Village Notices

Are you or a neighbour or a friend currently short of money and short of food?
If so, please contact Buckfastleigh Food Bank to find out how to make a request for a food parcel.
The quickest way is to phone 07730575312 or you can email
The foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust but is run by local people for local people – they rely on the community’s support to ensure they can continue to stop people going hungry.
If you would like to support the vital work of the foodbank you can:
1. DONATE FOOD – most needed: tinned tuna, tinned meat, tinned fruit, tinned soup, pasta sauce. Please leave in the Foodbank box in the South Brent Co-op.
REGULAR GIVING: For giving by standing order, please contact our Foodbank Treasurer (see below)

ONE-OFF GIFTS: Ideally please use BACS transfer to: Buckfastleigh PCC Foodbank, sort code 40-52-40, account no: 00023172.

Or if you need to send by cheque, then please make payable to Buckfastleigh PCC Foodbank and send to:- Mrs Janet McLellan, Foodbank Treasurer, 127 Oaklands Park, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0BW

Using Gift Aid: download the Gift Aid Form from the website

If you would like to help deliver parcels to those in South Brent or Rattery without transport, please send an email to
If you would like to help with other aspects please look at the website and contact them directly.

the lost soundBuy Me a Coffee The Lost Sound – Dartmoor Folk Choir Nov 9, 2020 Parting Glass
Dear Friends,
Our 3rd song is out now – just for you, 2 days before the launch! This is a stunning arrangement of an old Scottish song – though most people think it’s from Ireland.

We loved this arrangement and were looking forward to a chance to sing it, lockdown provided us with that opportunity!
We’ve sung this song with our own arrangement, as a full choir, often backing Steve Knightley from Show Of Hands, with him singing his own Requiem words to it.
It’s always gone down well and is a great song to end an evening’s concert on – wishing you well, as we say goodbye.
This week is Remembrance week and it seemed a fitting song for that occasion and we realised that we had filmed it among the war memorabilia in St Petroc’s church in South Brent, Devon.

It’s an old song and suits the dignity of Remembrance.
Covid has brought loss to many of us, so we are offering the song to all those who have lost friends and partners through this pandemic.
During Lockdown and the gaps in-between, I have met so many people who have been bereaved during this time and have been so isolated with their grief.

Carrying on, but finding that change so hard to cope with, alone. We will sing it for them too, for these are extraordinary times.
We will sing this to remind you of the good times you have shared together, the camaraderie and friendship, the joy and the love.
Our charity this week is South Brent and District Caring – who have been helping their community during lockdown, especially those in isolated rural areas.
They have set up a crisis response in their community to help anyone affected, alone or in need: HERE
Please take a listen Love from all The Lost Sound Singers