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.
SOUTH HAMS DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS – 2ND MAY 2019
SOUTH BRENT WARD RESULT
Peter Smerdon (Cons) 744 Elected
Guy Pannell (Lib Dem) 729 Elected
Robert Steer (Cons) 715
Charlotte Power (Lib Dem) 663
Gavin Fennell (Green) 417
Colin Moore (Green) 371
Lynn Alderson (Lab) 203
Paul Bishop (Lab) 169
The Returning Officer at this Election of Parish Councillors report that the latest time for delivery of notices of withdrawal of candidature, namely Wednesday 3 April 2019, having passed, the persons whose names appear below, stood validly nominated and were duly elected without a contest:-
Carol Doree; Paul Fennessy; Peter Kelly; Ian O'Connor; Cathie Pannell; Glyn Richards & Sue Gaskin
As a Result there are there are vacancies with South Brent Parish Council for 5 Councillors.
· As a councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work.
. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training.
· You should be comfortable working electronically.
· You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.
Please contact: Mrs Julia Willoughby by 18 May
Tel: 01364 72894
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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.