Handy guide to local services in North Devon and Torridge

It includes information on a wide range of services, covering everything from community transport and health to education and care services which are available in the area and how to access them for advice and support.

It is available online at www.devonservices.org.uk

Find you nearest Job Centre here www.jobcentrenearme.com

Want help to stop smoking? Help available at these sites



Information about FORCE Cancer Charity, a local charity supporting anyone affected by cancer. We are looking to raise awareness of the services we provide at our Support Centre in Exeter and also our Community support centres in Okehampton and Tiverton.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Or findout more at  www.forcecancercharity.co.uk

Refuse & Recycling schedule

North Devon Council will no longer be posting waste collection calendars to all homes in the district. Instead, if residents would like a copy of their calendars, these are now available to download at www.northdevon.gov.uk/collectiondays. Not only can residents print off their own waste collection calendar if they want to, but the page gives information about a household's next waste and recycling collection, as well as any service alerts that may be in place for that area.

Getting a Smart meter fitted

Perhaps you have already been made aware, but by 2020, the UK Government plans to have all homes and businesses installed with smart meters through their national rollout that is currently in progress. That said, research shows that a large portion of the population are still not aware of this.

As such, in conjunction with the smart meter authorities nationwide, we are working to ensure that all local councils have all the up to date information available for their citizens, giving the nation a smoother transition and more informed idea of their options.

We have attached two guides: one to domestic, and one for non-domestic smart meters, handed over to us by the Government.

Domestic - https://selectra.co.uk/guides/smart-meters

Non-domestic - https://www.smartenergygb.org/en/how-to-get-a-smart-meter/who-can-get-a-smart-meter/small-business


North Devon District Council, Barnstaple. Tel. 01271 327711 www.northdevon.gov.uk/

You can now carry out the following online on their website

  • Make a planning application
  • Report problems with bin and recycling collections
  • Request a new recycling box/bag
  • and much more

South Molton Town Council. Tel 01769 572501 www.southmoltontowncouncil.co.uk


Chulmleigh Dental Practice, Chumleigh. Tel: 01769 580053

Duke Street Practice, South Molton. Tel: 01769 572588

Whitehall Dental Practice, South Molton. Tel: 01769 572672


East Street Surgery, South Molton. Tel: 01769 573811 www.eaststreetsurgery.co.uk/

South Molton Health Centre Tel: 01769 573101 www.southmoltonhealthcentre.co.uk/

Wallingbrook Health Group, Chulmleigh Tel: 0844 3878078 www.wallingbrook.co.uk/

Funeral Directors

H N Blackmore & Sons, South Molton. Tel 01769 572338

J Westacott & Son, South Molton. Tel: 01769 572476


Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. Tel: 01752 202082 www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/

North Devon Hospital. Tel: 01271 322480 www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Tel: 01392 411611 www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/

South Molton Hospital. Tel: 01769 572164 www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/hospitals/community/south-molton-hospital/

Member of Parliament

Selaine Saxby

Selaine’s website, which is updated constantly with new information, is: www.selainesaxby.org.uk

Her social media channels are:

She can also be contacted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and at her office in Barnstaple for urgent cases at 01271 327990.


South Molton Police Station Tel 101 (non-emergency no.)


North Devon Freecycle www.NorthDevon-Freecycle

South Molton Recycle www.southmoltonrecycle.co.uk/


Market Vets, Southley Road, South Molton. Tel: 01769 572176 www.marketvets.co.uk/

Torbridge Vets, Horsepond Meadow, South Molton. Tel: 01769 572226 www.torbridgegroup.co.uk/