CoronaVirus COVID-19

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) –

Help is available

Town Councillors and staff have worked with other groups in the town to build a team of volunteers to support people in and around Buckfastleigh who are affected by the CoronaVirus COVID-19, by checking in on isolated people, making deliveries, manning the food bank and helping co-ordinate efforts.

You may be able to help, even if it is just by offering to ring someone who is on their own and checking that they are OK.

If you are able to offer your help, please complete the online Volunteer Response Form here.
Please don't be put off by the length of the form - We want you to tell us if you can help in any way and you can fill in just the sections you are able to... and don't worry if you don't hear back from us - we may well have enough volunteers in place at the moment but as time goes on we are are likely to need more and we will contact you when the need arises... 

If you are in need of support please phone the helpline:

01364 255 819

or email Judith Hart (Buckfastleigh Town Clerk)

If you know someone who might need help, please pass this information on.

You can read more 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.

Small Grant Application Deadline Extended

Due to the current exceptional circumstances, the deadline for applications for the Town Council's smaller grants (up to £500) has been extended to 30th June 2020.  Further information and an application form can be found 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.

Coronavirus COVID-19

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 June 17th here.

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 is reducing to mornings, 9.30am -1.30pm weekdays only

Review of Teignbridge District Council Local Plan – Deadline extended

The deadline for commenting on the Teignbridge District Council Local Plan Review has been extended to 13th July.   Full information can be found here.

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.