Tuesday, 03 July 2012 12:35

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

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
Wednesday
20
May
Committee Room, Castle Hill
Category: Policy and Finance 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 2019/20

Organisation

 Representative for 2019/2020

Arts, Music and Heritage Festival

Cllrs Clayton, Maisey, Rose and Smith

Area Advisory Group

Cllrs Cottle-Hunkin, Davey and Smith

Building Preservation Trust

Cllrs Brown, Mills and Rose

Cavaliers

Cllr Bright

Chamber of Trade

Cllrs Bright and Cox

Citizens Advice

Cllr Davey

Children's groups

Cllrs Cooper, Cottle-Hunkin and Strode

Churches

Cllrs Cox and Mills

Community Development Trust

Cllrs Ford and Rose

Conservators

Cllrs Insull, Maisey and Strode

Crier

Cllrs Clayton and Rose

Deepmoor Liaison

Cllr Mills

Denys Yonge Trust

Cllr Strode

Devon Association of Parish Councils

Cllr Mills

Devon County Council

Cllr Saywell

Fair Trade

Cllr Miller

Foodbank

Cllrs Brown, Clayton and Cox

Futures Group

Cllrs Bright, Maisey and Miller

Heritage Groups

Cllrs Cottle-Hunkin, Cox, Davey, Mills and Rose

Leisure and Recreation

Cllr Brown

Mayfair Committee

All Members automatically become Members of the Mayfair Committee

Men's Sheds

Cllr Davey

Plough/Band

Cllr Cooper and Maisey

Police Liaison

Cllr Mills

Rotary

Cllrs Allin and Mills

Schools

Cllrs Cooper, Cox, Smith and Strode

Sporting Groups

Cllrs Cottle-Hunkin, Davey and Rose

Torridge District Council

Cllrs Bright Brown and Cottle-Hunkin

Torrington and District Care Forum

Cllrs Brown and Insull

Torrington in Bloom

Cllrs Allin, Brown and Mills

Youth Groups

Cllrs Allin, Bright, Cooper, Cottle-Hunkin, Miller and Strode

 

 

 

Lead Members:-

 

Economic Development

 Cllr Davey

Education

 Cllr Strode

Highways

 Cllr Bright

Housing

 Cllr Mills

NHS/Health and Wellbeing

 Cllrs Brown, Davey and Insull

Planning

 Cllr Brown

Uniformed Emergency Services

 Cllr Mills

Social Media

 Cllr Allin

 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:00

Committee Members 2019/2020

 

PLANNING

ENVIRONMENT

POLICY/FINANCE

Cllr K Allin (MAYOR)


Cllr C Bright

 

                     √


Cllr M Brown

√ (Chair)

 

 

Cllr G Clayton

 

√ (Chair) 

Cllr L Cooper

 

√ (Vice-Chair)

Cllr C Cottle-Hunkin

 

 

 

Cllr H Cox

 

Cllr D Davey

 √ (Vice-Chair)

 

 

Cllr S Ford

 

Cllr J Insull

 

√ 

 

Cllr D Maisey

 

 

Cllr C Miller

 

 √

Cllr S Mills

 

√ (Chair)

Cllr J Rose

 

√ 

 √

Cllr D Smith (DEP MAYOR)

√ (Vice-Chair)

Cllr S Strode

 

√ 

Monday, 16 January 2012 14:27

Committee Functions

COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE

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.

COMMITTEE TERMS & CONDITIONS

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 - Tim Cloke

Tim spent the entirety of his happy childhood in Great Torrington and has always been a proud Torringtonian. At primary school, he was never happier than on Mayfair day when dancing around the May pole. From the age of 8 until he turned 18 he was a member of the Silver Band and proudly recalls taking part in civic events and marching through the town, and has been fortunate to be able to continue playing with the band on occasions even after moving away from Torrington to go to university and start his teaching career. 

In 2004 he left Torrington to study history and to qualify as a history teacher. Although his first teaching job took him to historic Kent, he continued to visit his friends and family in Great Torrington and never stopped considering Great Torrington as ‘home’. Indeed, from the moment he accepted the job in Kent he held returning to Great Torrington as a long-term ambition. Happily, in 2017 he was able to realise this ambition and was delighted to accept the role of history teacher at Great Torrington School and move back to Great Torrington. Teaching has always given him satisfaction, but the chance to return home and inspire Great Torrington’s young people to take an interest in their heritage - and to teach in his former school - has proved to be the greatest satisfaction of all. 

His knowledge of Great Torrington’s history is a passion that extends well beyond his profession, he well appreciates the historic significance of the town maces and the role of the town council in Great Torrington’s vibrant civic calendar. He is therefore delighted to have the opportunity to further contribute to the life of Great Torrington; the home town which has done so much for him and feels truly honoured to repay his debt to the town in this way.

 

 

 

Thursday, 29 December 2011 14:16

Mace Bearer - Mario Magarotto

For over 25 years, Mario kept the recreation fields in top condition for the local football players and school sports days. The locals called it the Wembley Turf because the surface was 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 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, as 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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