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Summary Agenda for Town Council Meeting on 2nd December 2020

BUCKFASTLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING (online) Wednesday 2nd December 2020 at 7.00pm Key Items for Discussion Expenditure of remaining funds in the Barn Park Gas Explosion Emergency Fund Termination of the Buckfastleigh Rural Skip Service Community Christmas Event Update Buckfastleigh Response Update The press and public are welcome to attend and will be held in the […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 4th November – Key Messages

1.   Christmas Celebrations  – The Council had further discussions about the plan to stage a Christmas light projection show on Dec 18th 19th and 20th on the school building with creative input from pupils. More to follow on this exciting Christmas event! 2.   Christmas Food Provision  – Plans for Christmas hampers, packed lunches for children […]


Great New Recycling/Re-Use Project for Electrical Items

A trial to boost re-use of electrical items is taking place at five Household Waste Recycling Centres across Devon, including the Newton Abbot Recycling Centre in Brunel Road.  Vacuum cleaners, flat screen TVs and lamps that are brought to the centre in working condition will be PAT and function tested by trained site staff and […]


Raising Funds for a New Mobile Library Van

Libraries Unlimited is seeking support to get a new Mobile Library on the road – bringing books and a lifeline to 80 rural communities in the South Hams and West Devon, including Dean Prior and Buckfast.  The current mobile library, affectionately known as Gertie, is going into retirement. This van has given 14 years’ service […]


Response to “Planning for the Future” consultation

The government has proposed a set of radical changes to the way planning legislation will work, including doubling house-building targets locally and removing the right to comment on planning applications. The Town Council has written this as a response to the Government consultation on the proposals. “We agree that there is an urgent need for […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 21st October – Key Messages

1.   New Councillor – Members of the Council welcomed the newly co-opted Councillor Erin Kohler-Ockmore.  Erin has lived in town for 10 years and is a volunteer with many local organisations. 2.   Christmas Celebrations – Plans for socially distanced Christmas celebrations were discussed.  These may include Window Wanderland displays around town plus exciting light projections. […]


Summary Agenda for Town Council Meeting on 21st October

BUCKFASTLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING (online) Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 7.00pm KEY ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION 1.     Vote on the co-option of one Town Councillor vacancy 2.     Discussion of a community Christmas celebration 3.     Discussion of support and funding for the Buckfastleigh and Buckfast Verge Management Plan 4.     Annual Perennial Grant Review for Victoria Park, Grant […]


Ash Dieback – What we all need to know

Ash dieback is a disease affecting ash trees in our countryside and towns. It threatens to wipe out over 90% of Britain’s native ash species and is likely to cause safety issues that need to be managed by landowners in high-risk areas.  Over the next 5 years, ash trees near highways will need to be […]


Vacancy for a Councillor

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 […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 12 August 2020 – Key Messages

Buckfastleigh Response – demand for the Food Bank during the coronavirus increased seven-fold and the need is likely to continue due to job losses and the economic impact. We will continue to support our community during this crisis and agreed to fund £10,000 to the Food Bank from the £20,000 Covid-19 ring-fenced budget. Town Council […]


Valiant Soldier Re-opens on 8th August

The Valiant Soldier Museum & Heritage Centre will open from Saturday 8th August.  Entry will be free for the remainder of the season, so take the opportunity to discover this amazing time capsule. It will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays each day from 11.30 am until 4.00 pm with last entry at […]