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Proposed New Off-Street Parking Charges

PROPOSED CHANGES TO OFF-STREET PARKING CHARGES IN BUCKFASTLEIGH FROM APRIL 2019 Globe Car Park – no change Station Road, Victoria Woodholme and Mardle Way Car Parks: Up to 1 hour – no change 1-3 hours             Increase from £1.30 to £1.40 3-5 hours             Increase from £2.20 to £2.30 All day                  Increase from £3.30 to £3.50 Off-peak […]


See It Hate It Report It

A clean place to live is really important to residents and visitors alike. Teignbridge District Council works alongside communities to make sure places remain clean and green. It does this by patrolling and issuing fines for littering, cleaning public places, supporting local and national campaigns and involving community groups in litter picking events among other […]


Moor Otters Project Update

In the summer of 2017, Mr Layers, the Geology Otter, was one of 101 otters on display in and around Dartmoor as part of Dartmoor National Park’s Moor Otters arts trail. Mr Layers was admired by many residents and visitors to the town. The Town Council contributed towards the sponsorship of this initiative, which raised […]


Mayor’s Response to Lib Dem Election Leaflet

I was extremely disappointed to read the Lib Dem junk mail that came through my door recently which has presumably been delivered to every house in the parish by now. Cllr John Nutley attacks the Town Council in no uncertain terms, calling us ‘fools’, he makes accusations that we are misdirecting funds for some kind […]


Local Election in May

On Thursday, 2nd May, elections will be held for Buckfastleigh Town Council and for Teignbridge District Council.  The Notice of Election will be published on Monday 18th March and after this date specific restrictions on communications activity are in place until the election has taken place.  (This pre-election period is commonly known as Purdah.)   This […]


Proposed Housing Developments in Buckfastleigh – Update

Here is a summary of the situation with proposals for significant housing developments in our town: Holne Road – Burrington Estates have applied for planning permission to build 30 dwellings on land near Holne Road.  This application is currently still being processed by Dartmoor National Park.  The target date for a decision was 21 November […]


Falcon Bus and Buckfastleigh

The Council has asked Stagecoach buses to look at the possibility of having the Falcon bus (which runs from Plymouth to Bristol/Bristol Airport) stop at Dartbridge.  The suggestion is to have this stop instead of Marley Head which is further from population centres, less well served by public transport and generally less convenient.  Stagecoach regularly […]


More SOUP in Buckfastleigh – Pitch for your Project/Idea

More SOUP in Buckfastleigh in June – Pitch for your Community Project / Idea Another helping of SOUP is on the way….  SOUP is a non-bureaucratic way to find out about, support, and fund local community projects. Starting in Detroit in 2010, it is now run all over the UK and is particularly suitable for […]


Footpath Closures around Holy Trinity Church

Dartmoor National Park are planning some surfacing and drainage works on the footpaths around the Holy Trinity Church area.  The contractor has given a start date of Monday 19th November 2018 to undertake *  surfacing work on footpath 6, starting with vegetation clearance (this is the footpath running from the industrial estate, behind Waldrons Patisserie, to […]


Public Opinion Survey on the future of Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor National Park Management Plan is currently under review.  This is the single most important plan for the future of Dartmoor National Park.  It is a strategic plan which sets out the long-term ‘Vision’ for the next 20 years, and guides decisions affecting Dartmoor’s future over the coming five years.  (This is not to […]


Hello Autumn Activities

This half-term, Hello Summer is offering a range of Hello Autumn free activities for kids:     24th October  Football Skills Session 25th October  Football Skills Session 26th October  Illustrating Nature 26th October  Enchanted – Hallowe’en Craft Activities 27th October  Forging and Metal Work 28th October  All Sing Sunday 1st November  Whittling and Woodwork