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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 […]


Buckfastleigh Repair Cafe

Repair Cafes are springing up all over the country.  They are run by volunteers and are a way of reducing waste (by fixing things instead of throwing them away) and enabling people to learn new skills from others.  They also provide an opportunity to socialise as you get to eat cake and enjoy a hot […]


Dartmoor National Park Management Plan – Why It Matters

Press Release from Dartmoor National Park: Help shape the future of Dartmoor National Park! The draft National Park Management Plan is a plan for anyone that cares about Dartmoor. The National Park Authority is seeking your views on the draft Management Plan, to ensure Dartmoor continues to be protected and enhanced in the future. The […]


‘Be Wild’ Festival of Wildlife & Nature

Are you a wildlife enthusiast? We need your passion! Initial plans have begun for a special event (24-26th July), celebrating the natural places in the town and surroundings, and the incredible wildlife that lives within it. We are looking for people to run activities that create lasting benefit for wildlife or that inspire and empower […]


Stagecoach Bus Consultation – X38

Stagecoach Bus are proposing to make changes to the X38 service between Exeter and Plymouth which would require those travelling from Buckfastleigh to Plymouth to change buses in Ivybridge at all times.  This will increase journey time and add uncertainty as there is always the possibility of the other bus not arriving or missing it […]