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  • 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

  • May E-Bulletin Is Out

    Posted on May 21st, 2012 Steve No comments

    The latest E-Bulletin is now out.

  • Co-operative: Have Your Say

    Posted on May 5th, 2011 Steve No comments

    Co-operative Membership Image

    In the past, a number of BTT members have expressed concerns about how the Co-operative shop in Buckfastleigh is being run.

    It is coming up to the time of year when you can have your say in how they do business. According to the Co-operative, there are four ways for you to get involved.

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  • 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

  • Buck the Trend backs Green Fingers at Buckfastleigh school

    Posted on June 14th, 2009 admin No comments

    Last week we donated a brand new compost bin to Buckfastleigh school to support the school’s vegetable-growing plans.

    Children at the school have launched a Green Fingers Club to work on a veggie patch, look after the school grounds and do gardening work in the town’s Millennium Orchard. The weekly club is led by teacher Jo Woods and is open to all classes, involving children from 4 to 11 years old.

    Nick Banwell, headteacher at Buckfastleigh school, said: “Thanks to Buck the Trend for supporting the Green Fingers Club. It is great to see the community once again supporting the school.”

    The club, the green fingers and the veg bed

    The club, the green fingers and the veg bed

    the new compost bin

    the new compost bin

  • Welcome to BTT

    Posted on March 22nd, 2009 admin No comments

    Use the links above to navigate the site, and check back here frequently for updates and to find out what’s happening in the group!