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Raising Funds for a New Mobile Library Van

Libraries Unlimited is seeking support to get a new Mobile Library on the road – bringing books and a lifeline to 80 rural communities in the South Hams and West Devon, including Dean Prior and Buckfast.  The current mobile library, affectionately known as Gertie, is going into retirement. This van has given 14 years’ service […]


Ash Dieback – What we all need to know

Ash dieback is a disease affecting ash trees in our countryside and towns. It threatens to wipe out over 90% of Britain’s native ash species and is likely to cause safety issues that need to be managed by landowners in high-risk areas.  Over the next 5 years, ash trees near highways will need to be […]


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 […]


Join the Twinning Visit to Normandy in August

Join us this August to experience true French hospitality. The Scoriton & Buckfastleigh Twinning Association has some spare places on this year’s Twinning visit to Fontaine-Henry in Normandy.  You’ll be hosted by French local families over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 28th to September 1st). Your only expenses will be the coach to Portsmouth […]


E-Noticeboards in town

Buckfastleigh residents and visitors may have noticed the appearance of a couple of TV screens appearing in shop windows in the town in recent months, which are displaying news and events in the town instead of TV programs. Currently these can be seen in J Searle & Son Electrical and the community hub run by […]


2019 Christmas Fair

The Town Council thanks the Christmas Fair Committee for all their commitment and hard work in making this year’s fair so successful and such a happy and well attended occasion.  Here is their letter to us acknowledging our financial contribution which made it possible to bring in the Victorian carousel.