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 Parish website.
Brixton Parish Community Emergency Plan special supplement
Coronavirus / COVID-19 2020 update
The Brixton Volunteer Prescription Pickup ends on 9th July
In March this year Brixton Parish Council, as part of its Community Emergency Plan, set up a volunteer prescription pickup service in response to the COVID-19 lockdown. This service benefitted 70 residents in our community and all have said how much they have appreciated this.
It’s time to wind down this support that was needed during lockdown. Our Volunteers and Coordinator have been amazing, but they now need to get back to work and get their lives back too.
The last Volunteer pick up will be Thursday 9th July, with no volunteer prescription pick up after that, including for emergencies. Attached are a letter from us and explanatory email from Yealm Medical which we delivered to all on the Prescription pick up list on Saturday. There are various support options; no need for anyone to feel abandoned, or stuck.
A really strong community spirit has developed over the past three months and we don’t want to lose that. There are lots of ways we can keep it going, so please keep suggestions coming. We are far from through COVID-19, but now are better able to understand and manage the risk. Meantime, sincere thanks to all our Volunteers and Prescriptions Coordinator from all of us.
Helen Deas Williams
Community Emergency Response
Letter to resident - end of prescription pick up
Yealm Medical Centre - 'stand down letter'
Dispensing services poster
Update from Yealm Medical Centre - May 2020
Important information update
Updated local transport list - 5th June 2020
Week commencing 29th June 2020
3rd July - SHDC Council News
2nd July - DCC update
DCC update to include 'How we will manage coronavirus outbreaks in Devon'
Week commencing 22nd June 2020
26th June - SHDC Update
26th June - South Hams Council News
26th June - DCC update
DCC update to include plans to welcome back visitors and schools call for clarity on September reopening and household vans can use recycling centres again.
Week commencing 15th June
19th June - SHDC update
19th June - DCC update
DCC update to include scam awareness fortnight and domestic abuse toolkit for those in later life.
Week commencing 8th June
12th June - SHDC update
SHDC update latest COVID-19 update
12th June - DCC update
DCC update including high demand for school places, support bubbles and Team Devon working together for our communities.
Week commencing 1st June 2020
5th June - DCC
DCC update including test and trace scam warning, active travel improvements, antibody testing begins and library loans extended.
3rd June - SHDC
SHDC update including social distancing (the new rules) and vulnerable groups
3rd June - DCC
DCC update including restrictions eased further, children returning to school and a free business toolkit
Week commencing 25th May 2020
29th May - SHDC update
SHDC update including NHS Track and Trace Service launched
29th May - DCC update
DCC update NHS Test and Trace service launches, local outbreak plans and staying active at home.
Week commencing 18th May 2020
22nd May - DCC update
DCC update including 'Developing local track and trace plans, a boost for Devon's economic recovery and a reminder to stay safe this bank holiday weekend.
20th May - DCC update
DCC update including Are you ok? Its Mental Health Week
Week commencing 11th May
14th May - DCC Press Release
We're asking everyone to 'think twice'
12th May - SHDC Press Release
Government FAQ's on new COVID-19 Guidelines
Week commencing 4th May 2020
6th May - SHDC Press Release
Help for residents who need basic essentials
6th May - VE Celebrations
Week commencing 20th April
Update 24th April - SHDC update
SHDC update focusing on waste services update
24th April - DCC update 'Keep it up you're doing great'
DCC update including all the latest news
Week commencing 20th April
17th April - Update from DCC
DCC update including latest news, keeping people safe & well, community, business and service updates
17th April - Update from SHDC
SHDC Business update on how we are supporting our community
17th April - SHDC Hotline for Council Help Available
15th April - Update from DCC
DCC update including latest news, keeping people safe and well, community, business and service updates.
15th April - NHS update
Urgent dental care services across the South West
Week commencing 6th April
9th April - Ivybridge Ring and Ride services during the current crisis
9th April -Update from DCC
Devon is closed - everyone should stay home this Easter weekend.
DCC update also includes latest news, keeping people safe & well, community and service update.
9th April - Update from SHDC
SHDC update including waste service update, need to report a business and outdoor space over the Easter weekend.
9th April - River Yealm Harbour Authority
7th April - Brixton Village Shop & Post Office / Speculation Gallery
The shop and post office are now closed with immediate effect until at least 22nd April 2020.
If this gives anyone any urgent problems please contact Cllr Helen Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01752 881873) who will try to find a way to support.
7th April - contacting Devon & Cornwall Police (emergency and no-emergency)
6th April - SHDC update including the launch of a community response team, scam alerts , registering essential businesses and domestic violence advice.
6th April - Update from DCC including latest news, keeping people safe & well, community and service updates.
6th April - Update from SHDC - A business update on how we are supporting our community.
Week commencing 30th March
3rd April - Update from Yealm Harbour Authority
3rd April - Update from DCC including latest news, keeping people safe and away, community and service updates
1st April - Update from Chief Executive and Leader of DCC including latest news, community and service updates
1st April - Update from the Leaders of SHDC - Community Support
31st March - Yealm Medical Centre Thank You
30th March - Yealm Medical Centre prescription pick up information
30th March - Rogers, Chittleburn Hill opening hours
Texaco Garage / Petrol Station
New hours until further notice - closed on Sunday
Open from Mon- Sat 08.00-18.00hrs for their usual full range of services - newspapers, local shopping services, car servicing and MOTs
Week commencing 23rd March 2020
27th March - COVID-19 update from SHDC including parking in South Hams, waste & cleansing service update and FAQ on public transport.
COVID-19 update from SHDC 27th March 2020
26th March - Please be aware of scams at this time
25th March - COVID-19 Update from SHDC including Volunteer Risk Assessment, Salcombe Harbour, Dartmoor NP and a message from RNLI.
COVID-19 update from SHDC 25th March 2020
25th March - COVID-19 information from DCC
COVID-19 update from DCC 25th March 2020
25th March - COVID-19 Update from SHDC including Scam Alerts and Service Updates
COVID-19 Update from SHDC 25th March 2020
25th March - Get coronavirus support for an extremely vulnerable person
Register on gov.uk website if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.
24th March - COVID-19 Update from South Hams and West Devon
COVID-19 Update from SHDC 24th March 2020
24th March 2020 - All 19 of Devon County Council’s recycling centres have been closed until further notice effective immediately.
23rd March - YEALM MEDICAL CENTRE PRESCRIPTION PICK UPS.
Cllr Helen Williams will try to set up a collection/drop off system, street/hamlet based for Brixton Parish this week. Meantime note the following from Dr Tom Davies
Information from Dr Davies, Yealm Medical Centre regarding prescriptions
Week commencing 16th March
17th March - Information from Dr Davies, Yealm Medical Centre
BRIXTON PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REFERENDUM
15th OCTOBER 2019
Brixton Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been made!
Please click here to find the Brixton Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Road Closure - Essential work in relation to the construction of Sherford Main Street
6th February 2020 - 31st July 2020 The County of Devon (Temporary Restriction - Plympton Hill and East Sherford Cross to Deep Lane, Plympton
The proposed works will see sections of “Sherford Main Street” connected into the existing road network in and around the area of the closures. Upon completion of the works a small section of the new highway will be open to public traffic although work on the remainder of the scheme will continue until Summer2020.
Please see the enclosed plans which shows the proposed closures and the intended closure dates. The works are weather dependent and therefore the programme is subject to change. In the event of a change to the programme, we will aim to inform the public, neighbouring properties and businesses as early as possible.
Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) for Road Closures
In the interests of safety for residents, the travelling public and the workers on-site, a road closure between 19:00 – 05:00: 10th August – 14th August is required for approximately four nights to reconstruct parts of the existing highways. A temporary diversion route will be in place during periods of road closures. The road will be open as usual outside of the times state