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Butty Van Goes From Strength To Strength

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The Borderlands Butty Van reopened to a warm, July reception. Over fifty farmers and members of the local community gathered at Villa Farm in Cardington, Church Stretton for the first Butty Van gathering since Covid restrictions were initially put in place. By the enthusiasm of both visitors and volunteers, the Butty Van, which aimed particularly at farmers, provides them with a farm space to meet with fellow farmers, was very much missed throughout the sixteen months of closure.
During the meeting, a gift token was presented to Virginia Clements in recognition of the work she and husband Richard along with the team of helpers, have done in creating and maintaining the Butty Van over the last three years.
Borderlands' Core Management team member Paul Trenberth remarked, "The Butty Van has grown from strength to strength and even after the Covid period it was wonderful to see over fifty farmers at the July meeting." As a space where farmers are welcomed 'straight off the farm, muddy wellingtons and all' for a bacon butty and a chat, the Butty Van has proved popular and discussions are taking place to establish two new Butty Van activity groups this year.
Borderlands would like to thank the host family, Liz and sons Barry and Roger Pinches who opened their farm and welcomed the visitors.
The next Butty Van meeting will take place on Thursday 16th September at the farm of the Pugh family: Longville Farm, TF13 6DS.

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