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 2011, and will serve for 4 years until 2015. 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 (except August), and start at 7:30pm. 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 Brent Parish Council requests that any applications for grants exceeding £250 should be made by 31st August 2015.
Copies of the application form can be found on this web site under 'Publications'
The wooden infant multi-play equipment in the play area at Sanderspool Cross needs to be replaced. It is prone to vandalism and has been repaired many times.
The Parish Council would like to replace it with ‘Andy’s Train’ (pictures attached) from Sutcliffe Play.
Please see the attached information regarding the replacement. Andy's Train
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South Brent Parish Council has made comments recommending refusal of planning permission to Dartmoor National Park Planning Authority relating to the proposed demolition of South Brent Pilice Station and the erection of five properties.
For details of those comments please click here