The Newton Abbot Town Council comprises 18 Councillors, elected by the residents of Newton Abbot every 4 years. Newton Abbot is split into five wards: College / Bushell/ Buckland / Milber and Bradley.
The Town Council forms the lowest, most local tier of local government and enjoys working for its local community.
The Town Council is involved with the following:
Maintenance of various footpaths/seats in and around Newton Abbot.
Use and maintenance of the Town Quay, off Brunel Road.
Use and maintenance of Victoria Gardens, Victoria Place
Maintenance of and the planting at the War Memorial in Queen Street.
Maintenance of the newly refurbished Golden Lion Square
Marketing, operation and maintenance of St Leonards Clock tower (including the bells) Wolborough Street.
Organisation of the local Newton in Bloom floral competition.
Maintenance and provision of bus shelters.
Provision of allotment areas through the Newton Abbot & District Allotments Association
Statutory consultee to the District Planning Authority on Major and all other planning applications.
Consultee on all applications for naming of streets and numbering of houses and various services provided by the District Council.
Pavement Cafe Licenses
Maintenance of the ancient Vicary’s Mill Leat, Bradley.
Newton Abbot Town & GWR Museum
The provision of Shop Front Improvement grants for businesses and grants for local charities and community organisations.
Organisation of various events including:
The Historic Cheese and Onion Food Fayre
Town Criers Competition
Remembrance Service & parade
2. Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Development Plan
3. Grants to local organisations
4. Shop Front Improvement Schemes
6. Newfoundland Way PCs
7. Pavement Café Licenses
8. Product placement within the town centre
9. Newton Abbot Community Interest Company
10. Allotment provision