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Friday Focus Newsletter – 8 October 2021



It’s a bumper version this week, lots going on this month!

We are nearly ready to share our Half Term activities and Spooky Halloween fun…… more details will go out  soon 

Thanks For Your Responses

Thank you to those who have sent messages about what you would like to see and do over the next few months, here’s a quick look at to what you’ve asked for:
Adult  craft / art sessions during the week (daytime sessions)
Community PotLuck 

If you are keen to be involved with these FREE activities, please get in touch so that we can gauge wider interest in the community and make it happen! Please email

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

Be Active

Bike Bus Trip

The next Bike Bus trip will be on Sunday 17 October.

There will be a Minibus pick up for you and your bike from Victoria Woodholme car park Buckfastleigh at 9.30am, to drive to Tavistock and cycle from there at around 10.30. A beautiful easy 20 mile cycle (mostly downhill!) ends at Plymouth and there’s time for a picnic, to explore the Pym Woods, or for bird watching before the minibus departs Plymouth at 2pm. Perfect for cyclists, families and individuals of all cycling abilities. Tickets £10, £5 or £1 – you decide!! Only 2 tickets left!!!!

Book Here via Eventbrite


Free slacklining continues every Wednesday from 6 to 7pm in Victoria Park Buckfastleigh. Turn up and give it a try.

Cold Water Swimming every Sunday – who’s up for the challenge?!

Cold water swimming continues every Sunday 9.30-10.30. £5 per person.
Water is expected to be around 17 degrees this 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

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 for next week, using the link below, so we know who’s coming – Sara will be leading the group.
*subject to short notice cancellation due to weather.

Walking for Softies

Be Well

Woolly Nanas

Will be returning this weekend, join them in The Living Room, Be Buckfastleigh on Saturday 10 – 12 for another drop in session of felting wool pouches and spinning.

As you know The Living Room is not too big, if it’s busy, pop back later.  After all we wish to keep everyone safe.

Share Shed Information Event and Games In The Park!

Be Buckfastleigh will be hosting a collaboration with The Share Shed on 20th October in the afternoon.  
Pop in to find out how Share Shed works and see the amazing things available to borrow.  
When you visit, you’ll have the opportunity to get free membership!  Now that’s got to be worth a conversation.
In the mean time, if you need anything this weekend, here are the times and locations.

New Time And Location Where You Can Borrow Useful Items At A Low Cost

From this week onwards, “The Share Shed – A Library of Things” will be parking its van full of useful items for your DIY project, event or adventure at the Globe Car Park, every Saturday, from 10am to 12.30pm. 
If you’re in need of a carpet cleaner, a sander, pressure washer, gazebo, or a chocolate fountain, then check out to see the 350+ items this not-for-profit project offers. You can become a member online by filling in a form, and making a contribution between £5 and £50 towards your annual membership. You’ll be able to reserve items straight away. 

Want to try some new games and find out how you can borrow them from the share shed?

Come along and have a play!
Come to learn and play traditional games!
Games include:
– Croquet
– Parachute game
– Quoits
– Viking Kubb
– And more!

Saturday 23 October from 1:30pm to 3:00 pm.

Victoria Park, Buckfasleigh
Free and family-friendly (please note children must be accompanied by an adult)
This event is organised by the Share Shed, Be Buckfastleigh and the Network of Wellbeing.
The Share Shed offers 350+ useful items for people to borrow at a low cost, including tools, gardening equipment, household appliances, camping gear and much more.
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.
The Network of Wellbeing is a charity working to support a UK network of people and organisations who care about the wellbeing of people and planet.

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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