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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 smartskills@nulllearndevon.co.uk 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 […]


Letter to DNP re Barn Park Development

Chris Hart                                                                                                                  14 January 2022 Planning Team Manager Dartmoor National Park Authority Parke Bovey Tracey Devon TQ13 9JJ   Dear Chris, Re: Planning Application 0615/18 – Land at Barn Park, Buckfastleigh  We are writing as Town Councillors in Buckfastleigh to voice our concerns about the Development Management Committee meeting held on 7 January 2022 […]


Colston Road Closure

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14 THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) (COLSTON ROAD, BUCKFASTLEIGH) ORDER 2022 TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC & PARKING NOTICE is hereby given that Devon County Council has made the above titled order. From SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2022 for a maximum of 18 months Anticipated Finish FRIDAY 18 MARCH […]


Police Surgeries in Town Hall

Thanks to all those who came to the Town Hall on 6th January to share concerns with our local police Beat Manager, Andy Dudley. During a chat with him he was able to confirm that Buckfastleigh is a very safe, low crime area and that this data is used to inform policing decisions in terms […]


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 […]