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Transport for Key Workers

Due to the reduction of bus services across the county, Devon County Council are trialling an on-demand subsidised taxi service for Devon residents for key workers accessing employment only. This service is intended to replace those journeys which were previously made by bus – a subsidised flat fare will be charged. Requests can only be […]


CoronaVirus Covid-19 Community Response

We are in the early days of a very serious epidemic of a virus that is more infectious than flu and several times as dangerous. Things have been changing very rapidly over the last weeks and days – we are seeing government advice changing on an almost daily basis, local school closures, work being lost […]


Coronavirus COVID-19

15th March 2020 Cases of COVID-19 (otherwise known as Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) have been reported in South Devon.  There is up-to-date information about the virus and what you can do about it here. The Town Council is monitoring the situation and is in dialogue with other local councils and looking at what we might be […]


Buckfastleigh Repair Cafe

Repair Cafes are springing up all over the country.  They are run by volunteers and are a way of reducing waste (by fixing things instead of throwing them away) and enabling people to learn new skills from others.  They also provide an opportunity to socialise as you get to eat cake and enjoy a hot […]


Dartmoor National Park Management Plan – Why It Matters

Press Release from Dartmoor National Park: Help shape the future of Dartmoor National Park! The draft National Park Management Plan is a plan for anyone that cares about Dartmoor. The National Park Authority is seeking your views on the draft Management Plan, to ensure Dartmoor continues to be protected and enhanced in the future. The […]


‘Be Wild’ Festival of Wildlife & Nature

Are you a wildlife enthusiast? We need your passion! Initial plans have begun for a special event (24-26th July), celebrating the natural places in the town and surroundings, and the incredible wildlife that lives within it. We are looking for people to run activities that create lasting benefit for wildlife or that inspire and empower […]


Stagecoach Bus Consultation – X38

Stagecoach Bus are proposing to make changes to the X38 service between Exeter and Plymouth which would require those travelling from Buckfastleigh to Plymouth to change buses in Ivybridge at all times.  This will increase journey time and add uncertainty as there is always the possibility of the other bus not arriving or missing it […]


Join the Twinning Visit to Normandy in August

Join us this August to experience true French hospitality. The Scoriton & Buckfastleigh Twinning Association has some spare places on this year’s Twinning visit to Fontaine-Henry in Normandy.  You’ll be hosted by French local families over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 28th to September 1st). Your only expenses will be the coach to Portsmouth […]