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  • IBA-Free Buckfastleigh – Celebration! Sat 16th Nov

    Posted on November 9th, 2013 andy No comments

    Saturday 16th November (next Saturday) will be a time of celebration of the town’s landmark victory in the planning appeal to turn Whitecleave quarry into an incinerator Bottom Ash ‘Reprocessing’ plant.

    Family fun: 2-5pm. All welcome – Bring a cake, bring your family, drink some tea, share some stories, crafts and games…

    Grown-up’s Party: 7-11.30pm. £2 ticket from The Seed or Refurnish. Bring a bottle -Music by DJ Hodguez (Rambunctious Social Club) and Makiwa…

    …At Buckfastleigh Town Hall.

    Organised by Buckfastleigh Community Forum

  • Wildspace Jumble Sale – Sat 26th Oct 2pm

    Posted on October 25th, 2013 andy No comments

    Jumble and Bake sale at the Town hall on Saturday 26th Oct at 2pm. All proceeds to supporting Wildspace community garden…

    For more info contact theotanser@hotmail.com

  • WE WIN!

    Posted on October 17th, 2013 andy No comments

    Buckfastleigh has won the appeal!

    The planning inspector today returned his decision to support DCC in their refusal of planning permission to MVV/Gilpins attempt to site a waste processing plant for Incinerator Bottom Ash from the proposed incinerator at Devonport in the town.

    This means the town will remain free of hundred of lorries, blasting and dust, thanks to the tremendous effort of everyone in the town to fight this for the last two years.

    Find out more here.

  • ‘The Seed’ – new wholefood store and café in town…

    Posted on July 26th, 2013 andy No comments


    The Seed
    is a new social enterprise in Buckfastleigh located next to Plum hairdressers on Fore St, which is aiming to make nourishing wholesome food available for everyone at a price they can afford.

    The wholefood store will be selling a variety of items both food and non-food at more affordable prices and the café will be providing refreshments and a daily meal comprising of a few healthy delicious dishes sold on a ‘what you can afford’ basis.

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  • AGM & Movie ‘Taking Root’ – Friday 28th June

    Posted on May 11th, 2013 andy No comments

    Taking Root - the vision of Wangari Maathai

    Buck the Trend will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Friday 28th June at Buckfastleigh Town Hall, followed by the movie ‘Taking Root – the vision of Wangari Maathai’ at 7.45…

    To find out more click here

  • Renewable Energy Marketplace

    Posted on March 10th, 2013 Steve No comments

    Regen SW are holding a Renewable Energy Marketplace (REM) from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday 19th March at Westpoint, Exeter.

    REM is suitable for lots of groups of people as well as those mentioned in the zones, businesses across the south west who have high energy usage such as hotels, offices, care homes and schools will all benefit from attending. This event will have over 80 Exhibitors that you can visit, quiz and get quotes from – you can view them by clicking here.

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  • February E-Bulletin Is Out

    Posted on February 20th, 2013 Steve No comments

    The latest E-Bulletin is out.

  • Buckfastleigh Forest School

    Posted on February 20th, 2013 andy No comments

    Waycotts OrchardNeil Martin, a Buck the Trend member, has recently started Buckfastleigh’s very own Forest School at Waycotts Orchard, where youngsters can learn about the natural world, through playing games, craft activities and exploration.
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  • Creative workshops by Clockwork Moth

    Posted on February 6th, 2013 andy No comments

    Local artists Charlie Scullion and Victoria Narewski, otherwise known as ‘The Clockwork Moth’ are holding a series of creative workshops, from building nestboxes to storytelling, in the town hall (room 3) over the next few months.

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  • Quarry campaign gets new supporter

    Posted on February 4th, 2013 andy No comments

    On Wednesday 30th January members of Buck the Trend (Buckfastleigh’s environmental group) & Buckfastleigh Community Forum were excited to be joined by Polly Higgins, the world famous lawyer who is campaigning to get the crime of Ecocide on the international statute books. Read the rest of this entry »