Butterton Bus Shelter
A village fund raising organisation
Started as an informal book swap for villagers trapped by lockdown in 2020, the Bus Shelter has developed into a village institution and as a fund raiser for local village needs. Anyone can drop in at the Bus Shelter which is located in front of the church and across the road from the Black Lion pub. As well as books, villagers and visitors to Butterton have left all kinds of bric-a-brac and produce on the tables in the Bus Shelter which are then free to collect. Anyone taking an item from the shelter is invited to make a donation. By the end of 2022, donations received totalled £8,300. The Bus Shelter swap is open from Spring until Autumn.
Villagers are invited to suggest causes for the fund raising and are kept abreast of news via the monthly Community Newsletter and the Butterton village Facebook page. The Bus Shelter and the fund raising has been run and administered by June & Jeremy Pitts with help from other villagers.
Donors with books or bric-a-brac for the Bus Shelter are asked not to leave:
- Anything hazardous or inappropriate (e.g. alcohol, paint, knives).
- Clothing, DVDs VHS tapes & CDs.
- Jam jars, egg boxes, out of date travel books, encyclopaedias etc.
We remove and dispose of anything which is potentially dangerous or unsuitable.
- Please make sure Electrical or Mechanical items work and label them ‘WORKING ORDER’.
- Please make sure everything is clean and in a condition that you would like to receive it in.
Money raised by the Bus Shelter has been donated to the following causes:
- Purchase a new defibrillator for Butterton, and to provide funds for its installation and servicing and parts for the lifetime of the device.
- Money towards the refurbishment and replacement of the village playground facilities.
- Purchase and installation of a bench situated in the churchyard.
- A grant paid to the Butterton History Group to help fund the purchase of a fireproof safe to keep irreplaceable documents relating to the history of the village.
- Money raised towards victims of the war in Ukraine.
- A grant paid to the Wetton and Alstonefield First Responders for the purchase of a replacement medical device for the First Responder vehicle.
- A grant paid to Manifold Pre-School towards their running expenses.
- A donation to help pay for emergency repairs to the church steeple.
For more information, contact pittsmalbon(at)btconnect.com (Replace (at) with @ )
Bus Shelter Accounts
No documents available at the moment