Yearly Archives: 2019


‘Where Next Buckfastleigh (and Buckfast!)?’

On Wednesday, 30th October, Buckfastleigh Town Council held its’ annual Community engagement workshop for the fifth year. Despite foul weather, the lure of home-baked cakes and a chance to talk to the Council and neighbours about their concerns and ideas for the town, brought residents to the Town Hall for the workshop, where Andy Stokes, […]


Super Success in Britain in Bloom Awards

Buckfast and Buckfastleigh have once again achieved great success in the RHS Britain in Bloom Southwest Awards. Three categories were entered:  It’s Your Neighbourhood; Business, Leisure and Commercial; and Small Town Pennant Competition.  They were assessed on horticultural expertise, community involvement and care of the environment which includes heritage and how the town is represented. […]


Dartmoor Parking Charges Survey

Dartmoor National Park is asking regular visitors for their views on a proposal to introduce an annual parking pass available for residents and visitors to Dartmoor, for the car parks at Haytor, Postbridge and Meldon Reservoir where parking charges apply.  They would like to establish whether visitors would support the introduction of an annual pass. […]


Town Council Grants Available Now

Did you know that the Town Council regularly awards grants to local community organisations that make a positive difference in the town?  Over the past year, small grants of up to £500 have been paid to organisations as diverse as sports clubs, the Valiant Soldier, South Devon Railway, Poppy Appeal, Dartmoor Skies, Friends of Buckfastleigh […]


Review of Polling Places

There is currently a consultation about the suitability of polling places for each polling district.  If any resident has comments to make about the Town Hall as the polling place for Buckfastleigh, they should contact Mrs Cathy Ruelens, Polling District Review, Electoral Services Office, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4XX or email electoralservices@nullteignbridge.gov.uk […]


Easier Parking for Care Workers?

Devon County Council is proposing to allow care and health professionals to park where there are yellow lines restrictions when visiting clients at home. Currently exemption permits allow care workers and other health care staff to use on-street pay and display, limited waiting and residents parking for no charge if they are delivering essential services […]


Proposed Closure of Ashburton Fire Station

The Town Council has made a decision to oppose and campaign against cuts to the Fire Service, in particular the closure of Ashburton Fire Station.  Here you can read the letter sent on behalf of the Council to the members of the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority.   You can read the information put out […]


Climate Emergency Public Meeting (Teignbridge District Council)

Teignbridge District Council (TDC) declared a Climate Emergency in April this year.  They are working with other councils on what this means and how Zero Carbon can be implemented by 2025 for the whole of Teignbridge. An action group representing different environmental organisations in Teignbridge has met up with TDC.  We want to see how […]


Electronic Community Noticeboards

“I didn’t know that was happening! What a shame I missed it…”  Whenever there’s something going on it takes a lot of work to make sure everyone knows about it. The Town Council and other groups put information on social media & in the parish newsletter, put up posters, send press releases to the local […]


Council Meetings on Wed 22nd May

The Town Council held it’s Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday, where Cllr. Andy Stokes, Chair of the Council spoke to summarise the work of the previous year. Notes for this can be found here. This was followed immediately by the monthly Town Council meeting. Andy gave a presentation on the Town Council’s place within the […]


Planned Move for Buckfastleigh Post Office

PLANNED MOVE FOR BUCKFASTLEIGH POST OFFICE Move to Huccaby’s News, 46 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0AA Modern open-plan retail environment Six week public consultation The Post Office is planning to relocate Buckfastleigh Post Office to Huccaby’s News, 46 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0AA.  It would be a new-style local branch with Post Office services provided […]