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.
Consultation on Statement of Community Involvement - Have Your Say
It has been necessary to update our Statement of Community Involvement in order to reflect new legislation brought in by the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017. This is not a completely new document, but focussed changes in response to the Act. Changes are predominantly within the 'Neighbourhood Development Plans' section (pp.8-9), where we must now specify the support and advice available to Neighbourhood Planning Groups wishing to make a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
Public consultation on the attached Statement of Community Involvement (Draft September 2018) will run from Tuesday 4 September 2018 - Monday 15 October 2018, during which time we welcome your comments relating to the SCI by email or post. We will consider all comments received and make any necessary changes before the SCI is considered for adoption.
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Further to the earlier information about the developments following the closure of the South Brent Post Office, although some finer details are to be confirmed, a temporary solution of an Outreach Post Office Service run by the Strete Postmistress is being put in place.
The new arrangements for Post Office Services in the Old School Community Centre will commence from Wednesday 17th January 2018 on:
Huge thanks are owed to the Trustees of the Old School Community Centre and Centre Manager and Glyn Richards in particular for the work he has done in facilitating this.