Yearly Archives: 2019


New members sought for Devon Countryside Access Forum

The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory local access forum under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.  It has seventeen members who advise on the “improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area.”  The Forum gives independent advice to a number of […]


SOUP Fundraising Event

So far, two SOUP fundraising events have taken place in Buckfastleigh in October 2018 and June 2019.  Both were very well attended and successful, enabling residents to hear about and vote on projects proposed by local organisations.  The successful groups received funds to make their projects happen. On January 24th, a third SOUP will take […]


‘Where Next Buckfastleigh (and Buckfast!)?’

On Wednesday, 30th October, Buckfastleigh Town Council held its’ annual Community engagement workshop for the fifth year. Despite foul weather, the lure of home-baked cakes and a chance to talk to the Council and neighbours about their concerns and ideas for the town, brought residents to the Town Hall for the workshop, where Andy Stokes, […]


Super Success in Britain in Bloom Awards

Buckfast and Buckfastleigh have once again achieved great success in the RHS Britain in Bloom Southwest Awards. Three categories were entered:  It’s Your Neighbourhood; Business, Leisure and Commercial; and Small Town Pennant Competition.  They were assessed on horticultural expertise, community involvement and care of the environment which includes heritage and how the town is represented. […]


Dartmoor Parking Charges Survey

Dartmoor National Park is asking regular visitors for their views on a proposal to introduce an annual parking pass available for residents and visitors to Dartmoor, for the car parks at Haytor, Postbridge and Meldon Reservoir where parking charges apply.  They would like to establish whether visitors would support the introduction of an annual pass. […]


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 […]