"South Devon's Best Kept Secret"
South Brent is a unique village tucked away under the South West lea of Dartmoor.
It offers a wide range of opportunities to explore Dartmoor and the South Hams with many local amenities including a tourist information base.
The village boasts a wide range of shops including a supermarket, chemist, delicatessen, a pub, cafes, antique shops, butcher, fish and chips, florist, computer and IT, hairdressers, DIY and Garden Centre, small goods store, art and crafts, a charity shop, and a community centre (which also hosts Post Office services and a mobile Lloyds Bank).
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Why travel miles to larger towns when you can satisfy all your needs by shopping locally in South Brent
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South Brent is twinned with Chateauneuf du Faou in Brittany with visits being made between the two.
Details of some twinning contacts can be found on the menus.
South Brent is a large village on the southern edge of Dartmoor. The Parish is the second largest (after Cornwood) in South Hams at 3742 ha, and 6th largest in Devon (after Ivybridge, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Bickleigh) with a population of 3043 in 2012.
The village was originally a woollen and market centre with 2 annual fairs and a station. Now the village centre is within Dartmoor National Park, and it is a thriving community with shops, businesses, school, village hall and community centre.
The Parish Council consists of 12 elected councillors - 9 from the Village Ward, and 3 from Brent Moor Ward. The present Council were elected/co-opted in May 2019, and will serve for 4 years until 2023. A list of the Councillors may be found here
There is a Parish Council web site with more information at www.southbrent.gov.uk
Parish Council meetings normally take place in the Side Hall at the Village Hall, on the 4th Monday of each month starting at 7:30pm. In August the meeting takes place at The Old School Community Centre. All members of the public are invited to attend meetings, and will have the opportunity to speak at a public forum at the start of each meeting.
Coronavirus / COVID-19 - Community Information
South Brent Community Crisis Assistance is developing under the auspices of South Brent & District Caring with more internet resources and information
Open the following link and use the links and phone numbers in the infographic if you need, or can offer help
- The Old School Community Centre: The Trustees have reluctantly taken the decision to close the centre to the public until the end of April in the first instance. The closure will be reviewed and extended if necessary, in line with emerging advice. NB. for now at least, the Post Office will continue to open, but with reduced hours (10-12 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). Remember you can use the Post Office to make cash withdrawals from, and payments to, most UK banks. Lloyds Bank twice weekly mobile branch service in the car park is now suspended until further notice. They plan to resume mobile branch services when it is safe to do so.
- All cafés, bars, pubs and restaurants have been required to close until further notice, as have nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres.
Community Crisis Assistance Bulletin: A weekly email bulletin has been started to update you about what is happening in the village during the crisis. Click below to sign up.
· Coronavirus emergency – local responses: ‘South Brent Community Crisis Assistance’ is being established under the auspices of South Brent & District Caring with representation from various community groups, the church, SSB, village shops etc. to act as a single point of contact, to co-ordinate volunteers and offers of help and to signpost to resources in the current crisis.
The Outreach Post Office provided by Strete Post Office is now permanently hosted in South Brent Old School Community Centre.
During the Coronavirus - Covid 19 Restrictions the Post Office Opening times will be:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning ONLY.
The Lloyds Bank Mobile Banking facility has also been suspended during the restrictions
The service is provided in conjunction with the management of the Old School Centre.