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  • Dean Court Vintage Rally & Fayre

    Posted on May 8th, 2011 Steve No comments

    Kathy and Neil serving tea and cakes at the Vintage Rally

    BTT would like to thank all of those that helped us out when we provided refreshments to those attending the Dean Court Vintage Rally and Fayre on Saturday 7th May.

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  • Dean Court Vintage Rally & Fayre – Saturday 7th May

    Posted on May 4th, 2011 Steve No comments
    Buck The Trend will be providing tea, coffee , cake and biscuits at the Dean Court Vintage Rally and Fayre on Saturday 7th May.

    For more details please have a look at this page.

  • Dartington Christmas Tree Festival

    Posted on December 12th, 2010 Steve No comments

    Those of you that have been following the E-Bulletins recently will know that BTT have been preparing decorations to be put on a tree at the Dartington Christmas Tree Festival. On Thursday, all of this hard work came to fruition at the launch of the festival. Although it was a cold evening, about 200 people turned up to sing and watch as the lights on all thirteen trees were turned on.

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  • Christmas Café and Craft Fayre

    Posted on November 29th, 2010 Steve No comments

    Buck The Trend attended the Christmas Cafe and Craft Fayre at Buckfastleigh Town Hall on Saturday, and it was a very productive event!

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  • The Power of Community – Fri 15 Oct

    Posted on September 23rd, 2010 andy No comments

    The Power of CommunityWe will be showing the film ‘The Power of Community – How Cuba survived Peak oil’ at the Town Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 15th October.

    Look here to find out more.

  • Buckfastleigh Fun Day

    Posted on June 25th, 2010 Steve No comments

    BTT will have a stall at the Buckfastleigh Fun Day, which is to be held on the Orchard Millennium Green from 2pm until 5pm this Sunday.

    We’ll have some fun things for you to try (more details can be found here), so we look forward to seeing you there to support BTT and the Buckfastleigh and District Society.

  • Successful Brainstorming Meeting

    Posted on December 2nd, 2009 Steve No comments

    Buck the Trend would like to thank everyone who attended the public meeting on Wednesday 25th November.

    Andy Stokes, Buck the Trend’s secretary, said:

    It was great to see such a wide range of people coming along to support us and generate some good ideas for how we can make Buckfastleigh a more sustainable place to live and become a stronger community as a result. It was also encouraging to receive support from the Town Council, with the Town Mayor Councillor Peter Clarke and Councillor Ann Armstrong (of the Buckfastleigh and District Society) both attending the meeting.

    The meeting was also attended by members of related groups in neighbouring towns. Andy Stokes said:

    We really appreciate the fact that representatives from Sustainable South Brent and Transition Newton Abbot came to the meeting and gave us the benefit of their experience. We look forward to working more closely with them and the other groups that showed their support, including Ashburton Futures and Bovey Climate Action.

    Tony Merrick from the Energy Saving Trust said:

    The meeting was a great start to the project and it seems that the group contains some very knowledgeable, keen individuals. After this first meeting I am very much looking forward to progressing with Buck the Trend in their action plan. Thank you to the other community groups for coming and sharing their previous experiences and good practice with us.

    Buck the Trend are now working to finalise their plans for the Green Communities programme over the next year.

    Tony Merrick (EST), Councillor Peter Clarke (Town Mayor), Robert Byrnes (BTT Chairman) and Andy Stokes (BTT Secretary) at the meeting

    Tony Merrick (EST), Councillor Peter Clarke (Town Mayor), Robert Byrnes (BTT Chairman) and Andy Stokes (BTT Secretary) at the meeting

  • 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.

  • Lamb Pie Day

    Posted on July 29th, 2009 admin No comments

    We did a stall at this year’s Lamb Pie Day, giving out some Buck the Trend info, entertaining people with Toby’s music, and selling lots of raffle tickets for our excellent prizes – a voucher for Jenny’s Farm Shop, a voucher for the Buckfast Abbey shop, a cream tea for two at the Singing Kettle and a basket of organic fruit and veg from Nature’s Round.

    As can be seen from the pictures, rain meant that the whole stall – apart from one hardy lettuce – had to be covered up at times but we had a good day anyway!

    Lamb Pie Day 1

    Lamb Pie Day 2

  • A walk on the wild side!

    Posted on May 27th, 2009 rachel No comments

    On Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May, Buck the Trend went wild!

    Well, to be honest, we went on an amazing wiold food walk led by Fiona Campbell who collects wild food nearly every day.  She  is extrememly knowledgeable having lived wild not only here but also having spent time with Australian Aboriginals and the Bushmen of the Kalahari learning how ancient peoples live from the land and treat it with respect. Fiona explained how our ancient ancestors would have spent a nomadic existence moving from the moor to the sea and back again as the seasons tunred. At this time of year we would have been leaving the moor and moving down to the coast living on the cleansing leaves that we were introduced to and encouraged to taste and to pick.

    Many of the group had already tasted the wild garlics that abound near us but thistles was a new experience for many. Useful cooking tips and ideas of how to eat the leaves were incorporated as well as what not to eat (poisonous plants). My favouirie discovery was pennywort, very mild and with a lovely crunch!

    Fiona forages most days and would be happy to take people out with her if they want to find out more (there is a cost), if anyone is interested please contact the group and we can put you in touch.