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Great Torrington Town Council

A familiar face re-joins Great Torrington Town Council

At the June Full Council meeting we welcomed back Councillor John Insull to the Town Council. John was co-opted following a brief interview and fellow members are extremely pleased that he has decided to return. Cllr Insull is looking forward to getting involved in local issues once again:

‘It was as if I had never been away when I attended the June Great Torrington Town Council meeting and was accepted as a Co-opted Town Councillor after an absence of three years.

I had been encouraged to return to this role and recently worked closely with Torrington 100, reconnecting with several friends and colleagues from my previous tenure. I look forward to supporting our Great Torrington Community. I hope to help develop initiatives that I had previously worked on together with leading on new ideas. I hope this will enhance the health and well-being of our residents and maintain the biodiversity of our immediate rural environment.’

Mayor’s Civic Parade and Service

The Mayor, Councillor Phil Cloke, will hold his Civic Service at St Michaels and All Angel’s Church, Great Torrington on Sunday 22nd September 2024 at 10:00am: the service will be led by Fr. Steve Turner and combined with the regular Parish Eucharist.

Torrington Silver Band will lead a parade to St Michael’s Church before the service.  The parade will depart from Sydney House Car Park at approximately 9:30am: if you wish to join the parade, please assemble in Sydney House Car Park outside the Castle Hill building from 9:15am.

Please note: standards should not be paraded.

Memorial Tree unveiling

Yesterday, the Mayor, Cllr Phil Cloke, officially unveiled a Scots pine tree planted on Millenium Path on the Commons in memory of His Late Royal Highness, Prince Philip. We’d like to thank the Commons Conservators for allowing the Town Council to plant this memorial tree on the Commons and to Al Mitchell, their Head Ranger for planting and watering it (which isn’t an easy job!) while it establishes.