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 3 July 2023

An agenda and an appendices pack will be available to download from Wednesday 28.06.23

Next Planning

Committee Meeting…

7.00pm Monday 26 June

PLEASE NOTE: some planning matters may feature on the agenda of  a full council meeting.

To find out more please visit the planning committee page.

Meet Your


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There are 11 seats on Bishopsteignton Parish Council. Following the uncontested election of May 2023 all seats are currently filled. To see your representatives visit the Councillors page.

To contact members please email the clerk.



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

The council are in the process of applying for funding towards this exciting project. If our bid is successful the new equipment for both sites should be installed mid-July 2023

Watch this space!



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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.

Other Committee


Nothing currently scheduled.

Next meeting to be arranged.

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