The Info List - West Devon

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West Devon
is a local government district and borough in Devon, England. Towns in the district include Chagford, Okehampton, Princetown, and Tavistock, where the council is based. The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the previous municipal borough of Okehampton, Okehampton
Rural District, and Tavistock
Rural District. West Devon contains most of Dartmoor.


1 Politics 2 Services 3 References 4 See also

Politics[edit] See also: West Devon
Borough Council elections Elections to the borough council are held every four years with 31 councillors representing 22 wards. Since 2011, the Conservative Party has controlled the council and since 2015 have been the only registered party with seats on the council.


Conservative +/-

Independent +/-

Liberal Democrat +/- Control

2007 14




2011 19 +5 9 -1 3 -4 Conservative

2015[1] 21 +2 10 +1 0 -3 Conservative

In 2013, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England initiated a review of West Devon
with the aim of delivering electoral equality amongst voters at local elections, with each councillor representing a similar number of voters and with ward boundaries reflecting the interests and identities of local communities.[2] After a consultation period, the commission recommended that West Devon should continue to be represented by 31 councillors and that certain changes should be made to the wards; they proposed moving from a two-member Dartmoor
ward to two single-member wards called Dartmoor and Mary Tavy; and from a two-member Tamarside ward to two single-member wards, Tamarside and Milton Ford.[3] In the EU referendum of 2016, the majority of voters in West Devon voted to leave the European Union
European Union
(18,937 to 16,658). The turnout was 81.25%.[4] Services[edit] Services provided by West Devon
Borough Council to the local community include the administration of council tax and local benefits, transportation services, road maintenance, the provision of car parking services, the collection of refuse and the recycling of waste, planning and building control, housing services, the provision of sport and leisure facilities, libraries, schools and colleges, social care and health, environmental services, business-related services and contingency planning.[5] References[edit]

^ "Local Election Results". West Devon
Borough Council. Retrieved 5 January 2017.  ^ "West Devon". Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 14 August 2016.  ^ "Local electoral arrangements finalised for West Devon
Borough Council". Local Government Boundary Commission for England. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2016.  ^ "EU Referendum Results 2016". West Devon
Borough Council. Retrieved 14 August 2016.  ^ "West Devon
Borough Council". West Devon
Borough Council. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 

See also[edit]

Grade I listed buildings in West Devon Grade II* listed buildings in West Devon

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Districts of South West England


East Devon Exeter Mid Devon North Devon South Hams Teignbridge Torridge West Devon


Christchurch East Dorset North Dorset Purbeck District West Dorset Weymouth and Portland


Cheltenham Cotswold District Forest of Dean District Gloucester Stroud District Tewkesbury Borough


Mendip Sedgemoor South Somerset Taunton Deane West Somerset

Unitary authorities

Bath and North East Somerset Bournemouth Bristol Cornwall Isles of Scilly North Somerset Plymouth Borough of Poole South Gloucestershire Borough of Swindon Torbay Wiltshire

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Ceremonial county of Devon


Unitary authorities

Plymouth Torbay

Boroughs or districts

Exeter East Devon Mid Devon North Devon Torridge West Devon South Hams Teignbridge

Major settlements

Ashburton Axminster Bampton Barnstaple Bideford Bovey Tracey Bradninch Brixham Buckfastleigh Budleigh Salterton Chagford Chudleigh Chulmleigh Crediton Cullompton Dartmouth Dawlish Exeter Exmouth Great Torrington Hartland Hatherleigh Holsworthy Honiton Ilfracombe Ivybridge Kingsbridge Kingsteignton Lynton Modbury Moretonhampstead Newton Abbot North Tawton Northam Okehampton Ottery St Mary Paignton Plymouth Plympton Salcombe Seaton Sidmouth South Molton Tavistock Teignmouth Tiverton Topsham Torquay Totnes See also: List of civil parishes in Devon


Ashburn Avon Axe Barle Bovey Bray Burn Clyst Creedy Culm Dart East Dart West Dart Erme Exe Heddon Lemon Lew Lumburn Lyd East Lyn West Lyn Meavy Mole Okement East Okement West Okement Otter Plym Sid Swincombe Tamar Tavy Taw Teign Thrushel Torridge Walkham Wallabrooke East Webburn West Webburn Wolf Yealm


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Coordinates: 50°38′N 4°06′W / 50.633°N 4.100°W / 50