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: 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, telephone 01237 428700 or write to Torridge District Council, Environment Protection, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG.

Karen Chapman (Town Clerk)



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