Thursday, 16 August 2018 09:32

Your local Museum needs you!

Great Torrington Museum is a popular tourist attraction, popular with locals and a key asset as the town celebrates its unique and abundant heritage. The museum hosts over 4700 artefacts, the largest number held by any North Devon museum.  The Museum has a  lot of exciting plans for the future but does need more help to bring these to fruition.

If you love Great Torrington, are proud of its heritage  and have a passion to be involved Peter and Val would love to hear from you. They can be contacted at or call them on 01805 622306. 

Specific needs for help include the following;

  • General admin
  • Bid writing
  • Safe guarding arrangements/policies 

Many thanks

Great Torrington Museum

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:29

Youth Work Training

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In order to book a place on the above course please click "Read More" below to print off and complete the booking form.

The Town Council has approached Torridge District Council in relation to the state of the cemetery gates and the condition of the path ways due to bushes and brambles hanging over.   

Torridge District Council has confirmed that the gates are currently scheduled for re-painting and the paths will be also be looked at. Torridge assured the Town Council that brambles will be dealt with as they agreed these should not be across the paths.   

Torridge also confirmed that the toilet block at South Street Car Park is scheduled to have regular pressure washes and general maintenance will be addressed soon.

Karen Chapman, Town Clerk 

Great Torrington Town Council administers the COMMONS ALLOTMENTS CHARITY.  Each year the charity allocates its small amount of funds to locally based community groups. 

Application forms for grant aid during the year 2019/2020 are now available, please click "Read More" below to view and print the application form, alternatively a paper format is available from the Council office should you prefer by contacting Charlotte Kirby, Office Manager on 01805 626135 between 9am and 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or email her on

Please ensure completed applications are submitted no later than 12 noon on Thursday 13th September 2018.

Karen Chapman, Town Clerk

Great Torrington Town Council
Castle Hill, South Street
Great Torrington
Devon.  EX38 8AA                  
Tel: 01805 626135  
Friday, 20 July 2018 10:23

Councillor Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for 2 Co-Opted Councillors to join the other Council Members of Great Torrington Town Council.

The Town Council therefore invites written applications outlining why you are interested in becoming a Town Councillor and what you believe you can bring to the role for consideration.    

Applicants must meet at least one of the qualifications set out below:  

a)  I am registered as a local government elector for the parish; or

b)  I have, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the date of my co-option, occupied as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the parish; or

c)  My principal or only place of work during those twelve months has been in the parish; or

d)  I have during the whole of the twelve months preceding the date of my co-option resided in the parish or within 3 miles of it.

Applications should be no more than one side of A4 paper.

For further information please contact the Town Clerk on 01805 626135 or by email:

Please forward applications to Great Torrington Town Council, Castle Hill, Great Torrington, EX38 8AA or by email to to be received no later than Friday 31st August 2018.

Karen Chapman, Town Clerk