Useful links

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

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

Authorities and representatives
West Devon Borough Council (Mary Tavy): Terry Pearce, tel: 810648,
email: cllr.terry.pearce@ west
Devon County Council (Okehampton Rural): Christine Marsh (no details provided).
Parliament (Torridge and West Devon): Geoffrey Cox QC MP,  tel: 01237 459001        ; email:
address: 2 Bridge Chambers, Bridge Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2BU
European Parliament (United Kingdom – South West): William, the Earl of Dartmouth, Ashley Fox, Julie Girling, Clare Moody, Julia Reid, Molly Scott Cato. To contact them, see ‘’ below.  A simple way to report anything that needs doing.  Through this website you can send a fax 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……..

Darmoor National Park Authority

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

Emergencies – telephone 999
Non-emergencies – telephone 101
Police Community Support Officer for Rural West Devon is Dave Chapple,
tel 08452 777444, mobile 07864 104728

Household waste collection
General information from West Devon Borough Council and how to find your household waste collection day and what to put out each week

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

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
ADP Dental Co. Ltd, Tavistock Dental Practice, Kilworthy Park, Tavistock,
Devon, PL19 0FZ  –   610844

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

Derriford Hospital, Brest Rd, Derriford, Plymouth – 01752 155 8235
Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, 20 Brest Rd, Derriford, Plymouth –    01752 506070
Plymouth Nuffield Hospital, Derriford Rd, Plymouth –     01752 775861
Royal Eye Infirmary (part of Derriford Hospital) –  0845 155 8094
Tavistock Hospital, Spring Hill, Tavistock – 612233

Tavyside Pharmacy,  Tavyside Health Centre,  Abbey Rise, Tavistock  –  617894
Boots the Chemist,  5 Duke St, Tavistock,  612609
Day Lewis Pharmacy, 81 West St, Tavistock,  612104
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
Parklands Swimming Pool, Okehampton, 01837 659154
Theatre Royal and Drum Theatre, Plymouth – 01752 267222
Walk & Talk, Tavistock (Free)  Short and Moderate Walks.  Hannah Colston, West Devon Borough Council, 813628.
Tavistock Wharf, (theatre, film) 611166
Tavistock Online, – includes tourist information – 01822 612938 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ” target=”_blank”>
Devon Social Group is based in the village of Mary Tavy, and offers social events and activities in West Devon and Dartmoor.
Telephone 810120  email

All public transport  Traveline –    0871 200 2233
Air travel
Exeter International Airport      01392 367433
Bristol International Airport       0871 3344344
11 from Brentor to Plymouth via Tavistock, or north to Okehampton.
75A and B to Okehampton to Barnstable or Atlantic Village.
JourneyDevon 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

Nearest villages:    

Lydford village: 

Mary Tavy

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