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We are a Town Council consisting of sixteen Councillors responsible for the two wards of the Town (Clifton Ward and Townstal Ward), with a total population of approximately 6,000.  Councillors stand for re-election every four years and are voted in by the people of Dartmouth.  It should be noted that a Town Councillor is a voluntary position and does not receive payment for attending any of the Dartmouth Town Council meetings.  The election of Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor is undertaken annually.  Election for Chairmen of sub-committees is also undertaken annually at the Annual Town Council Meeting.

Dartmouth Town Council has links and is actively involved in many local organisations including:

The Town Council own and manage:-

Longcross Cemetery 
Longcross Cemetery is situated in the Townstal area of Dartmouth and is approximately 200 years old.  Access to Burial Records are available here.  For information on reservation of plots/headstones please contact the Guildhall Offices.

MarketMarket 
Market days are held on a Tuesday and Friday with additional markets on a Thursday in the summer season and specialist markets on a Saturday all through the year.
For further information and availability of pitches, Julian Mead (Market Supervisor) can be contacted on 07723 615228. 
Download current list of charges Market Charges
Butterwalk
Butterwalk 

Situated in Duke Street the historic Grade 1 Listed building of the Butterwalk houses both domestic and retail units, including the Dartmouth Museum.

OrchardOrchard 
When was the last time you visited the Orchard?  The three and a half acre Orchard is situated between College Way and Ridge Hill/Mount Boone.  The land was bought from the Ministry of Defence in 1991 and in 1996 a land management agreement for three years between South Hams District Council and the Town Council enabled it to be restored, enhancing the wildlife and landscape value.  More than 70 new apple trees of several varieties have been planted.  You are more than welcome to come and pick some of the apples in the Autumn, but please leave some for other people!  The Orchard also continues to be used for tree pruning demonstrations, advertised in the Orchard Link, a local magazine for those who own orchards.  The Council would like to encourage everyone to make use of the Orchard - families, individuals, youngsters, schools and youth organisations.  It is a fantastic hideaway for a 'time out' or 'close reflection' and so peaceful.  It's also great for picnics!  If there is anything we can do to assist your visit, please let us know.

BoatfloatBoatfloat
Situated infront of the Royal Castle Hotel the Boatfloat is currently full with 100 vessels. 
Moorings are renewed annually on 1st April. If you wish to be included on our Waiting List (maximum vessel length 18') download the Registration Form

Royal Avenue GardensRoyal Avenue Gardens 
The Royal Avenue Gardens are owned by South Hams District Council, but the Town Council lease the Amenity Hut and organise bookings throughout the summer in order for local organisations to raise funds.  If you wish to make a booking contact the offices on 01803 832281.  If you wish to hold a fete please contact Jane Hoff at South Hams District Council on 01803 861175.


The Guildhall

Please click here to view the Guildhall page 


Useful Information

  • To obtain a list of local organisations either contact the office or alternatively you can download our Organisations list HERE.     If you wish your organisation to be included on our current list download ORGANISATIONS FORM
  • Seagull-proof sacks can be obtained from South Hams District Council, telephone 01803 861199.
  • Trade waste sacks can be obtained from the Guildhall Offices at a cost of £115.00 (vat 0%) per roll of 50 which will be invoiced directly from South Hams District Council.
  • We are also able to supply (free of charge) additional packs of both blue and clear recycling sacks.
  • We also sell the Biodegradable kitchen caddy liners - 50 for £3.00 and the Biodegradable Dustbin Liners - 5 for £3.25