A Parish Council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish and has an overall responsibility for the well-being of its local community. It is the level of government closest to the community, with the district authority above it in the hierarchy; in our case Teignbridge District Council. Above this tier is Devon County Council. Each authority is responsible for different services. To find out more read here

A parish council has a wide range of powers which essentially relate to local mattters, such as looking after community assets including open green spaces, play areas, public toilets, car parks, and more. Bishopsteignton Parish Council are also a burial authority with responsibility for the parish cemetery. The council has the power to raise money through taxation, the precept; the parishes share of council tax, collected by the district council. Bishopsteignton Parish Council has 11 members, elected every 4 years. It has one member of staff, the clerk who handles all administration and governance of the council including finance and burials.

Next Full Council Meeting…

Gavel & book representing governance or meetings

7.30pm on Monday 4 December 2023

An agenda and appendices will be available from 29.11.23

Next Planning Committee Meeting…

planning committee

To Be Confirmed

PLEASE NOTE: some planning matters may be considered by full council. To find out more please visit the planning committee page.

Meet Your Councillors

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There are 11 seats on the Council. Currently we have full quota. To see your representatives visit the Councillors page.

To contact members please email the clerk.

Strategic Plan 2023-27

At the September meeting the council adopted a strategic plan for the term ahead. This is an everchanging document for which public input and participation is welcomed.

To make a comment please email the clerk.



defibrillator unit
Map of Defibrillator Locations…

Working alongside Bishopsteignton Healthy Living Group there are now several units positioned around the village. View the map to find your closest.

The provision of these life-saving devices is only made possible due to generous donations. If you would like to help please contact the clerk.



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New Equipment Is In!

We are pleased to report new play equipment at The Lawns recreation ground is complete and ready for your mini adventurers!

New play equipment is currently being installed at Cockhaven Close (w/c 25.09.23) therefore this playground is out of action at the moment. Thank you for your patience.

Other Committee


The following Committees are scheduled to meet as follows…

Finance Committee 7pm 27/11/23

Strategy & Governance 7pm 11/12/23

Finance Committee 7pm 8/01/24



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Devon County or Teignbridge District?

Although BPC have various powers & duties to keep Bishopsteignton ticking along there are some functions which are the responsibility of higher tier authorities.

Follow the link above to read who does what and how to contact them.

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