the councillors.

Training is available to the new councillor which is of high quality and covers all aspects of the role. 

For more information please refer to the attachments below, and also check out this link:





NTTC Extraordinary Meeting Monday 11 February 2019

North Tawton Town Council Extraordinary Meeting –

Monday 11 February 2019, 7.30 pm, NTTC Office

Please be advised that the above meeting is due to take place.

There is only one agenda item, which falls within the criteria for Part II of the meeting.

As there are no agenda items within the main part of the meeting, there will be nothing that the public can comment upon in the usual public participation section of the meeting.

However, members of the public will still be able to attend the meeting until Part II is convened, and in particular will have the opportunity to raise any issues, within the Open Forum section of the meeting. 

If you wish to ask any questions or raise any issues within the Open Forum at the above meeting please write or email the Acting Clerk by no later than 12 noon on Monday 4 February.  This will allow time for any necessary research to answer questions.

The Council has decided it is necessary to make this special provision on this occasion.  The agenda for the meeting will be published in the normal way in due course.

Sarah Say

Acting Clerk to North Tawton Town Council