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Mayor’s Response to Lib Dem Election Leaflet

I was extremely disappointed to read the Lib Dem junk mail that came through my door recently which has presumably been delivered to every house in the parish by now. Cllr John Nutley attacks the Town Council in no uncertain terms, calling us ‘fools’, he makes accusations that we are misdirecting funds for some kind […]


Local Election in May

On Thursday, 2nd May, elections will be held for Buckfastleigh Town Council and for Teignbridge District Council.  The Notice of Election was published on Monday 18th March and after this date specific restrictions on communications activity are in place until the election has taken place.  (This pre-election period is commonly known as Purdah.)   This webpage […]


Proposed Housing Developments in Buckfastleigh – Update

Here is a summary of the situation with proposals for significant housing developments in our town: Holne Road – Burrington Estates have applied for planning permission to build 30 dwellings on land near Holne Road.  This application is currently still being processed by Dartmoor National Park.  The target date for a decision was 21 November […]


Falcon Bus and Buckfastleigh

The Council has asked Stagecoach buses to look at the possibility of having the Falcon bus (which runs from Plymouth to Bristol/Bristol Airport) stop at Dartbridge.  The suggestion is to have this stop instead of Marley Head which is further from population centres, less well served by public transport and generally less convenient.  Stagecoach regularly […]


More SOUP in Buckfastleigh – Pitch for your Project/Idea

More SOUP in Buckfastleigh in June – Pitch for your Community Project / Idea Another helping of SOUP is on the way….  SOUP is a non-bureaucratic way to find out about, support, and fund local community projects. Starting in Detroit in 2010, it is now run all over the UK and is particularly suitable for […]


Footpath Closures around Holy Trinity Church

Dartmoor National Park are planning some surfacing and drainage works on the footpaths around the Holy Trinity Church area.  The contractor has given a start date of Monday 19th November 2018 to undertake *  surfacing work on footpath 6, starting with vegetation clearance (this is the footpath running from the industrial estate, behind Waldrons Patisserie, to […]


Public Opinion Survey on the future of Dartmoor National Park

The Dartmoor National Park Management Plan is currently under review.  This is the single most important plan for the future of Dartmoor National Park.  It is a strategic plan which sets out the long-term ‘Vision’ for the next 20 years, and guides decisions affecting Dartmoor’s future over the coming five years.  (This is not to […]


Hello Autumn Activities

This half-term, Hello Summer is offering a range of Hello Autumn free activities for kids:     24th October  Football Skills Session 25th October  Football Skills Session 26th October  Illustrating Nature 26th October  Enchanted – Hallowe’en Craft Activities 27th October  Forging and Metal Work 28th October  All Sing Sunday 1st November  Whittling and Woodwork


RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 2018

In July of this year Buckfastleigh and Buckfast were judged in the RHS Britain in Bloom competitions, and at the presentations at Yeovil last week the results were announced. The huge success of those entering was a great reflection of all the hard work by individuals in the community and the ability to come together […]


Sign up to Devon Alert

Devon and Cornwall Alert is a free community messaging system run by Devon and Cornwall Police to inform members of the public about crimes and incidents affecting their local area.  Recorded messages are sent by telephone, email or text message to individuals or groups/businesses.  It is a two-way messaging system which helps the police to […]