Village Profile

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.