Cllr Rob Steemson, Teignbridge District Haytor Ward Councillor


Teignbridge District Council Residents' update: keeping you informed

Update from 29th March 2024

Happy Easter

Wishing all our residents and partners a relaxing and restful Easter

Public and trader events put plans on show for transformational new market hall

market hall artists impression

A major step forward in the revitalisation of Newton Abbot Town Centre will be taken early next month, when traders, businesses and shoppers will get the chance to see the transformative plans for the market hall. 

The exhibition space will be open from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 April, from 11am – 2pm. Council officers and members will be on hand to show visitors the plans and answer any questions or concerns. 

The work to transform the market area of Newton Abbot is being funded from the Future High Streets Fund and is part of the overarching Garden Communities plan to revitalise, enhance and protect the areas of Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton.

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Easter waste and recycling collections

Easter bunny bins

Waste and recycling collection days will change for a couple of weeks after Easter.  

You can also find collection days for your address or download a yearly calendar to print

The following areas due a collection Thursday 28 March will now be collected on Tuesday 2 April: Refuse (black bin)- Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey and Teignmouth. Recycling- Teignmouth, Kingskerswell, Dawlish, Shillingford, Exminster, Kenton, East & West Ogwell, Denbury, Exminster, Dawlish and Teignmouth.

The following areas due a collection Thursday 28 March will be collected Saturday 30 March:  Garden waste- Tedburn, Shillingford, Doddiscombsleigh, Dunchideock, Exminster, Newton Abbot (Buckland) & Kingsteignton, Ashburton & Buckfastleigh. Recycling- Newton Abbot.

Easter collection information

Four Teignbridge swimming pools secure funding bid to boost carbon efficiency

Dawlish leisure centre swimming pool

Four swimming pools in Teignbridge are to receive more than £350,000 national funding to help them be more energy efficient, reduce their carbon footprint and be more eco-friendly.

The money comes from the second phase of the Government’s Swimming Pool Support Fund and will benefit pools in Moretonhampstead, Kingsteignton, Ashburton and Dawlish by cutting their energy costs. 

Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool and Kingsteignton Swimming Pool will receive £40,922 and £121,560 respectively, for pool covers and solar panels; Ashburton Swimming Pool will receive £20,200 for speed pumps and to deal with power correction issues and Dawlish Leisure Centre will receive £168,775 which will be spent on heat recovery to air handling units and solar panels.

Executive Member for Open Spaces, Leisure, Sport, Resorts and Tourism, Cllr John Nutley welcomed the good news and congratulated the pools on their successful. bid.


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Work starts on new improved park access and travel network route

Bakers Park

An important project to expand the network that connects Newton Abbot and its surrounding area is underway, with work to create a safe and convenient route for residents and visitors to walk, wheel or cycle between the town centre and Ogwell. 

Once completed, the Ogwell Link project will increase opportunities for families to be active, enjoy nature and reduce their car journeys by walking or cycling to school or work, or to the town centre’s facilities.  

Work is expected to take place from Tuesday (2 April) for four to six weeks depending on the weather. 

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We're hiring

Jobs Apply Now

A number of roles are currently being advertised; Licensing Assistant, Customer Support Officer, Head of Development Management, Loaders, Sports coaches, Outdoor Pool Supervisor, Estates Manager and Casual Leisure Opportunities. 

Full details of all vacancies and closing dates for applying are on our jobs portal or follow us on LinkedIn.

We're paw-sing for the Summer!

doggie paws

From 1 April we're asking people to keep doggie paws off some of our beaches until the Autumn. Teignmouth, Shaldon, Dawlish and Dawlish Warren beaches will introduce a dog ban from 1 April until 30 September.

This is so that we can keep our bathing water and beaches as tip-top as possible for all our residents and visitors to enjoy throughout the summer months.

There are still lots of places where our four legged companions are welcome, including beaches such as the River Beach (back beach) Teignmouth, Ness Cove and Holcombe beach. Devon Loves Dogs has lots of dog-friendly walks and places to visit over Easter and all year round.

Update from 22nd March 2024