Brixton Parish


The next monthly meeting of Brixton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 26th September at 7pm.


There will be an additional meeting of Brixton Parish Council 
on Thursday 16th August at 7pm 
to discuss two planning applications - Land at Elbridge (0027/18/OPA) & Land at Sx 550 552, North of Canes Orchard (4412/17/ARM) 
All Welcome 

Brixton Parish is the first parish in the South Hams on the A379 on the outskirts of Plymouth and is steeped in history. The landscape of the parish is mainly agricultural and the area to the south of the A379 is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty bordered by the River Yealm and Cofflete Creek. There are two main settlements in the parish – Brixton Village and Carrollsland, along with the hamlets of Brixton Torr and Spriddlestone.  Building of the new town of Sherford started in 2016.

The electorate for Brixton Parish in May 2016 was 1401.  Located within Brixton village there is a church, primary school, village shop and post office, pub, fish and chip shop, restaurant and a residential/nursing home.  Close to the village is a garden centre, camp site, garage with car sales and small industrial estate.  At Carrollsland there is a garage/supermarket and Plymstock Albion Oaks Rugby Club.

Brixton Parish is a very active community and full details can be found on the Brixton Village website.


For updates and news of what's happening in the village please visit Brixton Village and Facebook to find out more.

Useful Information

Brixton Parish Council is in the process of drawing up a Community Emergency Plan.

The Traffic Management Committee meet every quarter to discuss any issues effecting the Parish.


Please find information regarding the Sherford development.


Ivybridge Recycling Centre opening times and information regarding acceptable materials.


For new parishioners there is a Welcome Pack that details all you need to know about living in Brixton Parish.

Bulky Waste Collections

South Hams District Council offers a chargeable bulky waste collection to householders for household items that are too big for your normal kerbside collections. You can find what this service can collect, what the charges are and how to arrange a collection on The cost of collecting a single item is £18.00 each for example a bed frame and head board would be classed as one item, a bed and mattress as 2 items and a 3 piece suite as a 3 items. Payment must be made in advance using a form on the website.

You can also take these items to the recycling centre at Ivybridge for free.

If a householder uses a private contractor to remove bulky waste please check that the contractors hold the relevant licence.


Further to the attendance at the parish council by Gigaclear, to discuss the installation of broadband, here is the overall map for the individual pots indicated as red dots. 

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Dear Gary

You are probably aware that Sherford Road has been closed since the 30th April to allow Groundfix Limited to construct the Sherford Development roads. The initial Order was for approximately five weeks.

The impact of the closure that all traffic from and to the A38 from Elburton has been diverted through Brixton village via Red Lion Hill resulting in long tail backs on Stamps Hill and a considerable increase in traffic passing through the village. On the 31st May the Parish Council was advised by the Building and Civil Engineers Steve Hoskin Construction Ltd that the closure was to be extended for another 4 weeks with the intention of reopening the road on the 29th June. As we moved toward the end of June the Parish Council was advised that this deadline would not be met and that the road would reopen on the Friday 13th July. It is still closed and the main reason given for the delay is that the legal papers which all parties had to sign before the road opened were lost by the courier.

John Hart attended the Parish Council meeting last Wednesday and he is as frustrated and exasperated by the delays and inconsistencies from the developer on the progress of the road as the parishioners of Brixton

You will see from the ‘Love Brixton’ Face book page there is considerable anger being expressed by local people about the lack of communication from the developer and the continuing inconvenience together with significant road safety issues which we are experiencing as this road remains closed. Today – 12 weeks later - there is no real information/ communication on the plans for Sherford Road to reopen from the developer.

I am writing on behalf of the Parish Council and the people of Brixton to ask if you could intervene.

With best wishes


Chairman Brixton Parish Council


Due to a change in the law, the new 2018 General Data Protection Regulations, which came into effect on 25th May 2018, require Brixton Parish Council to ensure that you positively agree to the parish council to retain and use the personal data you have previously provided.

This data may comprise your name, postal address, telephone numbers and email addresses.

Brixton Parish Council use these details only to keep you informed about what is going on in Brixton parish or other local authority areas.

Your privacy is important to us and we would like to communicate with you about the council and its activities but to do so we need your consent.

Please fill in this consent form and return to me as soon as possible

These details are not shared with or copied to any other person or third party.

Brixton Parish Council now have an App for your smartphone or tablet. 
Just visit the App store and download it for FREE. 

This website and the App will be updated on a regular basis and if you have any comments or suggestions please contact Kirstie Aldridge, Clerk to Brixton Parish Council


Brixton Parish Council are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Foundation Award under the Local Council Award Scheme.

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