Welcome to Crediton Town Council
Council Office Closed To Visitors
The Town Council Office is now closed to the public to limit the spread of coronavirus as much as possible and to safeguard staff. If you urgently need to contact the Town Council you can use the following numbers 01363 775739 and 07519 930040. Please note, these are for emergency use only.
The statutory services of the Council will continue and although the office may be closed you can still contact us by e-mail and through this website. You can also contact a Town Councillor their details can be found by clicking here. Please note, messages left on the answering machine will be NOT be picked up as all staff are working from home due to the most recent announcement from the Prime Mnister.
Local Support & Contact Information
Local contact information provided by Crediton Town Council
Community support contacts provided by Mid Devon District Council.
Coronavirus advice in Devon provided by Devon County Council
Meetings of the Council
Due to the Covid-19 virus and the Government advice on gatherings, all Council events, Committee and Sub-Committee meetings, that would usually be held, have been cancelled in order limit the spread of the virus and to safeguard the public, Councillors and council officers. The Council's current intention is to continue with the scheduled bi-monthly Council meetings.
COVID-19 Latest Government Advice & Guidance
Get the facts: Government launches Coronavirus Whats App Service
To ensure communities are receiving factual information during this uncertain time a new Whats App service has been launched, available for free to everyone with the app.
The new service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), and will further reduce the burden on NHS services.
This will help combat the spread of coronavirus misinformation in the UK, as well as helping ensure people stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.
To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.
The GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service is an automated ‘chatbot’ service which will allow the British public to get answers to the most common questions about coronavirus direct from government.
If you think you have symptoms, see the government's latest Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
For travel guidance, see Travel Advice against all non-essential travel.
Guidance on coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person.
Guidance for employers & businesses
Proof of coronavirus absence from work
People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can obtain an isolation note through a new online service. For more information, refer to the link Isolation notes launched.
Isolation notes can be obtained without contacting a doctor; this will reduce the pressure on GP surgeries and prevent people needing to leave their homes.
For the first seven days off work, employees can self-certify so they don’t need any evidence for their employer. After that, employers may ask for evidence of sickness absence. Where this is related to having symptoms of coronavirus or living with someone who has symptoms, the isolation note can be used to provide evidence of the advice to self-isolate.
Government guidance for employees:
- Statutory Sick Pay
- Lay-offs & short-time working
Help for Energy Customers on Pre-Paid Meters
Customers that are unable to top up their pre-payment meter are advised to contact their supplier immediately to discuss how they can be kept on supply. For further information, see Government measures to help the vulnerable with energy supply.
HMRC Coronavirus Helpline 0800 015 9559
HMRC Self-Assessment Payment Helpline 0300 200 3822
Devon County Council Recycling Centres
Please note, all Devon County Council recycling centres are now closed.
Town Councillors Wanted
Would you like to be part of an organisation that makes a difference? Would you like to help shape Crediton and represent the needs of the community? Have you thought about becoming a Town Councillor?
Crediton Town Council has two vacancies in Lawrence Ward. Further information is available in the Co-option Pack here.
Britain in Bloom (BIB) Silver Gilt Winners 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019!
A recent BIB judge said "The community feel of the town is evident as you walk around, as is the pride of the community in the environmental quality and the parks and green spaces of the town."
Crediton Town Council is made up of 12 Councillors who stand for election every four years. As a body, the town council meets bi-monthly, with Committee and Sub-Committee meetings held on a regular basis.
The Town Council has direct responsibility for some buildings and properties such as the War Memorial and adjacent bus shelter, the Boniface Statue, the Bandstand, Upper Deck, the Millennium Cross, Peoples Park and a field at Stonypark. The Council shares responsibility or works in partnership with the two principal authorities on other issues such as the network of public footpaths and the provision of annual flower displays. The Council also manages three allotment sites in conjunction with the Boniface Allotments Association.
Mid Devon District Council and Devon County Council are responsible for many of the other services provided for the town such as refuse collection, education, highways, leisure facilities and housing. Your town councillors are not paid anything for serving on the council. Although on national issues councillors may have very different views as town councillors it is our duty to put politics aside and to put the interests of Crediton first. Even at local level we do not always see eye to eye but discussion and reasoning usually wins the day and decisions made are for the general benefit of the whole town.