Covid-19 Buckfastleigh Response

The Buckfastleigh Helpline has been discontinued. The Food Bank remains active and can be contacted on 01364 643120.

Barn Park Planning Application – Response of the Town Council 14 January 2022

Following the decision of Dartmoor National Park to approve planning application 0615/18 for 28 dwellings at land west of Barn Park at their Development Management Committee meeting held on 7 January 2022 read our response here: DNP DMC 07.01.22 App 061518 - 14.01.21

February Buckfastleigh Policy Surgery

Your next opportunity to have a chat with a police officer about any concerns you have will be on Wednesday, 9th February, 10.30 to 11.30 am in the Town Hall.

Read about the January policy surgery here.

Teignbridge Local Plan Review – have your say

Teignbridge District Council are consulting on some additional small sites for residential development, as well as sites for wind turbine and gypsy and traveller development.

The Draft Local Plan (Part 3) sets out options for where different types of development could be located. 

You can have your say here.  Deadline is 24th January.

Natural Flood Management

Buckfastleigh is one of the Dartmoor communities that will most benefit from the natural flood management techniques being employed on Holne and Dean Moors.   Read all about the project here.

Buckfastleigh Verges Have a Brighter Future

Deputy Mayor Erin Kohler-Ockmore and Councillor Huw Cox joined members of the Buckfastleigh Action for Nature Group for the launch of their verge management project.  Read more here.

Buckfastleigh Youth Strategy

Young Devon was commissioned by the Town Council in 2018 to formulate a Youth Strategy and mission statement to meet the gaps in youth provision left by the withdrawal of services and funding. Following consultation with all the youth activity providers in the town, this new strategy has now been adopted and the Council looks forward to working in partnership with all our youth groups.   You can read the full Youth Strategy here.

Need advice on money, employment, benefits etc? Buckfastleigh Citizens Advice Outreach Service is back

We are pleased to announce the return of the Buckfastleigh Citizens Advice outreach service with effect from Friday 21 January 2022 in the Town Hall - more details here

Citizens Advice Teignbridge can also be contacted by email: and by telephoning the Adviceline: 0808 278 7997

Cleaning up our Town

Can you think of projects we could start which will help to improve the cleanliness of our public areas? If you have ideas, please contact our Town Ranger: or leave a message on 642576

Colston Road Closure

From 5th February for about 6 weeks, Colston Road will be closed during the day for major repairs.  Read the full details here:

Wildspace Garden Now Open!

The Wildspace Garden is now open to the public.  Read the story and find out autumn/winter opening times here.

COVID-19 & the Town Council/Town Hall

The Town Council office can still be reached by leaving a message on the office answerphone - 01364 642576 - or phoning the Town Clerk on 07904 033616.  
You can read the key messages from the last Town Council meeting on 19th January here.

Proposed New Housing Developments

Here you can read a current summary of the major housing developments in our town that are either currently being considered by Dartmoor National Park planners or are proposed.