Notice Board

Northam Town Council has agreed to move forward with a neighbourhood plan.

Neighbourhood planning enables communities to play a much stronger role in shaping the areas in which they live and work and provides the opportunity to set out a positive vision for how they want their community/ Neighbourhood Plan area to develop over a period of time.

Communities can also address issues related to land use and development through the Neighbourhood Plan.

We are holding an informal meeting on June 5th 2017 at the Town Hall, 1 Windmill Lane Northam EX39 1BY to start the plan We invite all interested VOLUNTEERS to attend.

All enquiries to the Town Clerk, Northam Town Council, tel: 01237 474976

Northam Town Council are seeking land / buildings to set up a community composting site and a new depot for our Maintenance Men. These sites do not have to be together, if you, or anyone you know has anything suitable, please contact the Town Hall.


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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