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  • Buck The Trend – AGM Wednesday 18th August

    Posted on August 6th, 2010 andy No comments

    We will be holding our Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 18th August at 7pm at the Town Hall. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Buckfastleigh Library ‘Green Corner’ opens…

    Posted on August 6th, 2010 andy No comments

    On Thursday 5th August, Buck The Trend – the  environmental group for the Buckfastleigh area – and others, celebrated the opening of the new, ‘Green Corner’ of the Buckfastleigh library. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Big Picnic in the sun…

    Posted on July 20th, 2010 andy No comments

    We had a lovely day on Sunday 18th July, with Buckfastleigh’s (and the country’s) second ‘Big Lunch’  Big Picnic in the Park at the Orchard Millennium green, organised by Andy and Theo of Buck The Trend. Read the rest of this entry »

  • BTT at Lamb Pie Day

    Posted on July 20th, 2010 andy No comments

    Buck The Trend had a stand as planned at Lamb Pie day on Saturday 17th July, and the rain held off all day this year, despite ominous grey clouds at times. Read the rest of this entry »

  • The Big Lunch – Sunday 18th July

    Posted on June 28th, 2010 andy No comments

    The Big Lunch

    Buckfastleigh’s Big Picnic…

    We are planning to join the rest of the country on Sunday the 18th July, for ‘The Big Lunch’ – an initiative launched by the Eden Project where folks all other the country get together to share food,  have fun, make new friends and catch up with old ones. You can find out more about it here.

    We have booked the Orchard (Millenium) Green for the afternoon, and want to encourage everyone to join us from midday for a giant picnic in the park. Bring food to share or just to feed your own bunch, and bring your own entertainment – games, instruments, skills, whatever…

    Tell everyone you know and download a poster to display

    Big Lunch Poster

    Download Poster

    If it rains, we have a gazebo, and will all have to squash up.

    If you want to help organise, set-up or clear-up let us know info@buckthetrend.info

    See you there!

  • BTT at Lamb Pie Day

    Posted on June 28th, 2010 andy No comments

    BTT will be hosting a stall at Lamb Pie Day on Saturday 17th July.

    Please let us know if you would like to help out setting up or taking down the stall, or if you can help man it at any time.  info@buckthetrend.info

    Or just come along and hang out and have a chat on the day.

    Look forward to seeing you…

  • Buckfastleigh Fun Day was fun!

    Posted on June 28th, 2010 andy No comments

    We had a fantastic tropical afternoon in the sunshine on Sunday – I for one am glad that I was out enjoying good company and good weather rather than sitting in doors watching England’s World cup dreams getting wiped out…

    It was great to have a chance to chat to interested people about BTT, low-maintenance gardening and the complicity of capitalism amongst other things.

    The Energy Cycle went down well, especially with the youngsters, although we didn’t quite get a cup of tea out of it!

    Many thanks to Steve, Andy and Theo for the effort they put in to it…

    Visitors at BTT StandVisitors at BTT Stand
    Young visitors work hard to boil a cuppa

    Young visitors work hard to boil a cuppa

  • Green Library gets boost…

    Posted on April 21st, 2010 andy No comments

    BTT’s project to set up a ‘Green Library’ corner in Buckfastleigh received a boost from Clr John Nutley, one of Buckfastleigh & Ashburton’s local district councillors.

    Mr. Nutley has donated £400 from council funds to help purchase books and DVDs for the project.

    BTT Secretary receives cheque from Clr John Nutley

    BTT Secretary receives cheque from Clr John Nutley

    Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed books and DVDs to this project – keep them coming and watch this space for news of the launch…

    There is a shortlist of books and DVDs here http://www.buckthetrend.info/buckfastleigh-green-library-corner/ Please take a look and let us know if your favourites are on there – if not let us know what they are.

  • Energy Course voted a success!

    Posted on March 29th, 2010 andy No comments


    BTT hosted a free ‘Energy Audit for Community Buildings’ Course on Thursday 25th March. More than the maximum 24 people turned up from all over Devon – Ilfracombe to Plymouth (as well as Buckfastleigh, Ashburton and South Brent), to find out how to cut their building’s energy footprint. They represented a wide range of diverse organisations including the Quakers, a hospice, and more than one Village hall.

    It was a great atmosphere, with the course presented by Anna Watts of the Centre for Sustainable Energy http://www.cse.org.uk/ but everyone contributing their own, specialist knowledge and experience.


    Wonderful food was supplied, by Polly Wilson, and there was a great buzz and lots of useful contacts made between people attending.

    Many thanks for the Energy Saving Trust – Green Communities for providing this course for us. We will definitely think about hosting more in future, so please take a look at the list here and get in touch and let us know what you are interested in…

    I’d like to thank you and your colleagues … as well as Anna, for putting on such a great day…’

    ‘Thank you very much for a good day and useful seminar training. Lots of good people and contacts. Next one please!’

  • Free Energy Course – Thursday March 25th

    Posted on February 19th, 2010 andy No comments

    As part of the Green Communities programme,  Buck the Trend (BTT) will be hosting a free one-day course on how to energy audit a building. This will be presented by the Energy Saving Trust.

    The course will be held at Buckfastleigh Town Hall on Thursday 25th March from 9.45 til 4.30.

    See here for more details…