"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.
· : Local Elections for District and Parish Councils (not Devon County Council). NB. To vote at polling stations in these elections, you will need to show photo ID (e.g. Passport; photographic driving licence; biometric immigration document; Proof of Age ID card; Blue Badge; Bus pass, etc.; or ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) (from October 2023 this will also apply to General Elections) - for more info see: www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voter-id. For more info see the South Hams District Council website election page.
For the South Brent Parish Council election, South Brent is divided into two wards:
In the Village Ward, 10 candidates are competing for the 9 seats (you can vote for up to 9 candidates). You can see the details of the candidates at: www.southhams.gov.uk/article/9937/Statement-of-Persons-Nominated-South-Brent-Village-Parish-Council.
In the smaller, Brentmoor Ward, there have been 3 nominations for the 3 seats. You can see the details of the candidates at: www.southhams.gov.uk/article/9938/Statement-of-Persons-Nominated-South-Brent-Brentmoor-Parish-Council. This ward is therefore uncontested, so there will be no vote and the election result has already been declared – see www.southhams.gov.uk/article/9812/Notice-of-Uncontested-Election-South-Hams.
RESULT: Our new South Brent Parish Council comprises: Guy Pannell; Cathie Pannell; Glyn Richards; Sue Astal-Stain; Katherine Johnston; Richard Fone; Paul Astal-Stain; David Butcher; Stephen Hanney (Village Ward); Katy Armstrong; Alastair Childs; David Hancock (Brentmoor Ward).
For the South Hams District Council election, South Brent Ward has seats for 2 district councillors for which there have been 5 nominations (you can vote for up to 2 candidates). You can see the details of the candidates at: www.southhams.gov.uk/south-brent/persons-nominated.
RESULT: Guy Pannell and David Hancock have been elected as our South Hams District Councillors. South Hams District Council has now changed from Conservative to an overall Liberal Democrat majority.
The Devon Mobile Library, now in a refurbished van, visits monthly on Tuesdays: 19 Sep; 17 Oct; 14 Nov; 12 Dec. New times for 2023 will be: from 1.45-2.15pm at Station Approach and from 2.30-3.45pm at Clobells, plus a new trial stop at Kerries Road from 3.55-4.15pm.
Post Office opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning ONLY.
Monday : 9:00 to 12:00
Wednesday: 9:00 to 12:00
Friday: 9:00 to 12:00
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.
The service is provided in conjunction with the management of the Old School Centre.