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

A view from Brentor Commons

Will Walker-Smith writes……….
The bracken is now disappearing back into the ground and as it does the contours reveal the old mine workings that cover Bowden Down. Some areas are obviously old spoil heaps, the pits were where ochre was mined and the fenced areas are formerly shafts or adits. The mining ceased many years ago as it was not profitable and grew on the back of the fabulously successful Hogs Tor Manganese mines in Chillaton. Continue reading A view from Brentor Commons

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

Affordable housing for Brentor – huge financial commitment by West Devon Borough Council

Some time ago West Devon Borough Council announced that it would be applying for planning permission to provide five  affordable rented homes and four shared ownership homes at Hammer ParkThe change from providing some discounted homes to shared ownership was apparently to enable the Council to apply for government funding towards the project.  However, months on, no further progress has been announced.

Continue reading Affordable housing for Brentor – huge financial commitment by West Devon Borough Council


Click here to go to the government Covid-19 web pages

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.

Sign up to receive Brentor event reminders and Brentor News by email

How often do you think ‘I wish I had remembered to go to that!’?
If you sign up for this free village event reminder service that won’t happen again.
For many special village events or activities you will receive an email reminder during the week before the event.  Occasionally events are put on at short notice and may only be advertised by this service. 
To get this free service just send your email to info@brentorvillage.org .
Colin Dawes

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

House locator

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

We need your contributions!

Stonechat in West Blackdown

Do you have an interesting photo, an informative item about the village or an event that you need to promote?
We want to keep this website topical, local and up-to-date, so please send your potential contributions to the editorial team:

Jane Phelpstead tel 810635,
email croakytoad97@gmail.com
Adrian Arnold tel 665066, email  aa@acis.uk
Sue Fraser tel 811097, email swhitfraser@gmail.com
Colin Dawes (general editor) tel 811079 , email editor@brentorvillage.org

Ongoing community issues

This section of the website provides 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 also provides a timeline of how the matters are progressing.

Click here for information about Broadband provision for Brentor

Click here for information about Local Needs Housing provision in Brentor

Click here for information about the possible new railway line through Brentor (part of the Dawlish alternative route)