Brixton Parish


The next monthly meeting of Brixton Parish Council will be held virtually on Wednesday 29th July at 7pm


If you would like to join the meeting please email Clerk to obtain the code to join the meeting. 


Brixton Parish Council Coronavirus Newsletter

Issue 10 - week ending 29th May
Issue 9 - week ending 22nd May 
Issue 8 - week ending 15th May
Issue 7 - week ending 1st May
Issue 6 - week ending 24th April 
Issue 5 - week ending 17th April
Issue 4 - week ending 10th April
Issue 3 - week ending 3rd April 
Issue 2 - week ending 27th March
Issue 1 - week ending 20th March


Launch of Brixton Devon website

As you may be aware Brixton Parish Council, Brixton Feoffee Trust and Brixton Community Association are funding a brand new website for Brixton Parish.

This website has taken over from the existing one today and the Brixton village website is no longer available. The new website address is

If you have any suggestions regarding the website please contact the administrator through the page on the website or alternatively email There will be tweaking taking place over the next few weeks.

If you would like to add your group / association to the Community Information page please complete the form on the Community Page of the website


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
SHDC update 

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
SHDC update

26th June - South Hams Council News
SHDC update

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
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 
Information update  

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 ( 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.
SHDC update
COVID-19 Scams

6th April - Update from DCC including latest news, keeping people safe & well, community and service updates.
DCC update

6th April - Update from SHDC - A business update on how we are supporting our community.
SHDC update 


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
DCC update  

1st April - Update from Chief Executive and Leader of DCC including latest news, community and service updates
DCC update

1st April - Update from the Leaders of SHDC - Community Support 
SHDC update

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 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. 

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





15th OCTOBER 2019

Declaration of Result of Poll

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



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



Brixton Village Magazine

There will be no delivery of the  Brixton Village Magazine at present.

The magazine was printed but contained many announcements and advertisements for the varied monthly activities, all of which have been cancelled - regrettably after the printing.

This, coupled with the latest ‘stay at home’ requirement, led us to decide to cancel deliveries as we could not feel justified in asking our more than two dozen volunteer deliverers to make a non-essential outing to deliver largely irrelevant content.

We do not know what subsequent months will bring but rest assured that Brixton Magazine will return as soon as things become more normal again.

Thank you for your understanding





Useful Information

Brixton Parish Council has a Community Emergency Plan.


Brixton Parish Community Emergency Plan special supplement

Coronavirus / COVID-19 2020 update

Updated 11th March 2020

Nobody should feel alone in this crisis, especially if self-isolating

Join the network of locals keeping in touch. We ask everyone who can in Brixton to volunteer to help each other through Coronavirus / COVID-19.
Any volunteers please complete this form and return quickly.




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.


Brixton Parish Council would like to keep all parishioners updated with the production of an annual newsletter and a quarterly news bulletin.   

All residents will have received a Newsletter for 2017/2018, 2018/2019.

The 2018 - 2019 Annual Report can also be read in conjunction with the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 22nd May 2019

News Bulletins

Update March 2020
- Regular weekly news bulletins are now being produced by BPC during the coronavirus pandemic, these can be found at the top of this page.

December 2019
August 2019
April 2019
January 2019


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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 Steer Point Quarry Update

Traffic Management Plan as agreed by Devon County Council for the restoration of Steer Point Quarry, Brixton. Any concerns about any breach of this plan should be reported the clerk of Brixton Parish Council.

7th May 2020 report
20th May 2020 report
April 2020 report
March 2020 report
February 2020 report
January 2020 report
December 2019 report
October 2019 report
September 2019 report
July 2019 report


Brixton Parish Council have declared a Climate, Environment and Biodiversity Crisis.

Alliance Agreement 



Latest Newse

6th February - 31st July 2020
The County of Devon (Temporary Restriction) (Plympton Hill and East Sherford Cross to Deep Lane, Plympton) Order 2020 

22nd August 2019 - 31 July 2020
The County of Devon (temporary restriction)(Deep Lane to Hareston Cross, Brixton) Order 2019 



Plastic Free Status for Local Businesses

Calling all businesses who operate in the Parish of Brixton. Check out this fantastic wooden plaque and accompanying certificate you can be awarded if you simply change 3 of your plastic products to an alternative more sustainable material and provide a plan for moving to other plastic free alternatives.

We know that many of you have already ditched plastic straws for paper alternatives, amongst other examples such as providing biodegradable bags instead of plastic. Please get in touch with Joe Parish, our Plastic Free community Leader, if you’d like to get involved or even better if you think you have already achieved this target.

Good luck and why not get on board our ambition to become a plastic free community



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 Quality Award under the Local Council Award Scheme.

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