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 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.
To see details of the information sheets for farmer and home owners in relation to the problem of "Ash Die Back" please click on the 'Download Here' against the appropriate item:
"Ash Die Back - Farmer Information Sheet" - Download Here
"Ash Die Back - Residents, Gardens and Land Owners Information Sheet" - Download Here
To see details of the drop in events as part of the local consulation Dartmoor Local Plan - Download Here
The Outreach Post Office provided by Strete Post Office is now permanently hosted in South Brent Old School Community Centre.
With Effect from 1st September 2019 the Post Office Opening times will be:
The Post Office will open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning ONLY. There will NOT be a Post Office facility on Saturday mornings after Saturday 31st August.
We believe that opening on Monday mornings will reach more customers than continuing to open on Saturday mornings, thus helping to ensure the long term future of the Post Office in South Brent hosted by SBOSCC.
The service is provided in conjunction with the management of the Old School Centre.