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Town Council News Articles

TTRO for Town Centre in August

Published: 9 May 24

Advance notice of a road closure order for August 2024 (5th to 9th) Read More...

Grounds Maintenance Tender

Published: 19 Apr 24

The Town Council has issued tender documents for its grass-cutting contract FY24-27 Read More...

Casual Vacancy Update (CVP4)

Published: 18 Apr 24

The vacancy for RH ward seat can now be filled via co-option; adverts published shortly. Read More...

Welcome to newly coopted Cllr Jenny Bull.

Published: 18 Apr 24

Axminster welcomes newly coopted Councillor Jenny and wishes to highlight that a casual vacancy still exists. Read More...

Notice of Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Published: 9 Apr 24

The Council is pleased to publish the documents below on behalf of the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO). Read More...

Who is responsible for that ditch or hedge?

Published: 4 Apr 24

A guide to Council and landowner responsibilities relating to the maintenance of ditches, verges and hedges along the public highway. Read More...

Casual vacancy exists

Published: 26 Mar 24

A Casual Vacancy exists on the Town Council for Raymonds Hill ward (as at 26-3-2024) Read More...

DEFRA Correspondence received

Published: 22 Mar 24

The Town Council has received a reply from central Government regarding flooding events in the town Read More...

Your Town, Your Council - Spring 2024

Published: 21 Mar 24

The latest Axminster Town Council Newsletter is out now Read More...

Easter Holiday Colouring-in Activity - Prizes to be won!

Published: 21 Mar 24

We are launching a child's colouring-in competition to celebrate the installation of our new welcome signs. Read More...

Have you noticed our new welcome signs?

Published: 21 Mar 24

We have just installed 4 new 'Welcome to Axminster' signs - Have you spotted them? Read More...

Special Budget Overview meeting

Published: 18 Mar 24

At the request of the Mayor, there will be an extraordinary meeting of the Strategy & Finance Committee on Monday 25th March at 7.30pm Read More...

Town Council Budget/Precept Statement FY2024/25

Published: 6 Mar 24

A hard-copy of the report presented at the Annual Parish Meeting has been published today Read More...

Mayor's Annual Report

Published: 5 Mar 24

At the Annual Parish Meeting held on 4th March 2024, the Mayor presented her annual report. Read More...

Grant Award Policy

Published: 28 Feb 24

Temporary closure of Council's Grant Application Scheme Read More...

NHS Devon Dental Update

Published: 28 Feb 24

NHS Devon have issued a briefing report for community reference relating to dental services in Devon. Read More...

A Casual Vacancy exists.

Published: 5 Feb 24

Following the resignation of Cllr. Becky Lippett (Town Ward) today, a casual vacancy now exists (see below) Read More...

"Phishing" emails ALERT!

Published: 29 Jan 24

Please beware of strangely worded emails, or requests for help, from the Town Council. They are almost certainly NOT genuine!! Read More...

New Town website

Published: 29 Jan 24

The Town Council is delighted to publicise a new local website - full of useful information about our wonderful town! Read More...

Winter resilience - Highways DCC

Published: 15 Jan 24

Press release from Cllr. Stuart Hughes (DCC Cabinet member for Highways) Read More...

Robin Cross Citizen of the Year 2024

Published: 15 Jan 24

Hayley Widger announced as Axminster Citizen of the Year 2024. Read More...

Annual Parish Meeting

Published: 18 Dec 23

Date changed: Now scheduled for Monday 4th March 2024 Read More...

Grants Awarded

Published: 12 Dec 23

Two grants for £1000 each were awarded at the Council meeting on 11th December 2023 Read More...

Axminster plants a community orchard for the future.

Published: 11 Dec 23

Axminster Town Council and Axminster Climate Action Group coordinate the planting of a Community Orchard with help from volunteers of all ages. Read More...

Calendar of Council meetings 2024

Published: 28 Nov 23

The calendar of Council (and Committee) meetings for 2024 has been published. Read More...

New Vice-Chair of Strategy & Finance Committee

Published: 28 Nov 23

Cllr. David Willey duly elected to role of Vice-Chair of the Strategy & Finance Committee (on 27/11/2023) Read More...

Martin Spurway - Freeman of Axminster

Published: 18 Nov 23

Martin Spurway is bestowed the Freedom of the Parish of Axminster. Read More...

Town Council surgery cancelled this week

Published: 1 Nov 23

Town Council surgery cancelled for Thursday 2nd November Read More...

Nominations for the Robin Cross Citizen of the Year award now open

Published: 1 Nov 23

Nominations open until December the 1st for the Axminster Citizen of the Year 2024 Read More...

Casual vacancy exists

Published: 30 Oct 23

Following the resignation of Cllr. Sarah Birnie, a Casual Vacancy exists in Raymonds Hill ward. Read More...

Your Town, Your Council

Published: 12 Oct 23

The Autumn edition of our newsletter 'Your Town, Your Council' is out now. Read More...

Axminster Neighbourhood Plan Policies Consultation NOW LIVE

Published: 7 Oct 23

Find out how you can have your say before the 5th of November 2023. Read More...

Corporal Jack Bray

Published: 27 Jul 23

Formal Notice for the arrangements for Corporal Bray's funeral on 4th August 2023 Read More...

Notice of Public Rights Period

Published: 3 Jul 23

The Council has published the Notice of Public Rights statement (see below) Read More...

Notice of Temporary Footpath Closure

Published: 22 Jun 23

Temporary closure of Footpath 64 for the replacement of a bridge Read More...

Notification of Road Closure

Published: 6 Jun 23

Overnight road closure on the A35 Read More...

Election of Mayor

Published: 16 May 23

Cllr. Jill Farrow was unanimously re-elected as Town Mayor at the Council's Annual Meeting. Read More...

Axminster Town Council welcomed comments from the public at its Annual Meeting

Published: 15 May 23

The Axminster Town Council will soon be sharing its feedback with EDDC regarding a planning proposal for 140 houses on Chard Road. These comments were decided upon after receiving various representations from the public during its Annual Meeting. Read More...

New ward members for Axminster

Published: 12 May 23

On the 4th May 2023, three ward members for Axminster (EDDC) were elected. Cllr. Paul Hayward Cllr. Sarah Jackson Cllr. Simon Smith Read More...

Axminster Town Council election results

Published: 12 May 23

None of the three Axminster wards were contested. All members (Councillors) elected unopposed. Read More...

More life-saving equipment for Axminster

Published: 12 May 23

We are absolutely delighted to report the installation of two new defibrillators in Axminster. Read More...

Notice of Poll (EDDC election)

Published: 26 Apr 23

The formal EDDC Notice of Poll for the elections on 4th May has been issued. Read More...

New Town Maps

Published: 20 Apr 23

We have just installed eight new town maps. Read More...

Replacement tree planted in Jubilee Field

Published: 14 Apr 23

A new tree has been planted to replace one that was snapped in half by vandals. Read More...

News from Nourish

Published: 11 Apr 23

Nourish share their 2022/23 Annual Report Read More...

Job Vacancy

Published: 4 Apr 23

The Council is looking to recruit a new groundskeeper Read More...

Rural Crime Alert - update

Published: 30 Mar 23

Published on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police Service. Read More...

Notice of Elections

Published: 29 Mar 23

EDDC has issued the formal Notice of Election for both the Town and District Council elections in May 2023 Read More...

Your Town, Your Council

Published: 15 Mar 23

Axminster Town Council Newsletter - Issue 2, Spring 2023 Read More...

Finding your way

Published: 14 Mar 23

Axminster Town Council introduces a new town map for 2023! Read More...

Council elections May 2023

Published: 13 Mar 23

Candidate packs are available online and at Town Council offices at Guildhall Read More...

EDDC Precept Schedule FY23-24

Published: 1 Mar 23

EDDC (the Council Tax billing authority) have asked the Town Council to publish the following information Read More...

Axminster Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 8 Feb 23

Formal response submitted to EDDC Local Plan Consultation from the Steering group Read More...

Photo ID to vote

Published: 8 Feb 23

The Town Council is keen to promote the change in the rules for voting in May 2023. Read More...

Support for banners group

Published: 31 Jan 23

The Town Council is delighted to provide a "base of operations" at the Old Courthouse for the Totally Locally Banners group. Read More...

ATC meeting dates for Council and Committees 2023

Published: 17 Jan 23

A downloadable schedule of proposed meeting dates in 2023 Read More...

MP contact details

Published: 12 Jan 23

We have been asked to publicise the contact details for our constituency MP, Richard Foord. Read More...

EDDC Local Plan Consultation Event

Published: 15 Nov 22

At the Guildhall 1st November 2022 3 until 7pm Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 8 Nov 22

Consultation event 1/12/2022 Read More...

A letter from the King...

Published: 8 Nov 22

The Town Council has received correspondence from Buckingham Palace. Read More...

Launch of new Junior Parkrun

Published: 26 Sep 22

Mayor, Cllr Jill Farrow, attends the exciting launch of the new Stopline Way Junior Parkrun on Sunday September 25th 2022. Read More...

Message of thanks to the Mayor of Douvres la Delivrande

Published: 22 Sep 22

The Mayor of Axminster, Jill Farrow, has sent a message of thanks to our twin town in Normandy thanking them for their message of condolence. Read More...

Axminster Care Service

Published: 21 Sep 22

The latest guide to Local Services has been published. Read More...

HM The Queen

Published: 9 Sep 22

Please click here to access the archived news items and Council statements and actions following the death of HM The Queen on 8.9.2022 Read More...

Ukranian Crisis

Published: 15 Mar 22

A statement from EDDC's CEO - Mark Williams - on the Devon Council's response to the unfolding challenge to assist and support those arriving from Ukraine. Read More...

Centenary of the War Memorial

Published: 21 Jul 21

Commemoration of 100 years of the War Memorial on the Minster Green. Read More...

The Jubilee Fountain

Published: 15 Jul 21

The refurbishment work on the fountain is complete. Read More...

Guide to Axminster's Public Services

Published: 13 Jul 21

Confused about what services are dealt with by each local authority? Find out which Council deals with what! Read More...

Devon Climate Emergency Assembly

Published: 10 May 21

The Devon Climate Emergency Partnership (DCE) are holding a citizens’ assembly this June and July which will bring together 70 people from across Devon to address the big challenges that Devon faces in tackling climate change. Read More...