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Valiant Soldier Re-Opens on May 19th

Buckfastleigh’s unique Museum and Archive Centre, The Valiant Soldier, is now open again, with free entry to those with a TQ11 postcode. For visitors to the area there is an entry fee of £5 per adult, children under 16 are free and seniors and students entry is £4 per person. Opening days and times are: […]


Wildspace Garden

The transformation in the garden behind the Town Hall is a delight to see.  Last October, the Town Council engaged Charlie Narewski Scullion to create a beautiful and wildlife friendly area that could be enjoyed by members of the public and provide habitat for insects, birds, amphibians and reptiles.  Since then he has been working […]


A Chance to try out Lawn Bowling

There are opportunities for young people to try out bowling on Saturday mornings (10-12), and for adults to join taster sessions on Sunday mornings (10.30-12.30) or Monday evenings (from 6 pm) throughout May.  See details below.  For more information contact Tom on 07577 219962 or visit the website:  www.buckfastleighbowlingclub.co.uk.  


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 7th April 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Teignbridge District Council Car Parking Charges – Members expressed their disappointment concerning  the proposed increase to parking charges in the town centre. Due to the lack of availability of on-street parking many residents are dependent upon the use of the car parks which is even more prevalent with so many people working from home. […]


Proposed Housing Developments in Buckfastleigh – Update

Here is a summary of the situation with proposals for significant housing developments in our town: Holne Road – REMOVED* Burrington Estates applied for planning permission to build 30 dwellings on land near Holne Road.  This application was unanimously rejected by Dartmoor National Park on 4 September 2020 because there was no affordable housing provision […]


New Flood Camera in Town

Buckfastleigh has two moorland rivers flowing through it, the Mardle and the Dean Burn, which converge near the bridge at Station Road.  With the increasing frequency of torrential rain causing rivers to rise very fast, flooding is a constant worry for those living nearby.  But since November 2012, when a serious flood left many houses […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 17th March 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Verge Management – We are pleased to support the verge management initiative where we will be working with the new ‘Buckfastleigh Action for Nature Group’ and the Road Warden to manage some of our verges around the parish. This project will protect and enhance the wide variety of wildlife and wildflowers. 2.   New Tree […]


Amendment to Care Workers permit scheme

Devon County Council (Traffic Regulation & On-Street Parking Places) Amendment Order   Devon County Council propose to make this under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to make an amendment to the Care Workers permit scheme to allow a maximum of 3 hours parking on No Waiting and in Limited Waiting, Pay & Display and […]


Town Council Precept 2021-22

During these difficult and challenging times Buckfastleigh Town Council agreed that it is essential to retain the services we provide and support within our community. Council Tax revenues in Teignbridge have fallen due to the effects of Covid-19 which would have led to a significant shortfall in the Town Council’s budget for the new financial […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 3rd March 2021 – Key Messages

This week, we were joined in our meeting by some councillors from Okehampton  who wanted to observe our Town Council in action, having heard positive things about our innovative approach to meetings and our ability to get things done for our constituents. 1.   Town Clock – It has been established that the Town Clock has […]


Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 17th February 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Bulky Waste Collection – We are currently working on a proposed partnership with Ashburton Town Council and surrounding parishes who have expressed an interest to fund and deliver an annual bulky waste collection service to replace the service withdrawn by Teignbridge District Council last year. 2.   Town Clock – Following a very positive response […]


COVID Winter Grant Scheme

Assistance with winter fuel bills for those affected by COVID-19 is available through the Citizens Advice Bureau. These funds can only be distributed up until 31st March, so apply now if you are struggling with your bills. Adviceline: 03444 111 444 / 0800 144 8848 Text Advice: 07867012580 Whatsapp: 01626 322260 Website: www.citizensadviceteignbridge.org.uk  


Lendology: Council-backed lending for home improvements and repairs

Lendology CIC (formerly Wessex Resolutions CIC) is a Social Enterprise working in partnership with Teignbridge District Council since 2008.  They lend council funds to homeowners to fund home repairs, improvements, adaptations and energy efficiency measures.  This innovative scheme is a way for local councils to recycle their funds set aside for private homeowners, creating a […]


Welcome to our new Town Ranger

Ray Staines has left his post as Town Ranger after two years of service.  He has become a popular local fixture, bringing his wealth of experience and a thoughtful, considerate approach to the job and the people in our community. We will miss him and wish him well  for the future. We extend a warm […]