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  • Successful Brainstorming Meeting

    Posted on December 2nd, 2009 Steve No comments

    Buck the Trend would like to thank everyone who attended the public meeting on Wednesday 25th November.

    Andy Stokes, Buck the Trend’s secretary, said:

    It was great to see such a wide range of people coming along to support us and generate some good ideas for how we can make Buckfastleigh a more sustainable place to live and become a stronger community as a result. It was also encouraging to receive support from the Town Council, with the Town Mayor Councillor Peter Clarke and Councillor Ann Armstrong (of the Buckfastleigh and District Society) both attending the meeting.

    The meeting was also attended by members of related groups in neighbouring towns. Andy Stokes said:

    We really appreciate the fact that representatives from Sustainable South Brent and Transition Newton Abbot came to the meeting and gave us the benefit of their experience. We look forward to working more closely with them and the other groups that showed their support, including Ashburton Futures and Bovey Climate Action.

    Tony Merrick from the Energy Saving Trust said:

    The meeting was a great start to the project and it seems that the group contains some very knowledgeable, keen individuals. After this first meeting I am very much looking forward to progressing with Buck the Trend in their action plan. Thank you to the other community groups for coming and sharing their previous experiences and good practice with us.

    Buck the Trend are now working to finalise their plans for the Green Communities programme over the next year.

    Tony Merrick (EST), Councillor Peter Clarke (Town Mayor), Robert Byrnes (BTT Chairman) and Andy Stokes (BTT Secretary) at the meeting

    Tony Merrick (EST), Councillor Peter Clarke (Town Mayor), Robert Byrnes (BTT Chairman) and Andy Stokes (BTT Secretary) at the meeting

  • November Public Forum

    Posted on November 18th, 2009 admin 1 comment

    The next forum will be held at Buckfastleigh Town Hall on Wednesday 25th November at 7:30pm. This public meeting will launch the partnership between Buck the Trend and The Energy Savings Trust ‘Green Communities’ Programme (see previous post).

    It is also a chance for everyone to help to plan what we will do over the next year and beyond. We welcome your input, so please come along to hear what this means for Buckfastleigh and to contribute your ideas.

    If you are not within walking/cycling distance of the Town Hall, please consider using public transport or using Car Share Devon.

  • Free lightbulbs on Fore Street!

    Posted on March 26th, 2009 admin No comments

    On Saturday 21st March some members of Buck the Trend handed out free low energy lightbulbs on Fore Street and near the Co-op, accompanied by Toby’s beautiful flute music and, later, Iona on violin.

    We met a great response – the point of it was to promote the Energy Fair the following Saturday so, even though quite a few people said they already had enough low energy lightbulbs (“a cupboard full of them” in one case), most people were interested in the Fair, and a lot planned to come along!

    our stall by the Co-op

    our stall by the Co-op

    our stall by the Co-op