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  • November Public Forum

    Posted on November 18th, 2009 admin 1 comment

    The next forum will be held at Buckfastleigh Town Hall on Wednesday 25th November at 7:30pm. This public meeting will launch the partnership between Buck the Trend and The Energy Savings Trust ‘Green Communities’ Programme (see previous post).

    It is also a chance for everyone to help to plan what we will do over the next year and beyond. We welcome your input, so please come along to hear what this means for Buckfastleigh and to contribute your ideas.

    If you are not within walking/cycling distance of the Town Hall, please consider using public transport or using Car Share Devon.

  • Buck the Trend Wins Green Communities Programme

    Posted on November 16th, 2009 admin No comments

    Buck the Trend has won a competition to take part in a Green Communities programme run by the Energy Saving Trust (EST). We have been selected from communities across Devon to work with an EST staff member to develop an initial carbon reduction plan for our town. This is wonderful news! It validates all the hard work we’ve done so far, and it means we can move on to the next stage of developing specific projects with professional support and resources.

    Tony Merrick from the EST based in Plymouth said:

    It was clear that Buck the Trend is all about the community. They had already done some great work in the area and had some good ideas they wanted to bring forward over the coming year. We were enthused about working with the group because of their genuine approach to community life and the potential of what we can achieve by working together in the town.
    At the EST advice centre we have always been committed to helping individuals to reduce their carbon emissions and save money on their fuel bills. Although we offer a number of services for community groups, the opportunity to work with an entire community in this tailored way is really exciting.

    We’re still brainstorming ideas for the programme and would really welcome your input so get in touch if you’d like to take part in this process.

    See http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/cafe for more info on the Green Communities programme.

    Tony Merrick (second from right) from EST and members of the BTT Committee

    Tony Merrick (second from right) from EST and members of the BTT Committee