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 Parish Council Meeting…

Gavel & book representing governance or meetings

7.30pm on Tuesday 28 May 2024

Community Centre, Shute Hill

Agenda and appendices will be available the week before.

Councillor Vacancy

Updated 11 April 2024

Following the Casual Vacancy Notice period, where there were no requests received for a by-election, a new member may be co-opted. This will take place at the meeting on 28.05.24. For further details of how to apply follow the link above.

Strategic Plan 2023-27

Strategic Plan

At the September 2023 meeting the council adopted a strategic plan for the term ahead. It was reviewed by the Council at its meeting held 15 January 2024. This is an everchanging document for which public feedback is welcomed.

To make a comment please email the clerk.

Defibrillators Map

defibrillator unit

Defibrillator Map

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.

Teign Estuary Trail

Estuary side cyclists

Latest Updates

Over the years, BPC have been working closely with the Save the Teign Estuary Trail Campaign Group along side officers and members of Teignbridge District & Devon County Councils to push for this trail to become a reality.

To read the latest news visit the dedicated Teign Estuary Trail page.

2024 Parish Meeting

Gavel & book representing governance or meetings

was held on Monday 18 March 2024

Thanks to everyone who supported this event. Follow the link above for further details.

Meet Your Councillors

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There are 11 seats on the Council. Currently there is one 1 vacancy for a parish councillor. This is currently within the Casual Vacancy Notice period. For more details see above.

To contact members please email the clerk.

Other Authorities

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Although BPC have various powers & duties to keep Bishopsteignton ticking along there are some functions which are the responsibility of higher tier authorities; either Teignbridge District or Devon County.

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

Useful Contact…

07874 749705

07780 512906

07780 512906

07780 512906

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