Covid-19 Buckfastleigh Response

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

Easter Meals

We are pleased to announce that the Town Council’s Warm Meals initiative has been extended to an Easter meal for those who are experiencing financial hardship.  Frozen meals (Wiltshire Farm Foods) will be delivered to your home on Thursday, 28th March.

Choose from the following options:

Main Course - Roast Lamb in Mint Gravy, Fisherman’s Pie or Vegetarian Lasagne

Dessert - Bramley Apple Pie or Lemon Sponge

To request meals, email office@nullbuckfastleigh.gov.uk or phone the Town Council office on Monday or Thursday on 642576.

Let us know:  your name, address & phone number and the number of meals you would like from the above options.  Please place your order by Wednesday, 20th March! 

Combining Devon County and Torbay Councils

Your views are invited on the draft proposal to establish the Devon and Torbay Combined County Authority that would be responsible for delivery, implementation and oversight of the proposed devolution deal that has been agreed with Government.
 
The consultation runs from 12 February 2024 to 24 March 2024.  Find out more and have your say here.

Proposed development of 75 dwellings at Land at Timbers Road, Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh Town Council's response to planning applications 0363/23 and 0364/23 can be read here.

Please note that this application was scheduled to be discussed at the DNP Development Management Committee on Friday 5th January 2024 but this has now been moved to Friday, 2nd February at 10.00am at the Parke, Bovey Tracey.

The following additional information has been submitted in support of this application:

 Road Safety Audit

  • Traffic Statement
  • Biodiversity Net Gain report/metric
  • Applicant/Developer response to DNPA Ecology Consultation 

The information and the application in its entirety are available to be viewed on the DNP website, please follow this link:

https://dartmoor-online.tascomi.com//planning/index.html?fa=getApplication&id=161664&language=en

Funding from District and County Councillors

Did you know that your District Councillors have funding (£1,000 each per year) to support local projects?  And that our County Councillor has an annual "Locality" budget of £5,000?  Find out here how to apply.

Flash Flooding

As winter approaches, find out here how you can be prepared for flooding in town.

Defibrillator Locations

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

Become a Carbon Cutter!

Find out here how you can help yourself and your community reduce carbon emissions and feel better about the climate emergency.

Wildspace Garden Now Open!

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

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

More details here.

Join the Town Council!

 

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

 

Ways to Report a Crime

Find out here the different ways to report crimes to Devon and Cornwall Police.

Minutes of past meetings

To find the minutes of past Council meetings, go to the Events page and find the date of the meeting you are interested in.  Click on the meeting and it will take you to a page with a link to the Minutes for that meeting.
 
The website will soon be reconfigured so you can find minutes in the Meetings Archive section, but currently there is a technical glitch with this.
 

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 24th January here.

Citizens Advice Outreach Service

Due to the demand for the Citizens Advice Outreach Service which runs in partnership with the Foodbank at St. Luke's Church, the Friday morning video booth at the Town Hall is not being used and is therefore cancelled with immediate effect.

Buckfastleigh Town Council will however continue to fund this valuable service and the door is always open should Teignbridge Citizens Advice wish to return to the Town Hall at a later date.

A representative of Citizens Advice is available at the Foodbank every Friday from 10.00 am until noon.  To make an appointment, please telephone 01364 64485 or email: info@ buckfastleigh.foodbank.org.uk.

Advice is also available on freephone:  0808 278 7997

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.

Problems with roads, potholes, overgrown vegetation etc.

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