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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 […]


Teignbridge District Council refuses to suspend parking charges

Teignbridge District Council refuse to back down over car parking charges In these challenging times, Buckfastleigh Town Council is astonished and dismayed that Teignbridge District Council refuse to follow the examples already set by South Hams District Council and Plymouth City Council and suspend all parking charges in their car parks. Council staff are travelling […]


The Buckfastleigh COVID19 Emergency Response Team

A few weeks ago, Buckfastleigh Town Council could see the coming need for support for people in our community affected by the COVID19 Coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact, so we gave our backing to the volunteer effort to provide this.  The Town Council’s members & staff have joined with St Luke’s church, Be Buckfastleigh, […]


Transport for Key Workers

Due to the reduction of bus services across the county, Devon County Council are trialling an on-demand subsidised taxi service for Devon residents for key workers accessing employment only. This service is intended to replace those journeys which were previously made by bus – a subsidised flat fare will be charged. Requests can only be […]


CoronaVirus Covid-19 Community Response

We are in the early days of a very serious epidemic of a virus that is more infectious than flu and several times as dangerous. Things have been changing very rapidly over the last weeks and days – we are seeing government advice changing on an almost daily basis, local school closures, work being lost […]


Coronavirus COVID-19

15th March 2020 Cases of COVID-19 (otherwise known as Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) have been reported in South Devon.  There is up-to-date information about the virus and what you can do about it here. The Town Council is monitoring the situation and is in dialogue with other local councils and looking at what we might be […]