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