Yearly Archives: 2022

Platinum Jubilee Events

Friday 3rd June   Judging of Window Dressing Competition         Friday 3rd June    W.I. Afternoon Tea and Vintage Quiz             Saturday 4th June    Duck Race, Mini-Fun Day and Festival of Nature       Sunday 5th June   OMG Picnic and Music

Airband Community Internet – Erection of Poles

A number of wooden poles will be installed in the area in the coming month by Airband who are in charge of providing an improved internet service (superfast broadband).  The poles will be on Colston Road, Totnes Road and Springfield Park.  See below for more detail of exact locations and specifications.  Any comments or questions […]

Town Council Meeting 18th May 2022 – Key Messages

We are pleased to announce that Cllr Sue Clarke was again appointed as Town Mayor and Chair at the Annual Town Council Meeting with Erin Kohler-Ockmore as her Deputy. Members also agreed to reinstate the Tourism and Recreation Committee which is open to all Buckfastleigh businesses and organisations with the first meeting to be scheduled for June. […]

Town Council Meeting 20th April 2022 – Key Messages

1.   Town Clock – Thanks to those who contributed towards the funding of the new Town Clock, which is now installed, and particularly to Cllr John Bailey who commissioned the clock and met the cost of the new bracket. 2.   Bungalow Youth Project  – We are pleased to support the Bungalow Youth Project with a […]

Mayor’s Report 2021-22

A review of Town Council activities during the year and a look ahead to future plans by Councillor Sue Clarke, Mayor of Buckfastleigh The Covid pandemic has had an impact on us all and in 2020 and 2021 changed the way the Town Council conducted their business. Last April, the Council meetings were being conducted […]

Barn Park Planning Application – Meeting with DNP

Dear Residents, Re: Planning Application 0615/18 – Land at Barn Park, Buckfastleigh  On 3rd March 2022, myself, a group of Town Councillors and the Town Clerk attended the headquarters of Dartmoor National Park (DNP) for a meeting with the Chief Executive and his planning staff regarding the Barn Park development. DNP had asked us to […]

Town Council Meeting 16th March 2022 – Key Messages

1.   Ukraine  – Advice about organisations that people can donate to in order to help the Ukrainian refugees will be published on the website 2.   Barn Park Planning Application 0615/18  – Representatives of the Town Council have met with Dartmoor National Park to discuss concerns about the process by which this application was determined.  The […]

Ways to Help Ukrainian Refugees

  A local group has been formed (based in Ashburton) to coordinate support for those who are hosting Ukrainian refugees in the area and help people to connect with other refugees seeking to come here.  This group can be contacted through Facebook:  Ashburton Ukrainian Refugee Support Group.  If you’re not on FB, they also have […]

New Councillor Vacancy

VACANCY FOR TWO TOWN COUNCILLORS  Come and join Buckfastleigh Town Council and make a difference in your Local Community. We are looking to co-opt TWO new Town Councillors. To qualify as a candidate and to continue to hold the office of Town Councillor, a person must be a British or Commonwealth citizen, citizen of the […]

Town Council Meeting 16th February 2022 – Key Messages

1.   Methodist Chapel  – The Methodist Chapel is for sale and some members of the public have expressed an interest in converting it into a Community Hub and will be consulting with people in the town in due course. 2.   Barn Park Planning Application  – Some Town Councillors will be meeting with senior representatives of […]

Smart Skills Training for Young People

Smart Skills works with people aged 16+ who may be employed (your employer needs to provide information about the business), self-employed, unemployed or economically inactive. Most of our courses are online. You have to be living in Devon.  Email for more information.  

Platinum Jubilee Planning

A number of different organisations and businesses are making plans to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this June.  In order to ensure that events do not clash with each other and that everyone is aware of what others are doing, the Town Council is organising an informal meeting on Monday 21st February at 7.00 pm […]

Town Council Meeting 19th January 2022 – Key Messages

1.   New Councillor  – The Council welcomed new Councillor Jacquie Felix-Mitchell. 2.   Barn Park Planning Application  – Residents voiced their concerns about the response of Dartmoor National Park and the process by which this application was approved.  Town Councillors agreed to send a further letter highlighting these concerns and matters that they feel have not […]