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


Gavel & book representing governance or meetings

7.30pm Monday 16.01.23

An agenda for this meeting of the full council and an appendices pack is available to download …

Next Planning

Committee Meeting…

7.00pm Monday 20.02.23

Although some planning matters may feature on the agenda of the full council meeting to take place on 16.01.23.

Other Committee


the next will be for the Asset Management Committee

Date and time to be confirmed

Ambulance Strikes…

Need Help?

Working together BERT & Bishopsteignton Care Watch have a contingency plan for the upcoming planned ambulance worker strike action. Read more here…

2023 Local Council Elections

2023 is an election year for local councils across England. An opportunity to become a member of the council that represents the community of Bishopsteignton Parish. Please contact the clerk to find out more.

Meet Your Councillors

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There are 11 seats on Bishopsteignton Parish Council, all are currently filled. To see your representatives visit the Councillors page.

To contact any of them 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.

Follow the link to read more.



defibrillator unit

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



Lawns playground

Thanks to everyone who came to The Lawns to share your ideas for new play equipment at both sites. The council are now meeting with suppliers to find the most suitable options.

Watch this space!



Lawns playground

Please help the Centre Management Committee to understand this community space in the early stages of a regeneration project jointly with Bishopsteignton Heritage.

The survey takes less than a minute. Thank you!



Do you feel traffic speed is excessive and dangerous? If you can spare a few hours a month why not join the community speed watch team. Training and PPE is provided.

Contact PCSO Saul Bunce to find out more.

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