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.
Sidmouth Town Council Annual Return 31 March 2016
Sidmouth Town Council is required by The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 234) The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 to:
• Prepare accounting statements for the year ended 31 March 2016
• Publish the Annual Return and a declaration of the unaudited status of the Statement of Accounts
• Provide for the exercise of electors’ rights
• Approve the annual governance statement
• Approve the Annual Return before 30 June 2016
• Notify the auditor of the date on which the period for the exercise of public rights was commenced
• Publish or display the certified Annual Return by 30 September 2016
Please click on this link to view the Notice of date of commencement of period for the exercise of public rights, Local Audit and Accountability Act information, Declaration of status of published accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016, Annual Return Section 1 Annual governance statement, Section 2 Accounting statements 2015/16 and the Annual internal audit report 2015/16.
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.
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 each year to Voluntary Organisations. Grants Applications for 2016/2017 were considered at a Council Meeting in January 2016, and successful applicants notified after the meeting.
If your Voluntary Organisation would like to apply for financial assistance, the Grant Application Forms for 2017/2018 will be available here at the end of October 2016.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications will be Friday 16 December 2016.
Free Sidmouth Hopper Bus Service 2016
The Sidmouth Hopper Bus Service will be running again for summer 2016 (Thursday 26 May to 30 September, excluding Folk Week Friday July 29 to Friday August 5) 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.
Red Arrows and Tour of Britain
The Red Arrows are coming back to Sidmouth this summer - 2016 display date now confirmed as
Friday August 26 2016 (display time to be announced)
Sidmouth will once again be hosting the start of the Devon Stage of the Tour of Britain on
Friday 9 September 2016
The cyclists will leave Sidmouth Esplanade and travel up the High Street, then Vicarage Road, Temple Street, Arcot Road, Woolbrook Road and then across at the Bowd to head out to Ottery St Mary, the Hare & Hounds Inn, and then on to Honiton on the way to Haytor, Dartmoor. Click here for a link to the Tour of Britain website.
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