Covid-19 Buckfastleigh Response

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

Vacancies on the Town Council

There are two vacancies on the Town Council.  Would you like to join us?  Find out more here

Councillor Kathy Taylor

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of one of our Buckfastleigh Town Councillors, Kathy Taylor.
 
Kathy joined Buckfastleigh Town Council in August 2021 and since that time has been someone we knew to be always fair, always reasonable and above all, always kind.
 
Kathy loved Buckfastleigh and she loved cycling. She was passionate about her work with The National Cycle Network on their ‘Paths For Everyone Project’ establishing safe and accessible cycle paths across the UK. 
 
We will miss Kathy greatly and all at Buckfastleigh Town Council and the staff team at the Town Hall  send love and condolence to her husband Chris and her family.

Bird Flu – New Requirements

Even if you only keep a few birds, there are new requirements for their housing and biosecurity.  Read more here.

Problems with roads, potholes, overgrown vegetation etc.

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

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.

Christmas Meals

The Town Council will once again deliver free Christmas meals to those in town that request them.  More details here.

 

 

Parish Poll

Results of the Buckfastleigh Parish Poll held on Thursday 27th October 2022

 

 

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

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 16th November 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