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The following notice has been sent to Community Website from Devon County Council. Readers please make those aware who would be interested but don't have internet access. Thank you.

This notice will remain on the School tab (under Local Services) until 30th March.

Subject: Notification of Consultation: Buckland Brewer Primary School
Message: For information: The Governing Body of Buckland Brewer Primary School is consulting on a proposal to lower the school age range from 4-11 to 2-11 years of age from September 2018.

Further information is available in the school’s consultation brochure, which is available at (click here)

The school would like to hear your views on this proposal by the closing date of 30 March 2018. Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(please note there is no direct link to the e-mail address above from this site)

The promised meeting took place in the village hall on 20th March, supported by 22 members of the public and 5 parish councillors.
The good news is that a Steering Committee has been nominated & agreed, consisting of 7 members of the public and 4 parish councillors. They will meet on 1st May, supported and guided by Martin Rich of Devon Communities Together, to decide further actions to develop and agree a new Plan covering 2018-31.
Committee members are (in no particular order):Parishioners – David Heywood, John Hector, Barry Noakes, Jo Lloyd, Alan Sutton, Paul Davies, Steve Harding; Parish Councillors Barbara Babb, Andrew Hewitt, Elisa Hurley, David Watson.

The Parish Council was unable to ask our contractor to salt the roads this weekend – all our salt reserves, 3 tons, were used during the snowfall which happened the end of last month/beginning of this. As snow is not a regular feature in this part of the world, we believed the use of budget buying more at this time of year was ill advised.
When we became aware of the snow forecast during the weekend of 17th March, early on Thursday 15th March we approached Devon County Council to purchase more salt from their salt storage facility close by at Parkham. This would enable our paid contractor to do a “salt run”. Devon County refused to sell us any (parish councils and private individuals are not permitted to purchase any of this – it appears we are a "lesser priority") - they suggested we contacted Skaina, although the advice from Devon Highways was that they would be unable to deliver it in time.
Let us be clear – maintenance and safety aspects of all roads in this parish are the direct responsibility of Devon County Council.
However, due to cuts forced on them by the government, Devon withdrew priority status for salting our roads a number of years ago. This is the reason the parish council has chosen to use money from our budget to buy salt, store it, and spread it using a paid local contractor. But our stocks are not limitless.
In these extreme weather circumstances we strongly recommend you listen to local radio travel updates and follow advice – if you are advised not to travel, we recommend you don’t.

Are you struggling with fuel and water bills?
Or do you simply want to see how you can make some savings?
Free Energy Clinic, Thursday 22nd March. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. , Methodist Chapel Schoolroom, Buckland Brewer. Free refreshments too.
Simply call 01271 599361 to book your “slot” (or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)and bring along some recent energy bills.
A Parish Council sponsored event.
What’s not to like?!
For full details see poster under What’s On/Events.

FOR RENT: Parish Council Land (on the Parkham Road) known as


OS Number        Acreage

0551                 1.78

Tenders are invited from residents within the Parish of Buckland Brewer for rent of the above pasture land, which is currently vacant. Tenders should reach the Parish Clerk by no later than 30th April 2018 for discussion at the Parish Council meeting of 9th May 2018. Please include in your submission the use you intend to make of the field, how you propose to secure and maintain it, and the annual rental that you are offering.

Sealed tenders can be submitted in writing to the address below, or by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patrick Blosse, Parish Clerk
Catsborough Cottage, Catsborough Cross, Monkleigh, Devon, EX39 5LE
Telephone: 01805 624832, Mobile: 07831 305872

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