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.

Upcoming Event…

Please join us for the official opening of the new play equipment at The Lawns playground, in The Lawns recreation ground, off The Drive.

Although originally installed in the summer of 2023 this equipment is now well established and its time to share your opinions as well as thank Valencia Community Funds, the funders that made it all possible.

All event details are on the poster below, or please contact the clerk to find out more. We look forward to seeing you there.

Next Parish Council Meeting…

Gavel & book representing governance or meetings

Monday 29 July 2024

7.30pm at The Community Centre, Shute Hill

Agenda and appendices will be available to download from Wednesday 24 July.

BPC Committees

Planning Monday 22 July

7pm at The Community Centre, Shute Hill

Agenda and appendices will be available to download from Wednesday 17 July.

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.

Meet Your Councillors

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There are 11 seats on the Council. Currently these are all taken.

To contact members please email the clerk.

Other Authorities

Council Vacancies image

Although BPC have various powers & duties to keep Bishopsteignton functioning well there are some things which other authorities are responsible for. These higher tier authorities are either Teignbridge District or Devon County Councils.

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

Useful Contact…

07874 749705

07780 512906

0345 155 1015

01626 361101

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