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Buckfastleigh Transition Town – for a sustainable future for Buckfastleigh, Devon
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  • Buckfastleigh Neighbourhood Plan

    Posted on May 25th, 2015 andy No comments

    The Buckfastleigh Neighbourhood Planning process, which will set out our plan for the community for the next 10 years, is almost complete.

    There will be a public consultation meeting in the Town Hall on Wednesday 27th May 7.00-9.00 to find out about the draft Buckfastleigh and Buckfast Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan is now being prepared following 18 months of community consultation. It will be presented at the Town Hall and all residents, young and old, are warmly invited.
    The meeting will be your opportunity to ask questions about the Plan’s ten key recommendations for developing the town and parish over the next ten years.
    It will include a presentation on the views of children and young people, and will include a short film on how they would like to see the town developed. There will also be an exhibition of sketch designs of what the town and parish could look like by 2025, if the recommendations are realised.
    The Plan presents practical proposals for – creating affordable homes; new jobs and enterprises; a new town centre; more tourism, heritage and nature conservation; greater leisure and vocational training facilities; better flood protection and measures to reduce noise pollution from the A38 and much more!
    The draft Neighbourhood Plan is available to download here – Buckfastleigh Neighbourhood Plan Final (CMc).

  • Plant n Produce Swap n Sale – Sunday 17th May 10am-2pm

    Posted on May 1st, 2015 andy No comments

    BTT & Buckfasleigh Primary School are holding a plant & produce swap & sale on Sunday 18th May from 10am till 2pm, at the school. More info here

  • Meal for All – organised by The Seed – Sat 9th May

    Posted on May 1st, 2015 andy No comments

    …at the Christian Community, 23, Chapel St, Buckfastleigh (upstairs dining hall)
    Great food, live local entertainment, after meal board games, children’s wooden play area.
    How to get involved:
    – Bring and share your home cooked dish or desert (arrive 12.30)
    – or come and help prepare a grand organic soup & learn how to make a fabulous and affordable lentil curry (arrive from 11am)
    – or just turn up and eat the wonderful food at 1pm (£2.50 suggested donation)
    – or come and collect @ 4pm – arrive with a container and we will fill it for you, donation appreciated.
    Chidren under 11, Musicians, Seed volunteers, all eat for FREE
    Our donations go back to the community – Individuals and groups are invited to make a request for funds and diners then vote on which concern should receive the donations collected. All requests to be received by 3pm.

  • Think BIG for town council elections…

    Posted on March 24th, 2015 andy No comments

    Think BIG!biglogoBuckfastleigh Independents Group is seeking to get a number of people to stand for election as Buckfastleigh Town Councillors at the elections on May 7 2015 under the BIG banner.

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  • Green Drinks – Wed 18th March – Kings Arms

    Posted on March 11th, 2015 andy No comments

    Our first ‘Green Drinks’ informal meet-up at the Kings Arms was great – 8 of us turned up for a relaxed drink and got to share information about various projects and ideas that people are involved in – there’s lots going on and it was exciting and inspirational!

    We decided that we wanted to meet again in two weeks, same time, same place, so please join us there on Wednesday the 18th  at 7.30pm onwards…

    Andy

  • Green Drinks – Wednesday 4th March

    Posted on March 1st, 2015 andy No comments

    We are getting together at the King’s Arms Pub in Fore St at 7.30pm on Wednesday 4th March for an informal social meet, where we can get to know each other and share any ideas. Come along if you are interested in making connections!

  • Saturday Somatics – March, April & May

    Posted on March 1st, 2015 andy No comments

    Saturday Somatics – Buckfastleigh Town Hall
    7th March / 25th April / 9th May  – 10am-1pm

    Buck The Trend member Rosalyn Maynard is running more of her ‘Somatics’ Bodywork workshops for any who missed the last ones at the town hall or who would like to follow up with more.

    More info here

    Contact Ros on 07966 403574 or rosalynjmaynard@gmail.com

  • Syria Collection -transport needed…

    Posted on March 1st, 2015 andy No comments

    Syria CollectionBTT Member Virginia Turbett sends her thanks for the massive response to the appeal for donations of clothing and other items for Syrian refugees.

    A huge van-load of winter clothing, medical supplies, bedding and even a baby buggy went off a couple of weeks back, but more is coming in, and to continue we need someone who can transport it to Harlow in Essex.

    If you are going that way at any time and have space in your vehicle, please get in touch – virginia@virginiaturbett.com

  • Library update

    Posted on October 27th, 2014 andy No comments

    Devon County Council have proposed new plans for the restructuring of the county’s libraries. You can see the details here.

    The good news is that within the plan, the libraries will continue to be run by paid staff rather than being dumped on volunteers (though volunteers will be encouraged to join in and increase the amount of services provided). The bad news is that the library service would leave the public sector and be subcontracted by the council to a new, separate organisation – a charitable mutual society – and they still aim to cut the service by the same  amount.  This move would save some cash through charity tax breaks, but the rest would still have to be found in other ways.

    The council are stating that this shows how they are listening to the public response – the consultation process produced masses of feedback, but neglect to say that they chose to drop their original proposal of staffing the libraries with volunteers, after Suffolk council, who were planning the same thing, dropped their plans due to the threat of legal action.   It was Suffolk council that then came up with this alternative model which has yet to be proven.

    The plan is to set up 10 libraries around the county as pilot schemes  to find out what will bring in the cuts they need and still provide a service.

  • Bodywork Worshops Mon 24th-Tues 25th Nov

    Posted on October 27th, 2014 andy No comments

    Buck The Trend member Rosalyn Maynard is running some more of her wonderful ‘Somatics’ Bodywork workshops for any who missed the last ones at the town hall or who would like to follow up with more.

    These will be held at Studio 1 Dartington from 10.15am – 1.15pm on Mon 24th Nov & Tues 25th (£35/£25/£15 per day).

    Contact Ros on 07966 403574 or rosalynjmaynard@gmail.com