Yearly Archives: 2020


Vacancy for a Councillor

VACANCY FOR A TOWN COUNCILLOR  Come and join Buckfastleigh Town Council and make a difference in your Local Community. We are looking to co-opt a new Town Councillor. To qualify as a candidate and to continue to hold the office of Town Councillor, a person must be a British or Commonwealth citizen, citizen of the […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 12 August 2020 – Key Messages

Buckfastleigh Response – demand for the Food Bank during the coronavirus increased seven-fold and the need is likely to continue due to job losses and the economic impact. We will continue to support our community during this crisis and agreed to fund £10,000 to the Food Bank from the £20,000 Covid-19 ring-fenced budget. Town Council […]


Buckfastleigh Town Hall to reopen 4th January 2021

The Town Hall will reopen to limited bookings once again from Monday 4th January 2021 – subject to any further restrictions being imposed in the New Year.   Restrictions & conditions remain the same as previously with the additional stipulation in the guidance for Community Centres in Tier 2 set out below – please take […]


Valiant Soldier Re-opens on 8th August

The Valiant Soldier Museum & Heritage Centre will open from Saturday 8th August.  Entry will be free for the remainder of the season, so take the opportunity to discover this amazing time capsule. It will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays each day from 11.30 am until 4.00 pm with last entry at […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 15 July 2020 – Key Messages

1. Share Shed – Welcome to the Share Shed, the mobile ‘Library of Things’ who are now at the Football field (from 10-11:30am) and Victoria Woodholme car park (from 11:30-1pm) every Saturday. For more info check out social media or www.shareshed.org.uk, email: info@nullshareshed.org.uk 2. Cycle South Dartmoor – We are supporting this group and the proposed cycle […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 17 June 2020 – Key Messages

1. Share Shed – The Share Shed is coming to town on Saturday 4th July! The mobile library of things such as tools, camping and gardening equipment will be visiting Buckfastleigh regularly, times and locations to be confirmed. For further information and to join visit: www.shareshed.org.uk, email: info@nullshareshed.org.uk or look out for posts on social […]


Council Response to DNPA Management Plan Review

Dear DNPA, Re: Buckfastleigh Town Council Response to Dartmoor National Park Management Plan Review 2020-2025 Draft Consultation Introduction Buckfastleigh Town Council welcomes this review that seeks to address many of the contradictory issues that the park must deal with in this modern and changing age. We fully support the Authority’s commitment to work towards carbon […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 20 May 2020 – Key Messages

  COVID-19 Response Update – The Chair welcomed the Rev Tom Benson, one of the lead coordinators for the Buckfastleigh Coronavirus Emergency Response Team, who gave an update to the meeting. The demand for the Foodbank has increased by 700% based on an average week prior to lockdown. Residents who are suffering from financial difficulties […]


Town Council Meeting 20th May 2020

Please click here to view the agenda for the next virtual Town Council Meeting: Agenda PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD REMOTELY USING ZOOM. PLEASE EMAIL THE CLERK BY 5.30pm PRIOR TO THE MEETING FOR THE MEETING ID AND PASSWORD AT: clerk@nullbuckfastleigh.gov.uk 


Buckfastleigh – COVID19 Update – 12/5/20

I have been asked by several residents to provide an update on our situation here in Buckfastleigh. The Buckfastleigh COVID19 Community Response Team have been magnificent – thankfully we have not had the level of demand that we were preparing for, though in the last few weeks the 80+ active volunteers have… taken 70-80 Helpline […]


A384 closed May 15-22 2020

The A384 between Austin’s Bridge and Weston Cross will be closed from 7 am to 7 pm between the dates of Friday May 15 to Friday May 22.   See announcement below. ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14 THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) (A384 GREEN LANE END TO WESTON CROSS, BUCKFASTLEIGH) (NO. 3) NOTICE […]


Protocol for remote meetings

BUCKFASTLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL Protocol for remote meetings 2020 The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 4th April 2020 to enable Town and Parish Councils to lawfully conduct virtual meetings. Members can attend a meeting […]


CoronaVirus – Update from the Mayor

11/4/20 Dear Buckfastleigh Residents,  Thank-you for your continued support for the measures to reduce the spread of Corona Virus COVID19 through our community and beyond during this incredibly difficult time. Thank-you to the medical staff who are working flat out to keep people safe, to the care home staff and carers who are so carefully […]