Covid-19 Buckfastleigh Response

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

Join the Town Council!

 
There are vacancies for four new Town Councillors.  Find out  how to apply here.
 

Problems with roads, potholes, overgrown vegetation etc.

A reminder that any problems with highways should be reported online to DCC.  Read more here.

 

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.

Barn Park Planning Application – Update

The Town Council has recently been advised by Dartmoor National Park Authority who, having taken legal advice, have made the decision to re-present the application to their Development Management Committee to ensure all matters are brought up to date. This will also provide an opportunity for those who are interested to take advantage of the public speaking arrangements.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities received a request that it calls in the application for determination.  This request has been refused.  Read the text of the letter here.

At present we do not have any indication of timescale, but will inform the community when we are advised to this effect.

You can read here an account of the meeting held with DNP on 3rd March 2022 to discuss the Barn Park planning application.

Defibrillator Locations

Make sure you know where all the town defibrillators are located.  Have a look here

Applying for Smaller Grants

The next deadline for applying for one of the Town Council's smaller grants is 31st August.  Please note that all applications must be accompanied by 3 recent bank statements and end of year accounts.  Incomplete applications will be returned.

Coronation Commemorative Mugs

Primary school aged children in the town were all presented with Coronation Commemorative Mugs by the Town Council.  The Mayor and the Town Clerk attended Buckfastleigh Primary School and handed out over 100 mugs, and the Deputy Mayor and Cllr Phillips did the same at St. Mary's School in Buckfast.  In addition, parents of home-schooled children were invited to pick up their mugs from the Town Hall.  There are still a few left if your child hasn't yet received one.

Transport from Buckfastleigh to Newton Abbot

Need transport from Buckfastleigh to Newton Abbot?  Try Ring & Ride - about two hours in Newton Abbot on Friday mornings.  Return fare £6.10.  Call 01626 335775 for information or to book.

More information 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 28 January 2022 in the Town Hall - more details here

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

Wildspace Garden Now Open!

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

The Town Council & the 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 17th May here.