"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).
For more details click on the ‘Local Information’ button.
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.
Ash Dieback is killing ash trees across Europe. Usually, affected trees are removed along public paths, but at Penstave, Woodland Trust wants to manage things differently, putting trees and wildlife first.
Although unfortunately, some trees will have to be removed, a path is being closed so that trees can be left as deadwood, a unique habitat for fungi, insects, birds and bats.
To prevent erosion, a path will also be redirected away from the river (click here to see map and poster).
The Woodland Trust and Sustainable South Brent ask you to respect these changes and help to look after Penstave Copse for the future.
Penstave’s management plan will be reviewed in July;
For information and advice on Coronavirus go to:
Government's Covid-19 Guidelines for “National Lockdown restrictions are in force from 5 January".
The Outreach Post Office provided by Strete Post Office is now permanently hosted in South Brent Old School Community Centre.
Post Office opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning ONLY.
The Lloyds Bank Mobile Banking facility have now resumed
Visiting every two weeks on a Monday from 9.45 am to 11.15 am commencing on 28th September 2020.