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News Snippets March 2019

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Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday
20
Nov
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
04
Dec
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
04
Dec
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Policy and Finance Committee
Starts at: 19:00
Thursday
05
Dec
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Thursday
02
Jan
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
08
Jan
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
15
Jan
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Environmental Committee
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
22
Jan
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
05
Feb
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Thursday
06
Feb
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
12
Feb
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Policy and Finance Committee
Starts at: 19:00
Saturday
15
Feb
March starts from Sports Hall car park
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
19
Feb
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
04
Mar
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Thursday
05
Mar
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
11
Mar
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Environmental Committee
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
18
Mar
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
01
Apr
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Thursday
02
Apr
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Thursday
09
Apr
Town Hall
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
22
Apr
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Wednesday
06
May
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00
Thursday
07
May
High Street, Great Torrington
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 09:00
Tuesday
12
May
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Town Council
Starts at: 19:00
Wednesday
20
May
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Planning Committee
Starts at: 10:00

Thursday, 29 December 2011 10:46

Councillors

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Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:55

Welcome to Great Torrington Town Council

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Great Torrington - The Cavalier Town

This friendly, welcoming town, set in the heart of rolling, unspoilt green countryside, has become recognised as an important heritage centre for the history of the 17th century.

Great Torrington had a significant role in the English Civil War, specifically, the Battle of Great Torrington in 1646 which marked the end of the Royalist resistance in the West Country. This led to the eventual defeat and execution of King Charles 1.

Great Torrington today is a vibrant community and people in the town, proud of their heritage, can often be seen dressed in 17th century costume for re-enactments, festivals and celebrations. Great Torrington, the town on the River Torridge, is an ancient settlement extraordinarily sited on a cliff top with steep drops down to the River Torridge below. This impressive situation has always been valued for its strategic importance; now it is valued for its spectacular views. The Torridge Valley lies in the very heart of Tarka Country. This wonderful landscape has remained practically unchanged since Henry Williamson found inspiration here to write his classic novel 'Tarka the Otter' in the 1920's.

On the first Thursday in May the annual May Fair celebration takes place, first held in 1554, complete with the crowning of the May Queen plus Maypole and Floral dancing in the Town Square (see video below). The Fair culminates with the Carnival procession on the following Saturday night. Later in the year there is a week of entertainment by the town's own Silver Band. Every few years there is a bonfire night celebration that is second to none and then as Christmas approaches, a candlelit "Big Sing".

address

Contact Great Torrington Town Council

Castle Hill, South Street Great Torrington Devon EX38 8AA

Telephone: 01805 626135

Email: admin@great-torringtontowncouncil.gov.uk

Opening Hours: Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday  9a.m. – 1p.m.

Town Clerk:  M. A. Tighe

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