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 […]

Buckfastleigh Town Hall to reopen 4th January 2021

The Town Hall will reopen to limited bookings once again from Monday 4th January 2021 – subject to any further restrictions being imposed in the New Year.   Restrictions & conditions remain the same as previously with the additional stipulation in the guidance for Community Centres in Tier 2 set out below – please take […]

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 […]

Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 15 July 2020 – Key Messages

1. Share Shed – Welcome to the Share Shed, the mobile ‘Library of Things’ who are now at the Football field (from 10-11:30am) and Victoria Woodholme car park (from 11:30-1pm) every Saturday. For more info check out social media or, email: 2. Cycle South Dartmoor – We are supporting this group and the proposed cycle […]

Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 17 June 2020 – Key Messages

1. Share Shed – The Share Shed is coming to town on Saturday 4th July! The mobile library of things such as tools, camping and gardening equipment will be visiting Buckfastleigh regularly, times and locations to be confirmed. For further information and to join visit:, email: or look out for posts on social […]

Council Response to DNPA Management Plan Review

Dear DNPA, Re: Buckfastleigh Town Council Response to Dartmoor National Park Management Plan Review 2020-2025 Draft Consultation Introduction Buckfastleigh Town Council welcomes this review that seeks to address many of the contradictory issues that the park must deal with in this modern and changing age. We fully support the Authority’s commitment to work towards carbon […]