Burn Lane will be closed in order for the cattle grid to be cleaned on Monday 27 September 2021 for one day, between 8.00am and 5.00pm.
A First Aid Workshop has been booked by the Parish Council and will be held in the Village Hall on 20th November, from 9.00am to 1.00pm. It will be run byJoe Rice First Aid Training. This is a FREE Defibrillator and First Aid training workshop open and it is open only to residents of Brentor Parish.
To find out more or to book a place please call the Parish Clerk, Caroline Oxenham, on 01822 481415 or email email@example.com
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.
- 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 at no cost to the new fibre broadband network being built by Openreach. West Blackdown should be connected by the end of August (over 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.
South Hams and West Devon Council have jointly funded a two year Community Broadband Project to help drive broadband provision in areas with poor connectivity. It is being run by Gemma Bristow at West Devon BC, who writes:
‘Broadband provision in West Devon is ranked one of the worst in the country, partly due to our dispersed rural communities and the challenging topography of the landscape. During the pandemic digital connectivity has been proven to be critical and a lifeline for all. Communities are heavily reliant on digital apps and online services for their healthcare support, businesses fight for their survival through online sales and those who are isolated turn to the internet for a social connection with their communities. We need to ensure our rural communities are not left behind in this digital age. This project will help residents and businesses to navigate what has become a highly complex system of broadband suppliers and providers, and Government subsidy schemes. Continue reading South Hams and West Devon Council Community Broadband project
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
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
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 Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com .
Our Village Hall is there to be used! Why not use it for a party or other event? Very reasonable charges!
You can find out when it is available by using the Events Calendar on this website.