Covid-19 Buckfastleigh Response
The Buckfastleigh Helpline has been discontinued. The Food Bank remains active and can be contacted on 01364 643120.
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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:
Update - 20th February 2024 - appeal consultation letter received by Dartmoor National Park Authority
Non Determination within 8 weeks
Failed to give notice of its decision within the appropriate period (usually 8 weeks) on an application for permission
or approval Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved apart from Access) for circa 75 dwellings and
associated infrastructure Land At Timbers Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DR
An appeal to the Planning Inspectorate has been submitted by the developer. You can make comments relating to the appeal online at: www.gov.uk/appeal-planning-inspectorate by using the seven digit number at the end of this reference no: W/23/3334395 or by writing to the authority quoting this reference number by 26th March 2024. Representations will be made known to the appellant, but not acknowledged by the Planning Inspectorate.
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.
As winter approaches, find out here how you can be prepared for flooding in town.
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.
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
The Town Council & the Town Hall
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.
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.