Yearly Archives: 2023

Town Council Meeting on 22nd November 2023 – Key Messages

BUCKFASTLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING 22nd November 2023 – KEY MESSAGES Council Grants – The Town Council is pleased to award £500 to the Friendship Group to help broaden their range of trips and activities. £2,500 was awarded to the Valiant Soldier Museum and Heritage Centre for refurbishment of two ground floor rooms, and there was […]

Free Christmas Meals

Would you like a meal for you (and your family) delivered to your door on Christmas Eve?    Buckfastleigh Town Council is once again 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 […]

Bungalow Youth Project Temporarily Closed

Dear Bungalow Youth Project Community, We are saddened to bring you some unfortunate news.  Due to recent inspections and in compliance with UK Health & Safety regulations, we have been notified that our facilities must have hot water and heating to operate safely.  Sadly, our boiler has been deemed ‘at risk’ and as a result, […]

Town Council Meeting on 18th October – Key Messages

Council Grant – The Town Council is pleased to award the Buckfastleigh Christmas Fair committee £2,000 towards the cost of hiring the very popular Victorian Christmas carousel and £1500 towards the core costs of hosting this event. Youth Consultation – Councillor Sue Clarke is currently undertaking a youth consultation by visiting local youth organisations. Feedback […]

Funding from District and County Councillors

Devon County Council Each Devon County Councillor has an annual locality budget, to be used as a fund of last resort, of £5,000 that they can use to respond to local needs within any financial year (April to March).  Councillors can, if they wish, make grants to support projects or activities that benefit the communities […]

Become a Carbon Cutter!

Action Climate Teignbridge (ACT) would like to recruit enthusiastic and self-motivated community-based volunteers to become Carbon Cutters (CC).   A Carbon Cutter is someone who understands the need to cut carbon emissions in our communities, and has the training and skills to be able to help others to reduce their carbon footprint themselves. ACT provide initial […]

Flash Flooding – Be Prepared

Rapid Response Catchment Flooding Flooding is the most common and widespread natural hazard in the UK.  One type of flooding that can occur is flooding from river levels or surface water rising very quickly in response to very heavy rainfall.  These types of events are rare but can be very dangerous.  Examples of flash floods […]

Town Council Meeting on 20th September 2023 – Key Messages

1. Smaller Grants Awarded: Woolly Nanas – £500 to support their free drop-in sessions at the Wool Hub Moorland Community Caring – £500 to support their bimonthly sessions at St. Luke’s to provide a safe space for older members of our community to socialise, seek advice and enjoy some homemade food Moor Imagination Collective – […]

Parent Support Group

On Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm at St Luke’s Church.  Contact Siobhan Smith ( or Natalie Haywood ( for more details.  Next meeting is Tuesday 15th August The Parent Support Group is for anyone experiencing issues relating to their children either at home or within the community. This could be anything from managing negative […]

Land at Timbers Road Planning Application

An outline planning application for land at Timbers Road has been submitted to Dartmoor National Park Planning Authority.  A companion application has also been submitted for the widening of Timbers Road.  Members of the public will be able to view and comment on the proposals at a public consultation event to be held on Thursday […]

Town Council Meeting on 19 July 2023 – Key Messages

  Land at Timbers Road: There was a presentation by Dave Seaton of PCL Planning Ltd, Exeter regarding the proposal to build 75 dwellings to include 34 affordable homes on land adjacent to Timbers Road, Buckfastleigh. Together with a leaflet drop and publicity, the Town Council, in response to questions and concerns from the community, […]

Land at Timbers Road

The Dartmoor National Park Local Plan has provision for 70 dwellings at this site if an appropriate planning application is presented (see below).  Although the site is in Dean Prior/South Hams jurisdiction, it will have an impact on Buckfastleigh.  There will be a presentation at our next Council meeting on Wednesday 19th July at 7 […]

Town Council Meeting 21st June 2023 – Key Messages

Youth Band: There is a proposal to start a community youth band for the young people of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh.  This will be publicised in the coming weeks. Smaller Grants:  Grants were awarded to the following organisations:                                   Twinning […]

Town Council Meeting on 17th May 2023 – Key Messages

New appointments: We are pleased to appoint Cllr Huw Cox as Chair and Mayor, Cllr Sue Clarke as Vice Chair and Deputy Mayor, and to welcome new Councillor Emma Fitzpatrick. Vacancies for Town Councillors:  We are looking to co-opt 4 new Town Councillors. Post Office: Stuart Rogers, newly elected Teignbridge District Councillor is exploring all […]