Town Council Meeting on 17th May 2023 – Key Messages

New appointments: We are pleased to appoint Cllr Huw Cox as Chair and Mayor, Cllr Sue Clarke as Vice Chair and Deputy Mayor, and to welcome new Councillor Emma Fitzpatrick. Vacancies for Town Councillors:  We are looking to co-opt 4 new Town Councillors. Post Office: Stuart Rogers, newly elected Teignbridge District Councillor is exploring all […]

Join the Town Council! Four new Town Councillors needed

Come and join Buckfastleigh Town Council. We are looking to co-opt four new Town Councillors.  Would you like to make a difference in your community, develop new skills and meet new people? To qualify as a candidate and to continue to hold the office of Town Councillor, a person must be a British or Commonwealth […]


Thanks to the hard work put in by some members of the Town Council and other volunteers from the town, the Duckspond is flourishing this year.  Fish, wild birds and waterfowl have all been spotted making the most of this much improved habitat.  

Newton Abbot Ring & Ride

Every Friday, Newton Abbot Ring & Ride wheelchair-friendly minibus gathers pre-booked passengers from their homes in Buckfastleigh starting at about 9.30 am, then makes its way into Newton Abbot by about 10.15 am. Passengers get off the bus in the town centre (or along the route by request) and have about two hours to shop, […]

Town Council Meeting on 15th March 2023 – Key Messages

  Hedgehog Highway Project: The Council has allocated £150 to join this project which will promote the creation of Hedgehog Highways.  These are gaps created in fences to enable hedgehogs to move around in safety and avoid having to use roads to access food. New Public Bench: Scoriton and Buckfastleigh Twinning Association are being gifted […]

Town Council Meeting on 15th February 2023 – Key Messages

New Councillor: We would like to welcome our newly co-opted Town Councillor Paul Georghiades. Small Grant Allocation: The Town Council is pleased to award £500 to the Community Newsletter to assist with the cost of printing. Emergency Plan: The Emergency Plan has been updated and the Council is seeking volunteers to join the Volunteer Emergency […]

Could you be the one to Make a Change?

Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have innovative ideas for the council? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? If this is you, then we need you. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences who […]

Town Council Meeting on 18th January 2023 – Key Messages

New Chair: We would like to convey our thanks to Councillor Sue Clarke who is sadly standing down as Chair and Town Mayor, a position she has held since October 2020.  She will continue as a Town Councillor.  Councillors are pleased to welcome Councillor Huw Cox as our new Chair and Town Mayor. Lottery Funding: […]

Victoria Park Perennial Grant Application

Statement by Councillor Sue Clarke, Chair of Buckfastleigh Town Council On 12th December 2022 Buckfastleigh Town Council met with members of the Victoria Park Trust to discuss their perennial grant application for 2023 – 2027 to enable them to meet the rise in energy costs and keep the swimming pool open. The trustees informed us […]

Town Council Meeting on 16 November 2022 – Key Messages

New Flood Warning Service: The Environment Agency provided an update on the new Flood Warning Service for Buckfastleigh which will be live for residents to subscribe to from 7th December: either online at, email, or contact Floodline 0345 9881188 (24 hours) Parish Poll: 29 members of the public attended and there was a […]

Vacancies on the Town Council

There are currently three Town Councillor vacancies.  If you would like to make a difference to your town, please contact the Town Clerk for further information.   Email:   Mobile: 07904 033616 You can find out more about the role of Town Councillor here    

New Biosecurity Requirements for Chicken & Turkey Keepers

Even if you only keep a few birds, there are new requirements relating to their housing and biosecurity.   Avian Influenza has been in the country for over a year and since 1 October 2022 there has been 90 confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in England alone.  Which brings the total number […]

Christmas Meals

Would you like a meal for you (and your family) delivered to your door on Christmas Eve?    Buckfastleigh Town Council is once again 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 […]

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

On 17 October 2022 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared by the Government across the whole of England. This was because of the increased number of cases of the disease across the country. All bird keepers (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard) are now required […]

Problems with roads, parking, potholes etc?

Devon County Council is responsible for our highways and you need to contact them online about any issues.  Their website lists the following problems which can be reported: Potholes; parking; overgrown vegetation; public rights of way; hazardous or fallen trees; debris or obstruction; defective road signs; trip hazards; defective traffic lights; broken manhole cover; grit […]