Torrington Farmers’ Hunt – Boxing Day Road Closures

“I am seeking information regarding the Torrington Farmers Hunt and whether permission was sought for road closures in Torrington for the boxing day hunt in 2018 or previous years. Has permission been sought for the 2019 boxing day hunt?

Devon County Council can confirm that it has received an Application from Torrington Farmers Hunt to temporarily close the roads in the centre of Great Torrington on 26 December 2019, which is currently being processed.  Details are provided below:-


Traffic Management Plan


Personal information has been redacted under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – ‘Personal Information’.  Release of this information would lead to the identification of the individual(s) concerned which would breach the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations.

No information is held regarding applications in previous years.

In addition, did the Torrington hunt apply for a license for street collections in 2018 as they were clearly seeking donations. And has a license been sought for the 2019 boxing day hunt?”

Devon County Council is not responsible for issuing street collection licenses and therefore does not hold the information requested.  This is a function provided by District and Unitary councils in Devon. Please contact them directly using the information on the links provided.