events

New food hall at Christmas Market

Christmas market teaser

Always looking to improve, this year we are introducing a Food and Drink Mall at this year’s Chirstmas market. This will include butcher Steve Gladwin from Torrington, who will be taking Christmas Turkey orders, Holsworthy Beekeepers selling honey for Christmas, North Tawton Cheeses, Bray Wines and Winkleigh Cider.

Established favourites such as Anneli’s Chocolate, Brilliant Fish, The Church and Chapel’s cakes and Daphne’s Preserves and Pickles will also be found in the market, as well as numerous Christmas themed stalls.

Christmas snowmen from the 2011 market

Plantlife: events summer 2014

Wild about plant life?

If you are wild about plant life then three events organised by Plantlife this summer, as part of their “Make the small things count” project, will give you an opportunity to indulge yourself.  The events are free.

East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve

11am to 4pm, Wednesday 30 July

Join us for an inspirational walk in the woods and use soil and plant pigments to create printed collages of magical mosses, fabulous ferns and lovely lichens. Prepare to get messy as you get up close and personal with these hidden gems!  Meet at the Woodland Centre which will be signed from near to the entrance to the reserve and has parking. Information on how to get to the reserve can be found on the East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve website.  Please bring suitable clothing and stout footwear as the session may get a bit messy. You may also wish to bring a camera. Remember to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.  Booking is essential, see Wild about plants events

Earth’s Studio Arts Workshops: Lynmouth Pavilion

11am to 4pm Thursday 21 August and Saturday 13 September

Join us for an inspirational walk in the woods and use soil and plant pigments to create printed collages of magical mosses, fabulous ferns and lovely lichens. Prepare to get messy as you get up close and personal with these hidden gems!  Please bring suitable clothing and stout footwear as the session may get a bit messy. You may also wish to bring a camera. Remember to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.  Meet at the Pavilion.  Booking is essential, see Wild about plants events

The Lowdown on Lichens

11am to 2pm, Tuesday 2 September 2014

Join us for a walk in one of the south west’s special and beautiful Atlantic woodlands and learn about the lichens growing there.  This journey through Badgworthy woods at Malmsmead on Exmoor will open your eyes to a new world.  Walk leaders will help you not only to identify a few iconic species to amaze your friends with, they will share some of the lichens’ secrets including how they can protect you from burning in the sun and how they could help you to find your way if you were lost…

Bring a packed lunch and clothing for all weather.  We will be walking through the woods so stout footwear is advisable.  You might want to bring your camera to take photos and enter our Wonders of the Woodlands competition.  This is a free workshop suitable for absolute lichen beginners and is being run as part of the lottery funded Make the Small Things Count project.  Over 18s only please.  Meet at the car park at Malmsmead close to Lorna Doone Farm SS792478. Booking is essential, see Wild about plants events

Further details about see Plantlife’s Make the Small Things Count project.

The organiser for all the above events is Katie Cameron

Email: Katie.Cameron@plantlife.org.uk

Post: 14 Rollestone St, Salisbury, SP1 1DX

Telephone:  01722 342759

Website: Plantlife

Devon Remembers the First World War

The parish Clerk has received the following letter from Heidi Watson-Jones, who is the Project Coordinator for Devon Remembers, the project which is tasked with commemorating the centenary of the First World War in Devon.

“This year marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, an event you will already have noticed being commemorated nationally and locally in many different ways. Some of you will have attended our launch event at the Devon Heritage Centre last year.

Devon County Council, along with the Royal British Legion, Community Council of Devon, neighbouring authorities, and other partners are working together to provide information for schools, communities, interest groups and individuals wishing to find out about available resources, events and projects taking place over the next four years. A number of nationally funded projects are also underway which will engage groups to explore the impact of the War on their local communities.

The Devon Remembers website (www.devonremembers.info) provides links to fascinating research material, news updates on projects and events, and invites local schools and groups to share First World War commemorative projects they are involved in.

Are you involved in a local history group, a member of a Book Club, interested in the First World War, or organising a commemorative event ? If so we’d love to hear from you…

The Libraries Service has compiled a comprehensive reading list of fiction and non-fiction books about the First World War which both adults and children will find interesting and which are available at Devon libraries, this includes titles such as Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, and Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks. You can find the reading list on the Devon Remembers website, under ‘News’.

If you are in a Book Club, why not consider reading a book from the list and send us a review to share on the website? A Bovey Tracey book club has recently reviewed ‘A Testament of Youth’ by Vera Brittain, which you can read on the Devon Remembers website under ‘News’.

If you are involved in a First World War commemorative project, or have a review or a forthcoming event you would like to share on the Devon Remembers website, please contact:

Heidi Watson-Jones, Service Support Officer (Education & Learning) and Project Coordinator, Devon Remembers.  Her address is Room 120, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD.  Her email address is devonremembers-mailbox@devon.gov.uk, her phone number is: 01392 382644 / 383000 (she works part time: Mon- Fri 8.45am – 2pm) and the website URL is: www.devonremembers.info.

 

Police and Crime Commissioner: Public Surgery

The Police Commissioner will hold a “public surgery” in Bude on Wednesday 16th April.   This is potentially a good development, suggesting that he wants to hear the views of residents.  The venue is the Parkhouse Centre, The Crescent, Bude.

We have been given relatively short notice, and Bude is a less convenient venue than Bideford.  However, should you wish to attend the surgery, or to contact the Commissioner to make your views known contact his office.

Email: opcc@devonandcornwall.pnn.police

Telephone: 01392 225555.

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

4pm

  • Teas
  • Garden and produce show

6:30pm

  • 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

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

The Proposed Wind Turbine on land at Bowden Farm, Buckland Brewer

The Proposed Wind Turbine on land at Bowden Farm, Buckland Brewer

There will be an opportunity for public to hear about the above Planning Application, in the Village Hall, from 10 A.M.-12 NOON on Saturday 9th February

Come and meet the developers, Hallmark Power Ltd;

See the Plans, Maps and Pictures;

Ask your questions.

Jim Lowe, Chair, Buckland Brewer Parish Council

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.

Buckland Brewer Traditional Christmas Market

BUCKLAND BREWER’S TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKET

SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER FROM 11 A.M.- 4 P.M.

INSIDE & OUTSIDE

MANY STALLS SELLING CHRISTMAS GOODIES

COUNTRY CRAFT DISPLAYS

TORRINGTON SILVER BAND AT LUNCHTIME

FATHER CHRISTMAS’S GROTTO

VILLAGE & CHILDREN SINGERS

BARBEQUE & RAFFLE

MULLED WINE, MINCE PIES & OTHER REFRESHMENTS

FREE ADMISSION!

FUNDS IN AID OF CHARITIES DEVON AIR AMBULANCE

& NEW PARISH COMMUNITY HALL BUILDING

Buckland Brewer Village Hall is a Registered Charity no 297685

Zumba fitness – Buckland Brewer village hall

Zumba fitness

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.

Contact

Lynne
Telephone: 07508 345254
Email: lynnary@googlemail.com
Web:
lynne1.zumba.com