Yearly Archives: 2019


Town Council Grants Available Now

Did you know that the Town Council regularly awards grants to local community organisations that make a positive difference in the town?  Over the past year, small grants of up to £500 have been paid to organisations as diverse as sports clubs, the Valiant Soldier, South Devon Railway, Poppy Appeal, Dartmoor Skies, Friends of Buckfastleigh […]


Review of Polling Places

There is currently a consultation about the suitability of polling places for each polling district.  If any resident has comments to make about the Town Hall as the polling place for Buckfastleigh, they should contact Mrs Cathy Ruelens, Polling District Review, Electoral Services Office, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4XX or email electoralservices@nullteignbridge.gov.uk […]


Easier Parking for Care Workers?

Devon County Council is proposing to allow care and health professionals to park where there are yellow lines restrictions when visiting clients at home. Currently exemption permits allow care workers and other health care staff to use on-street pay and display, limited waiting and residents parking for no charge if they are delivering essential services […]


Proposed Closure of Ashburton Fire Station

The Town Council has made a decision to oppose and campaign against cuts to the Fire Service, in particular the closure of Ashburton Fire Station.  Here you can read the letter sent on behalf of the Council to the members of the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority.   You can read the information put out […]


Climate Emergency Public Meeting (Teignbridge District Council)

Teignbridge District Council (TDC) declared a Climate Emergency in April this year.  They are working with other councils on what this means and how Zero Carbon can be implemented by 2025 for the whole of Teignbridge. An action group representing different environmental organisations in Teignbridge has met up with TDC.  We want to see how […]


Electronic Community Noticeboards

“I didn’t know that was happening! What a shame I missed it…”  Whenever there’s something going on it takes a lot of work to make sure everyone knows about it. The Town Council and other groups put information on social media & in the parish newsletter, put up posters, send press releases to the local […]


Council Meetings on Wed 22nd May

The Town Council held it’s Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday, where Cllr. Andy Stokes, Chair of the Council spoke to summarise the work of the previous year. Notes for this can be found here. This was followed immediately by the monthly Town Council meeting. Andy gave a presentation on the Town Council’s place within the […]


Planned Move for Buckfastleigh Post Office

PLANNED MOVE FOR BUCKFASTLEIGH POST OFFICE Move to Huccaby’s News, 46 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0AA Modern open-plan retail environment Six week public consultation The Post Office is planning to relocate Buckfastleigh Post Office to Huccaby’s News, 46 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0AA.  It would be a new-style local branch with Post Office services provided […]


First meeting of new Town Council

Key Messages Wed 15th May – Annual Town Council & Council Matters There were two meetings back-to-back. The first was to set up the new council. Annual Town Council Meeting Andy Stokes was re-elected chair of the council and Town Mayor for the second year (2 abstentions). Pam Barrett was elected as deputy (2 abstentions). […]


Proposed New Off-Street Parking Charges

PROPOSED CHANGES TO OFF-STREET PARKING CHARGES IN BUCKFASTLEIGH FROM APRIL 2019 Globe Car Park – no change Station Road, Victoria Woodholme and Mardle Way Car Parks: Up to 1 hour – no change 1-3 hours             Increase from £1.30 to £1.40 3-5 hours             Increase from £2.20 to £2.30 All day                  Increase from £3.30 to £3.50 Off-peak […]


See It Hate It Report It

A clean place to live is really important to residents and visitors alike. Teignbridge District Council works alongside communities to make sure places remain clean and green. It does this by patrolling and issuing fines for littering, cleaning public places, supporting local and national campaigns and involving community groups in litter picking events among other […]


Moor Otters Project Update

In the summer of 2017, Mr Layers, the Geology Otter, was one of 101 otters on display in and around Dartmoor as part of Dartmoor National Park’s Moor Otters arts trail. Mr Layers was admired by many residents and visitors to the town. The Town Council contributed towards the sponsorship of this initiative, which raised […]


Mayor’s Response to Lib Dem Election Leaflet

I was extremely disappointed to read the Lib Dem junk mail that came through my door recently which has presumably been delivered to every house in the parish by now. Cllr John Nutley attacks the Town Council in no uncertain terms, calling us ‘fools’, he makes accusations that we are misdirecting funds for some kind […]