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 […]

Buckfastleigh Police Surgery

BUCKFASTLEIGH POLICE SURGERY:  Come and talk to a police officer about any concerns you may have. Thursday 6th January, 10.30 – 11.30 am,  Buckfastleigh Town Hall      

Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 15 December 2021 – Key Messages

    BUCKFASTLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING       15th December 2021 – KEY MESSAGES   1.   Defibrillator Locations – Unfortunately the Chapel Street defibrillator suffered significant damage at the weekend due to misuse.  If needed, it should be used with caution before the replacement casing has been installed. Other community defibrillators can be found […]

Hardship Grants available this winter

Household Support Fund Devon Council have grants to help households with household expenses such as food, clothing, cleaning, bills, bedding, fidges, freezers, cookers and other bills and transport costs, in cases of emergency… Who can apply for funding – you must be over 16 years of age – live in Teignbridge as your main residence […]

Grants - smaller - chart 20-21

Update – Grant expenditure 2020-21

Here’s a visual breakdown of the Town Council’s spending on community grants for the financial year 2020-21. It’s divided into Large & Perennial Grants (over £500) and Small Grants (up to £500)… This is broken down into Larger (over £500) and Perennial Grants (those that have been agreed for up to 4 years)… …and Smaller […]

Free Christmas Meals Delivered

Would you like a meal for you (and your family) delivered to your door on Christmas Eve?    Buckfastleigh Town Council is providing Christmas meals (supplied by Wiltshire Farm Foods) to anyone in the town that would like it.  Meat, fish or vegetarian options are available. To request meals, email or phone the Town […]

Town Council Response to Proposed Byelaw Changes on Dartmoor

Buckfastleigh Town Council broadly supports in principle this letter submitted by the Dartmoor Access Group and  requests that Dartmoor National Park considers a more balanced response and review of their proposals. We would also encourage residents to respond to this consultation before the deadline on 1st November 2021.

Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 27 October 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Buckfastleigh Primary School Wellbeing Project – The Council is  financially supporting this project which will improve outdoor spaces at the school and work with the children to develop a greater understanding of nature and the seasons. 2.   Hotdesking at the Town Hall – The Council is working with the Town Hall to investigate the […]

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 […]