If you are in need of support, please phone the helpline:
01364 255 819
Lines now open Mon to Fri, 9:30am-1:30pm
or email Judith Hart (Buckfastleigh Town Clerk) – email@example.com
Have Your Say!
This Saturday, August 8th, join some of our Town Councillors in The Living Room, 55 Fore Street between 10 am and 12.30 pm to have your say on the future. What would you like to see your Council focus on? More info here
Help is available
The Buckfastleigh Community COVID Response team is continuing to help the community with food, book and medicine deliveries, call and chat, and weekly activity packs. As of 1st July the Helpline hours will be mornings, 9.30 am -1.30 pm, weekdays only
COVID-19 Hardship Fund
Valiant Soldier to re-open on 8th August
The Valiant Soldier will be open on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 8th August onward and entry will be free. More details 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.
Proposed New Housing Developments
You can read here 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.
The Town Hall is currently closed to the public. The Town Council office can still be reached by leaving a message on the office answerphone - 01364 642576 - or phoning the Town Clerk on 077904 033616.
Meetings of the Town Council will now be held remotely. You can read the protocol for remote meetings here. You can read the key messages from the last Town Council meeting on July 15th here. The next Town Council meeting will be on Wednesday August 12th, 7 - 9 pm.
From Friday, July 24, Government COVID-19 legislation changes mean it is mandatory to wear a face covering in all shops and retail premises. The measure will see all shops able to prevent entry to the premises to anyone not wearing a face covering. Police have the power to issue a fixed penalty notice to anyone refusing to comply with the legislation, although Devon & Cornwall Police will be adopting an educate, engage and encourage approach with enforcement as a final option.
Electronic Community Noticeboards coming to town
Buckfastleigh's first trial electronic community noticeboard can be seen in Searle's window. More will be on the way.... Read all about it here
The second noticeboard can now be seen in the window of 'The Living Room' - the community hub of 'Be Buckfastleigh' at 55 Fore St.
Keep an eye on these to stay up-to-date with news and events around town.
Need advice on money, employment, benefits etc?
Citizens Advice Teignbridge is still operating and can help you with your concerns. More details here.