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.
The South Brent Parish Council Community Champion Award for 2020-2021 has been awarded to Zoe Richards who collected 700 Easter Eggs for Derriford Hospital.
To see full details of the South Brent Parish Council Press Release - Download Here
There are two vacancy's for councillors on South Brent Parish Council.
Applications are invited to co-opt two Parish Councillors.
Applications of interest need to be received by the Clerk by 19th April 2021 with co-option of two new councillors during the council meeting on 26th April 2021.
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:
Government's Advice on the Roadmap Out Of Lockdown please see:
With Regard to those residents who are shielding (Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Persons)
As shielding ends on 31 March as part of the road map please see:
It is with great sadness that I learned this morning, Friday 9th April 2021, of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
For anyone wishing to mark his passing, a virtual Book of Condolence, can be found on line.
This is following the request from Buckingham Palace, that no actual books should be used.
The flag of St George will be flown at half mast, from the Tower of St. Petroc's, as soon as this can be arranged, as a mark of respect.
Cathie Pannell, Chairman, South Brent Parish Council