Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING of the Parish of Brentor will be held on
Monday 26th April at 7.00pm
Parishioners are cordially invited to join the meeting and hear what the Parish Council have been doing over the past year. The Annual Parish Meeting will be followed by the ordinary Parish Council Meeting which will commence at 7.30pm
ZOOM meeting details; Meeting ID: 390 708 7326 – Passcode: 2QCFff
Work started on 13th April 2021 to lay a fibre optic cable on Gibbet Hill from Mary Tavy to West Blackdown. It took only a day to bury 1.85km of conduit pipe beneath the moor. Work to pull the new underground fibre cable through the conduit will start on 26 April.
Click here to see a video of the conduit being laid Continue reading Work starts on Brentor’s fibre broadband network
Recently there has been a lot of renewed interest in the reinstatement of the railway line between Tavistock and Okehampton, as part of a main line ‘northern route’ from Plymouth to Exeter and beyond. This has been generated by a lobby group calling themselves the ‘Northern Route Working Group’, who have been lobbying local MPs, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Heart of the South West LEP, Devon County Council, Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce, Visit Cornwall, Plymouth University, Peninsula Rail Group, Tavistock Chamber of Commerce and GWR, amongst others. All seem broadly supportive of the scheme. Apparently Geoffrey Cox, our local MP, leads support for the scheme among south-west MPs. Continue reading Could a main line railway be coming through Brentor?
- five affordable rented homes
- four shared ownership homes
Not only West Blackdown homes but also up to 31 homes in Brentor village centre will definitely be getting access to a new fibre broadband network being built by Openreach. West Blackdown should be connected by 23 July (a month later than originally quoted), and BT announced on 10th March 2021 that enough residents had signed up for the government-funded Universal Service Obligation scheme for the north side of the village centre to also be connected.
Garden for wildlife – Spring into action
Sir David Attenborough recently told the BBC that “The truth is that the UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries on the planet and the situation is getting worse.”
What better way to combat this than to turn your garden into a wildlife haven? Devon Wildlife Trust has some brilliant material to help you do this, they say that there are an estimated 16 million gardens in the UK and the way these are cared for can make a big difference to wildlife. Continue reading Environmental News
New rules from 12 April 2021
There are no changes to social contact rules and many restrictions are still in place. Outdoor gatherings must still be limited to 6 people or 2 households, and you must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with or have not formed a support bubble with. Continue reading COVID-19 latest
Brentor Parish Council has written an emergency plan for our parish, along with a home emergency booklet which will soon be printed and delivered to every home. Continue reading Planning for emergencies
A ‘West Country Class’ steam locomotive built in Eastleigh in 1949 was named ‘Brentor’ and was used until July 9th 1967, when it was broken up for scrap. One of its nameplates was given to Brentor and was displayed for many years in the council offices in Tavistock. It is planned to loan the name plate for display at the Plym Valley Railway at Marsh Mills in Plymouth when Covid restrictions allow. Continue reading Recreated ‘Brentor’ locomotive to steam again
During the second pandemic lockdown period the Village Hall has been closed completely once again. Continue reading Brentor Village Hall currently closed
This year, with so much disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Devon County Council has decided not to publish a paper timetable with a short shelf-life. Travellers will have to rely on an on-line version for the time being.
Most services are now operating normally but any exceptions to this are indicated in the timetable.
As part of this service Brentor News is emailed to all members in full colour every month, and if you wish you can opt to ‘go paperless’ and stop receiving a paper copy to help save on resources and printing costs.
Brentor’s Village Hall and Playing Field Committee has been looking for ideas on how to move forward with rebuilding the main hall of the Village Hall. They are a registered charity, whose duty is to run the Village Hall and Playing Field for the benefit of our community. Continue reading Village Hall rebuild put on hold due to the pandemic
We have probably all been asked “where is xxxxxx” by a visitor or van driver. With more than 200 properties in the parish it’s hard to know where they all are, especially since many of our lanes also have no names. This is especially difficult in these times where so many more deliveries are being made to houses during the pandemic. Continue reading House locator
This section of the website sets out to provide a source of information about issues which are of ongoing concern to our village. Often these issues first appear on this home page, but require additional space to do them justice.
This website now has a recipes page, but there’s only a few recipes on it!
As we all know, lot of Brentor’s social life revolves around cooking and eating with family and friends. The recipes on the new page have been provided by Brentor residents past and present. No doubt some have been adapted and improved as the years pass – and they are reminders of residents past and present and of many good times around the table, as well as being household favourites.
WE NEED LOTS MORE RECIPES! So please email your contributions – a recipe with a small introductory text – to the editor, Colin Dawes, at email@example.com .