Flash Flooding – Be Prepared

Rapid Response Catchment Flooding Flooding is the most common and widespread natural hazard in the UK.  One type of flooding that can occur is flooding from river levels or surface water rising very quickly in response to very heavy rainfall.  These types of events are rare but can be very dangerous.  Examples of flash floods […]

Town Council Meeting on 20th September 2023 – Key Messages

1. Smaller Grants Awarded: Woolly Nanas – £500 to support their free drop-in sessions at the Wool Hub Moorland Community Caring – £500 to support their bimonthly sessions at St. Luke’s to provide a safe space for older members of our community to socialise, seek advice and enjoy some homemade food Moor Imagination Collective – […]

Parent Support Group

On Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm at St Luke’s Church.  Contact Siobhan Smith ( or Natalie Haywood ( for more details.  Next meeting is Tuesday 15th August

Land at Timbers Road Planning Application

An outline planning application for land at Timbers Road has been submitted to Dartmoor National Park Planning Authority.  A companion application has also been submitted for the widening of Timbers Road.  Members of the public will be able to view and comment on the proposals at a public consultation event to be held on Thursday […]

Town Council Meeting on 19 July 2023 – Key Messages

  Land at Timbers Road: There was a presentation by Dave Seaton of PCL Planning Ltd, Exeter regarding the proposal to build 75 dwellings to include 34 affordable homes on land adjacent to Timbers Road, Buckfastleigh. Together with a leaflet drop and publicity, the Town Council, in response to questions and concerns from the community, […]

Land at Timbers Road

The Dartmoor National Park Local Plan has provision for 70 dwellings at this site if an appropriate planning application is presented (see below).  Although the site is in Dean Prior/South Hams jurisdiction, it will have an impact on Buckfastleigh.  There will be a presentation at our next Council meeting on Wednesday 19th July at 7 […]

Town Council Meeting 21st June 2023 – Key Messages

Youth Band: There is a proposal to start a community youth band for the young people of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh.  This will be publicised in the coming weeks. Smaller Grants:  Grants were awarded to the following organisations:                                   Twinning […]

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 […]