A local resident has written to Dartmoor National Park Authority Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Bishop, about the proposed railway reinstatement. His reply can be seen by clicking the image on the right. Let’s hope that Dr Bishop goes on to represent the views of National Park residents as well as the Park itself!
This issue has been going on for some time. As the CEO says, Dartmoor National Park Authority commissioned a report in 2015 to identify the key issues for the proposed line. Click here to see the report, called ‘Devon Main Line Route Options – DNPA Scoping Report. Continue reading Main line railway through Brentor? Response from DNPA Chief Executive Officer
The 2021 Wonderful Villages Photo Competition has been launched. Why not submit your photos celebrating village halls and village and community life, or perhaps the work which volunteers have been doing to support their communities through the difficult times of the Covid-19 crisis? Continue reading Wonderful Villages photo competition 2021
West Devon Community and Voluntary Services (WDCVS) publishes a bulletin about funding available locally for individuals and voluntary organisations.
There’s a wealth of information, from grants for individuals suffering hardship during the pandemic to funding for charitable organisations.
For more details please contact Sheryl on 870554.
Highland cattle are back on Gibbett Hill for the summer, so if you are walking take care. In the past two years walkers with dogs have been attacked by the cattle, especially when calves are present. You are particularly advised not to walk between the cattle. Continue reading Watch out – the highland cattle are back
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 is also complete.
Click here to see a video of the conduit being laid Continue reading Work starts on Brentor’s fibre broadband network
- 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.
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org .