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Co-Option of Town Councillor

The Town Council has vacancies for 4 Co-Opted Councillors to join us.

Becoming a Town Councillor will give you the opportunity to get involved with a number of projects and interests within the community of Great Torrington.  If you are passionate about the town, prepared to roll your sleeves up and get involved, and meet at least one of the criteria below, we invite you to submit a written application outlining why you are interested in becoming a Town Councillor and what you believe you can bring to the role for consideration.  

If the answer to at least one of the below statements is “yes”, you are eligible to apply to be a Town Councillor:

  1. I am registered as a local government elector for the parish; or
  2. 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
  3. My principal or only place of work during those twelve months has been in the parish; or
  4. 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.

Application forms can be obtained from the Town Council office or downloaded here.

One of our most recently appointed councillors, Cllr Dave Parish says; “I am proud to have been a Town councillor for 18 months now and have immensely enjoyed the experience and learned much in the process.

It has been a pleasure to work with a truly dedicated team who contribute to make Great Torrington a ‘Great’ place to live.

There so much more we can do. Be part of the future, ‘Come and join us.”

For an informal chat with one of the team, please call the office on 01805 626135.

Applications can be posted to or dropped in to our offices: Great Torrington Town Council, Castle Hill, Great Torrington, EX38 8AA or sent by email to  to be received no later than Tuesday 15th August 2023.  Co-options will take place at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 7th September 2023.