Covid-19 Buckfastleigh Response

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

Free Christmas Meals

The Council is once again offering free Christmas meals, delivered to your door. 

Join the Town Council!


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


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.

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.

Problems with roads, potholes, overgrown vegetation etc.

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


Defibrillator Locations

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

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 22nd November here.

2024/25 Precept & Budget Statement by the Chair

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.

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 is scheduled to be discussed at the DNP Development Management Committee on Friday 5th January 2024 at 10.00am at the Parke, Bovey Tracey.

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@

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.

Wildspace Garden Now Open!

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