Covid-19 Buckfastleigh Response
The Buckfastleigh Helpline has been discontinued. The Food Bank remains active and can be contacted on 01364 643120.
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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.
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.
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.