South Tawton Parish Council

What we do

Welcome to the website of South Tawton Parish Council! South Tawton parish is nestled to the north of Dartmoor and contains the settlements of South Zeal, South Tawton and Taw Green. Notable features of our parish are Cawsand (or Cosdon!) Beacon which offers splendid far-reaching views of the whole area and Shelley Pool, a beautiful wild swimming pool.

On this website you can find information about the parish councillors and other official representatives of the parish, all financial information from the last few years, details of our meetings and all up to date news about the parish.

Most recently, the Parish Council has set up a Village Emergency Telephone System (VETS ) to provide help prior to the emergency services arriving and has put together a very successful Walks in South Zeal and South Tawton map. We are working with the Rural Services Network to promote the Priority Services Register, where those who are elderly and vulnerable can sign up for extra protection in the event of a power cut or disruption to services. Our fifth and final defibrillator has been installed at Hillfield, we are very grateful to all those who made the defibrillator project happen!

Our current projects include installing a night landing site for the Air Ambulance Trust (open meeting on Tuesday 17th October, 7pm, in the Pavilion) and updating the Emergency Plan - we are looking for a volunteer to head up the Emergency Plan so please contact the clerk if you're interested. We also have 3 vacancies on the Council - find out how to apply below. Council benefits from a diverse range of councillors so please consider applying!


There are vacancies on South Tawton Parish Council and the Parish Council can co-opt to fill those vacancies. For details of how to apply to be a parish councillor, please see the notice opposite.

Walks in South Zeal and South Tawton

A new leaflet featuring a selection of mapped and described walks in and around the beautiful north Dartmoor area of South Zeal and South Tawton has just been published by South Tawton Parish Council. For more information and to download the map, please visit the Footpaths page of our website