YOUNGSTERS in a Teignbridge town are to benefit from professional level football coaching.

Buckfastleigh Town Council has allocated funding to enable Torquay United Football Club to provide coaching for seven to 11 year old's at the Buckfastleigh Football Club, and it is hoped that this opportunity will become a permanent fixture.

Elsewhere, the town council has awarded the Buckfastleigh Christmas Fair committee with a grant for £2,000, which is to go toward the cost of hiring the popular Victorian Christmas carousel.

An additional £1500 was also allocated the committee - this money is to go toward the core costs of hosting this event.

Lastly, Cllr Sue Clarke has begun a youth consultation. She is visiting local youth organisations, with the feedback gathered being incorporated into a new Youth Strategy for Buckfastleigh.