Useful links

Some of the other links below are to non-retail businesses. They are there because they provide a public service which Brentor residents need from time to time and are included at the editor’s discretion. For all paid advertisements relating to holiday accommodation and local service businesses contact Colin Dawes on 811079, email .

Please let us know if you have links to suggest or if you find broken links in the list below. Contact Colin Dawes, general editor, 811079, email

House locator
Find the location of houses in Brentor by searching for their name.
Click here to go to the house locator on this website

Authorities and representatives
West Devon Borough Council  (Mary Tavy ward): Terry Pearce, tel: 810648,
email: cllr.terry.pearce@west

Devon County Council ( Yelverton Rural ward): Local County Councillor is Philip Sanders,  3 Peryn Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8LP  Tel 01822 612265;  email

Darmoor National Park Authority
Darmoor National Park Authority Planning

Write to the Prime Minister in No 10 Downing Street
Click here to go to a form to write to number 10.

Parliament (Torridge and West Devon): Geoffrey Cox QC MP,  tel: 01822 612925 ; email:
address: Lockyer House, Paddons Row, Tavistock, PL19  0HF  Through this website you can send an email to Brentor representatives at any level above the Parish Council (which has its own page on this website) up to MP & MEP. Enter your postcode and follow instructions.

ThePublicWhip  Voting record for any MP or member of the House of Lords.  Keeps an eye on your MP’s speeches, gives access to Hansard, lists of MPs, Lords etc., provides a glossary of parliamentary jargon, written answers, debates, ministerial statements……..

Dartmoor military firing range timetable – find out when it is safe to visit the firing ranges at Merrivale, Willsworthy and Okehampton.

Reporting damage to roads, street furniture etc

Direct to Devon County Council  (including potholes) (excluding potholes)

Emergencies – telephone 999
Non-emergencies – telephone 101
Brentor’s Police community support officer is Seonaid Greenwood – she can be contacted by calling 101, or by email at

Household waste collection
The West Devon Borough Council website has details of what can be recycled from your doorstep.
Find out your waste collection day and what can be recycled 

The Devon County Council website has details of our local wasted and recycling site in Tavistock.

Brentor recycling and waste collection dates 2022/3

Electricity power cuts – to report or get information – telephone 105 – (a free service  from most landlines and mobile phones).

South West Water emergencies or enquiries –  0344 346 2020

Tamar Energy Community – for impartial adviced on energy bills, switching supplier heating controls etc – 0800 233 5414.   Go to their website

Post Office
Our nearest Post office is at Mary TavyClick here for more information about the services it offers.

Mary Tavy and Brentor Community Primary School
Tavistock College
Mount Kelly College

Churches and other Places of Worship
St Eustachius, Tavistock
Catholic Parish of Tavistock

Health Services in Tavistock
Dentists (NHS – private dentists see Health Services above)
Harwood Dental Practice, 8 Watts Rd, Tavistock – 615694
Lynbridge Dental Practice – 26 West Street, Tavistock PL19 8AN – 612828

Doctors – NHS
Abbey Surgery, 28 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock – 612247 –
Tavyside Surgery, Abbey Rise, Whitchurch Road, Tavistock – 613517 –

Derriford Hospital, Brest Rd, Derriford, Plymouth – 01752 202082
Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, 20 Brest Rd, Derriford, Plymouth –    01752 506070
Plymouth Nuffield Hospital, Derriford Rd, Plymouth –     01752 548325
Royal Eye Infirmary (part of Derriford Hospital) –  Telephone Triage Number 01752 439330
Tavistock Hospital, Spring Hill, Tavistock – 612233

Tavyside Pharmacy,  Tavyside Health Centre,  Abbey Rise, Tavistock  –  617894
Boots the Chemist,  5 Duke St, Tavistock,  612609
Morrison’s Pharmacy, 128-130 Plymouth Rd, Tavistock,  613153

Cycling – National cycle route 27

Dartmoor Prison Museum 322130

Morwellham Quay  832776

Tamar Valley Donkey Park  834072

National Trust South West

Tennis – the courts in Tavistock are available for casual use

Meadowlands Leisure Pool, Tavistock, 01822 617774
Mount Kelly Swim Centre Parkwood Road, Tavistock PL19 0HZ. 01822 813170
Parklands Swimming Pool, Okehampton, 01837 659154

Theatre Royal and Drum Theatre, Plymouth – 01752 267222
Tavistock Wharf, (theatre, film) 611166

Walk & Talk, Tavistock (Free)  Short and Moderate Walks.  Hannah Colston, West Devon Borough Council, 813628.

Tavistock Online – includes tourist information – 01822 612938

All public transport  Traveline –    0871 200 2233

11 from Brentor to Plymouth via Tavistock, or north to Okehampton.
75A and B to Okehampton to Barnstable or Atlantic Village.

Click  here for local bus timetables 

Travel Devon bus information
Ring and Ride
Brentor is served on Monday mornings (£2.00 to Tavistock) and Thursday mornings (£3.00 to Plymouth).  Ring at least a day in advance to book. Remember to say if you require a wheelchair place or if you need to be dropped off elsewhere than Tavistock town centre.
Bookings on 01822 618028

National Express –      0871 781 8181
National Rail Enquiries –     0845 748 4950

Air travel
Exeter International Airport      01392 367433
Bristol International Airport       0871 3344344

Nearest villages:

Lydford village

Mary Tavy