Buckland Monachorum Parish Council

The parish of Buckland Monachorum is located between Plymouth and Tavistock about 10 miles north of Plymouth city centre and on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park within the Borough of West Devon. The parish has five villages within its boundaries, Yelverton, Clearbrook, Crapstone, Milton Combe and of course Buckland Monachorum. Part of the parish falls within the National Park and the rest of it is within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Parish has many notable features such as Buckland Abbey the home of Sir Francis Drake now owned by the National Trust, the Garden House, and an old wartime airfield at 'Harrowbeer' Yelverton.

The parish council was formed just over 100 years ago and has 12 members. The Council meet on the third Tuesday in every month except August when there is no meeting and in December when it is brought forward a week. The council also regularly meet to consider planning applications. Normally this is every fortnight but depends if any applications have been received. The dates and locations of all meeting are published on this site and on all parish notice boards.

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(18th May 2018)  The Parish Council is seeking two new Councillors following the resignation of Cllrs Britton and Hustler.

If you enjoy getting involved with the local community and want to make a change.  Please contact the Parish Clerk for further details at: or call 01822 615893 (Please leave a message if Clerk unavailable)


Both defibrillators have now been installed outside Milton Combe and Clearbrook Village Halls.  The Parish Council is currently looking into the possibility of providing free training to the community.  Watch this space for news.



We are pleased to announce that the parish council has been awarded grant funding from the Town and Parish (TAP) fund, administered by West Devon Borough Council to provide two new defibrillators outside the main entrances to Milton Combe and Clearbrook Village Halls.  The PC has funded the installation of two heated cabinets for the defibrillators to be stored in.  The cabinets were installed last week and the defibrillators will be placed in the cabinets later this week.  We are also in the process of orgainising training in the use of the units for anyone who wishes to know how to use them safely and effectively.

There are also two other defibrillators installed in the parish, their locations are:

The Drake Manor Inn at Buckland Monachorum and;

Outside the Doctors Surgery at Yelverton


Buckland Monachorum Parish Council - Parish Clerk: Kelly Johns Office Hours: 10:00 to 12:00 Tuesday to Thursday - Tel: 01822 615893 email:

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