Brixton Parish


The next monthly meeting of Brixton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 7pm.

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.







15th OCTOBER 2019

Declaration of Result of Poll


Please click here to find the Brixton Parish Neighbourhood Plan 



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 has 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.


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

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

January 2019
April 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.

September 2019 report
July 2019 report


Wildlife Community of the Year 2020

Insect Day, including Building an Insect Hotel, Yealmpton Sunday 22nd September

Creating Wildlife Friendly Verges

Tom Whitlock, Ecologist, Devon County Council

Tuesday 1st October 6pm-8:30pm, Brixton Primary School

Garden Connectivity: Living boundaries replacing garden fences

Fiona van Es, Ecologist

Saturday 5th October 9:30am-12:30pm, Village Hall, Noss Mayo and planting

Hedgehog Friendly Villages

Debs Rylands, Wild Ideas

Wednesday 16th October 3:30pm-5pm Child friendly hedgehog discovery activities.

6pm-8:30pm Adult friendly training session. Newton Ferrers

Wildlife Community of the Year Launch

John Green, Life on the Yealm

Sunday 20th October 2pm-4pm, Surfing Cow, Battisborough Farm

How to get involved, along with tips on how to make our villages more wildlife friendly.

Planting Native Trees

Lyn Kenderdine, Devon Wildlife Trust

Sunday 27th October 1:30pm-4:30pm, Wembury War Memorial Village Hall


Each training session will be open for people from all of the five parishes. The community which implements the most effective actions to support wildlife over the following 9 months will be crowned the Wildlife Community of the Year 2020.

Details and updates available on Facebook page: lifeontheyealm










Latest Newse

Temporary Prohibition of through Traffic & Parking orders:

6th January - 17th January 2020
The County of Devon (Temporary Restriction) (Road off Hooe Lane Wapplewell, Brixton) Order 2020

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

22nd August - 29th November 2019 
The County of Devon (temporary restriction) (Road past Wiverton House) Order 2019

10th September - 29th November 2019
The County of Devon (Temporary Restriction) (East Sherford Cross to Deep Lane, Plympton) Order 2019 

28th - 30th October 2019
The County of Devon (Temporary Restriction) (A379, Brixton) Order 2019

11th - 15th November 2019
The County of Devon (Temporary Restriction) (Hooe Lane to adjacent Railway Line, Brixton) (No 2) Notice 2019

11th - 15th November 2019
The County of Devon (Temporary Restriction) (Horn Lane) Notice 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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