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Hello Autumn Activities

This half-term, Hello Summer is offering a range of Hello Autumn free activities for kids:     24th October  Football Skills Session 25th October  Football Skills Session 26th October  Illustrating Nature 26th October  Enchanted – Hallowe’en Craft Activities 27th October  Forging and Metal Work 28th October  All Sing Sunday 1st November  Whittling and Woodwork


RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2018

In July of this year Buckfastleigh and Buckfast were judged in the RHS Britain in Bloom competitions, and at the presentations at Yeovil last week the results were announced. The huge success of those entering was a great reflection of all the hard work by individuals in the community and the ability to come together […]


Sign up to Devon Alert

Devon and Cornwall Alert is a free community messaging system run by Devon and Cornwall Police to inform members of the public about crimes and incidents affecting their local area.  Recorded messages are sent by telephone, email or text message to individuals or groups/businesses.  It is a two-way messaging system which helps the police to […]


Land at Holne Road – Council response

The application by Burrington Estates for a residential development of up to 30 dwellings at Holne Road is now being processed  by Dartmoor National Park.  All relevant documents can be viewed online.  The application number is 0452/18.   Please click on this link to view the response of the Town Council to this application –  Planning […]


Dartmoor Local Plan Review

The Local Plan contains policies which set out what type of development is and isn’t acceptable within the National Park.  It is the first consideration when making a decision on a planning application and is therefore an important document.  It is currently being reviewed as a lot has changed since the current Plan was adopted.  […]


Land at rear of Timbers Road

Dartmoor National Park Authority is currently undertaking a Local Plan review – read more about this process here. As part of this process a Land Availability Assessment (LAA) is produced. A landowner may submit a site for potential development and the LAA will consider whether this site could be developed. The LAA does not however, […]


The Future of the Town Hall

Report from Town Council meeting – 22nd August – The future of the Town Hall The Town Council as the trustee of the Town Hall charity, has done lots of work over the last 3 years, improving building safety, fixing damage and sorting out many of the financial, legal and management issues, but is struggling […]


A New Town Square for Buckfastleigh?

The recent Green Infrastructure Survey looked at ways the environment of the town could be enhanced.  One possibility they identified was the creation of a new town square.  See details below.  This is the kind of project for which outside funding could be applied for, if there is community support. You can read the entire […]


Green Infrastructure Strategy

Recently a Green Infrastructure Strategy was completed as part of the town’s neighbourhood planning process.  It was funded by the government and is intended to inform future growth, including enhancement of biodiversity networks, creation of a more sustainable and active travel network and improvement of key gateway sites.  You can read the full document here 171122_Buckfastleigh […]


Buckfastleigh Emergency Plan Update

Our Emergency Plan exists to help the town respond effectively in the event of any kind of emergency such as flooding, heavy snow, fire or major accidents.  The professional emergency responders are of course the first people to call in such situations, but they may well be stretched to the limit and therefore it is […]


Buckfastleigh Town Hall – The Future…

An extraordinary Town Council meeting to discuss the urgent operational issues of Buckfastleigh Town hall & Institute and options for future management of the charity will be held on August 22nd at 7:00 pm. Buckfastleigh Town Hall is a great resource for the town – it has provided space for learning, exercise, entertainment and performance, as […]


Planning Application for land to the south of Strode Road

The Town Council has received for comment an outline application for six self build affordable dwellings, six starter homes and 16 open market self build custom build dwellings on land to the south of Strode Road (approval sought for access).  Online details are here Below is the response the Council has sent to the Planning […]