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  • April 2015

    Posted on April 7th, 2015 andy No comments

    Buck the Trend’s E-Bulletin, April 2015

    1) Buckfastleigh Skate Park Meeting – Wed April 8*
    2) Buckfastleigh Pot Luck Gathering + Free Market  – Fri April 10th
    3) Thursday night Talks at Jellyfish*
    4) Refurnish Relaunch Party – 18th April All day*
    5) Wildspace Buckfastleigh – Volunteer Gardening Sessions*
    6) Saturday Somatics – Buckfastleigh Town Hall – April & May *
    7) Elections – Thur 7th May*

    * These are events that are not organised by Buck the Trend/Buckfastleigh Transition Town, but that we think our members might be interested in.
    If you know of upcoming events that might be of interest to other members, please email the details to info@buckthetrend.info

    1) Buckfastleigh Skate Park Meeting – Wed April 8, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Room 2 Buckfastleigh Town Hall*
    There has been a group set up to raise money for a new amazing skate park in Victoria Park, but we need some more members, adults, young people and children.
    We need more help, more support, more creative ways of raising money if we are going to succeed.

    2) Buckfastleigh Pot Luck Gathering + Free Market – Fri 10th April 2015, 7-
    9.30pm (+ music till 11pm) – Room 2 Buckfastleigh Town Hall*
    The Land Project Network + The Seed
    £1 entry
    Bring food & items to donate to Free Market…

    3) Thursday night Talks at Jellyfish*
    THUR 16th April: Sangeeta – Midwifery
    THUR 23rd April: Malcolm Matthews of St John’s Ambulance, Dartmouth – Principles and demonstration of basic First Aid
    From THUR 30th April: We begin a new series on cooking – details to follow.

    4) Refurnish Relaunch Party – 18th April All day*
    Pop in for tea, coffee and biscuits

    5) Wildspace Buckfastleigh – Volunteer Gardening Sessions*
    2pm on the 2nd Sunday each month (Sun 12th April, Sun 10th May, Sun, 14th June, Sun 12th July…)
    Wildspace behind Town Hall
    We are planting and maintaining native plant species and creating a haven for wild animals. Bring own gloves and hand tools, supervised children in wellies welcome.

    6) Saturday Somatics – April 25th & May 9th – Buckfastleigh Town Hall*
    Buck The Trend’s 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.
    7th March / 25th April / 9th May  – 10am-1pm
    More info here: http://www.buckthetrend.info/wp-content/uploads/Saturday-Somatics-March-April-May-2015.jpg

    **Elections – Thur 7th May**
    Don’t forget to vote not just in the General Election, but also for our 3 District Councillors, and for the first time in decades, Town Councillors too!
    Voting cards are coming through doors now and if you aren’t registered to vote the deadline is Mon 20th April – go here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

    Our Green candidate for Central Devon is Andy Williamson from Ashburton https://www.facebook.com/AndyWilliamsonGreenParty – with voting patterns unpredictable, if you want to vote for a fresh alternative that is looking to really do something about climate change and increasing inequality (instead of just talking about it) then vote Green
    Email Andy at info@buckthetrend.info if you want a Green Party poster to display or you want to help with campaigning in the area

    District Council

    Independent candidate, Pam Barrett, Buckfastleigh resident and chair of the team that is working to save our swimming pool, will be standing for Teignbridge District Council. At the moment all 3 of the councillors for Buckfastleigh & Ashburton are tories and none live in Buckfastleigh…

    Town Council

    Buckfastleigh Independents Group (BIG) will be putting forward candidates for Buckfastleigh Town Council, including Pam, Andy Stokes (who is secretary of Buck the Trend) and other members of BTT, the Community Forum and other groups around the town working to save the library, the youth club, the swimming pool and everything else that we value in the town. If you want to find out more, help out with the campaign or donate towards election costs then contact Andy at info@buckthetrend.info


    You can make a difference – Make your votes count!