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News 26 March 2021

Plans are looking good

With Easter just around the corner the team have been busy preparing the Holiday activity and food programme with the grant funds from the government.
Very soon we will be launching our Hello Spring Easter holiday activities and food for families in Buckfastleigh, funded by Children in Need and Devon County Council ( Holiday Activities and Food programme). There will be FREE food and fun activities Monday to Friday through the Easter holidays, beginning with a Treasure Hunt on Easter Monday 2-4pm and followed by arts, games and wonderful food. Look out for a leaflet coming out soon! (All activities will be COVID assessed and in compliance with latest restrictions).
More info soon.

You can keep up to date with what we are doing on our social media channels:

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Community Hand-print Wave

Later today some decorated handprints, created as part of Hello Summer’s weekly craft packs, will be on display in The Living Room window.
They form a kind of Community wave to each other, as lockdown seems to go on and on and everyone seems to be missing their friends, family and communities more than ever.
If you would like to add your own handprint wave to the display, with a positive message incorporated into it, please post it through the door or email a photo of your creation to

Get your bike safety checked ready for Summer!

This Easter we have booked a professional mechanic who will assess your wheels. 
Book a 15 minutes time slot, 10-1.  Details on dates and how to book will be available in next week’s issue

Share Shed

Share Shed returning soon, more information next week!

Planning A Walk Around Town?

Fancy doing a little bit to make the place better? Well now you can borrow litter grabbers, a bag hoop and bin bag from The Living Room. Pick a set up when you set off, and drop them back when you’ve had enough. Simples.
Please read the safety notes and make sure you have a way of disposing of the litter you collect.

Don’t forget to share your photos, stories and videos on social media using
@BeBuckfastleigh @keepbritaintidy #LoveWhereYouLive #ContinueTheCleanup #makegoodthingshappen

Hello Summer

We’re delighted to tell you that Be Buckfastleigh will be taking over delivery of the fabulous Hello Summer programme on behalf of Buckfastleigh Town Council. We will work in partnership with Victoria Park and Participate arts to make free, fun & creative things to do during the school holidays and at other times of the year too. We’re looking forward to exciting times ahead!

We need your Feedback, too!

Every now and then we need to ask you lovely people for some help. In order to provide these great Hello Summer weekly activities and packs, we rely on funding, and funders require evidence of what we have been able to achieve and how it has been for all of you. If you could please take a couple of minutes to leave or send us a message about your experience of receiving the Lockdown Art packs over the last year we would be super grateful! Ask your kids for their opinion too. Have the packs been helpful? If so, how? Have you enjoyed them? What has been the best bit? We always love feedback! Hope to hear from you very soon. 

Hello Summer Feedback

Be Chatty #8

Fun and Laughter. For the last in our series we’ll be talking about what makes us laugh, where we get our fun from and other ludicrous issues. Bring a joke to share at the start and be ready to tell us what brings fun and laughter into your life. All welcome – young and old, short and tall

Tuesday 30 March 8pm

Be Chatty Zoom Link 30 March

Riverford Free Chilled Meals

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. 

Meals are collected on Tuesday’s and are ready for collection from 3:30 – 5pm or Wednesday 2-5pm only.  Please remember to bring a bag when you are collecting
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 30 or 31 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”

Global Clean Up Day

April 22, 2021.  Get ready to act locally!

Spring Forward!

Remember to put your clocks forward 1 hour this weekend.  At last, lighter evenings!

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