Tuesday, 03 July 2012 12:35

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

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 2018/19

Organisation

 Representative for 2018/2019

Arts, Music and Heritage Festival

Cllrs Mrs G Clayton, D Maisey

Area Advisory Group

Cllr N Stark

Building Preservation Trust

Cllrs Mrs M Brown, Miss S Mills, Mrs C Simmons

Cavaliers

Cllr C Bright

Chamber of Trade

Cllrs C Bright, Miss S Mills

Citizens Advice

Cllr Mrs D Davey

Children's groups

Cllrs Miss C Cottle-Hunkin, Mrs S Strode

Churches

Cllr Miss S Mills

Community Development Trust

Cllrs Miss C Cottle-Hunkin, S Ford, Miss S Mills

Conservators

Cllrs J Insull, D Maisey

Crier

Cllr Mrs G Clayton

Deepmoor Liaison

Cllr N Stark 

Denys Yonge Trust

Cllr Mrs S Strode

Devon Association of Parish Councils

Cllr Miss S Mills

Devon County Council

Cllr A Saywell

Fair Trade

Cllr Mrs C Miller

Foodbank

Cllrs Mrs M Brown, Mrs G Clayton

Futures Group

Cllrs D Maisey, Mrs C Miller

Heritage Groups

Cllrs Mrs M Brown, Mrs C Cottle-Hunkin, Mrs D Davey, Miss S Mills

Mayfair Committee

Mayor, Deputy Mayor - Cllr Mrs D Davey & Cllr Miss K Allin (All Cllrs)

Men's Sheds

Cllr Mrs D Davey

Plough/Band

Cllr D Maisey

Police Liaison

Cllr Miss S Mills

Rotary

Cllrs Miss K Allin, Miss S Mills

Schools

Cllr Mrs S Strode

Sporting Groups

Cllrs Miss C Cottle-Hunkin, N Stark

Torridge District Councils

3 District Councillors: Cllrs Mrs M Brown, Miss C Cottle-Hunkin & Mrs C Simmons

Torrington & District Care Forum

Cllr J Insull

Torrington in Bloom

Cllrs Miss K Allin, Miss S Mills

Youth Groups

Cllr Miss C Cottle-Hunkin, Mrs S Strode

 

Lead Members:-

 

Economic Development

 Cllr Mrs D Davey

Education

 Cllr Mrs S Strode

Highways

 Cllr C Bright

Housing

 Cllr Mrs C Simmons

NHS/Health and Wellbeing

 Cllr Mrs M Brown, Mrs D Davey, J Insull

Planning

 Cllr Mrs M Brown

Uniformed Emergency Services

 Cllr Miss S Mills

Social Media

 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

 

 

√ (Vice-Chair)

Cllr Miss C Cottle-Hunkin

 

 

Cllr Mrs D Davey (MAYOR)

√ (Vice-Chair)

 

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

√ (Vice-Chair)

 

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 14:15

Town Beadle - Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths, the younger son of the late Frank Griffiths (a well-known teacher in Great Torrington) is our Beadle and P3 Coordinator.  

Returning home after 30 years of military and pre-hospital emergency care service around the world, Andy has held the position of P3 (Parish Paths Partnership) Coordinator for 14 years.  The P3 Coordinator is responsible for inspecting and maintaining town footpaths out with the town Commons.  More recently Andy has taken on the important role of Beadle for the town.  The Beadle’s duties include accompanying the Mayor to various functions as well as taking part in events within the town.

Andy follows a long-standing family tradition of service to the local community.

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