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Notices

GTTC’s Notice in relation to questions posed about the Hunt

In response to a number of enquiries regarding the Town Council’s position in relation to the Hunt,  Great Torrington Town Council has prepared the below statement.  This statement has been prepared in consultation with Devon Association of Local Councils (DALC) and with the National Association of Local Council’s (NALC’s) legal team.

  1. The Hunt is a privately organised event of which the Council has no jurisdiction/powers to make any decisions upon (cannot request it is banned) or involve itself in.
  2. The Town Council recognises that there are legal frameworks in place for both the nature of a hunt and road closures; any deviance from these frameworks needs to be addressed with the appropriate regulatory bodies, for example, the Police re the Hunt and DCC re the Road Closure.
  3. The Council would not support ANY activity within the community which knowingly breached any legal constraints etc.
  4. Any evidence or concerns members of the public have in relation to anyone or any activity being in breach of the law must approach the relevant regulatory body and report accordingly.

Contacts

  1. Issues around events on public highways need to be addressed to Devon County Council – https://www.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/make-a-request/special-events/
    Highways telephone number: 0345 155 1004
    Highways email address: csc.roads@devon.gov.uk
    Cllr Saywell contact details: 07886 446560, andrew.saywell@devon.gov.uk
  2. Issues around safety, policing and crime need to be addressed to Devon and Cornwall Police Authority – https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/contact/
    Devon & Cornwall Police telephone number: 101
    Devon & Cornwall Police online reporting: https://services.devon-cornwall.police.uk/crimereporting/
  3. Issues around Street Collection Licences need to be directed to Torridge District Council – https://www.torridge.gov.uk/article/20176/Street-Collections
    Licencing team telephone number: 01237 428700
    Licencing team email address: licensing@torridge.gov.uk

November 2021

Notice of vacancy in office of Councillor

TORRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL

NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

GREAT TORRINGTON TOWN COUNCIL

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that due to the resignation of Councillor Siobhan Strode a vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the above Town Council.

If by the 21 July 2021 (14 election days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Town, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy.

The address of the Returning Officer is Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG.

A request for an election can also be scanned and emailed to elections@torridge.gov.uk and must contain a “wet ink” signature.

If no such notice is given, the Town Council will fill the vacancy through co-option.

Dated            1 July 2021

Contacting the Police

This summer, we are expecting more people to visit Devon and Cornwall and this may increase demand on the police’s contact centres. So if you have need to contact the police why not ClickB4UCall.

Devon & Cornwall Police offer a range of online services which can be used to report any non-emergency crimes and incidents including Report Crime Online, WebChat and Email 101.
If you have a question and not sure who can help then AskNED – the non-emergency directory.
dc.police.uk/ClickB4UCall

Contacting you Local Policing Team

If you have a non-urgent matter that you wish to bring to the attention of your Local Policing Team, the easiest way of contacting them is as follows :

Go to this Devon and Cornwall Police web-page here – https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/your-area/

On that page go to the Find your Local Policing Team box.

Fill in either the relevant location or post-code, or use the drop down menu to select the appropriate Neighbourhood.

Click the Search button.

Details of the Local Policing Team will then be displayed, along with a box allowing anyone to send a message to that team.  

Contacting Devon and Cornwall Police

Will 999 calls be answered?

Answering calls to the 999 number is a priority and we are making sure that we have additional resilience through training student officers to support our call handlers. Please continue to dial 999 in all emergency situations.

What is the best way to contact the police at this busy time for non-emergencies?

If possible we would ask that you use the following options before dialling 101 at this busy time.

•Click before you call – go online at devon-cornwall.police.uk/

•Check if you can find the answer yourself on AskNed

•Use the online crime reporting form

•Webchat live with the 101 service (link to this facility at bottom right of Devon and Cornwall Police homepage)

•Email the 101 service at 101@dc.police.uk

•Calling 101 phone line

If you do need to call 101 about a non emergency, please be aware that it may take longer than normal to answer your call. Perhaps consider calling at a quieter time of the day, like late evening if it is not time critical.

I have intelligence about a crime – who should I contact?

Please continue to contact the police on the details listed above. If it is an emergency call 999 or for non emergencies use the online contact options where possible.

You can also report crime and intelligence anonymously via Crimestoppers either by calling 0800 555111 or by using their online reporting system at www.crimestoppers-uk.org