Buckfastleigh Town Council Meeting 5 May 2021 – Key Messages

1.   Vacancy for Town Councillor – There is a new vacancy for a Town Councillor. If you would like to be an advocate for your community please see our website or contact the Town Clerk for further information. 2.   End of Virtual Meetings – Following a High Court ruling, local councils are no longer permitted […]

Vacancy for a Town Councillor

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 PARISH OF BUCKFASTLEIGH NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the above named parish. If within fourteen working days after the date of this notice a […]

Mayor’s End of Year Review

A review of Town Council activities during the year and a look ahead to future plans by Councillor Sue Clarke, Mayor of Buckfastleigh 2020 has certainly been a year to remember for us all for many different reasons. We should be grateful that our little town has not seen high levels of infection or death […]

A Brighter Future for Buckfastleigh’s Verges

As Devon’s glorious wildflowers burst into bloom, the newly formed Buckfastleigh Action for Nature Group is getting ready to take over management of some of the town’s verges for the benefit of wildflowers and wildlife.  Too often roadside verges, which can offer refuge to rare plant species, are cut before the flowers have set seed, […]

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:  

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 […]