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Buckland Monachorum Parish Council

The parish of Buckland Monachorum is located between Plymouth and Tavistock about 10 miles north of Plymouth city centre and on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park within the Borough of West Devon. The parish has five villages within its boundaries, Yelverton, Clearbrook, Crapstone, Milton Combe and of course Buckland Monachorum. Part of the parish falls within the National Park and the rest of it is within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Parish has many notable features such as Buckland Abbey the home of Sir Francis Drake now owned by the National Trust, the Garden House, and an old wartime airfield at 'Harrowbeer' Yelverton.

The parish council was formed just over 100 years ago and has 12 members. The Council meet on the third Tuesday in every month except August when there is no meeting and in December when it is brought forward a week. The council also regularly meet to consider planning applications. Normally this is every fortnight but depends if any applications have been received. The dates and locations of all meeting are published on this site and on all parish notice boards.

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If you wish to join the next romote council planning meeting on Wednesday 12th August at 7.30pm please use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88542293166

 

 

 THE NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN CAN BE FOUND IN THE FINANCE SECTION.

 

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Please get in touch to discuss any issues, we will do our best to answer your questions or to find the relevant information.

Councillor Contact details:

Mr Gary Baird: Tel:  855272  Mobile: 07940 215347 [email protected] 

Mrs Val Bolitho: [email protected]

Mrs Sally Challiss: Mobile  07805732110

Mr Ric Cheadle: Tel: 854710 Mobile: 07938348731  [email protected]

Mr Martin Fowler: Tel: 853402 Mobile: 07843272262   [email protected]

Mr Laurence Larkin: Tel: 852167   [email protected]   

Mrs Wood: Mobile: 07870 645360  l[email protected]  

Mrs Susan Woollacott: Tel: 854590     Mobile: 07817952168 [email protected]

Mrs Karen Conthwaite: Tel: 07780680883  [email protected]

Mr Ashley West: [email protected]

Mrs Sue Britton: Tel: 01822 2584    [email protected]

Useful links:        West Devon Borough Council

                            Devon County Council

                            Buckland Cares FB Page

                           YeverCare

 

Covid-19 Advice (March 20)

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Up to date information from PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
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You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.  Read  advice about staying at home.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Call 111 if.. 

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Or use the 111 online help

 

Crapstone Playpark Co-op Community Fund.  

Crapstone needs a new playpark  

Buckland Monachorum Parish council would like to create an all-weather naturally themed play area using recycled plastic equipment including a safer and dryer surface for use throughout the year.

The play area has been designed by “Green scheme” a well-known local company that specializes in the use of recycled plastic.

The parish council feels this would be a better alternative to wood as 

Crapstone field is a very wet area, we already have the “Crapstone Wetland Meadow” in the field with a recycled plastic information board and it looks good.

The role of the parish council is to represent the interest of the whole community and we are seeking to improve the Crapstone field to encouraging residents out into the beautiful area we live.

We have a price of £50,000 to raise, and the start off point has been our local Co-op, we were lucky enough to be picked for their “community funding” award. To support us with the Co-op if you are a member just sign in, scroll down and tick our box, if you are not a member sign up and tick our box. Every time you shop and scan your membership card, we gain a share of the profit and every little will help.

By showing local participation and support, this will enable further funding to be applied for

If you would like to help with fund raising events or you would like some more information, please contact the clerk.

 

 

CRAPSTONE WETLAND MEADOW - "THE OLD BOGGY BIT"

That "old boggy bit” in the corner of the recreation field in Crapstone is turning into a very special place. With the increasing urbanisation of our landscape it becomes more important than ever to conserve our natural areas such as this small pocket of wet grassland.The field is owned and managed by Buckland Monachorum parish council who in January 2018 gave a small committee, made up of three parish councillors and a few local residents the ½ acre plot “the boggy bit” to create a conservation area. Our first job was to get Tavistock task force out to clear some of the brambles and rushes so we could get an idea as to what we were going to do.Devon Wildlife had been down and had suggested a plan of action and our local well-known landscape gardeners had been and suggested a selection of trees, shrubs and flowers that would look good and increase the biodiversity of the area. With the help of local residents, we planted trees a shrub and some water loving plants, some of which had been donated to the conservation area. As we were fast running out of funds, we applied and got funding from Devon County council and the Tamer valley AONB, with a stall (books and toys) at Buckland village hall coffee morning plus the June fair, we were then able to buy a hedgehog home and a couple of bird boxes and our “big buy” which is an information board supplied and fitted by our local company “Green Scheme” who specialise in recycled plastic products, it will tell you all about our “boggy bit”. Volunteers are always welcomed. The wild life on our doorstep is amazing and so varied, we hope this year we will have even more to share with everyone.  

 

 

Buckland Monachorum Parish Council - Parish Clerk: Katharine Griffiths Office Hours: 10:00 to 12:00 Tuesday to Thursday - Tel: 01822 855889 email: [email protected]