Service changes

We’re working hard to maintain as many services as we can for as long as we can. Some services may need to change in the light of government advice or staff shortages. Please check this section from time to time for the latest updates.

Visitors to Forde House

Following government health instructions regarding Covid-19, we are no longer seeing customers face to face at our Forde House office at this current time. For those unable to contact us from home, a self service phone will operate from the Forde House entrance which will enable them to talk to a member of the team who will do their best to help them.

Waste and recycling

Find out the latest updates and changes to waste and recycling services

Environmental Health

Advice on bonfires during coronavirus lockdown

Parking services

How we are helping with car parking across the district during the Corona virus emergency


Find out the latest updates and changes to planning services


  • Newton Abbot and Dawlish Tourist Information Centres.
  • Newton Abbot market is currently closed. (Food hall is open).
  • All play areas and skate parks.
  • Our leisure centres at Newton Abbot, Dawlish and Broadmeadow. 
  • Teignmouth Lido and Shaldon Approach Golf
  • Recycling Centres (Devon County Council) 


  • For May and June the following Teignbridge Committee Meetings will take place virtually, starting at 10am.  They can be observed via YouTube, details being publicised in due course.
    • 19 May, Executive
    • 9 June, Planning Committee
    • 16 June, Strata Joint Executive
    • 23 June, Planning Committee.
  • Walk this Way scheme - The Ramblers association has suspended its walking for health schemes. Find out more about their walking advice.


  • We are temporarily no longer taking any daily beach hut bookings.
  • Seasonal beach hut license in Teignmouth has been postponed from 1 May.
  • All May events have been cancelled by event organisers
  • Dawlish Farmers market has been postponed.
  • Bouncy castle and photographic license has also been postponed until things change.

Housing - Devon Home Choice

We are no longer offering a face to face service for Devon Home Choice applications. If you have documents to provide, please email pictures of documents to  with your reference number in the email. Alternatively you may post copies of your documents to Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1XX.

Taxi drivers

Changes to taxi and private hire services during Coronavirus

DBS there has been a temporary change to DBS documents.  We are able to accept electronic copies on the proviso that when things are back to normal you will be required to provide the original documents.  Our Licensing team will email taxi drivers to book an appointment.

Drivers that require medical appointments, we understand doctors are cancelling or are not allowing medical appointments at the moment, drivers are advised to email explaining that they are unable to provide a certificate or able to get an appointment at present and keep licensing informed of when they have obtained an appointment.

ONLY Vehicle tests are currently available.

Devon Building Control

Any changes to services can be found on the Devon Building Control website.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 12 May 2020