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April 2019

Sustainable South Brent Annual General Meeting

23 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Sustainable South Brent AGM at 7.30pm in the Old School Community Centre. The AGM will be followed by a talk entitled ‘Water Connects Us: Using the Arts to explore the impacts of Climate Change’ by Laura Denning, who reflects on her recent residency in Bangalore (India) and discovers how first-person storytelling connects people locally and globally. She will show us how water plays an essential role in engaging people with mitigating the impact of climate change.

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June 2019

Guided Bike Ride – Discover the Dartmoor Way

2 June @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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£15

Discover the Dartmoor Way: Join Sustainable South Brent, PL21 Transition Town and Sustrans volunteers on a 50 mile/8 hour guided bike ride at an easy pace to discover the heart of Dartmoor. It is a circular route, with a choice of 2 starts/finishes - either the Watermark Centre, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ at 9.15am or the Old School Community Centre South Brent at 10.00am. We will follow the Dartmoor Way through Buckfastleigh-Holne-Hexworthy-Princetown-Burrator-Cornwood-Harford along scenic lanes with stunning views. From secret river…

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Wildflower Identification Workshops

6 June @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
St Petrocs Churchyard South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Wildflower Identification Workshops with expert botanist Hannah Gibbons. SSB’s 4Bs project (Brent Bees Bugs & Butterflies) has teamed up with Moor Meadows to hold two Identification workshops (Wild Flowers on 6 June and Insects on 18 June). Locations and times are the same on each day: 10am -12:30pm – Holy Trinity Churchyard, Buckfastleigh 1.30 – 4pm – St Petroc’s, South Brent Ancient churchyards are home to many species of wildflowers and some rare plants. Attend this session and you’ll leave…

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Brent Island Silver Jubilee Fair – Including SSB stalls

8 June @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Island, South Brent South Brent, Devon TQ10 9AQ United Kingdom + Google Map

Brent Island Silver Jubilee Fair from 2-5pm on The Island. Celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the purchase of the Island by Brent Island Trust. Refreshments, including barbecue, cream teas, bar and soft drinks; entertainment including activities for children, displays by local wildlife and other groups, etc. and stalls from village organisations such as Sustainable South Brent, South Brent & District Caring; Westcountry Rivers Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. Live music from South Brent’s Wild Harmony’; Brent Singers; U3A…

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Insect Identification Workshops

18 June @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
St Petrocs Churchyard South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Insect Identification Workshops with Dartmoor naturalist John Walters. SSB’s 4Bs project (Brent Bees Bugs & Butterflies) has teamed up with Moor Meadows to hold two Identification workshops (Wild Flowers on 6 June and Insects on 18 June). Locations and times are the same on each day: 10am -12:30pm – Holy Trinity Churchyard, Buckfastleigh 1.30 – 4pm – St Petroc’s, South Brent On this workshop you’ll spend a relaxed few hours outdoors with John Walters identifying the insects that live in…

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Brent Island Trust AGM and talk on ‘Dartmoor – The Future’

26 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach
South Brent, Devon TQ10 9PJ United Kingdom
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Brent Island Trust AGM and talk on ‘Dartmoor - The Future’ by guest speaker, Dr Kevin Bishop, Chief Executive of Dartmoor National Park Authority at 7.30pm in the Side Hall of South Brent Village Hall. With DNPA’s 5-year plan up for review, Dr Bishop is likely to have some very interesting thoughts about the future for Dartmoor and our other national parks. Refreshments; all welcome. Brent Island Trust is a registered charity, no. 1041415. Visit www.brentisland.org.uk/.

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July 2019

So there’s a Climate Emergency: What can WE do?

11 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashburton Community Arts Centre South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

So there’s a Climate Emergency: What can WE do? At 7.30pm in Ashburton Community Arts Centre. Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Network talks about what's possible. Always inspirational and entertaining. Free.

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Upstream/Downstream – Flooding & The Future – floodwater management for Buckfastleigh

14 July @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Buckfastleigh Town Hall, 34, Bossell Road
Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ10 0DD United Kingdom
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Join Plymouth University academic Thomas Richard Apollos Murphy and the Buckfastleigh flood action group for an open day to discuss potential Natural Flood Management for Buckfastleigh. The day will start in Buckfastleigh with a brief introduction on the climate changes expected for Dartmoor, followed by a walk through the town for a tour of the impacts of the November 2012 floods. The walk will involve first hand accounts of the flooding impacts, hearing from current residents about how these experiences…

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Walking & Cycling in and around Ivybridge Issues & Opportunities: Community Workshop

16 July @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Watermark Centre, Erme Court, Leonards Road
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0SZ United Kingdom
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Walking & Cycling in and around Ivybridge Issues & Opportunities: Community Workshop from 3:30-7 pm in Ivybridge Library, The Watermark Centre, Erme Court, Leonards Rd, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ. Local sustainability group, PL21 Transition Town Initiative, with the support of Ivybridge Town Council, has commissioned Sustrans to undertake a study into improving active travel in and around Ivybridge. With Sustrans, they have teamed up with Highways England to tackle traffic congestion, explain health benefits and contribute to climate change by asking…

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IT skills sessions

18 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until 19 December, 2019

Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Free IT skills sessions every other Thursday starting again on Thursday 17 January 2019 and then fortnightly (31 January; 14; 28 February) from 7-9pm in the Old School Community Centre. Come and get your computer and phone problems sorted out and questions answered. Bring your questions and devices; explore, play, discover and build your confidence – all with the support and help of a group of experts (these are not formal, structured lessons). For all levels – beginners to experienced…

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