Dartmoor Local Plan – Consultation on Modifications

From 7th June to 19th July, Dartmoor National Park is consulting on modifications to its Local Plan.  Particularly relevant to Buckfastleigh is the revised identification of sites for housing.  It is now proposed that the land at Holne Road be removed from the Local Plan as a potential site for development.  Alternative sites to go […]

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 Republic of Ireland or a […]

Raising Funds for a New Mobile Library Van

Libraries Unlimited is seeking support to get a new Mobile Library on the road – bringing books and a lifeline to 80 rural communities in the South Hams and West Devon, including Dean Prior and Buckfast.  The current mobile library, affectionately known as Gertie, is going into retirement. This van has given 14 years’ service […]

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 […]

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 […]

CoronaVirus – Update from the Mayor

11/4/20 Dear Buckfastleigh Residents,  Thank-you for your continued support for the measures to reduce the spread of Corona Virus COVID19 through our community and beyond during this incredibly difficult time. Thank-you to the medical staff who are working flat out to keep people safe, to the care home staff and carers who are so carefully […]