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Consultation launched on proposed improvements for Queen Street, Newton Abbot

People are being invited to have their say on proposals to enhance Queen Street in Newton Abbot. A public consultation has been launched today (Friday 29 April) by Devon County Council, in partnership with Teignbridge District Council, on a scheme to make Queen Street a more attractive, safe and healthy place for visitors and businesses. Currently, the pavements in Queen Street are too narrow...

Burrington Estates acquires land for Newton Abbot business park

Land near Newton Abbot has been purchased by Burrington Estates for its latest commercial development.

Oak Tree Business Park will provide 80,000 sq ft of high quality, energy efficient units suitable for business, general industrial, storage and distribution.

The deal was facilitated by Tony Noon at Noon Roberts, with Andrew Pearce at Pearce Property acting on behalf of...

Foot Anstey supports sale of M.J. Baker worth £24.5m

Foot Anstey LLP's Corporate team (led by Duncan Sykes, Partner, and supported by James Crotty, Associate) has acted on the sale of Newton Abbot-based M.J. Baker Foodservice Ltd to Kitwave Group Limited, in a deal worth £24.5m.

Since its inception in 1999, M.J. Baker has provided over 3,500 products across the ambient, chilled and frozen foods, alcohol, confectionary and non-food...

Residents reject Newton Abbot-wide 20mph limit - but back lower speeds near schools

Proposals for a 20mph speed limit across Newton Abbot have been withdrawn after the majority of people who responded to a public consultation said that they did not support it.

However the consultation, which attracted 1,489 responses, also showed that there was overwhelming support for 20mph limits outside the town’s schools, nurseries, and pre-schools.

Devon County Council...

Friends of Stover Park celebrate new fundraising opportunity

A “Wishing Tree” has been installed at Stover Country Park to help raise vital funds for the restoration of the historic park near Newton Abbot.

The Friends of Stover Park charity and Devon County Council are celebrating the launch of the contactless donation system at the entrance to Stover Country Park’s Visitor Centre. Visitors are being asked for donations to help the Park reach...

Call for volunteers in Newton Abbot to power breakthroughs in dementia research

Passionate volunteers in Newton Abbot are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up a group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness in Newton Abbot and the surrounding area.

Members can get involved in a...

Worker at Paramount preparing food in NPD kitchen

Newton Abbot Employer Invests In Workers By Paying Real Living Wage

Food manufacturer Paramount 21 is increasing wages for workers at its Newton Abbot site by paying the real Living Wage, the only rate designed to meet the true cost of living.

Based on Heathfield industrial estate, the family-owned company is now an accredited Living Wage Employer. The real Living Wage, currently £9.50 per hour, is significantly higher than the government minimum for...

Partners mark progress on A382 improvements

Partners mark progress on A382 improvements

A ceremony has been held to mark progress on vital infrastructure to support economic growth on the outskirts of Newton Abbot.

The scheme, which will unlock the development of employment land and 2,500 homes, is being funded by the Department for Transport, Devon County Council, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSWLEP) and Teignbridge District Council. The...

Have your say on traffic in Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot residents, businesses, commuters and visitors are being asked to give their views on traffic in the town by completing a short online survey.

The Newton Abbot Community Engagement Survey has been created by a partnership of Newton Abbot Town Council, Teignbridge District Council and Devon County Council and will be available online from Thursday June 17.


Newton Abbot play park closed for major upgrade

Work has begun on the major refurbishment of the play park at Decoy Country Park which will see the popular facility closed for several weeks.

The play park in Newton Abbot is being given a revamp with new equipment which will provide ‘excitement, fun, movement and adventure’ for youngsters of all ages.

The six-figure sum spent by Teignbridge District Council refurbishing...