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Moor Otters Trail 2021

MOOR OTTERS TRAIL 2021 Dartmoor National Park once again organised a very successful Moor Otters Trail, this time featuring a painted sculpture of an otter with her cub.  81 otters were placed all around Dartmoor National Park, in the gateway towns and as part of the Mayflower Trail in Plymouth.  Each one was painted by […]


Cooperation on Litter Picking

On 16th October, there was a very successful combined litter pick between the Town Council and Dartmoor National Park, clearing litter from all the paths to Trinity church, as well as pruning along the pathways where the trees and bushes were causing a slight issue to walkers. 3 to 4 bags of litter were picked […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 21st September 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Smaller Grants – Grants were awarded to local organisations as follows: Buckfastleigh Residents Association – £500 for renovation of play park Sharing Buckfastleigh – £250 for car transport provided by volunteer drivers Friendship Group – £250 for outings for the socially isolated 2.   Emergency Plan Review – The Emergency Plan is being reviewed and […]


The Bungalow launches a Youth Consultation

As we emerge from the most difficult time experienced across the world in recent history, the charity is seeking to find out how it can best support young people living in Buckfastleigh. Much concern has been held over the impact the pandemic has had on young people in particular during this time, and the organisation […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 18th August 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Town Council Meetings – From September, the Town Council meetings will take place on Tuesdays rather than Wednesdays. 2.   Buckfastleigh and Buckfast: Where Next? – A questionnaire is being drafted and will be distributed to every household and available online in early autumn. 3.   Christmas Lunches – In place of the Community Christmas Lunch, […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 28th July 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Grants Awarded – We were pleased to award a second payment of £1,000 to the William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust to enable them to complete their new and exciting wildlife project and £900 to support the Network of Wellbeing Share Shed – a Library of Things initiative which visits Buckfastleigh every Saturday. 2.   Teignbridge […]


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 […]