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Town Council Meeting on 22nd May 2024 – Key Messages

Annual Town Council  Congratulations to Councillor Sue Clarke who was again elected as Town Mayor and Chair of Buckfastleigh Town Council with Councillor Paul Georghiades as Deputy Mayor and Chair. Sue stressed that she is keen to represent our community and to highlight the need to have better representation and accountability at District and County […]


Town Council Meeting on 17th April 2024 – Key Messages

New Housing Needs Survey (HNS) – We welcomed Mary Ridgway, Teignbridge District Council (TDC) Enabling Officer and Mandy Goddard, Devon Communities Together (DCT) regarding a new HNS for Buckfastleigh which would be facilitated by TDC, undertaken by DCT and supported by the Town Council. The last HNS was published in 2014. Whilst some residents may […]


Town Council Meeting on 20th March 2024 – Key Messages

New Councillor – At our March meeting we were pleased to welcome newly co-opted Town Councillor Joanna De Groot-Marzec who is also the Chair of the Christmas Fair Committee. Emergency Planning – We welcomed Niki Warner, Teignbridge District Council Emergency Planning and Business Officer. Niki congratulated the Town Council regarding our comprehensive Emergency Plan. We […]


Reporting a Crime to Devon and Cornwall Police

Crimestoppers provides a way of reporting crime anonymously.  Visit their website to do this via email or phone 0800 555 111 Operation Snap has been put in place to facilitate submissions of video evidence relating to driving incidents that members of the public have witnessed.  Visit their website. Email or phone 101 to report a […]


Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 PARISH OF BUCKFASTLEIGH NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the above named parish.  If within fourteen working days after the date of this notice a […]


Town Council Meeting on 24th January 2024 – Key Messages

Huw Cox – Councillor John Nutley led a minute’s silence in memory of our Chair and Town Mayor, Councillor Huw Cox, who sadly passed away on 14th January 2024.  Town councillors and members of the public had the opportunity to reflect on our memories of Huw and the messages of condolence that we have received.  […]


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 […]


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 – […]