Other Public Services

West Devon Borough Council

Responsible for;

  • Building regulations
  • Council Tax
  • Non-Domestic Rates 
  • Elections
  • Electoral Roll 
  • Environmental Health
  • Housing and Housing Benefit 
  • Meadowlands Leisure facilities
  • Most of the town's car parks
  • Licensing
  • Local planning and development
  • Parking enforcement
  • Public toilets
  • Refuse collection and recycling
  • Street cleaning

West Devon Borough Council Website

Make a claim online - West Devon Poster

Devon County Council

Responsible for;

  • Birth, marriage and death registrations
  • Blue Badges
  • Bus Passes
  • Education 
  • Fire and public safety
  • Heritage services
  • Highways and highway lighting
  • Libraries
  • Road safety
  • Social Services
  • Strategic planning
  • Trading Standards
  • Transportation
  • Waste disposal (Crowndale tip)
  • Winter travel

Devon County Council Website

Police Services

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary Website

Tavistock Police Station
Abbey Rise
PL19 9FD

As this station is unmanned please call 101 for non-urgent crimes.

Fire Services

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Website

Tavistock Fire Station
Abbey Rise
PL19 9FD

Drill nights Thursday evening 1900hrs-2100hrs.

Station Commander Glenn Arundel on Tel: 01822 612046 (no answerphone), email: garundel@dsfire.gov.uk, or, contact the Operational Regional Manager/Station Manager Pete Watts email: pwatts@dsfire.gov.uk Tel: 01392 872542.

Ambulance Services

South West Ambulance Service Website

Health Services

Tavistock Hospital

Tavistock Hospital
Spring Hill
PL19 8LD

Abbey Surgery Website

Tavyside Health Centre Website

NHS Dentist -Tavistock

Tavistock Dental Practice
Kilworthy Park
PL19 0FZ




To report flooding of the highway and blocked drains contact Devon County Council’s Highway Customer Service Centre on 0345 155 1004 or visit the Roads and Transport webpage.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm. For emergencies outside of these hours call 01392 383329

 For any flooding on major trunk roads (the M5, A30, A38, A35 and A303) contact the Highways Agency on 0300 123 5000 (24-hour service)

 To report flooding from sewers and water pipes contact South West Water on 0344 346 2020 (24-hour service)

 For enquiries about flood warnings contact the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0345 988 1188 (24-hour service)

 For general enquiries about Main River or flooding from the sea contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506

 For all other flooding enquiries contact the Devon County Council Flood Risk Management Team on 0345 155 1015 or email: floodrisk@devon.gov.uk

 Sign up to flood warnings: Government Website – Flood Warnings

 Flood Risk Management: Devon County Council Website

 Education Services

Tavistock College Webste  - (State Comprehensive)11-18 years

St Rumon's Church of England Infants' School Website - (State) 4-7 years

St Peter's Church of England Junior School Website - 7-11 years

Tavistock Community Primary School Website - 3-11 years

Whitchurch Community Primary School Website - 4 - 11 years 

Tavistock Library Website

Whitchurch and other local villages - Mobile Library Service Timetable

Leisure Services

Meadowlands Leisure Pool Website

The Wharf

Transport Services

Tavistock Bus Station
Plymouth Road
PL19 8AY

Stage Coach Website

Great Western Railway

Over 60's Bus Pass


Local Rail Services
Gunnislake (5 miles away)
Bere Alston (7 miles away)
Plymouth (nearest mainline station - 17 miles away)

Link to National Rail Website

Link to Trainline Website

Link to Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership (local rail services)

Link to Royal Oke - Special Train - First Class Tickets

Link to Royal Oke - Special Train - Standard Class Tickets

Local information on cycling 

Local Airports Links
Exeter Airport 
Bristol Airport

Other Services

Citizen's Advice Bureau


CAB Tavistock Drop in Service

CAB Okehampton Drop in Service

Tavistock Museum


Changing Places Toilet Facilities


Affordable Warmth Scheme