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Grants 2016/17
Organisations who wish to apply for a grant from the Town Council must apply on a form obtainable from the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Windmill Lane, Northam, EX39 1BY; (Office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm.) Tel: 01237/474976.  Preference will be given to organisations within the administrative parish of Northam; this includes Appledore, Orchard Hill and Westward Ho!   Forms should be returned by noon on 30th October 2015.  Grants are only available on an annual basis.

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.

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. 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.


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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