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Buckfastleigh Transition Town – for a sustainable future for Buckfastleigh, Devon
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  • Global Climate Change Day of Action – Sun 21st September

    Posted on September 17th, 2014 andy No comments

    The NATO summit on climate change begins on Monday 22nd September in New York. All around the world, individuals and organisations are organising and planning action on a massive scale to show the world’s leaders that this is the biggest issue in the world right now, and they need to stop fracking around and start dealing with it!

    Like most of us, I can’t get to NY for the People’s Climate March – the biggest climate change march ever, and I can’t even get to London, Paris, Berlin or any of the other big marches planned (though if you are going to one of these and want to team up to travel, get in touch and I’ll pass it on info@buckthetrend.info).
    But I still want to make my voice heard, and so do many, many others. So smaller actions are springing up everywhere, in Newton Abbot, Ashburton and Totnes. I and a bunch of other’s are planning to go to the Totnes rally, which is at midday outside the civic centre. To get there, some of us want to travel by the most appropriate form of transport we can – bicycle.

    We will be meeting at 10.45 outside the Seed on Fore Street and then cycling (slowly) to Totnes. Why not get your bike out and join us? wear hi-viz and stick a sign on your back so people know what your about and why it is important to you.

    cyclist_clipIf you can’t manage the ride, then come along and meet up outside the Seed to share transport.

    Tell your friends and come along…

    There is no bigger cause in the world right now – and the politicians are not going to do on their own – unless we make them!

    Andy  +***-07780*703770-***+/ info@buckthetrend.info

  • AGM & Local Food Movie – Tues 29th July

    Posted on July 21st, 2014 andy No comments

    localfoodrootsBuck The Trend (Buckfastleigh Transition Town) will be holding it’s AGM from 7.15pm at the Town Hall on Tuesday 29th July – followed by the short film ‘Local Food Roots’ at 8pm, which explores the growth of the local food movement in the UK .

    Discussion with refreshments (donations please).

    If you are interested in finding out more or getting involved please come along….

  • Neighbourhood Plan Cafe #2 – Thurs 24th July

    Posted on July 21st, 2014 andy No comments

    Neighbourhood Plan Cafe – Part 2
    A reminder that the second ‘cafe-style’ meeting for residents to contribute to drawing up a plan for the future of  the development of Buckastleigh will be held on Thursday 24th July from 7.15pm at the Town Hall.

    At this one we will be looking at issues related to the environment as well as housing and infrastructure, so please come along and contribute your thinking and ideas…

  • Plant/Produce Swap & Sale – Sun 18th May

    Posted on May 1st, 2014 andy No comments

    BTT and Buckfastleigh Primary School are holding a Plant & Produce Swap & Sale at 10am – 2pm on Sunday 18th May at the school.

    Find out more here

  • Buckfastleigh Library to face closure…

    Posted on April 28th, 2014 andy No comments

    Devon Libraries Mass Closure is on the cards…
    More than half of Devon’s libraries (28) including Buckfastleigh are proposed to face closure unless they can be handed over to ‘big society’, as they will lose their staffing funding completely in the proposals set out by Devon County Council.
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  • Ancient Futures – Fri 21st March @Jellyfish

    Posted on March 15th, 2014 andy No comments

    Buck the Trend Film Club  presents a screening of…

    Ancient Futures - Learning from LadakhAncient Futures – Learning from Ladakh

    How can we learn about ecological solutions from an ancient culture?

    ‘…forces us to re-examine what we really mean by progress…’

    at 7.15pm on Friday 21st March, at Jellyfish Productions.

    Admission is free, but donations towards the cost of the venue are welcome. More info here

  • Jellyfish

    Posted on December 20th, 2013 andy No comments

    If you haven’t visited Jellyfish Productions yet, then here are some good reasons to do so:


    December events:

    Fri 20th from 6pm: Jellyfish’s Film Making Class premiere! The Children have made a beautiful 5 min film and deserve a celebration! Popcorn & nibbles.
    …and from 7pm: “It’s a wonderful Life” by Frank Capra (135min) £3 (conc £1.50)
    Complementary glass of mulled wine or spiced beer, soft drink and Christmas nibbles. All welcome! No need to book.
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  • Christmas community gathering…

    Posted on December 9th, 2013 andy No comments

    The Community For Wellbeing are hosting a community Christmas gathering (residential or drop-in) from 10am Christmas eve til 4pm Boxing day at Eden Rise, near Totnes. This will include yoga, singing, dance, movies, sculpture workshop, bring & share meals and much more. Transport available. Donations welcome.

    Sounds like more fun than some family Christmases I’ve known!

    More info at www.communityforwellbeing.com/xmas-gathering.html 07818 298835

  • HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Fri Dec 13th

    Posted on December 7th, 2013 andy No comments

    Buck the Trend Education group presents a screening of the visually stunning film…

    HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

    ‘A globe-spanning exploration of the planet and an impassioned call to protect it from destruction’

    at 7.15pm on Friday 13th December, at Jellyfish Productions.

    Admission is free, but donations towards the cost of the venue are welcome. More info here

  • 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