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Great Torrington Annual Parish Meeting took place on Thursday 11th April 2019 in the Town Hall, Great Torrington. The Mayor gave a report for the year 18/19 and the Town Clerk a report on Finance.  There were a couple of questions raised in relation to the Cable Car project and local bus services available.  In addition, a matter in relation to CCTV was raised by a member of the public.

This will be an annual event from now on and we hope that as time goes by, we will attract more members of the public to attend this meeting.  It is a good platform for registered electors who reside within the parish of Great Torrington to ask questions and raise any matters to be considered by the Town Council. The Mayors annual report and the Financial report can be found on the GTTC website.

Karen Chapman, Town Clerk


Wednesday, 08 May 2019 21:44

Clock Tower

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The historical Clock Tower in the town centre was left in a sorry state following a couple of incidents last September! The base had been shifted and was cracked and the body of the tower damaged in various places. An additional issue was that due to the damage and shift of structure, the clock was no longer working correctly.

A local stone mason did a tremendous job of restoring the body work, having to dissemble and re-build the core structure.  However, sourcing a horologist proved more difficult.  We are very grateful to Philip Collins from Barometer world who gave up his time to take a look and advised the Council of a potential horologist to help.  It turned out it was the same horologist who dealt with the clock many years ago! The gentleman concerned pulled out all the stops to ensure it was fixed in time for May Fair and he did it! Just 2 days before!   

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 21:31

New Role Holders

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There have been two changes in voluntary roles in the past few months.  Louise Banfield and Brian Woods, Town Marshall and Macebearer respectively, stepped down during 2018/19.  The Town Council is very grateful for the services of both Louise and Brian over the years and wish them both well for the future. These roles have now been filled by Al Mitchell and Tim Cloke respectively. We are pleased to have Al extend his responsibilities and Tim on board and very much look forward to working with them in the future as we all work together for this lovely town.

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 08:32

Mayoral Introduction Ceremony

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Notice is hereby given that the inauguration of the Mayor of Great Torrington Town Council will be held at The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington on Wednesday 29th May 2019 at 7pm.

The meeting is open to members of the public who are most welcome.

Karen Chapman

Town Clerk

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