The Village of Brixton

St Mary's Church, Brixton

Brixton Primary School and Community Centre

Sherford housing development

Welcome to the official website for Brixton Devon

Brixton Parish offers the opportunity to embrace village and rural life: a sense of community, tranquillity, a safe environment with public green spaces and beautiful landscapes benefitting from a wide range of local facilities.   Our community benefits from both the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the close proximity to the historic port city of Plymouth.

The parish of Brixton has a long history which can be traced back to the Domesday Book. The local economy was traditionally based on farming, together with other rural and commercial activities around the river Yealm.  The village of Brixton visibly reflects its history with its 14th Century Church and Priests’ Cottages, alongside the historic Feoffee Trust owned cottages and park.

Modern housing, such as Carrollsland (to the south west) and Canes Orchard in Brixton Village, has shaped the current character of the parish and the community, as demand for homes has grown over the years.  Construction started of the new town of Sherford in 2016, much of which is currently within the Brixton Parish boundary.

Can you help reduce speeding traffic through Brixton Village?

Community Speed Watch in Brixton is looking for more volunteers to help reduce speeding traffic through Brixton Village. Community Speedwatch was created by Devon & Cornwall Police to encourage residents of local towns and villages to volunteer to carry out main road vehicle speed checks. Brixton Community Speed Watch was set up in 2019. Five volunteers were trained to operate Speedwatch in Brixton village. During lockdown Speedwatch was suspended.
Officially Speedwatch could have restarted from 20th July 2020 but the original team of 5 local volunteers has reduced to 2. Now a further 4 volunteers are needed for Brixton to have two teams on a rotation basis which would give regular coverage without taking up too much volunteer time. Full training, high viz jackets and support is provided. The sites where the Speedwatch teams are located are all risk assessed by the Police. To find out more about volunteering for Speedwatch in Brixton please contact clerk@brixtoparishcouncil.org.uk.

10th August 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including hot weather warning, please give me space badges and plans for schools reopening

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7th August 2020

Devon Highways Public Information Portal Help

Find out about possible delays due to roadworks in Devon via an interactive map.

The map includes:

Expected timescales for present roadworks
Expected timescales for future roadworks. Information on proposed activities is subject to change
Details of completed roadworks undertaken within the last 3 months
Who is doing the work, for example a utility company or Devon County Council.

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6th August 2020

Sherford Main Street phase 2 - Traffic Regulation Orders

The Devon County Council website shows details of the Sherford Main Street phase 2.
Advertised on this page are important Traffic Regulation Orders and Plans, this includes the removal of the weight restriction from Deep Lane end when Main Street for Sherford is open.
The consultation period closes on 4th September 2020

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3rd August 2020

Contacting Devon & Cornwall Police

Devon & Cornwall Police see a considerable increase in demand on the contact centre during the summer months.
The summer contact campaign aims to encourage members of the public to use our online contact methods – WebChat, Report Crime Online and Email 101 to report non-emergency queries and incidents to help reduce this demand.

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3rd August 2020

Devon County Council update

Devon County Council update including new powers to help us respond quicker, care homes open for visitors and advice on face coverings

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24th July 2020

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