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  • Engaging our Community – Open Meeting Wed 12th Aug

    Posted on July 29th, 2015 andy No comments

    ‘Engaging our Community’ on Wed 12th August at 7.30pm is an open discussion event hosted by Buckfastleigh Town Council.

    The ideas of open democracy, community engagement and empowerment are part of the platform on which the Buckfastleigh Independent Group got elected to the Town Council…

    This is a chance to start looking at the issues we as a community want to prioritise, how we engage the wider community to achieve those aims and how the Town Council can support this process. What would you like to see happen in the town? How do we move on the ideas highlighted in the Neighbourhood Plan? How do we involve more townsfolk?

    Come along to the Town Hall on Wed 12th August at 7.30pm. Please ncourage any others that you think should be part of it. Refreshments provided.

    Download a poster to display Here

    Community Council

    As part of this initiative, the Town Council are also floating the idea of a ‘Community Council’ to open up the process of decision-making and enable information, resource and experience sharing for those people and groups who are active or would like to be active in the community. Find out more by reading This.

    Send your feedback or interest in being part of this group to Andy Stokes

  • Meet the bats at Whitecleave Quarry – Sunday 9th August – 7.30pm

    Posted on July 21st, 2015 andy No comments

    bat diagramMembers of the public have been invited to come and visit the quarry on Sun 9th at 7.30pm to watch and listen to 400 of the very rare Greater Horseshoe bats – the largest population in Western Europe – on their commute through the quarry. Places are limited so you should contact Georgina Gilpin and let her know you if you want to come.

    N.B. This is weather permitting – cold, rain or strong winds may lead to cancellation…

    Find out more details here

  • Community Composting/Recycling Buckfastleigh – Tue 7th July

    Posted on July 1st, 2015 andy No comments

    From October, we will all have to pay Teignbridge Council if we want a green bin – Will people cram stuff into their black bin for land-fill or incineration? Or will they end up fly-tipping?…


    Maybe there’s a better solution… Find out more with:

    • Nicky Scott – of Chagford’s successful ‘Proper Job’ community recycling project &
    • Ben Bryant – Teignbridge District Council’s recycling officer

    Tue 7th July 7.30pm – Buckfastleigh Town Hall

    Click here to download a poster to display…

    Contact Mark Maish: markmaish@buckfastleigh.gov.uk for more info…