Covid-19 Buckfastleigh Response

The Buckfastleigh Helpline has been discontinued. The Food Bank remains active and can be contacted on 01364 643120.

Moor Otters are now in Town!

This summer, Buckfastleigh is hosting 3 delightful Otter and Cub sculptures as part of the Moor Otters project.  Read all about it here.

Buckfastleigh Town Council petitions Parliament

Following the recent failure of a High Court challenge, all local councils with effect from 7th May are required to return to face to face meetings. Please see the response of the Town Council to Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government here: Petition to R. Jenrick MP - 07.05.21

Buckfastleigh Verges Have a Brighter Future

Deputy Mayor Erin Kohler-Ockmore and Councillor Huw Cox joined members of the Buckfastleigh Action for Nature Group for the launch of their verge management project.  Read more here.

Give Bowling a Go!

Buckfastleigh Bowling Club is offering a Saturday Morning Club for juniors, as well as running ‘Taster Sessions’ on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings through May.  Further details here.

Need advice on money, employment, benefits etc?

Even though the weekly session in town is not currently happening, Citizens Advice Teignbridge is still operating and can help you with your concerns online or over the phone.  More details on Citizens Advice here.

Buckfastleigh Youth Strategy

Young Devon was commissioned by the Town Council in 2018 to formulate a Youth Strategy and mission statement to meet the gaps in youth provision left by the withdrawal of services and funding. Following consultation with all the youth activity providers in the town, this new strategy has now been adopted and the Council looks forward to working in partnership with all our youth groups.   You can read the full Youth Strategy here.

Vacancy for a Town Councillor

Owing to a resignation, we now have an opening for a new Town Councillor.

If you are interested in joining the council, you can find out more here or get in touch for more information.

The deadline to apply is 4 pm on Monday 21st June.

Wildspace Garden Now Open!

The Wildspace Garden is now open to the public.  Read the story and find out opening times here.

Valiant Soldier Open for Visitors

The Valiant Soldier is now open again with free entry to those with a TQ11 postcode.  Read more here.

COVID-19 & the Town Council/Town Hall

From the 17th May the Town Hall will be open for limited, permitted bookings, including organised indoor sport - restrictions apply.  Please be aware of the guidance for your own activity/sector - all measures remain in place:  Rule of 6/2 households will apply to all bookings unless you are one of the groups who are exempt.
The Town Council office can still be reached by leaving a message on the office answerphone - 01364 642576 - or phoning the Town Clerk on 07904 033616.  Click here for information on hiring the Town Hall. 

Proposed New Housing Developments

Here you can read a current summary of the major housing developments in our town that are either currently being considered by Dartmoor National Park planners or are proposed.