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Farewell to the printed Brentor News

December 2021 Brentor News

The last printed issue of Brentor News has been delivered to residents’ doors.  It comes with an extra separate page to mark this change.  From January all the news and information found in Brentor News will be here on our village website, along with the more in-depth items you are used to seeing here.

Brentor News farewell insert

 

This website is regularly updated, so you’ll hear about events and all the latest news as soon as it’s available, just dip in as often as you like! Continue reading Farewell to the printed Brentor News

Church News

The Season of Remembrance
We held a lovely All Souls service at the end of October, when nearly 50 people, now gone on ahead but still dear to those at Brentor, were remembered and candles lit for each one – thanks to all. Continue reading Church News

New year road closures

The faulty pole by the river Burn

BT has booked two road closures in the new year to enable the installation of the new fibre broadband network.

The first is between 4 and 10 January 2022 on Station Road from the West Blackdown cattle grid to Station View.
The second is in the village centre from 11 to 17 January 2022 on the lane between Hammer Park and the church cottages. Continue reading New year road closures

Carbon savvy shopping in West Devon

Devon councils & charities are taking the lead on helping people learn how to shop in a way that’s both good for our individual wellbeing as well as doing our bit for the climate.  We all have a part to play in reducing our carbon footprint.  Discover ways to Shop4good this Christmas and take the Shop4good Quiz with exciting local prizes.
Click here to find out more

Help improve mobile phone coverage

The Government is intending to introduce changes to the rules for mobile phone mast planning consent in the very near future.
If you are in one of the many houses in Brentor with no mobile coverage then please call your mobile provider and register a complaint regarding your lack of coverage.  If there are sufficient complaints then we should be prioritised for a new mast(s) to provide coverage.

Continue reading Help improve mobile phone coverage

Main line railway through Brentor?

Click the photo to read the letter

Latest news
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?

COVID-19

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COVID UPDATE – From 30 November 2021:-

  • Face coverings will become compulsory on public transport and in shops.  Not including hospitality.
  • ​All international arrivals entering England must take a day 2 PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative​ result.
  • ​All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of their vaccination status. They​ will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Village Hall rebuild put on hold but will be revived

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, but the pandemic has put their plans on hold.  The Village Hall and Playing Field is 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 but will be revived