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Buckland Brewer village fete – Saturday 13 July

Buckland Brewer village fete 2013

buckalnd brewer village fete

2pm, Saturday 13 July 2013

2pm Village playing field

  • Appledore Band
  • Phoenix Morris Dancers
  • The Pirate Slide and Bouncy Castle


  • Teas
  • Garden and produce show


  • Fancy dress judging

7pm Village

  • Parade

7pm Village playing field

  • BBQ
  • Entertainment by the North Devon Display Gymnastics Club

Sunday 14 July 6.30pm

  • Open Air Fete Service

Proceeds to
Methodist Church, Parish Church, Village Hall & Churchyard

Collecting for the Bideford Foodbank

Collection basket for the Bideford Foodbank
Your community shop is now a collection point for the Bideford Foodbank. Please stop by and donate non-perishable food items (dried goods, tins and so on).

The food bank provides emergency food for local people in crisis. Up to 1 June 2013, you collected 15.72 kg of food for those in need. There are distribution centres across north Devon, including:

34 Mill Street
EX39 2JJ


Telephone: 07874 206438
Email: info@bideford.foodbank.org.uk

Buckland Brewer Safari Lunch – 12 May 2013

Buckland Brewer Safari Lunch

Sunday 12 May: 12.30pm

  • Adults: £7.50
  • Primary School Children: £4
  • Under 5s: free

Tickets from:

  • Babbs the Butchers
  • Enid Booth (telephone: 451655)

You’re welcome to bring your own wine and glasses

Proceeds to the Fete funds: Church, Chapel, Village Hall and Churchyard

Buckland Brewer plant sale – May 2013

Buckland Brewer plant sale

  • Saturday 11 May 2013: 10am to 3pm
  • Sunday 12 May: 11am to 3pm

On the village green, Buckland Brewer.


Brighten up your garden with locally grown plants.

Proceeds to the Fete funds: Church, Chapel, Village Hall and Churchyard

Community shop grand opening

Rev Graham Slingo and shop manager Lorna Seymour at the community shop grand opening

Rev Graham Slingo and shop manager Lorna Seymour at the community shop grand opening

Saturday 2 February saw the grand opening of the Buckland Brewer Community Shop.

There was a fantastic turnout from the village and the shop committee were delighted to welcome a number of special guests who have helped get the shop up and running. Geoffrey Cox MP helped cut the ribbon. Daniel Lobb, who helped inspired the shop logo design, cut the celebratory cake.

The committee also welcomed representatives from the Community Council of Devon, the Plunkett Foundation and the Bideford and Shebbear Methodist Circuit, plus our county district councillors Cllr Alison Boyle and Cllr Robert Hicks.

BBC Spotlight were on hand to film the opening and there was a nice package that went out on the Sunday bulletin.

A big thank you from the shop committee to everyone who helped make the day so special.

There are further photos on the shop website and Facebook page.

Your shop is open 7.30am to 6pm every weekday, 8am to 1pm on Saturdays and 10 to 11am on Sundays for prepaid newspapers.

Photo courtesy of Trevor Maggs

Buckland Brewer Community Shop now open

Your community shop is now open for business selling:

  • fresh fruit and vegetables
  • bread, rolls and pastries
  • tinned and dry goods
  • chilled and frozen food
  • sweets and treats
  • cards and stationery
  • milk, cheese and dairy

We’ll be selling newspapers and magazines before Christmas.

Stop by and say hello to the friendly volunteers and Lorna, the shop manager.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 11.30 am and 2pm to 6 pm
  • Saturday 8am to 1pm


Buckland Brewer Community Shop – update

Community shop interior

Community shop interior

Check out the Community shop Facebook page for more photos of building works and interior shots.

With only a few weeks to go before we open, we’re lining up suppliers and figuring out what we need to order. Daily newspapers and magazines will form an important part of our offering. But, we need a good idea of what’s likely to sell. To help us, we’ve put together a short survey where you can tell us which papers and magazines that you might buy regularly.

Take our newspaper survey

Community shop - new entrance

Community shop - new entrance

We had a successful volunteer evening this past Wednesday at the lovely Coach and Horses. We still have spaces for more volunteers to man the shop or carry out other tasks. If you can spare a couple of hours a week or any time, please email jobs@bbshop.org.uk

Building work should continue for another week or so. Watch out for further news about our opening. Not long to go!

Buckland Brewer AGMs

Don’t forget, two important annual general meetings in the coming weeks:

  • Wednesday, 21 November 2012: Village hall  AGM will be held at 7.45 pm in the Village Hall.
  • Wednesday, 28 November 2012: Playing fields’ association AGM will be held at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.

Zumba fitness – Buckland Brewer village hall

Zumba fitness


  • Every Monday, 7pm-8pm
  • Buckland Brewer Village Hall
  • £5 per session or 10 for £45

ZUMBA® classes are dance based workouts which blend infectious rhythms from around the world with easy-to-follow choreography to provide effective, total-body workouts. I inject a bit of my own personality and use my experience in dance and choreography to ensure that my workouts are tailored to suit both the ability and agility of my class.

ZUMBA® classes are for everyone!  You don’t need to be able to dance. During the workout just copy me in your own style and at your own pace. As long as you’re smiling you can’t go wrong!

So if you’re looking to lose weight the fun way, you want a break from the stress of day to day life, or you just want an excuse to have a boogie then ZUMBA® classes are for you.


Telephone: 07508 345254
Email: lynnary@googlemail.com