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Update on COVID and the Town Hall

BUCKFASTLEIGH TOWN HALL & INSTITUTE STEP 4 – JULY 19th COVID 19 UPDATE   Despite the Government announcement that all legal restrictions will be lifted from Monday 19th July, the Town Hall will continue to operate under its current measures for the time being. We will review regularly over the coming weeks and months and […]


Natural Flood Management above Buckfastleigh

The Dartmoor Headwaters Natural Flood Management Project has secured funding to continue its important work until 2027.  The project aims to demonstrate how flood risk can be reduced at the same time as biodiversity is enhanced and peatland restored.  Techniques used include building leaky dams made of a variety of materials, enhancing wetlands, improving drainage, […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 23rd June 2021 – Key Messages

    BUCKFASTLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING          23rd June 2021 – KEY MESSAGES   1.    Grants Awarded – We were pleased to award the following grants to local groups and organisations:   *   The Orchard Millennium Green – £500 towards the refurbishment of the Tea Hut   *   Participate Arts – £500 to continue with […]


Local, free COVID tests available

An on-site COVID 19 rapid lateral flow testing facility is now available once a week in Buckfastleigh. The facility is provided by Devon County Council in conjunction with the Public Health Devon. The aim is to engage and educate communities with the use of the rapid lateral flow tests.  Home test kits can also be […]


Dartmoor Local Plan – Consultation on Modifications

From 7th June to 19th July, Dartmoor National Park is consulting on modifications to its Local Plan.  Particularly relevant to Buckfastleigh is the revised identification of sites for housing.  It is now proposed that the land at Holne Road be removed from the Local Plan as a potential site for development.  Alternative sites to go […]


Wildspace Garden Now Open to the Public

A year ago, there was a rather bedraggled and unloved piece of land behind Buckfastleigh Town Hall, with remnants of building materials and other debris strewn around the long grass.  In October, the Town Council hired local artist/garden designer Charlie Narewski Scullion to create a haven for wildlife in that space.  Since then he has […]


Vacancy for a Town Councillor

Come and join Buckfastleigh Town Council and make a difference in your Local Community. We are looking to co-opt a new Town Councillor. 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 Republic of Ireland or a […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 19th May 2021 – Key Messages

1.    Re-Election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor – We are pleased to announce that Sue Clarke was appointed Chair of the Town Council and Mayor of Buckfastleigh with Erin Kohler-Ockmore as her Deputy at the Annual Town Council meeting which was held outdoors in Victoria Park following the refusal by Government to extend the legislation […]


Moor Otters are Coming to Town Again!

81 stunning Otter and Cub sculptures have now made their way out on to Dartmoor, Plymouth and surrounding towns. Many of you may remember the previous, hugely popular Moor Otters project.  Large numbers of people were inspired to travel around the Dartmoor area visiting all the different otter sculptures and discovering new areas they might […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 5 May 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Vacancy for Town Councillor – There is a new vacancy for a Town Councillor. If you would like to be an advocate for your community please see our website or contact the Town Clerk for further information. 2.   End of Virtual Meetings – Following a High Court ruling, local councils are no longer permitted […]


Vacancy for a Town 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 […]


Mayor’s End of Year Review

A review of Town Council activities during the year and a look ahead to future plans by Councillor Sue Clarke, Mayor of Buckfastleigh 2020 has certainly been a year to remember for us all for many different reasons. We should be grateful that our little town has not seen high levels of infection or death […]


A Brighter Future for Buckfastleigh’s Verges

As Devon’s glorious wildflowers burst into bloom, the newly formed Buckfastleigh Action for Nature Group is getting ready to take over management of some of the town’s verges for the benefit of wildflowers and wildlife.  Too often roadside verges, which can offer refuge to rare plant species, are cut before the flowers have set seed, […]


Valiant Soldier Re-Opens on May 19th

Buckfastleigh’s unique Museum and Archive Centre, The Valiant Soldier, is now open again, with free entry to those with a TQ11 postcode. For visitors to the area there is an entry fee of £5 per adult, children under 16 are free and seniors and students entry is £4 per person. Opening days and times are: […]