Report a road problem: new Devon CC service

A better way to report problems on the roads

In the past, reporting problems with roads and transport has been difficult. Devon County Council has now set up a new online service: Report a problem

To report road issues just:

  • Click on the problem which you want to report.
  • Find the location on the interactive map.

There’s also a facility for you track progress at sorting the problem out.

The 16 problems are:

Devon County Council contact details

Web: Roads and transport


Telephone: 0345 155 1004

New uses for Blackhorse Field (the old football pitch)

Blackhorse Fields (the old football pitch) – Expressions of Interest

Some of you might have noticed that the old pavilion has been removed. The Parish Council is now in a position to consider alternative uses for the old football pitch.

At this stage, the Council does not want to impose any restrictions on what it might be used for so expressions of interest are being sought from anyone who would like to take on a lease for the field.

Please write or email the Parish Clerk with your contact details, the reason why you would want the field and an estimate of the time period that you would want it for (if not permanently).

Please note that water might be available for at an additional cost and that, if any fencing works are required, the Parish Council would expect to negotiate the cost of those works with the prospective tenant. Any temporary buildings required would need the consent of the Parish Council, would be erected at the tenant’s cost and the field would need to be reinstated and any temporary buildings removed on termination.

Once the expressions of interest have been considered the Parish Council will invite tenders from a short list of applicants.

If you are interested please contact Patrick Blosse (Parish Clerk), Catsborough Cottage, Catsborough Cross, Monkleigh, Devon, EX39 5LE by letter or email Closing date for expressions of interest: 31st October 2015.

Road closure: Scratchface Lane 23 and 24 September

The lower section of Scratchface Lane will be closed to traffic on 23 and 24 September 2015, except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to those lengths of road.

Map showing closure of Scratchface Lane and alternate route

Road affected

  • Wrangworthy Cross to Twitchen Hill Cross, Buckland Brewer

Alternative route

Gorwod Cross and Bilsford Water Bridge, as signposted.

This is to allow Southwest High Ways to patch the road surface.


South West Highways

Telephone: : 01404 821500

Official notice [PDF | 104KB]

Road closure: Twitchen Hill, 21 and 22 September

The road from Wrangworthy Cross to Twitchen Cross will be closed to traffic on 21 and 22 September 2015, except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to those lengths of road.

map showing road closed

Road affected

  • Wrangworthy Cross to Twitchen Hill Cross, Buckland Brewer

Alternative route

Wrangworthy Cross, Collingsdown Cross, Brendon Cross, Twitchen Hill and vice versa

This is to allow Southwest High Ways to patch the road surface.


South West Highways

Telephone: : 01404 821500

Changes to 372 bus service from 21 September

Reduced village bus service

From Monday 21 September, the 372 bus (Bradworthy – Buckland Brewer – Bideford -Barnstaple) will run on Mondays and Fridays only.

This decision was confirmed following Devon County Council’s cabinet review of supported bus service commitments.

The timetable will be included in a new edition of the area timetable books being published shortly and Journey Devon.

If in the meantime for further details, please contact:

Devon CC transport

John Richardson-Dawes,  Principal Transport Co-ordinating Officer,  Transport Co-ordination Service,  Devon County Council,  County Hall, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD.

Devon CC bus information

Other public transport information

Concessionary bus travel

Temporary traffic restriction: road past Bilsford Farm

The road past Bilsford Farm will be closed for a maximum of 5 days, from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August 2015.   During this time no person shall cause, or permit, any vehicle to proceed or wait on the sections of road affected, except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to those length of roads.  The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via – BILSFORD CULVERT, BRENDON CROSS, BILSFORD CROSS AND VICE VERSA.

For further details and map, please click on the link. 

150729 TTRO1511781 On Site Notice

Dog attacks on livestock

From the Beat: Police news and advice

Dog related incidents

Your Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team want to bring to the attention of our communities a matter of concern involving DOG RELATED INCIDENTS.

An incident occurred in our parish, Buckland Brewer, between Sunday 14/06/15 and Saturday 27/06/15.  The incident was an attack by dogs on livestock, in which it appears an animal was attacked and killed.  It occurred in the area of Bilford water, Buda and Braddon farms.   It has been given the Crime Reference Number CR /044807/15

At this stage, your Neighbourhood Team officers have been in discussing with Torridge District Council and the Animal Welfare Officer with a view to taking further action.

In the meantime we have begun to collate and gather evidence as it becomes available by way of witness statements or simply while on patrol speaking with farmers and local residents.

The dogs are described as a Rottweiler possible cross with colour to its chest and a brown and white Jack Russell.  They have been seen roaming land unsupervised.

All members of the community, whether dog owners, non–dog owners, landowners or livestock keepers, are asked to assist in this matter.
If you are out and about in the village area and observe any dogs straying unsupervised contact the Animal Welfare Officer on 01237 428810.
If the dogs are in the road and causing a danger to traffic please call the Police on 101.
Should you see dogs chasing or attacking livestock please phone the incident in as soon as you can on 999.

In all circumstances please note the colour, pattern, breed and description of any dogs involved and if possible obtain pictures or video of the dogs. Please ensure that if you do have dogs that their security is checked so that they cannot roam onto roads or farmland.

Should you require any further advice regarding straying or dangerous dogs, or have information that may be relevant to our investigation, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Neighbourhood Beat Office by calling 101 or E-mail

Bideford Police Rural Neighbourhood Beat Team

  • PCSO 30336 John McGovern
  • PCSO 30674 Liz Rendle
  • PC 3569 Dick Rowlands


Please help prevent dog attacks on sheep

There has been yet another attack on a sheep flock in Buckland Brewer.

It occurred at 9.30 pm on the evening of Saturday 27 June 2015.  The flock was grazing in the Lydeland Water valley area when it was attacked.

The attack was seen.  It involved two dogs.  One was described as a large Rottweiler-type, and the other as a Jack Russell terrier with a long black tail.

These attacks are disgusting.  They cause sheep intense pain and terror.  They are totally preventable.  They can and must be stopped.  Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs, especially when they are out of sight.

If you can identify the dogs and their owner, could you please contact the Clerk to Buckland Brewer Parish at the address below.  This is the first step.  You can write in confidence.  The information will enable subsequent steps to be taken to prevent a recurrence.

Thank you.

Patrick Blosse, Clerk to Buckland Brewer Parish Council
Catsborough Cottage, Catsborough Cross
Monkleigh, Devon, EX39 5LE
Telephone: 01805 624832