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‘Village Cafe’

Not a cafe in the conventional sense,

the very popular Village Cafe started

life over 25 years ago and has been

running very successfully at Buckland

Newton Village Hall on the last Friday

of every month (except December and


The ‘Village Cafe’ (suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic) was started for several reasons, the main ones being to introduce people new to the area to others and to keep people in touch with each other and what is happening in the village. The Village Cafe is for everyone and anyone in the Village! It happens every last Friday of the month (except August and December), whatever the date is. It is purely for having a coffee and a piece of homemade cake with your friends in the village hall in Buckland Newton.  £1.20 buys you as much coffee and cake as you'd like but no doggie bags.  There is no qualifying age, no discrimination of any sort and you won’t be asked to join anything, buy anything - it is purely if you fancy a coffee and a chat, perfect for people new to the village to meet others, perfect if you are tied to the house normally and don’t see anyone. You just have to remember when it is happening! Give it a try? You can always walk out again.  It is not meant to be a fund raising event, there are plenty of those already in the village, but any money that is raised goes towards 'extras' for the village hall which will benefit the cafe as well.  All who drop in are assured of a warm welcome, some homemade cake as well as coffee or tea.  It is entirely run by villager volunteers on a rota basis.  Please let me know if you would like to volunteer taking a turn either ‘hosting’ on the morning or baking a cake for it. I will be very pleased to hear from you.  Fizz Lewis 345521.
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