For the purposes of the Council Tax all dwellings are placed into value bands from A(lowest value) to H(highest value), with band D being used as the reference band.  For 2016-17 the Bradninch Town precept was £39.01 per band D property.

The Council reports its accounts to the Annual Parish Meeting and a copy of the report for the accounts for the 2015-2016 financial year can be found here:

A report on the accounts is also submitted to an external auditor. Below is a copy of the formal notification of the Commencement Period for the Exercise of Public Rights:

2016 Audit

2016 Audit

Below are links to the minutes of the Full Town Council and its Committees and also those of the Annual Parish Meeting.

Only the minutes for the last 12 months are provided on-line; for earlier meetings you will need to contact the Town Clerk whose details can be found in the Contacts section.




Footpath maps for Bradninch can be found at:

To find out more about where to Walk, Ride and Cycle in Devon please select the Interactive Map link. This will take you to a map where you can obtain information on any path in Devon.

You can zoom in and out at various scales by following the instructions displayed underneath the map and by using the Legend and Layer buttons you can see all Public Rights of Way - Cycleways, - Access Land and the Dartmoor Commons - and DEFRA Stewardship sites with public access.
You can also find out  if there are any stiles, gates or bridges on the paths and  how steep or level a route is.
You can also find  ‘Easy Access Routes’ in Devon 

Visual Impairment Suitable for those with visual impairment
Young Family Suitable for the young family
Elderly Suitable for the elderly or those with mobility problems
Wheelchair Suitable for wheelchair use






The Town Council receives income from a variety of sources, such as burial ground fees and allotment rents.  However, by far the largest source is the precept.  The precept is a small proportion of the Council Tax that every household pays each year.  The Town Council decides each year how much this should be in order to fund its day to day operations.  It is the duty of the Town Clerk, as the Responsible Financial Officer for the Council, to ensure that proper records are kept and to ensure that these records are audited by a qualified accountant.  A report is also submitted to an external auditor appointed by central government.

Summary reports can be found by following the links below:


The Duchy Pre-School and Playgroup is a thriving setting that caters for children between the ages of 3 & 5 years old. We offer children the opportunity to learn through play within a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment and aim to work within the framework to ensure equality of opportunity for all children and families. The Duchy Pre-School is run by a volunteer committee and is based firmly in the heart of the community.

The Duchy Pre-school website can be found at

The Duchy Pre-School was established 35 years ago by a group of mothers looking for more structured activities for their children. A little later a toddler group was established for those not old enough to attend the playgroup. Since these days, the group has increased in size and today has 50 children on the register.

We currently run 9 playgroup sessions – one being dedicated to 4 year olds during the one or two terms before they start school. Children can attend a lunch club most days which enables us to open four whole day sessions.

The children have structured play in line with OFSTED standards and all classes are run by qualified supervisors. We have a dedicated team of suitably qualified staff who attend regular training courses. We always run at a minimum ratio of 1:8 staff:children, to enable maximum adult input during the children’s play. Parental involvement is encouraged in the day-to-day running of the group. We were last inspected by OFSTED in May 2005 and received a “good” standard. We are also a Quality Assured setting.

In September 2001, the pre-school moved into new premises in the town centre. This was made possible thanks to an award of just over £20,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund. The new premises provide us with fantastic spacious light and airy rooms, and the luxury of not sharing all the space with other organisations.

Most children are entitled to fifteen hours of free sessions a week – funded by Government – please enquire for more details to the Administrator – as above on 01392 881975.

As well as being a good education for you child it is also a good stepping stone for school and contacts between the two establishments are excellent.

We hope you enjoy living in Bradninch and hope that you will use our increasingly popular preschool.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any enquiries.