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  • Save Our Hospital!

    Posted on January 17th, 2017 andy No comments

    Keep-our-hospitalsMyPoster-2Come defend your local Ashburton & Buckfastleigh Community Hospital and join the demonstration against its closure – March with your friends and neighbours against NHS cuts this Saturday 21st of January. It is vital that people turn out in large number as a powerful show of opposition against proposed closures and cuts.

    Meet at Cleder Place, North Street, Ashburton at 10am. Wear something red (the health bosses said ‘there are no red lines’ in this round of cuts, so we aim to build a red line!). Cleder Place is the open green with small play area just down from where the public library used to be and area across from Adrian Ager, 38 North St.

    The group will proceed at 10.30am from Cleder Place up North St, turn left onto East St and march the short distance to Ashburton & Buckfastleigh Hospital.

    Please bring a placard (download one here). Let others know – please print out poster (here) and put in your window, on your gate, anywhere you can – use these or create your own.

    Parking in Ashburton can be tricky at the best of times so arrive early and perhaps consider sharing transport. If you need a lift, contact Andy: hospital@andystokes.com or 01364643920

    For more information about the march or the proposed closure of the community hospital, call Sarah on 07920 003112 or meadowdweller@hotmail.co.uk

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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

  • The Seed gets planning permission to keep cafe…

    Posted on June 13th, 2015 andy No comments

    the SeedAs of today, the See in Fore St., our friendly neighbourhood whole-food shop and cafe, has been given planning permission to continue as a cafe selling food and hot drinks.

    BTT offer our congratulations and support for the future to all at the Seed who have worked hard to make the place a welcoming and friendly part of the town community (as well as selling great food!).

    Many thanks to all the townspeople who supported the application…

  • 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

  • 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…


  • 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