A Civic Memorial Service for Councillor Sam Robinson will be held on Wednesday 20th June at 2.00pm at Saint Michael’s and All Angels Parish Church, Great Torrington.

Monday, 14 May 2018 13:05

May Fair 2018 - Queen and entourage

May Fair day 2018 was another great success with beautiful weather and large crowds enjoying the celebrations. Amelia Batten was crowned as this years May Queen with Paige MacDonald-Bale as her Crowner and Freddie North and Albie Smithson as Heralds. Attendants were Allannah McConnachie, Poppy Fry, Ellie Cooke, Lillie Barber, Evie Hill, Calypso Smithson, Amber Schofield and Lily Beer. The theme this year was "our Cavalier town", Keeley the Mayor's consort and the dressmakers Stephanie and Tanya Fisher all agreed how lovely it would be to see two Cavaliers walking down the town square on Mayfair Day, so the theme was built around the boys which is quite unusual.  Keeley said "the Cavaliers do so much for us and I think it was a great idea to honour their heritage and nice to have a theme that was just Great Torrington". I'm sure you will agree the children look stunning.




Congratulations to the Carnival Queen Megan Cole who was crowned on Wednesday 2nd May at the start of the Mayfair 2018 celebrations together with her attendants Sian Tetley and Lauren Standen. 


Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:41

Torrington Together - June 2018 meeting

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I'm sure you will all agree that the train shaped planter made by the Torrington Men's Shed group is looking very impressive now that it has been planted up - it is situated on a disused platform at Barnstaple Train Station.


Tuesday, 10 April 2018 13:53

Advert for Town Beadle

The Great Torrington Town Council helps to keep the traditions of the town alive. One of the traditions is to have a Beadle, Town Crier and Mace Bearers to support the Council at various functions. The position of Beadle has recently become available.

Duties include accompanying the Mayor to various functions as well as taking part in events within the town.

A Beadle must have a car and be willing to drive the Mayor & Mayoress/Consort to functions etc. The Beadle is provided with a mileage allowance, a small honorarium plus a uniform.

Some duties will involve evening and weekend work. This vacancy is open to both men and women.

Please click "Read More" for application form below.  Closing Date and time for applications is 12 Noon on Thursday 31st May 2018.  Interviews will be held soon thereafter.

Mill St residents will get the same service as the rest of Torridge.  Residents will be given a weekly food waste caddy and, instead of a green wheelie bin for green waste, will be given a hessian bag to use because the raised pavement means that the green wheelie bins cannot be collected and emptied efficiently. Residents can start signing up for the optional green waste service now, which will be the same annual charge of £35, which is for the collection and disposal of the waste rather than for the wheelie bin.

Monday, 26 February 2018 14:44

Train waiting on Platform 2

Recently our Technical Assistants helped Great Torrington Men's Sheds members in moving a "Train & Carriage Planter" they had made to be placed on Barnstaple town railway platform. The Train shaped planter was commissioned by the Devon and Cornwall Railway Partnership (based at Plymouth University).  I'm sure you'll agree it certainly makes a great feature on the platform.


Friday, 06 October 2017 10:56

Torrington Together - November 2017 Meeting

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 11:04

Mayor's chosen Charities

My chosen two charities this year are the North Devon Hospice and the Torrington Army Cadets.

I have supported the North Devon Hospice for several years fundraising.  Two years ago I lost a good friend and workmate who received excellent care at the hospice, but sadly passed away.  I have chosen the North Devon Hospice as one of my charities in memory of this friend and for all they do in our local community. 

During a visit I made to the Army Cadet Force a few months ago I was impressed at the range of activities the youngsters get involved in and the commitment of all of the adult helpers who freely give their time to developing the youngsters. The Cadets also do an enormous amount of work in our community throughout the year and it is for these reasons that I wanted to give my support to this organisation.

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