Make Good Things Happen

Welcome To Be Buckfastleigh

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Donation Drive!

Saturday 30 July

More details HERE.

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Hello Summer 2022 - Buckfastleigh!

The full programme for Hello Summer is now available to see! Get ready for a summer of activities....

More details HERE .

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Hello Summer 2022 - Bridgetown!

A summer of activities for children and families is on the way!

The full progamme of activities can be seen here.

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Buckfastleigh Community Hub

Come and discuss what you'd like to see the focus on over Autumn and Winter.
More details HERE.

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Big Butterfly Count

Pick up a local butterfly guide, and get counting!

More details HERE.

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Free guided bat watch, Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Come and see one of the greatest nature spectacles in the UK.

More details HERE.

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Who we are and what we do

Be Buckfastleigh is a Community Interest Company set up to tackle health, social, and economic inequalities in Buckfastleigh and other small rural towns. We aim to make Buckfastleigh a thriving and inclusive place for everyone, especially those in most need of support.

We provide a range of free activities and services which connect people to each other, to their community and to nature and the environment. Our ambition is to work with other small towns in Dartmoor and south Devon to demonstrate a sustainable, people-based recovery model that builds friendships and support networks, encourages people to try new things, improves peoples mental, physical and emotional health, and provides a route into training, volunteering and good quality, local work.

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Our approach is to:

  • Deliver activities and services which engage, develop community, get people active
  • Target more complex issues by creating pathways into participation, engagement, volunteering, skill development and work
  • Deliver training, skills and personal development programmes to help people feel valued, involved, appreciated and respected
  • Create new “anchor” organisations, building on community strengths and identifying opportunities for economic growth and resilience
  • Develop a network of communities to provide an effective scale for addressing common issues
  • Build relationships with regional and national public and third sector bodies, and with research and policy makers, to develop a better understanding of issues affecting rural communities and identify opportunities for developing new approaches.
 
Our Board members are Dr Su Maddock (Chair), Ed Whitelaw and Pam Barrett.
Dr Su Maddock
Ed Whitelaw
Pam Barrett

Please have a look at the film below to see some of the ways we are trying to make things better!