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 an election to fill the Sidmouth Town Council West Ward Councillor vacancy will be held on Wednesday 29th March.
Annual Town Assembly
Sidmouth Town Council will hold its Annual Town Assembly on Monday 3 April 2017 at the Village Hall, Sidbury. Electors of the Sidmouth Town Council area are invited to attend to discuss general issues & previously notified questions relating to the work of the Town Council. There will also be presentations from Grant recipients.
Red Arrows Plus
Sidmouth Town Council is delighted to announce the return of the RAF aerobatic team, the Red Arrows to Sidmouth on 25 August 2017.
The Town Council has also secured a first for Sidmouth, as it also plays host this year to a display by the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) consisting of Spitfire and Hurricane fighters and a Lancaster bomber.
Exact times are to be confirmed but the two displays will take place between 6 and 7pm on Friday 25 August 2017 as a prelude to Sidmouth Regatta over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 25-27 2017).
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.
- A Report of the Neighbourhood Plan Survey of Business & Special Interest Groups is now available to view - 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.
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.
What's On in Sidmouth?
Did you know that Sidmouth Town Council compile 'What’s On in Sidmouth’ information?
Using the same information, Sidmouth Town Council also produce a weekly ‘What’s On in Sidmouth’ leaflet, available from the Library or Sidmouth Information Centre. (Sidmouth Information Centre also show event information on the screen in their front window). The information is also supplied each week to the Sidmouth Herald and published in their ‘Events and Leisure’ Section.
If you want to publicise a forthcoming event for your club or organisation (these need to be non-profit making or have charitable status) you can
• E-mail it to
• Post it or drop it in to Sidmouth Town Council, Woolcombe House, Woolcombe Lane, Sidmouth, EX10 9BB
• Or call Sidmouth Town Council on 01395 512424
Our deadline for receiving details of your event is the Monday prior to the Friday publication of the Herald. However if your event details are finalised before this, we are happy to accept information up to six months in advance, and will include in the listings at the correct time.
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 15 February 2017
- 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.
For more information on Sidmouth Fairtrade Group, contact Wendy on 01395 512739 or see the Sidmouth Fairtrade Group Facebook page.
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.
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