Yearly Archives: 2021

Free training courses in Woodland Management and Agritech Technology

Free training courses to tackle farming and woodland management skills shortages launched in the South West Technology, and its role in supporting a more sustainable future, is becoming increasingly important across all sectors, including Farming and Woodland Management. Train4Tomorrow is a government funded programme supporting adults in the South West to develop the in-demand skills […]

Buckfastleigh Police Surgery

BUCKFASTLEIGH POLICE SURGERY:  Come and talk to a police officer about any concerns you may have. Thursday 6th January, 10.30 – 11.30 am,  Buckfastleigh Town Hall      

Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 15 December 2021 – Key Messages

    BUCKFASTLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING       15th December 2021 – KEY MESSAGES   1.   Defibrillator Locations – Unfortunately the Chapel Street defibrillator suffered significant damage at the weekend due to misuse.  If needed, it should be used with caution before the replacement casing has been installed. Other community defibrillators can be found […]

Hardship Grants available this winter

Household Support Fund Devon Council have grants to help households with household expenses such as food, clothing, cleaning, bills, bedding, fidges, freezers, cookers and other bills and transport costs, in cases of emergency… Who can apply for funding – you must be over 16 years of age – live in Teignbridge as your main residence […]

Grants - smaller - chart 20-21

Update – Grant expenditure 2020-21

Here’s a visual breakdown of the Town Council’s spending on community grants for the financial year 2020-21. It’s divided into Large & Perennial Grants (over £500) and Small Grants (up to £500)… This is broken down into Larger (over £500) and Perennial Grants (those that have been agreed for up to 4 years)… …and Smaller […]

Free Christmas Meals Delivered

Would you like a meal for you (and your family) delivered to your door on Christmas Eve?    Buckfastleigh Town Council is providing Christmas meals (supplied by Wiltshire Farm Foods) to anyone in the town that would like it.  Meat, fish or vegetarian options are available. To request meals, email or phone the Town […]

Town Council Response to Proposed Byelaw Changes on Dartmoor

Buckfastleigh Town Council broadly supports in principle this letter submitted by the Dartmoor Access Group and  requests that Dartmoor National Park considers a more balanced response and review of their proposals. We would also encourage residents to respond to this consultation before the deadline on 1st November 2021.

Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 27 October 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Buckfastleigh Primary School Wellbeing Project – The Council is  financially supporting this project which will improve outdoor spaces at the school and work with the children to develop a greater understanding of nature and the seasons. 2.   Hotdesking at the Town Hall – The Council is working with the Town Hall to investigate the […]

Moor Otters Trail 2021

MOOR OTTERS TRAIL 2021 Dartmoor National Park once again organised a very successful Moor Otters Trail, this time featuring a painted sculpture of an otter with her cub.  81 otters were placed all around Dartmoor National Park, in the gateway towns and as part of the Mayflower Trail in Plymouth.  Each one was painted by […]

Cooperation on Litter Picking

On 16th October, there was a very successful combined litter pick between the Town Council and Dartmoor National Park, clearing litter from all the paths to Trinity church, as well as pruning along the pathways where the trees and bushes were causing a slight issue to walkers. 3 to 4 bags of litter were picked […]

Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 21st September 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Smaller Grants – Grants were awarded to local organisations as follows: Buckfastleigh Residents Association – £500 for renovation of play park Sharing Buckfastleigh – £250 for car transport provided by volunteer drivers Friendship Group – £250 for outings for the socially isolated 2.   Emergency Plan Review – The Emergency Plan is being reviewed and […]

The Bungalow launches a Youth Consultation

As we emerge from the most difficult time experienced across the world in recent history, the charity is seeking to find out how it can best support young people living in Buckfastleigh. Much concern has been held over the impact the pandemic has had on young people in particular during this time, and the organisation […]

Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 18th August 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Town Council Meetings – From September, the Town Council meetings will take place on Tuesdays rather than Wednesdays. 2.   Buckfastleigh and Buckfast: Where Next? – A questionnaire is being drafted and will be distributed to every household and available online in early autumn. 3.   Christmas Lunches – In place of the Community Christmas Lunch, […]

Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 28th July 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Grants Awarded – We were pleased to award a second payment of £1,000 to the William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust to enable them to complete their new and exciting wildlife project and £900 to support the Network of Wellbeing Share Shed – a Library of Things initiative which visits Buckfastleigh every Saturday. 2.   Teignbridge […]