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.
Thursday 2 May 2019:
Local elections – including the election of the 12 Councillors who make up South Brent Parish Council.
Some existing councillors will stand for re-election; others may retire, meaning that there will be a need for new folk to put themselves forward. If you are a resident (aged 18 or over; British, Commonwealth or EU citizen) and passionate about your community, do consider becoming a Parish Councillor, making a difference in the community and helping to ensure that services meet the community’s needs.
Full Parish Council meetings are open to the public, start at 7.30pm in the Side Hall of South Brent Village Hall and are usually on the fourth Monday of the month (next 25th February; 25th March).
Do come along and find out how your Parish Council operates.
Nominations can take place from 21 March and nomination papers will be available from 4 March fromSouth Hams District Council.
Any nominations must be received by 4 April 2019
To See a Poster from the National Association of Local Councils about becoming a Councillor - Download Here
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.