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  • June 2015

    Posted on September 9th, 2015 andy No comments

    Buck the Trend’s E-Bulletin, June 2015

    1) Election News – Town Council
    2) Neighbourhood Plan – Review
    3) Thursday night talks at the Jellyfish – 7.30-9.30pm*
    4) ‘The Seed’ Meal for All – Sat 9th May @ Christian Community*
    5) Jellyfish events*

    * 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

    1) Election News…
    Although the election results might not have been what we hoped for, the good news is that we voted in a new Town Council, with all of the 9 Buckfastleigh Independent Group candidates (several of whom are members of BTT) being elected. The group plans to make the council’s actions transparent, engage everyone in planning the community’s future and try to act more as a crucible for community initiatives. At the moment we are reviewing the meeting and committee structures aiming to come up with more friendly and accessible versions. Meetings will be better publicised and more fun (hopefully!) and everyone is welcome to attend. If you have suggestions or ideas that you would like to help put into practice, contact Andy on info@buckthetrend.info

    2) Neighbourhood Plan – Review
    The Buckfastleigh/Buckfast Neighbourhood Plan is now available in draft form. Now is the time to read it and find out if your views are represented and add your feedback. You can download and read it at:

    3) Talks/Mini-workshops @ Jellyfish – Thursdays 7.30 – 9.30
    4th  June: Tom Petherick – Hybrid and GMO Seeds
    11th June: Roly Hague – The Land Projects Network
    18th June: Jackie Parsons – An Introduction to Lavender
    Suggested donation £3. Please contact Derek Lapworth for more info and the full programme: 01364 644010

    4) Meal for All organised by The Seed @ Christian Community – Sat 6th June, eating from 1pm
    Great food, live local entertainment, after meal board games, children’s wooden play area.
    How to get involved:
    – Bring and share your home cooked dish or desert (arrive 12.30)
    – or come and help prepare a grand organic soup & learn how to make a fabulous and affordable lentil curry (arrive from 11am)
    – or just turn up and eat the wonderful food (£2.50 suggested donation)
    – or come and collect @ 4pm – arrive with a container and we will fill it for you, donation appreciated
    Chidren under 11, Musicians, Seed volunteers, all eat for FREE
    Our donations go back to the community.
    Individuals and groups are invited to make a request for funds and diners then vote on which concern should receive the donations collected. All requests to be received by 3pm.
    Christian Community, 23, Chapel St, Buckfastleigh (upstairs dining hall)

    5) Jellyfish events:
    Exhibition Opening Event – Jellyfish – Sat 6th June 6-9pm
    Sculptures by Alison Mitchinson and jewellery by Annamai Jewellery Design in an amazing installational display.
    Nibbles and cheese board on the house – Bar open as usual and lovely live music to accompany the artwork.

    Community Youth Project – Jellyfish – July
    8-18 year olds – free workshops in film making, photography, sound/radio, land art, forest school, memory mosaics and 3D light puppetry.
    Throughout the summer with an outdoor community event at the Orchard Millennium Green on  26th of Sept and a two weeks display in Dartmoor Visitor Centre  19th Sept-4th of October.
    Info: youthproject@jellyfishprod.com

    Parent Support Group, Joanna Watters – Jellyfish – Wed 10th June 9.30-11.30am

    Film Study Group Screening: ‘Lime’ (90min) by N. Overrein Rapp – Jellyfish – Fri 12th June, 7pm
    8+ accompanied by an adult. Ticket £3. Under 16 free.

    Film Study Group Screening: “Volver” by Pedro Almodovar (121min) – Jellyfish – Fri 19th June
    Everyone welcome – Tickets £3 – please book in advance – Café/Bar open.

    Crafting, Knitting & Chatting – Jellyfish – Sats 4pm (till the youth project workshops start in July)

    Life drawing sessions – Jellyfish – Tue 16th June 7.30-9.30pm
    Monthly sessions are with model – Booking essential! (£7 per person).  Bring own materials

    Yoga Classes with Kim Edwards –  Jellyfish – Wednesday 6-7.30pm
    For additional information please contact Kim on 07792 910 785 or 01364 644613.
    £35 for a 5 week yoga course every Wednesday from 6-7.30pm