Tuesday, 03 July 2012 12:35

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday
25
Jul
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
05
Sep
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Thursday
06
Sep
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
19
Sep
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
26
Sep
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Policy and Finance Committee
Starts at: 19:00
Thursday
04
Oct
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
10
Oct
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
10
Oct
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Environmental Committee
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
24
Oct
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Thursday
01
Nov
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
07
Nov
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
14
Nov
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Policy and Finance Committee
Starts at: 19:00
Tuesday
20
Nov
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
05
Dec
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Thursday
06
Dec
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
09
Jan
"Pink Room", Council Offices, Castle Hill
Category: Environmental Committee
Starts at: 19:00

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 18:38

Skate Park

With the help of donations and grant awards, the Council established a small skate park in Calf St next to the children's play area. The facilities are well used by skaters and BMX bikers.  For location information, park features, and videos from local riders at the skate park please visit http://www.locosports.tv/channel/great-torrington-skatepark

Also situated within the play area is a graffiti wall where artists may add their contribution.

       

    

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 18:34

Sports Pitches

The Great Torrington Town Council provides and maintains three pitches for football and changing rooms at Donnacroft. There is also a Rugby pitch managed by Torrington Rugby Club. The charge for use of these football pitches is £30 per game for adults and £5 per game for juniors.

The pitches are well used by Torridgeside Youth teams and adult teams. Anyone wishing to join a team should contact Torridgeside Youth Football club on 07544 025232.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:30

Organisation List 2017/ 2018

Organisation

 Representative for 2017/2018

Area Advisory Group

Cllr Mr D Cox

Chamber of Trade

Cllr Miss S Mills

Citizens Advice Bureau

Cllr Mrs C Simmons

Community Development Trust

Cllr Mr D Cox

Complaints Committee

Mayor & Deputy Mayor & 3 Committee Chairmen

Deepmoor Liaison

Cllr Mr D Cox

Denys Yonge Trust

Cllr Mrs C Simmons

Devon Association of Parish Councils

Cllr Mrs C Simmons

Devon County Council

Cllr A Saywell

Fair Trade – Steering Group for promotion of

Cllr Miss C Miller

Mayfair Committee

Mayor & Deputy Mayor (All Councillors)

Crier

 

Police Liaison

Cllr Miss S Mills

Torridge District Council

3 District Councillors

Torridgeside Youth Football Club

 

Torrington Rugby Club

 

Torrington & District Care Forum

Cllr Mrs D Davey

Torrington in Bloom

Cllr Miss K Allin

Torridge District Council Sports (James Jaroudi) - 1610 and Sport

 

Buildings Preservation Trust

Mayor - Cllr Miss S Mills & Cllr Mrs C Simmons

 

 

 

 

 

Subject:-

 

Lead Member for 2017/18:-

Economic Development

Cllr Mrs D Davey

Highways/Education

 

Housing

Cllr Mrs C Simmons

NHS

 

Planning

Cllr Mrs M Brown

Uniformed Emergency Services

Cllr Miss S Mills

Website

Cllr Miss K Allin

Facebook

Cllr Miss K Allin

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:00

Committee Members 2018/2019

 

PLANNING

ENVIRONMENT

POLICY/FINANCE

Cllr Miss K Allin (DEP MAYOR)

 

√ (Chair)


Cllr C Bright

 

                        √

 

Cllr Mrs M Brown

√ (Chair)

 

 

Cllr Mrs G Clayton

 

 

Cllr Miss C Cottle-Hunkin

 

 

Cllr Mrs D Davey (MAYOR)

 

Cllr S Ford

 

Cllr J Insull

 

√ 

 

Cllr D Maisey

 

 

Cllr Miss C Miller

√ 

 

 

Cllr Miss S Mills

 

Cllr Mrs C Simmons

 

 

√ (Chair)

Cllr N Stark

 

Cllr Mrs S Strode

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 16 January 2012 14:27

Committee Functions

Planning 

  1. Responds to all planning consultations from The District Council and County Council.
  2. Responds to planning policy documents.
  3. Responsible for overseeing Parish Plan.

Policy and Finance

  1. Is responsible for managing the Council’s finances.
  2. Recommending the annual budget and the precept to Torridge District Council.
  3. All monies raised by precept for the Council’s day to day expenses are collected by the District Council from the Council tax payers of the parish of Great Torrington  i.e. what you spend comes from within the parish – there is no government grant towards it.
  4. Matters of a policy issue rather than a technical day to day management issue are considered by committee.  So if the Council considers whether to maintain monuments and memorials it will be considered first by Policy.  If agreed the day to day management will transfer to the Environment Committee.
  5. Allocation of annual grants.

Environment Committee

This committee deals with the majority of the Council’s day to day business.

Such matters as

  1. Donnacroft sports facilities
  2. Parish Paths maintenance
  3. Liaison with Highway Authority
  4. Christmas lights/trees
  5. Daily liaison with District re: the condition of parish, e.g. litter, refuse
  6. Snow Warden.

The committee also manages the day to day affairs of the Council Charity, The Common Allotments Charity.  Each Member of Council is a trustee of the Charity.   The Charity owns land at Weare Trees which it lets for agricultural purposes, and a good number of allotments.  The money raised is  then distributed in the form of annual grants to local organisations.

Thursday, 29 December 2011 15:17

Council Agenda and Minutes - 7th April 2011

Council Chamber, Town Hall, Great Torrington - 7:00 PM

Thursday, 29 December 2011 14:18

Mace Bearer - Brian Woods

Over 6 years as a Mace Bearer for the town but for many years before retiring Brian worked as a familiar face keeping the town tidy!

Brian came to the South West to work in a local pub and like so many people, came to stay!

A long and settled career with Torridge District Council caring and cleaning Torrington Town's streets has meant that Brian is well known to many people. He believes strongly in the honour of the Mace Bearer's role (Brian is standing to the right of the Beadle) and enjoys the May Day pageantry.

Remembrance Sunday and the Mayors Church Parade are two other occasions that you can spot our well dressed and very proud team of gentleman in their roles. Make sure you greet them and support them the next time they pass by!

 

Thursday, 29 December 2011 14:16

Mace Bearer - Mario Magarotto

For over 25 years, Mario has kept the recreation fields in top condition for the local football players and school sports days. The locals call it the Wembley Turf because the surface is so good! Part of the secret of good pitch management is managing the team matches in poor weather and Mario has had to cancel a few fixtures in his time against the popular vote! Mario has retired from his post as Groundsman on 31st May 2018 and is thanked greatly for his service and hard work over the years.

Originally from Italy, Mario came to Great Torrington via Sweden to work in the glass industry at the Dartington factory He met Gwen, a former Torrington May Queen and stayed! The family have enjoyed many May Days with children and grandchildren enjoying roles over the years as May Queens and attendants and now Mario himself, is a Mace Bearer .

The pageantry appeals and he is hoping to enjoy many more May Days.

Thursday, 29 December 2011 14:02

Role of the Deputy Mayor

The Role of Deputy Mayor is one of supporting the current Mayor.

This may seem to be and in some respects is a less arduous task. However the Deputy Mayor will be expected to undertake some of the roles of the Mayor who may not be able to attend all functions and events.

The Deputy Mayor must also be ready to assume the Chairmanship of Council Meetings in the absence of the Mayor. For this reason the requirements under the heading Chairman of the Council in the Mayor's job description apply to the Deputy Mayor. In particular item 11 relating to Standing Orders.

The Deputy Mayor is not paid an allowance but may claim expenses for official duties.

Should the Mayor for whatever reason be no longer able to undertake his/her duties it will be the duty of the Deputy Mayor to take over the role until either, the Mayor is able to assume his/her duties, the Deputy Mayor is confirmed as Mayor OR a new Mayor is appointed.

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