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02 Dec 2017 16:11

Notice of Casual Vacancy

From 30 Nov 2017 to 20 Dec 2017

Notice of Casual Vacancy for the Parish of Dawlish (Central Ward)


contact the town council for more details. If there are no candidates by on or before 20th December then the town council will be allowed to co-opt. 


Parish and Town Council vacancies

If a seat becomes vacant on a Parish or Town Council, the Clerk is required to give public notice of it. To call an election, 10 or more electors for the electoral area need to make a request, in writing, and within 14 working days of the date of the notice. The request or requests must be sent to the Proper Officer of the District Council. If enough requests are received the Returning Officer will set the date of the election which must be within 60 days of the date of the notice of vacancy. If enough requests have not been received by the due date, the Town or Parish Council is allowed to make their own arrangements to fill the vacancy by co-option.

12 Dec 2017 20:00

If you live in Central Ward (which is roughly from Marine Garage area inwards towards the town - but if in doubt check!) and you would like there to be an election (as opposed to to the town council making a co-option) then you must let the electoral officer at Teignbridge know of your wish before 20th December.

You must live in Central Ward for your request to be valid.


1 Agree
16 Jan 2018 17:36

Elections will be held on Thursday 15th Feb for

1 x Dawlish Town Councilor for Central Ward


1x Teignbridge District Councillor for Dawish North East and Central Ward   


1 Agree
22 Jan 2018 16:15

The candidates are: 

Teignbridge District Council

Angela Fenne - Conservative

Martin Wrigley - Lib Dem


Dawlish Town Council

Lin Goodman-Bradbury - Lib Dem

Tanzey King -Labour

Michael Stubbs - Conservative 

22 Jan 2018 16:25

If you live in any of these Roads, Streets etc below then you live in Central Ward so will be able to vote for the new town councillor as well as for a new Teignbridge District Councillor.  


Alexandra Road                                                                Priory  Road                                                        Elm Grove Drive

Barton Hill                                                           Queen Street                                                    Elm Grove Road

Belvedere Court                                               Shaftesbury Close                                           Elmwood Crescent

Brookdale Cottage                                          Stockton Avenue                                             Exeter Road

Brookdale Terrace                                           Stockton Hill                                                       Fairlea Close

Brunswick Cottages                                        The Lawn, The Strand                                    Fairlea Road

Brunswick Place                                                                The Mews                                                           Fay Road

Carlton Terrace                                                 The Strand                                                          Firbank Road

Cleveland Place                                                                Third Court                                                         Gatehouse Rise

Gatehouse Hill                                                  Trumans Place, High Street                          Gilpin Close

Haldon Terrace                                                 Wallace Avenue                                                               Goodridge Close

High Street                                                         West Cliff                                                            Grove Court

Hospital Hill                                                         Ashley Way                                                        Henty Avenue

Lawn Hill                                                              Beach Street                                                      Henty Close

Lawn Terrace                                                     Broom Close                                                      High House Close

Leigham Court                                                   Burch Gardens                                                  Higher Drive

Marine Parade                                                  Carhaix Way                                                       Holman Close

Mews Court                                                       Celtic Fields                                                        Iddesleigh Terrace

Orchard Close                                                    Coastguard Cottages                                      Kingsdown Close

Orchard Gardens                                             Commercial Road                                             Kingsdown Crescent

Park Road                                                            Cousens Close                                                   Lamacraft Close

Plantation Terrace                                           East Hill Close                                                     Lambert Close

Priory Gardens                                                  East Hill Gardens                                              Lanherne

Priory Hill                                                             East Hill Road                                                     Little Week Close


Little Week Lane                                              Underhay Close

Little Week Road                                              Veryan Close

Lower Drive                                                        Wilbury Way

Marston Close                                                   Woodhayes Close

Mayflower Close                                              Wychwood Close

Meldrum Close                                                 Priory Park Road

Morlaix Close                                                     Elm Grove Close

Newlands                                                            Little Week Gardens

Oak Park Villas

Old Gatehouse Road

Pidgley Road

Piermont Place

Richmond Place

Riviera Terrace

Roscoff Road

San Remo Terrace

Sandy Lane

Sea Lawn Terrace

Secmanton Lane

Secmanton Rise

Shorland Close

Springfield Gardens

Stanmore Rise

Stewart Gardens

Strand Hill

Swallows Acre

The Drive

Thompson Close

Treston Close

22 Jan 2018 16:34

and click here for map of Dawlish Central and North East ward to see if you are eligible to vote in the District councillor by-election

22 Jan 2018 19:10

Foregone conclusion, why bother?

1 Agree
22 Jan 2018 19:17

that's helpful, thanks @Lynne

22 Jan 2018 19:18

Is it to early to know who the candidates are?

22 Jan 2018 19:56

@Duckileaks: see my post of today's  date timed at 16:15

24 Jan 2018 13:56

D'oh! Thanks Lynn, I obviously scrolled down too quickly..

Interesting, there's one who I'd hate to see as a District Councillor - too much weight thrown around whilst Mayor.  And what a shame it's all along political lines.

2 Agrees
24 Jan 2018 17:33

Not much choice at all for TDC :(

3 Agrees
Diana Mond
Diana Mond
24 Jan 2018 21:54

The choice will be narrower at the next local election, as I’m sure Alison Foden will stand for her beloved Lib Dem party. At least she’d finally be honest about her political affiliations. 

11 Feb 2018 07:42

Just a reminder that the by elections take place this coming Thursday (15th Feb).

11 Feb 2018 10:09

Who ever is voted in will more than likely not make a dent against those already in charge.

Who like to use Dawlish for their own wacky, expensive and irrelevant projects rather than assist Dawlish to evolve into a thriving sea side town and not a fun fair.

5 Agrees
14 Feb 2018 07:57

Polling day tomorrow - Thursday 15th Feb.

15 Feb 2018 08:01

Voting Day!


Polling stations open until 10.00pm

15 Feb 2018 13:31

I have never missed a chance to vote in any election national or local but i am for the first time sat here wondering is it really worth bothering.

6 Agrees
16 Feb 2018 00:36

Back in the seventies I saw graffitti with an anarchist symbol that said, "If voting ever changed anything they would make it illegal." However I still cast my vote, for what it is worth (sigh).

2 Agrees
16 Feb 2018 08:11

Been told that the Lib Dems have won both the District Council seat and the town council seat.


1 Agree
16 Feb 2018 08:34


Teignbridge Distict Council

Elected: Martin Wrigley (Lib Dem) votes = 1287

Unelected Angela Fenne (Conservative) votes = 535


Dawlish Town Council

Elected: Lin Goodman-Bradbury (Lib Dem) votes = 529

Unelected: Tanzey King (Lab) votes = 201

Unelected: Mike Stubbs (Con) votes = 411


16 Feb 2018 09:05

What does vicks place the vote on, Personality, policy or a political party of choice? Or none of those.

16 Feb 2018 15:59

At least Dawlish Town Council is 8 Conservatives and 8 others, so decisions will not be a done deal and will be decided through discussion and not by towing the party line.


The below was copied from the updated councillors page at TDC showing the political composition now with Cllr Wrigley on the list:


Council composition

The council consists of 46 Councillors who represent 25 electoral wards.

The political composition of the council is:

  1. Conservative: 24 - majority
  2. Independent: 5
  3. Liberal Democrat: 17


The Tories grip is now slipping, which means that if the Lib Dems and the Independents combine on crucial issues then all Tories will have to turn up or potentially risk not getting the votes needed to push agenda items through.  Meetings at TDC could be interesting, especially in relation to planning etc.  and the Tories will be made more accountable as they were in relation to Warren Farm and the SANGS.  So it will be interesting in the comming months as to how it will all unfold.

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