Buckland & Milber Community Association and Centre
Buckland and Milber Community Association (“BMCA”) was established and registered as a charity (no. 268849) in 1975.
The aims of BMCA are:
(a) To improve the conditions of life of the inhabitants of Buckland, Milber and the neighbourhood through education and the provision of facilities for recreation and leisure time occupation, and
(b) To maintain and manage the Buckland and Milber Community Centre for activities promoted by BMCA to further the above aims.

Local residents may become members of BMCA. At AGMs they elect an “Executive Committee”, including a chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer.

The Executive Committee oversees the progress and working of BMCA, supported by its members and other volunteers.

Policy Documents:
BMCA constitution , BMCA terms and conditions

  • The trustees are made up of..

    Chair
    Mike Ryan

    Vice Chair
    Sue Foster

    Secretary
    Mandy Northcott

    Treasurer/Finance
    Newton Abbot CIC

  • Supported by

    Lin Ryan
    Sheila Punter
    Jenny Probert
    Bill Beach
    Carol Sydenham
    Janet Brooks
    Gloria Chalk
    Bob Smart
    Tina Dart
    Graham Bates

The Community Centre provides a permanent home for the Newton Abbot Children’s Centre in a dedicated part of the building. The Children’s Centre provides a variety of groups and activities some of which are open and some of which are by invitation. The Community Centre also hosts the Health Visiting Developmental Clinic for babies on a Tuesday afternoon from 1.00pm – 5.00pm.
For up to date information about the Newton Abbot Children’s Centre, and everything they have to offer children under 5 and their families, contact them on 01626 354657 or email teignbridgecc@actionforchildren.org.uk

BMCA leases the Community Centre from Teignbridge District Council, paying an annual rent. The running expenses of the Centre – such as the rent and heating, lighting, repairs and improvements - are funded from the income generated by hiring out the Centre and from BMCA activities, grants and donations.

In 2013 BMCA entered into a Partnership Agreement with Newton Abbot Community Interest Company (“NACIC”). This was with a view to increasing and broadening the use of the Centre and gaining assistance from NACIC in the management, administration and marketing of the Centre. Under the Partnership Agreement BMCA devolves overall responsibility for the management of the Centre to a “Centre Management Committee”, which comprises four members from each of BMCA and NACIC.

The Management Committee decides policies and procedures for the running of the Centre.
The Management Committee strongly believes in equality of opportunity and access for all. The building is fully accessible for those with mobility issues. There are no steps inside the building and there is a fully accessible disabled toilet. You can view a copy of the BMCA equal opportunities policy HERE.

The Partnership Agreement allocates responsibilities relating to the Centre - including caretaking, repairs, booking, marketing, fund raising, administration and book keeping - between NACIC and BMCA (and its volunteers).

In the event that you have experienced a problem whilst using or hiring the Centre, you can download our complaints procedure HERE.