Wednesday, 04 July 2018 15:20

Mayor's Charity Quiz Night

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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            



Devon County Council and Libraries Unlimited, which runs Devon’s library service on the County Council’s behalf, have launched a consultation today regarding improvements to the library service in rural and isolated communities in Devon.  While libraries (static libraries) have evolved a lot over the years, introducing improvements to the services they offer and broadening their popularity to appeal to many, the mobile library and outreach service has remained unchanged.  They want to consider the opportunities now to improve our mobile library and outreach service, to consider new ways that they might be able to reach more people in our rural communities.

Details of the consultation and how to take part are online here  Details are also available via the library service, including the mobile and outreach library service.

Thursday, 07 June 2018 14:07

Torrington and District Men's Shed


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The two charities I have chosen for my mayoral year are the Memory Cafe here in Torrington and the North Devon Hospice.

I chose the Memory Cafe because of the increasing number of people suffering from dementia, which is such a cruel disease and has such an impact on family and friends. The Cafe offers stimulating activities for both carers and people with dementia which can help prevent isolation, boredom and also have the opportunity of talking about issues with people who are experienced in dementia care.

The North Devon Hospice was chosen by me because like many others here in our community I’ve seen at first hand the valuable work done by them, including the care and support they have given to my family, friends and colleagues when suffering from cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

It is a sad fact that in this day and age charities are at times struggling to maintain the income needed to continue to do the great work they do. I hope that our community will continue to support the North Devon Hospice.


Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:42

Retirement of Town Clerk and Groundsman

Today marks the retirement of two important members of our team. Firstly, our Town Clerk, Michael Tighe, who is retiring after over 20 years service, he will be sorely missed and has worked incredibly hard for our Town Council. And secondly, Mario Magarotto, who has given many years service taking care of Donnacroft football field and changing rooms. 

A surprise get together was organised for Michael yesterday morning in the council offices where current and past councillors/Mayors and other guests got together to wish him a happy retirement. A few members then went to the Golf Club for a farewell meal for both Michael and Mario. 

Thank you to both of you, the service you have provided Great Torrington Town Council has been second to none.


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. 


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.

Friday, 06 October 2017 10:56

Torrington Together - November 2017 Meeting

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