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 2019, and will serve for 4 years until 2023.
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.
SHDC – Covid 19 - Council Tax Reduction Scheme
For details of the scheme please follow the link below:
Coronavirus / COVID-19 - Community Information
South Brent Community Crisis Assistance is developing under the auspices of South Brent & District Caring with more internet resources and information
Open the following link and use the links and phone numbers in the infographic if you need, or can offer help sbadc.org.uk/south-brent-community-assist-flyer/
Community Crisis Assistance Bulletin: A weekly email bulletin has been started to update you about what is happening in the village during the crisis. Click below to sign up.
Coronavirus emergency– local responses: ‘South Brent Community Crisis Assistance’ is being established under the auspices of South Brent & District Caringwith representation from various community groups, the church, SSB, village shops etc. to act as a single point of contact, to co-ordinate volunteers and offers of help and to signpost to resources in the current crisis.
To see details of Dartmoor National Park "Be A Home Hero" publication use the link: www.dartmoor.gov.uk and follow the link to "Be A Home Hero"
To See Details of Devon County Council's Guidance on the Reopening of Recycling Centres - Download Here
The Following Contact Details May Also Be Of Use:
Covid 19 related Helpline for South Hams 01803 861297
Local Action Support Fund https://southhams.gov.uk/LASFund
Post Office support for getting access to cash https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52229698
Info on grants and funding for individuals, groups and businesses. https://www.devon.gov.uk/document/grant-and-funding-support/
The Silver Line - FREE confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day 0800 470 8090 - https://www.thesilverline.org.uk
The Mix. Online support Webchat for 10-18 year olds, online counselling for up to 28. Group chat, general chat, helpline, email and text support and webchat 0808 808 4994 or www.themix.org.uk
Victim Care Unit on 01392 475900 https://www.victimcaredevonandcornwall.org.uk/Help-and-Support/ This link is more local support and covers a wide range of topics which is useful.
National Domestic Abuse free phone helpline 24 hours is 0808 2000 247 - the web link https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
Under the revised Government guideleines the public toilets in Stockbridge Lane, South Brent, have now re-opened.
The Outreach Post Office provided by Strete Post Office is now permanently hosted in South Brent Old School Community Centre.
With effect from Monday 6th July 2020 the Post Office opening times will revert to:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning ONLY.
The service is provided in conjunction with the management of the Old School Centre.
Apply for a Discretionary Grant - Act NOW - Issued: 24 June 2020
Do you need an urgent cash injection for your small or micro business? South Hams District Council is calling on eligible businesses to apply now for a share of government funding before money runs out.
If your business was trading on 11 March this year and you can show a major fall in income due to Covid-19, you could be prioritised for funding support.
To be eligible for a grant ranging from £1,000 to £25,000, you should not have qualified for any other grant, other than the furloughed Job Retention Scheme or the Self‐Employed Income Support Scheme.
In line with government requirements, the following business types will be prioritised for funding support:
Leader of South Hams District Council, Cllr Judy Pearce, said:"So far in our first batch of payments, we've already paid out £630,000 and we're eager to support many more small businesses in the South Hams, but you need to act quickly before the funds run out.
"We urge you to get in touch if you fit the funding criteria and we'll work quickly to get the money to you."
Unfortunately, those not eligible for funding under this scheme include:
The Council will be checking all claims against previously approved grants, data held on file and with HM Revenue and Customs records. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be reclaimed.
If a business believes it fits the criteria stated, they can apply for funding via the Council's website.
Please ensure you have the corresponding supporting documents at hand before you start the application, including bank statement for March this year, latest set of accounts, HMRC Self-assessment with a cash flow forecast. You may also need a Tenancy Agreement, if applicable.
Please take care when entering details and especially numbers; incorrect information provided could significantly delay your grant. Please check your bank account details carefully – we will not be able to pay a discretionary grant twice, so if you provide incorrect bank details, you may not receive the grant if we cannot reclaim the original payment.
To find out more and to apply for the Discretionary Grants, visit:
Government announced that a discretionary fund would be made available aimed at small businesses who were not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund. This grant funding is for businesses that are not eligible for other support schemes, including:
Please be aware that telephone calls to and from the Council may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.