About us

Newton Abbot Community Interest Company was formed in October 2008 following completion of the Newton Abbot & District Community Plan. Its initial purpose is to deliver the projects and priorities in the Community Plan, although the CIC's have grown significantly into other project work since then.

Newton Abbot CIC works with a wide range of organisations around the town, including Teignbridge District Council, Newton Abbot Town Council, Teignbridge Community & Voluntary Services and Surestart.

The CIC's activities broadly fall into three areas:

  • Direct delivery of projects;
  • Enabling and supporting other community organisations and activities;
  • Lobbying for change and improvements within the town and surrounding area.

Newton Abbot CIC has a Board of Directors who are all volunteers and receive no salary for their involvement. All the Directors live or work within the Newton Abbot area, have the skills and abilities to lead and support the development of Newton Abbot CIC.

The current Directors are Lynn McElheron (Chair), John Pike (Vice Chair), Daphne Watts (Vice Chair), Cllr Jackie Hook, Cllr Reg Winsor (Teignbridge District Council representative), Cllr Carol Bunday (Newton Abbot Town Council representative) and Louise Cooke.

The CIC's Patron is Ken Lewis. Ken was a founder Member of the CIC and was very active in supporting the CIC's activities for many years.

Newton Abbot CIC employs a Business & Community Development Manager (Emily Farrell) who leads on project development, applications for grant funding and project delivery.

Newton Abbot CIC is registered with Companies House and regulated by the CIC regulator.  To download a copy of our Memorandum and Articles click  here .

To download a copy of the 2017 AGM Minutes please click here.

We are members of the Locality & Teignbridge Community and Voluntary Services .

How can I get involved? 

You can contact Emily Farrell if you have a particular project or community activity you would like support with. If it fits within our remit and the CIC Board agree to support it then we would be happy to get involved.

If you have a particular interest, or would like to get more involved in the work of Newton Abbot CIC, you can apply to become a member. As a Member you will have the right to:

  • attend and vote at general meetings and meetings called for a specific purpose;

  • request the annual accounts of Newton Abbot CIC;

  • approve the regulations proposed by the directors relating to the governance of Newton Abbot CIC;

  • vote on any fundamental changes to the nature of Newton Abbot CIC, its name, Directors, purposes, policies, constitution or initiatives.

If you would be interested in becoming a member of Newton Abbot CIC, you can download an application form by clicking here.

Please note that your application for membership will need to be approved at a Directors meeting. Once we receive your application form, we will contact you to let you know how long this will take.

Small Print: There is no 'membership fee' to pay to join Newton Abbot Community Interest Company. Members will not be liable for any debts of Newton Abbot CIC by becoming a member. If the CIC were to be wound up (which may happen if, for example, it cannot pay its debts) members would have to pay a maximum £1 to the CIC. Further details are in the Memorandum and Articles which can be downloaded by clicking here.