Welcome to Ilfracombe Town Council

We hope this site provides you with an understanding of the work and services provided by Ilfracombe Town Council alongside information relating to Ilfracombe itself.

As a forward looking town and Council we greatly appreciate your views so whether you need to  report a problem, tell us about an event, give feedback on this site, or contact us about any aspect of our work please feel free to get in touch.



Ilfracombe Town Council was created in 1974 as  the successor to the Ilfracombe Urban District Council.   The council is based in the Ilfracombe Centre which located in the heart of the High Street.

It is the 3rd tier of Local Government after Devon County Council and North Devon District Council and deals only with the Town of Ilfracombe.

The Town itself is split into 2 Wards; East and West, represented by 18 councillors. The details of the councillors who represent the wards can also be viewed on the Ilfracombe Town Councillors webpage.

The Town Mayor is Chairman of the Council; he is also the Civic Head of Ifracombe, representing the Town at many civic and other functions.

The Full Town Council meets on the second Monday of each month, with the Staffing CommitteePlanning Committee and the Finance & General Purpose Committee meeting on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Monday of the month respectively.   Meetings are held in the Council Chamber, The Ilfracombe Centre, usually starting at 7pm. (Meetings dates and times are subject to change at the discretion of the Council).

The council also owns both The Lantern Centre and the Ropery Road Car Park.

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News & Events

Community Car Service

August 9th, 2022|0 Comments

The Community Car Service is managed by Ilfracombe Town Council, with our wonderful volunteer drivers making a daily difference in their community. If you would like to become one of our volunteers then please [...]

Ilfracombe Centre Closed

July 27th, 2022|0 Comments

Due to staff shortages at North Devon Council, the Ilfracombe Centre will not be open on any Friday in August The Ilfracombe Centre remains open Tuesday and Thursdays 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm with both NDC [...]

Annual Town Meeting Q&As

July 1st, 2022|0 Comments

The Q&A's from the 2022 Annual Town meeting can be found at the link below. http://www.ilfracombetowncouncil.gov.uk/annual-town-meeting-2022-questions-answers/