Will 999 calls be answered?

Answering calls to the 999 number is a priority and we are making sure that we have additional resilience through training student officers to support our call handlers.  Please continue to dial 999 in all emergency situations.

What is the best way to contact the police at this busy time for non-emergencies?

If possible we would ask that you use the following options before dialling 101 at this busy time.

•Click before you call – go online at devon-cornwall.police.uk/

•Check if you can find the answer yourself on AskNed 

•Use the online crime reporting form 

•Webchat live with the 101 service (link to this facility at bottom right of Devon and Cornwall Police homepage)

•Email the 101 service at 101@dc.police.uk

•Calling 101 phone line

If you do need to call 101 about a non emergency, please be aware that it may take longer than normal to answer your call.  Perhaps consider calling at a quieter time of the day, like late evening if it is not time critical.

I have intelligence about a crime – who should I contact?

Please continue to contact the police on the details listed above.  If it is an emergency call 999 or for non emergencies use the online contact options where possible.  

You can also report crime and intelligence anonymously via Crimestoppers either by calling 0800 555111 or by using their online reporting system at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:41

Planning Meeting via telephone conferencing

There is a Planning Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 1st April at 10am (click here to view Agenda).

Please Note: It is planned that the meeting will take place via telephone conference and therefore members of the public cannot be part of the meeting.  If you have any comments on the planning application referenced in the agenda, please ensure you either write to the Town Council with your comments (post to Great Torrington Town Council, Castle Hill, Torrington, EX38 8AA) or email them to us at: admin@great-torringtontowncouncil.gov.uk in advance of the meeting.  Members will then review them during the Planning Committee meeting.  Please also ensure you make Torridge District Council aware of your comments.

Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:45

Parish Meeting postponement

The Parish Meeting has been advertised as taking place on the 9th April 2020; as one would imagine, this meeting is now postponed.  The Town Council will either revise the date, or if legislation allows, possibly cancel for 2020.  There will be further information in relation to this matter. 

We are currently reviewing the VE celebrations and will advise accordingly.

Thursday, 27 February 2020 13:25

Dog Fouling

The Town Council is mindful that there have been numerous reports of dog fouling over these past few months.  It is both sad and shocking that a minority of dog owners consider it unnecessary to “pick up” after their dogs, or do pick up and leave a bag lying on the floor, or hanging from a tree.

Dog owners who don’t bag and bin their dog’s mess are breaking the law as well as seriously letting the community down.

Torridge District Council’s Environmental team take dog fouling seriously and will prosecute offenders.  However, for them to be able pursue an incident they need evidence.  To that end, they wish to hear from anyone who is aware of, or has witnessed individuals who do not pick up and bag.  Torridge do ask for the reporter’s name and address and whether they are willing to give a witness statement and attend court if necessary. However, incidents can also be reported anonymously giving locations, times, a brief description of what was seen, gender and appearance of dog walker and description of dog.

If anyone is aware of incidents/trends, such as roughly the same time and place each day, please contact Torridge District Council and report accordingly. Contact details are; e-mail environmental.protection@torridge.gov.uk, telephone 01237 428700 or write to Torridge District Council, Environment Protection, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG.

Karen Chapman (Town Clerk)



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