South Brent is a large village on the southern edge of Dartmoor. The Parish is the second largest (after Cornwood) in South Hams at 3742 ha, and 6th largest (after Ivybridge, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Bickleigh) with a population of 3043 in 2012.
The village was originally a woollen and market centre with 2 annual fairs and a station. Now the village centre is within Dartmoor National Park, and it is a thriving community with shops, businesses, school, village hall and community centre.
The Parish Council consists of 12 elected councillors - 9 from the Village Ward, and 3 from Brent Moor Ward. The present Council were elected/co-opted in May 2015, and will serve for 4 years until 2019. A list of the Councillors may be found here.
Parish Council meetings normally take place in the Side Hall at the Village Hall, on the 4th Monday of each month starting at 7:30pm. In August the meeting takes place at The Old SChool Community Centre. All members of the public are invited to attend meetings, and will have the opportunity to speak at a public forum at the start of each meeting.
Dartmoor National Park are publishing a draft new Local Plan for Dartmoor, and consulting on it between 3rd December 2018 and 4th February 2019.
The Local Plan is an important document which sets out what type of development is and isn’t acceptable in the National Park.
It is what Dartmoor National Park use to decide planning applications, and sets out where future development may take place.
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SOUTH BRENT PARISH COUNCIL
Seeks an organised, independent and adaptable individual to work on behalf of the Parish Council in the role of
Part time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to
South Brent Parish Council
18 hours per week
(to take over from the existing Clerk who will retire in 2019).
Salary in accordance with NALC and SLCC recommended rates – LC2
We are looking for someone with good communication skills who is able to provide efficient administration of council business and manage projects where required.
For further information or an application pack please contact the clerk,
The closing date for applications is Friday 14 December 2018
Interviews will take place on Thursday 17 January 2019
Further to the earlier information about the developments following the closure of the South Brent Post Office, although some finer details are to be confirmed, a temporary solution of an Outreach Post Office Service run by the Strete Postmistress is being put in place.
The new arrangements for Post Office Services in the Old School Community Centre will commence from Wednesday 17th January 2018 on:
Huge thanks are owed to the Trustees of the Old School Community Centre and Centre Manager and Glyn Richards in particular for the work he has done in facilitating this.