What We Do and Don't Do

Kingsteignton Town Council is an authority within the Teignbridge District Council area which itself is within Devon County Council.

Devon County Council in Exeter is responsible for services across the whole of the county, like education, transport, planning, fire and public safety, social care, libraries, waste management and trading standards.

Teignbridge District Council in Forde House, Newton Abbot, covers the local area and is responsible for services like rubbish collection and recycling, council tax collection, leisure services, planning  and housing.

As a third tier authority, Kingsteignton Town Council has limited powers and responsibilities. However, we list below some of the things we are involved in:

  • Allotments
  • Support and encouragement of arts and crafts
  • Recreation grounds, parks, children's play areas and playing fields
  • Public conveniences
  • Creation and maintenance of footpaths and bridleways
  • Encouragement of tourism
  • Bus shelters
  • Grit bins

Additionally, we are consultees on planning applications within our boundary but decisions on planning rests with Teignbridge District Council.

With regard to what we don’t do, we will tell you when you contact us with a problem! However, if the problem is not a Town Council responsibility, we will always take it to the appropriate section and follow it up for you.