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Antiques Roadshow Volunteer Stewards Needed

On Thursday, 13th September, the BBC will be filming its Antiques Roadshow at Buckfast Abbey.   45 to 50 volunteers are needed.  They must be 18 or over with no known medical reasons why they cannot safely undertake the day’s duties and must be available to attend a briefing session at 3.30 pm on Wednesday 12th […]


Red Phone Boxes – Creative Ideas Please!

What to do with an unused phone box?  Buckfastleigh and Buckfast now have at their disposal four decommissioned red phone boxes which are located at Glebelands, West End Road, in the car park next to Buckfast Village Hall and at Grange Green, Buckfast.  The Town Council is looking for great ideas for community uses for […]


Proposal to create educational farm at Oaklands Park

The Devon Cambian School, based at Oaklands Park, has submitted a planning application to use the school playing field for an educational farm.  They want to enhance their provision with the introduction of small organically farmed products to include up to 50 laying hens, goats, a small number of pigs and a small polytunnel for […]


Voting for Community Champion Award begins

You can now cast your vote for your ‘Community Champion’ in ballot boxes around the town. The nominees for the award are those that you have put forward over the last month… There are ballot boxes around the town in the Town Hall, Buckfastleigh and Buckfast Post Offices, the CO-OP, the Seed, Huccaby’s, St Luke’s […]


Teignbridge Local Plan Review begins

All Local Plans have to be reviewed every 5 years and this process is now starting in Teignbridge.  Consultation begins today and runs until Monday, July 16th.  You can read all the relevant documents online here or you can attend one of the roadshows taking place in June.  


Update on Dartmoor National Park local plan review

The Dartmoor National Park local plan sets out policies to guide future development in the National Park and is the starting point when decisions are made on planning applications.  It covers issues such as; house extensions, design, the environment, listed buildings, housing, business, farming, tourism, quarrying, and land for development.   At present it is being […]


Greater Horseshoe Bats – Consultation

Dartmoor National Park Authority, Devon County Council, South Hams District Council, Teignbridge District Council and Torbay Council are consulting on a draft South Hams SAC Greater Horseshoe Bat Supplementary Planning Document.  Town Councillors will discuss this at the next Environment and Transport Committee meeting on May 2nd.  This Supplementary Planning Document will provide guidance on […]


Mayor’s Report 2018

At the Annual Town Meeting today, we heard the annual report from Cllr Pam Barrett, the mayor of Buckfastleigh & Chair of Buckfastleigh Town Council, which summarises the work of the council for the year 2017-18.  Read it here: Mayor’s Report 2018.


Grit Stores Moved Closer to Home

Due to recent events the town stores of Grit and Salt are now being kept at a central location in Buckfastleigh.  Anyone needing any grit/salt should contact the town ranger who will arrange access to the stores. Many thanks to Councillor Huw Cox and friends for help in the removal and re-storing of grit and […]