Newton Abbot Town Council

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.

About Us

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:
  • Victorian Evening
  • The Historic Cheese and Onion Food Fayre
  • Band Concerts
  • Town Criers Competition
  • Remembrance Service & parade


1. Museum
2. Newton Abbot Neighbourhood Development Plan
3. Grants to local organisations
4. Shop Front Improvement Schemes
5. Footpaths
6. Newfoundland Way PCs
7. Pavement Café Licenses
8. Product placement within the town centre
9. Newton Abbot Community Interest Company
10. Allotment provision


Newton Abbot Town Council

Tel: 01626 201120



Town Hall, 9 Devon Square, Newton Abbot. TQ12 2HN

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