Latest News Updates!

Anchor Park Survey
Northam Town Council is keen to improve the facilities at Anchor Park, Appledore and to encourage fuller use of the site. We plan to apply for funding for improvements and would be grateful for your comments in the survey below to form the basis of our application.
You can take part by clicking here.
Summer Newsletter 2015!!!!
Our Summer Newsletter is now published and will be delivered to all the households in the area. You can view an online version on the Newsletters page or here. Don't forget you can also sign up to receive them straight to your inbox. You will find the form at the bottom of this page.

New Mayor;
Cllr Barry Edwards was voted in as Mayor at the Annaul Meeting and Cllr Chris Leather will be his Deputy.


Welcome To Northam Town Council

Northam Town Council is responsible for the wards of Northam, Westward Ho!, Appledore and Orchard Hill. We will try to provide up to date information for parishioners and the website will be regularly updated with current information. Please visit often as we increase the information available.

The Town Council is served by four wards, with councillors elected every four years, six serving Northam, four at Appledore, and two at Westward Ho! and Orchard Hill. The next scheduled elections are in 2019. For more information about your local councillors please vist the Councillors page. Each ward has its own distinct flavour with shops, restaurants  and many visitor attractions.


The Town Council meets in full on the last Wednesday of each month and a number of committees meet on a regular basis throughout each month. Vist the Meetings page for more information.


Devon County Council and Torridge District Council are the principal authorities that serve the area. Torridge District Council is responsible for environmental health, revenue collection, planning, the provision of leisure services, licensing, community and environment, within the district of Torridge, the District Council also collects refuse. There are 6 members that represent Northam Town Council from a total of 36 District Council members. For further information on Torridge District Council services visit

Devon County Council covers the whole of Devon, except for Plymouth and Torbay which have ‘unitary’ councils responsible for both District and County functions. DCC has 62 Councillors in total, of which 1 represents Northam Town Council and is currently Councillor Andrew Eastman. DCC’s main responsibilities are education, libraries, social services, highways, waste disposal, and trading standards. For further information on Devon County Council Services visit


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