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Friday Focus Newsletter – 17 September 2021



Here’s this week’s events.  Come and join in!

Be Active

Bike Bus!!

Bike Bus is back for a Buckfastleigh community ride along the Exe Valley trail on Sunday 26 September. Tickets £10, £5 or £1 – you decide!
Chris Johns and the Bike Bus will pick you and your bike up at 9.30am in Woodholme car park. Then a drive to Exeter and cycle set off around 10.30am at Exeter Quayside.
Enjoy a leisurely ride along the magnificent Exe Valley trail to Dawlish Warren where the Bike Bus will pick you up at 2pm for the return trip to Buckfastleigh.
This is a gentle, level and mostly off road route perfect for people of all abilities. There’s plenty of time for a picnic, riverside lunch, a spot of bird watching or even a swim!
5 tickets left and covid precautions will be required on the minibus.

Book Here!!


Free slacklining starts Wednesday 22 September 6-7pm in Victoria Park Buckfastleigh. Turn up and give it a try.

Apologies to all those who turned up this week, unfortunately there was a domestic emergency which meant it had to be cancelled at the last minute. Sorry!

Cold Water Swimming

Cold water swimming is back from Sunday 26 September. 9.30-10.30. £5 per person.
Water is expected to be around 20 degrees in the first week, with temperatures gradually dipping as the weeks go by. We have been as low as 4 degrees!
This is the perfect way to start enjoying the benefits of cold water immersion. Acclimatise week on week, with trained and experienced lifeguards on hand and warm drinks after your swim. No booking required.

Walking for Softies

We start back again on Friday 17 September.
A gentle walk around our lovely town, great for anyone who wishes to get active and share a Walk and a Talk.
Meet up at the Be Buckfastleigh, Living Room, Fore Street, Buckfastleigh at 12:30 and be back for 13:30.
5 places available – book your place today, using the link below, for next week where Sara will be leading the group.
*subject to short notice cancellation due to weather

Walking for Softies

Be Wild

Free guided bat watch every Saturday in September. Other dates available by arrangement.
Watch as hundreds of the very rare Greater Horseshoe Bats leave their Buckfastleigh roost and head off hunting for the night.
Meet in Station Road car park TQ11 0BU at published sunset time (7.35, 7.20 & 7.05) for a very short level walk to the observation spots. Free bat detectors available to use and a range of free bat goodies to collect. Not to be missed.
Email for more details or to arrange a bespoke event.

Be Well

NHS Healthy Start

If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 4 you may get free vouchers or payments every 4 weeks to spend on things like Food & Milk. 
At the link you will find out about eligibility and how to apply.

SEND Accessible Buckfastleigh

Are you looking for a group specifically for information and booking (where applicable) for activities and events for children and young people with SEND in Buckfastleigh.

Here is a link to a newly formed group where parents and carers are able to share experiences and organise meetings and events.

Here is the link to their Facebook Group

Be Better Off

Job Board

Are you a local business who is looking to take on new members of staff.  We are happy to place your job adverts in the Living Room window, after all, not everyone is on social media.

You can send us a flyer or pop a printed job advert through the letterbox for us to display.

We will also be looking to have another Careers Fair for the Hospitality trade soon.  Get in touch if you would like to be part of it.

Feedback and Fundraising

As a Community Interest Company “CIC”, Be Buckfastleigh works with the people of Buckfastleigh and surrounding areas to create a range of activities and services which connect people to each other, their community and to nature and the environment.
So that we can continue to deliver theses projects, we rely totally on fundraising efforts, from large Lottery bids down to local fundraising events.
To back up our bids, your feedback on any of our activities and projects is very welcome and forms part of our bid writing process.

If you would like to support us you can, we do not make a charge for our services, and never want anyone to feel obliged to make a payment to join in what we do. However, if you wish to make a donation towards the cost of future activities you can drop something into us at the Living Room or use BACS transfer to:

Be Buckfastleigh,
Account 99412764,
Sort Code 60-04-23

with the reference “donation”.

All donations will be used to pay for more activities over Autumn and Winter.

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

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