It was great to have the scouts visit the Town Council and host their own mock Council Meeting. It was also an opportunity for them to learn about the duties of the Role Holders as Al Mitchel and Andy Griffiths talked about the roles of Town Crier, Mace Bearer and Flag raiser and Beadle, respectively.

The Mock Council meeting started with the Scouts being “summonsed” the week before, with agenda items suggested by the scouts themselves. In addition, agenda items included the election of a Mayor (Chair) and Vice Mayor (Vice Chair) as well as a Town Clerk.  Some Cllrs and scout leaders joined the youngsters around the table and gently helped to keep the meeting flowing. The scouts demonstrated their ability to raise issues, debate them and vote accordingly and “did themselves proud!”. They really were an absolute credit to the Scouts.

The Town Council is hoping to offer similar opportunities in the future for other interested youth/children’s groups.


Wednesday, 08 May 2019 21:12

Councillors from May 2019

The Election for Town Councillors for Great Torrington Town Council was uncontested and therefore the following people are elected as councillors going forward for the next 4 years.  The Town Council would like to thank Cathrine Simmons and Nigel Stark for all that they have both done as they step down.  Cathrine Simmons has been a town councillor since 1991 (with one 4-year break) and district councillor for the past 6 years. Cathrine has brought a huge amount of experience to the role as well as working extremely hard for local issues, both locally and at district level.  Cllr Stark joined the Town Council in June 2015 and has also brought the benefit of his experience in a variety of different areas for the benefit of the community.  We wish both Cathrine and Nigel our very best wishes for the future.

Councillors for Great Torrington Town Council – May 2019

  • Cllr Miss Keeley Allin
  • Cllr Chris Bright
  • Cllr Mrs Margaret Brown
  • Cllr Mrs Gill Clayton
  • Cllr Mrs Laura Cooper
  • Cllr Mrs Cheryl Cottle-Hunkin
  • Cllr Harry Cox
  • Cllr Mrs Di Davey
  • Cllr Stephen Ford
  • Cllr John Insull
  • Cllr Des Maisey
  • Cllr Miss Chenie Miller
  • Cllr Miss Sue Mills
  • Cllr Jonathan Rose
  • Cllr Doug Smith
  • Cllr Mrs Siobhan Strode

Karen Chapman, Town Clerk

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 19:43

Great Torrington Town & Community Hall

Situated in the heart of North Devon, in the friendly market town of Great Torrington, this A-grade 2 listed building has quickly become the social hub of the Town. The Hall is steeped in history and the recent refurbishments are a truly beautiful and unique balance of the old and new coming together in the most quintessential way. The Great Torrington Town & Community Hall has a combination of stunning and practical rooms for hire and we look forward to welcoming locals and visitors to Torrington to see what we have to offer. We can accommodate most events and come up with tailor-made package to fit your needs. Call in or ring Anne Tattersall on 0797 1696192 or Helen on 07944 639739 or log on to our website


The Great Hall

Dimensions:49ft X 23ft 4ins

Seats: 160 approx.

Features: Sound and lighting capability, separate access


The Long Room

Dimensions:27ft X 13ft 8ins

Seats: 40 approx.

Features: Adjoining Main Hall, separate access


The Oak Room

Dimensions: 26ft X 17ft 4ins

Seats: up to 60

Features: Oak panelled, access via grand staircase


Other Facilities

•Glazed lobby for separate hire

•Fully equipped kitchen

•Office space for hire

•Free WIFI access, projector for hire

Sunday, 28 April 2019 17:17

Tea Dance at the Town Hall



So many people have told us their reminiscences about the wonderful Tea Dances which used to be held at The Town Hall over 60 years ago.

So by popular demand we are running our first Tea dance in conjunction with Chef Duet Catering on 6th July from 3-5pm. There will be lots of homemade sumptuous afternoon tea delights beautifully prepared and served to tempt you and some lovely nostalgic music to dance to or just sit and enjoy.

Let’s make it a fun afternoon! Organise your own get together with friends to have a catch up or share a table and make new friends! Perfect if you have Birthday or Anniversary to celebrate. You can book a table for 4, 6 or 10 - just let us know your personal requirements.

The charge is £15.00 per adult and £7.50 (under 12)

For more information and to book a place please contact Anne Tattersall 07971696192 or Helen Rumbold 01805 625662




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