"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 bank, post office, supermarket, chemist, delicatessen, pubs, cafes, antique shop, butcher, fish and chips, florist, computer and IT, hairdressers, DIY and Garden Centre, small goods store, art and crafts and charity shops.
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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 (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 2011, and will serve for 4 years until 2015. A list of the Councillors may be found here.
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.
A Military Advocacy service is about to be launched in Devon following the success in Plymouth.
The service would really appreciate if you could pass this very short anonymous survey onto your networks and individual veterans and their families who live in the wider Devon area.
The survey will help focus the service priorities, partnerships and evidence need.
Please click on the link below to access the survey:
Many veterans have risked their lives to keep our country safe, sometimes in very stressful and traumatic circumstances.
It is important that they receive support and help if and when they need it.
Not all veterans will be known to us and please will you publicise the link in newsletters and on notice boards if possible.
South Hams CVS is going mobile!: South Hams Community and Voluntary Services is leaving their Follaton House office at the end of March and developing a schedule of town & village visits & venues and ‘pop up CVS’ in various locations.
On Wednesday 25 April and every 4th Wednesday of the month from April-July they will be at the Old School Community Centre in South Brent from 10am - 1pm.
You can also arrange to meet them by appointment at venues across the South Hams.
Following the closure of the Post Office services previously offered from South Brent Stores, Post Office services are now running successfully in South Brent Old School Community Centre as an outreach service offered by Monica Pound the postmistress from Strete and her husband Andrew . A good range of Post Office services is now offered on:
- Wednesdays from 9am-1pm
- Fridays from 9am-12noon
- Saturdays from 9am-12noon
Huge thanks are owed to the Trustees of the Old School Community Centre and Centre Manager and Glyn Richards in particular for the work he has done in facilitating this.
"Use it or lose it!"