Welcome To the Official Sidmouth Town Council Website
Thank you for visiting the Sidmouth Town Council website. We hope that you find the site easy to use, informative and useful.
If you are a local organisation or club we would be grateful if you could check that your information is correct and up-to-date likewise if you need to add your organisation or club's details please contact us.
"Sidmouth Town Council has a positive commitment to the town and people of the Sid Valley, together with its commercial and tourism industry"
Beautiful gardens and leisurely walks, regency history and fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops.... it's all here in this lovely seaside town that nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley.
Casual Vacancy: Sidmouth West Ward
Notice has been received from the Returning Officer that a petition requiring an election to fill the above vacancy has now been received. Click here to see the Notice of Election of a Town Councillor for Sidmouth (West Ward).
The Returning Officer has chosen a polling date of Wednesday 29th March if the election is contested. For further dates and details see click here for an election timetable.
Devon Air Ambulance
Sidmouth Town Council was recently pleased to give financial support to provide night landing facilities at Sidmouth Rugby Club pitches for Devon Air Ambulance. The Sidford landing site has already been used twice in 2017 for emergencies. Click here for further information in this Sidmouth Herald article of February 17 2017.
Port Royal Regeneration
The first meeting of the Port Royal Regeneration Scoping Study Reference Group took place on Thursday 20 October 2016.
Sidmouth Town Council and East Devon District Council, both landowners of Port Royal, are moving to jointly commission a scoping study of the area and will be commissioning experts to assist them in carrying out an appraisal of the area.
- Click here for Notes of the Meeting on 20 October 2016
- Click here for Port Royal Renewal Press Release
At the meeting of Sidmouth Town Council on 1 February 2016 it was resolved that the Council would support the Sidmouth Fairtrade steering group in its endeavor to register Sidmouth as a Fairtrade town. Sidmouth Town Council would directly support the Fairtrade scheme by offering Fairtrade tea and coffee in meetings and implementing Fairtrade principles in purchasing policies where possible.
Fairtrade fortnight in 2017 is Monday February 27 to Sunday March 12. A number of events are planned for Sidmouth - see the Events tab above. For more information on Sidmouth Fairtrade Group, contact Wendy on 01395 512739 or see the Sidmouth Fairtrade Group Facebook page.
Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan
Sidmouth Town Council have chosen to create a Neighbourhood Plan which will enable local people to have a say on future development in Sidmouth and the Sid Valley (Sidmouth, Sidford, Sidbury and Salcombe Regis). The aim is to work as a whole community to develop a plan which reflects the aspirations of all of us for the future of Sidmouth.
Click on the Neighbourhood Plan tab above (or click on the side button) for much more information about the process and how to get involved.
Do you know what to do in a flood?
There is a tendency for us all to think that "flooding will never happen to me". The fact is - it could.
Almost 5 million people in England are at risk of flooding and this is only going to increase with a changing climate. The Environment Agency is running a flood campaign in early November to encourage you to act now to prepare for a flood.
Have you ever checked to see if you are at risk from flooding? Would you know what to do in a flood? What could you do now to save you time, money and worry if it happened tomorrow?
Visit www.gov.uk/floodsdestroy to take the following simple steps to help protect you, your family and home from flooding.
- Use the Environment Agency’s maps to find out if you are at risk from flooding
- Check if free flood warnings are available for your area
- Prepare a personal flood plan
Take these small steps now and help save you time, money and distress in a flood.
Sidmouth Town Council offer Grants for financial assistance each year to Voluntary Organisations.
The submitted Grant Applications 2017/2018 were discussed at the Council Meeting of Monday 16 January 2017, and successful applicants notified after the meeting. For a full list of this year's successful applicants and the amounts granted, please click here.
Free Sidmouth Hopper Bus Service 2017
The Sidmouth Hopper Bus Service will be running again for summer 2017 (Thursday 25 May to 30 September, excluding Folk Week Friday August 4 to Friday August 11) offering an hourly free service with a route covering the town and extending from Peak Hill to Salcombe Hill.
With the Town Council’s lead sponsorship, sponsorship from Sidmouth businesses, the Archant Group, and the Sid Vale Association’s Keith Owen Fund, the service is entirely funded locally.
The Red Arrows will be coming back to Sidmouth this summer - 2017 display date will be announced in due course but will be during the Sidmouth Regatta
August Bank Holiday weekend (August 25-27 2017)
Bulb Planting at Sidmouth Town Council
Sidmouth Town Council supporting the Valley of a Million Bulbs project. On the morning of Saturday 15th November Councillors planted 2500 bulbs in the grounds of Woolcombe House.
Five months later - Woolcombe House garden April 2015
Visit our official Sidmouth tourism website and search for accommodation and holiday information. Whether you're looking for a place to stay or looking for a place to eat as well as information on what's happening in and around Sidmouth throughout the year.
Be sure to view the Sidmouth webcams!
Click here to Visit Sidmouth