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 2015, and will serve for 4 years until 2019. 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.
Friday 16 – Sunday 18 June 2017: Great Get Together / The Big Lunch. Street parties, picnics and bake-offs will be held across the UK in honour of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox.
Part of a new community initiative launched by Jamie Oliver and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The gatherings, called the Great Get Together, are designed to unite people in their neighbourhoods on the weekend of 17-18 June.
For more information, posters and downloads go to: www.greatgettogether.org/ and www.edenprojectcommunities.com/thebiglunchhomepage.