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.
CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE PERSONS
People who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) are receiving correspondence from central Government advising them to shield until at least 21 February 2021.
In November, South Hams District Council sent a letter advising people of the local hotlines and how we may help support them.
In the third lockdown, South Hams Council are very mindful of people in our communities who are struggling to make ends meet. The Council has funding available to assist with rent, council tax and homeless prevention. There is specific help for parents who cannot afford the additional costs associated with their children accessing the internet for online lessons. Anyone struggling with the cost of the extra data needed for remote learning can apply for support. This help is accessed via the schools, not the council. People just need to approach their school(s) who can assist them.Citizens Advice has also been awarded funding to make one-off payments to people struggling with their energy costs.
The Parish Council has been saddened to learn of the deaths of 11 residents of Windward care home in recent days as a result of Covid 19.
A number of staff have also tested positive and have been isolating at home.
We know that staff at the home have been devastated by this development and we offer our support to them, and to the families and friends of all those residents who have been affected.
Care homes in all areas have been severely impacted by this latest wave of the virus, with deaths of residents accounting for a significant proportion of the total nationally.
We have been informed that there is no reason to believe that the virus is any more prevalent in our community than throughout the locality as a whole and that no special precautions are needed other than the current general guidance.
Please stay safe yourselves and encourage others to do likewise. There is no extra reason to worry because of this isolated outbreak.
Cathie Pannell, Chairman , South Brent Parish Council
South Brent Parish Council is seeking a Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
The role is part time at18 hours/week