Make Good Things Happen

Welcome To Be Buckfastleigh

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This Week's Newsletter

Activities and information for 8 December 2023

Details HERE.

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"Housewarming" event at Buckfastleigh Social Supermarket

On Tuesday 12 December there is a special energy and money saving event at the Social Supermarket.

Details HERE.

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Christmas breaks for some of our activities.

More details HERE .

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Totnes Lantern Making workshop

Details here.

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"Hello Christmas" 2023. Booking details available now.

More information HERE.

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Songs and stories with Libby at Little Lambs this Thursday

More details HERE.

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Strictly Princetown!

Free taster sessions in Princetown

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!