South Brent Bell Ringers


The South Brent bell ringers were founded in 1781 and have been ringing the church bells ever since. We welcome anyone, of any age, wishing to try this skill and have a go on our new training bell. We are a very social group and ring at many churches in Devon. Come along and have a go.


Ring Patrick on 01364 72828.



Co-op Community Fund: Three local causes have been selected as recipients of the Co-op Community Fund until October 2018. If you are a Co-op member, every time you shop, 1% of what

you spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the local community fund. The money raised, together with money from shopping bag sales, helps fund projects in the local

area. New causes are chosen every 12 months and then you can choose which cause you want your own 1% to go to. Please register and encourage others to register for one of our local causes

as your nominated charity by visiting


-          South Brent & District Caring for more information about SB&DC visit to vote see


-          The Old School Community Centre for more information about the Old School visit and to vote see


-          Palstone Park Recreation Ground for more information about South Brent Recreation Association visit and to vote see


The Hillyfield is a 45-acre woodland farm and ancient woodland regeneration project in a secluded valley in Harbourneford within Dartmoor National Park and walking distance from South Brent. It is managed for environmental and community benefit. Hillyfield aims to engage young people and adults in rural skills and sustainable livelihoods through a programme of workshops and monthly volunteering opportunities.

After Hillyfield’s long running planning dispute with Dartmoor National Park Authority, an agreement was finally reached on 11 April to permit the development of the barns which are needed for wood drying and storing machinery, to support Hillyfield’s sustainable woodland management programme. Once they have recovered, they will be able to get on with building the barns, developing the programme and recruiting more volunteers. They also need to recover some of the remaining legal costs and fees - If you would like to support them in this please see For more information contact Doug King-Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; tel.: 07976589927 or see or Facebook










South Brent WI 2017 programme

 Meetings are held in the Old School Community Centre 7-15 for 7-30 start.

Jan 17th: Discussion of the  2017 WI Resolutions.  

Bring and share supper. (open to WI members only)

Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month.  2) The worst Christmas present

Feb 21st Brooch making - Wendy Harris

Competitions:   1) Bloom of the month.   2) Jewellery  made from recycled components.

March 21st: Paignton Zoo now and then - Jenny Paton

Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month.  2) Best animal photo.

April 18th: Stories of a store detective  - Julie Turner

Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month  2) Decorated burglar mask.                                

May 16th Annual Meeting plus a plant swop. (open to WI members only)

Competitions:   1) Bloom of the month   2) Hair ornament decorated with flowers in any medium.

June 20th: How my brother and I developed our business - Nick Hewison of Blueberry Brothers

Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month.  2) An Animal made out of a vegetable

July 18th: Devon Historical and hysterical - Maggie Duffy

Competitions1) Bloom of the month  2) Poem on a Devon theme.

Sept 19th : My life in theatre and Television as a production set designe - Lynda Kettle.

Competitions  : 1) Bloom of Month  2) Stage set for a Shakespeare play in a box. (max  18’’ sq.)

Oct 17th: Quickes Cheeses-Stuart Dowle

Competitions : 1) Bloom of the month  2) Cheese straws x 3

Nov 21st : Nepal - Educating Girls - Ann Marcer

Competitions: 1) Bloom of the month  2) Bookmark any medium.

Dec 12th : TBC 

Competitions1) Bloom 0f the month  2) Homemade Christmas cracker


The South Brent Bike Bank:, the Bike Bank established by SSB is now open to all, offering free, easy to ride, week-long lease bikes, with plenty of gears, helmets, gloves and lights. Each bike comes with a support welcome pack of advice, tips for new cyclists, links to cycling organisations and maps.

The Bike Bank is currently open to adults, although it is hoped that it will be extended to include children in future.

Anyone interested in registering for the scheme can fill in a form at the Old School Community Centre or online by visiting and clicking on [Bike Bank].