Thursday, 16 August 2018 16:00

Let's Talk Torrington

Clarity is a mental health charity based in Barnstaple staffed by a dedicated and professional team of 24 qualified volunteer counsellors.  Thanks to a ground-breaking decision by Torrington Town Council, Clarity and the Town Council have entered into a partnership to deliver a “Let’s Talk” group for people in Torrington. 

Let’s Talk is a weekly group run by two experienced counsellors.  Its target audience are clients that live with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress which can result in loneliness and isolation. 

Evidence from Clarity’s Barnstaple Let’s Talk group shows this group work to be very effective, allowing clients to address their issues in a safe and confidential environment together with other people who are also struggling with their lives. Clients gain self-esteem, confidence and raised self-awareness which enables them to flourish in their own lives.  They will also form friendships and receive support from the other members of the group. 

If you think you, or anyone you know, might benefit from this new service then come and meet the “Let’s Talk” counsellors on Tuesday, 28th August between 12.30 and 4.30 p.m. in the Town Council Committee Room at Castle Hill.  Alternatively call Clarity on 01271 267474 or email

Great Torrington Town Council are privileged to be able to acknowledge the continued dedication that Captain Trevor Cook and SMI Trevor Goaman have shown to the youth of Great Torrington over the past 25 years through their work delivering expert training to the Torrington Army Cadet Detachment. They were presented with Certificates of Appreciation by the Mayor at the Full Council Meeting on 7th July 2018.


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

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:53

Mayfair Slideshow

Please click the link below to view a lovely slideshow of photographs taken by and put together by Cllr John Insull:-

Mayfair Slideshow

Monday, 18 June 2018 08:56

Mayfair Carnival Cup Winners

Decorated Float, Original  - Cup won by  “The Soul Taker” (K. Hill & Family)

Decorated Float, Comic -  Cup won by “The Very Last Stones Tour”  (Cockwill family & Wrinklies Cavaliers)

Decorated Float, Local Family  -  Cup won by “The Soul Taker”  (K. Hill & Family)

Best Overall Float -  Cup won by  “The Soul Taker” (K. Hill & Family)

Adult Walking Character  -  Cup won by “President Putin”  (C. Tattersall)

Walking Characters (3 or more)  -  Cup won by “Swan Lake, Birds of a Feather”  (C. WAGS)

Carnival Queen -  Cup won by Barnstaple Carnival Queen

Fairy Queen  - Cup won by Holsworthy Fairy Queen




              PRESIDENT PUTIN              SWAN LAKE - BIRDS OF A FEATHER            



Thursday, 07 June 2018 14:07

Torrington and District Men's Shed


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