Moor Links Magazine August/September 2019

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Spruced up for summer During the past year, Buckland Monachorum Village Hall’s committee has been busy with wiring and heating upgrades and now, following a successful bid from the National Lottery’s ‘Awards For All’ fund, it has revamped its grounds too, which are already proving very popular with regular users and visitors to the popular Saturday market. The generous grant has funded outside play equipment including a balance trail and sand pit, new outside storage, and at the front, two large bespoke raised beds to grow a variety of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Supplied by local company Green Scheme Solutions Ltd, the majority of the new equipment is made from recycled plastic, starting off life as items such as bottle tops and milk cartons. Not only is it great for the

planet but the equipment is extremely durable and low maintenance. The children at Buckland Beehive Preschool, which is based at the hall, are delighted with the new facilities, and the project has already led to new links with other community groups. Manager Jane Beard said: “The Buckland Food Growers have kindly agreed to work with our pre-school children to grow a range of flowers and produce which we could then sell at the Saturday market. The

children are keen to try their hand at growing pumpkins in time for autumn!” A variety of community groups use the hall and this rental income provides vital funds to meet running costs, ensuring it continues to develop as a thriving ‘village hub’. If anyone is interested in hiring Buckland Village Hall for regular events or special occasions, please visit

Shortlisted for four awards A Yelverton based company was recently shortlisted for four awards in the Free From Skincare Awards 2019. The Dartmoor Skincare Company is up for ‘Best Brand’, and its cleanser, hand cream and lavender soap have also been shortlisted in various categories. The shortlist follows an intensive period of testing entries by a 100-strong team of dedicated testers, each with sensitive or problem skin, or with a keen passion for natural or ‘free from’ skincare. Alex Gazzola, awards co-ordinator, said the judges were impressed with the diversity of products this year.



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