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News 5 March 2021

Welcome to Spring!
At last the longer days and better weather, a positive impact on our general well-being.  We love March. 

As we move out of lockdown over the next couple of months, we are now looking to plan our programme for in person events and activities.

What would you like to happen?

If there is something which you would like us to explore delivering? Please let us know your thoughts. You can send us an email, drop us a message via our Social media or pop a note through the letter box of The Living Room on Fore Street.

Here’s your opportunity to help shape our Spring and Summer Activities.


Be Wild

Just in time for the spring sunshine, our latest guide is all about Russets Lane and Church Hill. This gorgeous guide has been produced and designed by Sheila Phillips of the Pengelly Cave Study Trust and John Walters.
Grab your copy from outside The Living Room and take a walk to explore the incredible history one of our town’s favourite spots.
Available now from The Living Room, 55 Fore Street.

Be Chatty #5

We had a really interesting conversation last Tuesday evening so thank you to everyone who joined in.

Our next discussion is on Tuesday 9 March.

Friendship – what does friendship mean to you?  How have those relationships helped you during the past 12 months? Have you created new ones recently or have some drifted apart? What make a good friend and is it ok to go periods of time without communicating with them?
If you wish, share your story of friendship.

All welcome – young and old, male and female, black and white, left and right. Only rule is – don’t say anything that you think might offend someone. Everyone gets a go to speak, but it’s up to you to take it! If you want to listen, that’s fine too. See you there.

  Tuesday 9 March 8pm

Be Chatty Zoom Link 9 March

Riverford Free Chilled Meals

The team at the Riverford Field Kitchen are loving the opportunities to create delicious meals for us each week and are grateful for any feedback that you can give them.  It would be fantastic if we could get a few short video clips of you saying thank you, or maybe a sound bite or creative thank you.
Send over your recordings, video’s or images to us and we will pull it together into a short montage to send to them.
Did you know that they are cooking nearly 500 meals which go to supporting several difference charities and groups in our local area?

Meals arrive on Tuesday’s and are ready for collection from 3:30 – 5pm and on Wednesday 2-5pm only.  Please remember to bring a bag when you are collecting.

If you’ve not tried one and feel that this might help you out right now, please send us an email with how many you would like and which day you want to collect them and we will pop you on the list.  Remember to include your postcode.
Bookings are open NOW!
and will close on Sunday 5pm or when we have met our maximum numbers, whichever is sooner.

Please Book Me A Meal 9 or 10 March

What People Say…

“The collection of the meals is the highlight of my week, and just knowing that they are made up of the nourishing Riverford Organic vegetables, and with innovative recipes makes them extra special”

Testimonials and Feedback

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to give us some feedback.  If you’ve not had a chance, please do take some time as it really makes a difference. As a registered CIC, our funding to support all of our activities and programmes is through fundraising.  Part of the fundraising process is to evidence how this is making a difference to peoples lives and the wider community. 
To capture this information we are looking for testimonials and recommendations from community members, who have participated in any of these event or activities and especially so over lockdown.

Do you have a testimonial or good news story which we could share? We’d love to hear it.

All of your feedback helps potential funders that we might approach in the future, see first hand the impact their funding, through our projects, will have on our community.

Send us a message with your good news stories or any suggestions about what projects you would like us to deliver.

Send us your Good News Stories

I’ve got an Idea for a Project

Fitness Classes

We Need Your Ideas

As we prepare to plan for our exercise classes out of lockdown we would like to know what classes you would like to see in Buckfastleigh:

What days are good – weekday or weekend?
What times are good- daytime or evenings?
Type of class – High impact, gentle, fun?

We have some fantastic instructors and others wanting to deliver classes for us, so now’s our time to create a fantastic fitness offer for the summer.

Send us your thoughts

In the meantime, our offer for you to get in shape still continues, with the help from our local providers:   

Moor Fitness & Nutrition – New Classes on Saturdays and Sundays
Hooperlative Health & Fitness
Fiona Paterson

Whilst we are unable to deliver our in person exercise classes, we do have the ability to link you up to various virtual fitness classes which you can attend from the comfort of your own home via Zoom.
Current classes meet pretty much all levels of fitness and you can work at your own pace.

If you are interested in Zumba, HIIT, Circuits, Legs, Bums & Tums, Hoop or a gentle movement class, please drop us a message and let us know what class you’d be interested in.

New Class Starting 27 February!!

Saturday – Core Blast 9am for 30 mins
Sunday – Mobility and Stretching – chilled end of the week! 6:30pm for 30 mins


Click the button below to sign up and find out about the offers 

Be Active News

That’s it for this week.  Have a safe weekend!
  Be Buckfastleigh