Welcome to Crediton Town Council
Council Office Closed To Visitors
Whilst the Town Council Office remains closed to the public, members of staff are in the office some days and may be able to answer the door. However, we are still trying to limit the spread of coronavirus as much as possible and request that people phone rather than visit. You can call the office on 01363 773717 and leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you urgently need to contact the Town Council you can use the following numbers 01363 775739 and 07519 930040. Please note, these are for emergency use only.
The statutory services of the Council will continue and although the office may be closed you can still contact us by e-mail and through this website. You can also contact a Town Councillor their details can be found by clicking here.
COVID-19 SUPPORT & INFORMATION
Public Space Protection Order - Have your Say!
Mid Devon District Council are considering making a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) relating to dog control for the next three years. PSPOs are available to Local Authorities to deal with specific nuisance problems, in particular areas that are having, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the quality of life for those who live, work or play within the locality.
This consultation is to consider widening enforcement powers, in order to deliver a cleaner and more sustainable environment across the District within the Mid Devon District Council Boundary and to replace current dog control powers which are due to expire in October 2020.
The draft order is set out to achieve four main objectives-
1. Dog fouling 2. Dogs on leads in a) Cemeteries, b) Parks, c) When requested by an authorised officer or police constable,
3. Exclusion of dogs from play areas 4. Limiting the number of dogs walked at a time by one person.
This consultation is to canvas local opinion on the plans to introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders within the areas listed above. We value your opinion in shaping the district and this is your opportunity to have your say. To view all the consultation documents in relation to the consultation please visit www.middevon.gov.uk/consultations
Town Councillors Wanted
Would you like to be part of an organisation that makes a difference? Would you like to help shape Crediton and represent the needs of the community? Have you thought about becoming a Town Councillor?
Crediton Town Council has two vacancies in Lawrence Ward. Further information is available in the Co-option Pack here.
Crediton Town Council is made up of 12 Councillors who stand for election every four years. As a body, the town council meets bi-monthly, with Committee and Sub-Committee meetings held on a regular basis.
The Town Council has direct responsibility for some buildings and properties such as the War Memorial and adjacent bus shelter, the Boniface Statue, the Bandstand, Upper Deck, the Millennium Cross, Peoples Park and a field at Stonypark. The Council shares responsibility or works in partnership with the two principal authorities on other issues such as the network of public footpaths and the provision of annual flower displays. The Council also manages three allotment sites in conjunction with the Boniface Allotments Association.
Mid Devon District Council and Devon County Council are responsible for many of the other services provided for the town such as refuse collection, education, highways, leisure facilities and housing. Your town councillors are not paid anything for serving on the council. Although on national issues councillors may have very different views as town councillors it is our duty to put politics aside and to put the interests of Crediton first. Even at local level we do not always see eye to eye but discussion and reasoning usually wins the day and decisions made are for the general benefit of the whole town.