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.
There are two vacancy's for councillors on South Brent Parish Council.
To see details of the poster advertising the vacancy - Download Here
In light of the ever changing situation with regard to Government Advice in relation to the Covid 19 epidemic please follow the links below for the up to date advice:
Face Coverings on Public Transport:transport - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-coverings-to-become-mandatory-on-public-transport
General link to Governemnt advice: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Government's Covid-19 Guidelines for “National Lockdown restrictions are in force from 5 January.
South Brent Parish Council is seeking a Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
The role is part time at18 hours/week
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination programme will start from the week commencing14 December.
Due to the need to store this at very low temperatures all the South Hams practices’ patients are being vaccinated at a central site which will be within 10 minutes’ drive of South Brent. Initially the vaccine will be offered to those over 80 years old – the Health Centre will be contacting patients directly but the booking system is centralised and choice of slots is very limited.
Please accept the slot offered as the practice only has a finite allocation per week and we need to use them all.
You can drive yourself or arrange for a lift with family or friends.
A second dose is then due 3 weeks later – and will be on the same day of the week at the same time.
Patients will need to remain at the site for 15 minutes after vaccination but can drive themselves.
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.