What every village needs as a focal point is a community centre, somewhere where people can meet up and which offers different things to different people. Brixton has a well-supported, busy community centre where you can play sports – badminton and short mat bowling – discover crafts or, for youngsters, enjoy dance classes.
Brixton is a village which sprung up around a farming community and activities centred on the River Yealm. Some parts get a mention in the Domesday Book and the church and priests’ cottages date back to the 14th century. There are some new home developments in Carrollsland (which opened in 2007) and Canes Orchard have brought more residents to Brixton including young families.
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School has strong links with the beautiful parish church of St Mary’s and describes itself as small and friendly with a strong family feel. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty with plenty of public green spaces and perfect for walkers.
Brixton is on the A379 Plymouth to Kingsbridge road with easy access to both. There’s a pub (The Foxhound Inn), a restaurant and even a village fish and chip shop. Brixton also has a Post Office.
Ladybirds Day Nursery caters for babies upwards and there is a good Primary School which shows its passion for reading with classes called Rosen, Potter, Dahl and Morpurgo.
Brixton residents like to look after their village and the Parish Council signed a Plastic Pledge to reduce waste. There’s a seasonal community composting scheme and a group of volunteers meet regularly to clear weeds, reduce fly posting, pick up litter, wash bus shelters and sweep the streets to keep Brixton looking good.
Local website www.brixtondevon.co.uk