Connex Over 65s Coffee Mornings

Our popular coffee morning for over 65’s is back! Why not give it a go?

Volunteer For The Poppy Appeal This November

Still need some volunteers to sell poppies if you can spare even just a couple of hours first two weeks in November we would most appreciate it. Please contact Lilly details below

15 Most Haunted Places in Derbyshire & the Peak District

https://explorebuxton.co.uk/haunted-places-in-the-peak-district/ The Peak District and Derbyshire is seemingly rife with tales of ghosts, ghouls and strange apparitions with many locations telling legendary stories of strange going-on and bumps in the dark! Here’s our pick of some the most notorious in the area… 1. THE LEGLESS SOLDIER AT THE CASTLE HOTEL, CASTLETON The Castle Hotel is highly…

Take A Pumpkin Home And Decorate It For Stanley At The Tradesman’s Cafe

https://www.facebook.com/tradesmans Hello you happy Halloweener”s , Stanley skeleton has lots of pumpkins to give to little tricksters. Come in and say hello, take a pumpkin home and decorate it for Stanley. We will put it in our window and everyone gets a special treat. For every pumpkin we get, we will donate £1, to the…

Buxton man’s memory calendars helping people across the country who are living with dementia

buxtonadvertiser.co.uk Buxton man’s memory calendars helping people across the country who are living with dementia Unique memory calendars created by a Buxton man who cared for his wife while she lived with dementia are now being sold all over the country. Keith Horncastle created the memory calendar to assist his wife Val, who had dementia, but…

Firework Spectacular!

Not long to go now until our Firework Spectacular! Don’t forget to get your tickets in advance and save yourself time and money advance tickets are available from Buxton Opera House and you can also buy online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/j-c-novelties Not to be missed! New organiser! Buxton Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday 7th November at the Cricket…

11 Things To Do In Autumn & Winter In The Peak District & Derbyshire

explorebuxton.co.uk 11 Things To Do In Autumn & Winter In The Peak District & Derbyshire Updated for 2021 Autumn & Winter In The Peak District – Snowboarding, cycling, brewery tours, cute animals and more – click on the link above

Christmas Markets in Derbyshire and Peak District 2021

Looking for gift inspiration? A last-minute bauble? Among a raft of special festive events you’ll find fine foodie gifts, hand-crafted pressies and usually a bit of glühwein to help you get into that merry spirit as well as markets being held in some truly stunning locations too… Here’s our pick of the best Christmas Markets…

Get Involved with Ava’s Chain of Kindness @Morrisons

This week, we are supporting Ava’s Chain of Kindness, a campaign run in loving memory of Ava, who sadly passed away at just two years old on Mother’s Day last year, after being diagnosed with leukaemia at 24 months old. After receiving support from our charity partner @youngLivesvsCancer her family set up the chain to…

3 Dad’s Walking Passing through Buxton to raise awareness for Suicide Prevention

3 Dad’s Walking are passing through Buxton tomorrow raising awareness for suicide prevention. You may have heard of a certain Mr Bond generously supporting their cause last week. You can also donate here: https://www.3dadswalking.uk Check out the route here and give em a cheer as they pass. https://live.opentracking.co.uk/3dads21/

St Mary’s Church Baby Loss Awareness Service

Buxton church to create wave of light as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week A Buxton church is turning pink and blue as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week. For the second year running St Mary’s Church on Bath Road is lighting up its windows to remember babies who have sadly been lost. And on…

Would You Like To Learn Brass With Burbage Band?

Bonfire Night Events in Peak District & Derbyshire 2021

Bonfire Night Events in Peak District & Derbyshire 2021

Jessica’s Walk 100 Miles fundraiser for Breast Cancer

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Winter Clothing Collection for Local Homeless Shelters

I am helping my colleagues with homeless shelters and collecting this year and wondered if anyone is willing to help by donating new gloves, scarf woolly hats and selection boxes ( bit of Xmas) Also can collect travel cups/mugs and other useful outdoor items. (Sorry I can’t take second hand or used due to covid).…

Christmas Hampers for Families

As you all know every Christmas we aim to provide and help as many people celebrate Christmas in our community as possible and this Christmas will be no different. – with more people in need with ever increasing costs , and job losses we will be here to lend a helping hand to anyone who…

Buxton Field Club talks are starting again Saturday 16th October at 7.00pm

Buxton Field Club talks are starting again Saturday 16th October at 7.00pm with Why did the hedgehog cross the road? Hugh Warwick is an author, ecologist, spokesperson for the BHPS and Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University. https://www.hughwarwick.com/books/ His illustrated talk will answer the question of why the hedgehog had to cross the road, and will…

Paint a Pretty (or terrifying) Painting with Martin Olsson by Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paint-a-pretty-or-terrifying-painting-with-martin-olsson-tickets-166918241955?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Simple Dog Training

Simple Dog Show

Full Time Meals

Full Time Meals  AJ Tracey cooking cheesy bean burritos Just be careful not to drop the water from the pan everywhere guys … No child should ever have to go to bed hungry. Today, far too many do. We’re stopping hunger in its tracks #endchildfoodpoverty #fulltimemeals #marcusrashford #tomkerridge #kidsrecipes #familymeals #healthystartvoucher #ajtracey #burrito

Call for Volunteers to help shape the future of the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust

Buxton Crescent Heritage Experiences Call for Volunteers to help shape the future of the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust With Covid-19 lockdowns hopefully behind us, many people are getting back out of the house and into society. If you are the type of person who wants to make the best use of their free time have…

Mentell turn your bar blue – 19Th Hole, Cavendish Golf Club, Leewood Hotel & Dove Holes Cricket Club

MENTELL Thanks Buxton’s 19Th Hole, Cavendish Golf Club, Leewood Hotel & Dove Holes Cricket Club.. Tomorrow starts the new week to ‘Turn Your Bar Blue’ raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide To join the Campaign to support men in your community sign your pub up in the link https://www.mentell.org.uk/campaigns/turn-your-bar-blue MENTELL’s ‘Turn Your…

Poppy Appeal – Volunteers needed November to sell poppies in Morrisons

Morrisons Buxton Community Champion The Poppy Appeal will soon be starting anyone with any spare time first couple of weeks in November to sell poppies in Morrisons please contact lily details below  

Creative workshops for young people restarting next week… Email hello@funnywonders.org.uk to refer a young person

Funny Wonders is at Buxton, Peak District. Our Changing Faces project is back! The project aims to support young people aged 11-18yrs in Buxton who face daily difficulties or disadvantage. We run creative, after-school workshops, 3.30pm-5pm, on Tuesdays at The Green Man Gallery (behind Buxton Museum) on Hardwick Square South – they are restarting NEXT WEEK on…

On Line Health MOT

https://www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk/self-assessment/self-assessment

New dates for the free bike rides

Carina Outdoors NEW DATES As promised, more details. As part of Cycling UK‘s Big Bike Revival I currently have 2 FREE sessions to help people get back into biking; bikes are provided, if required. Saturday 9th October – easy, flat ride suitable for nervous or less confident riders. Saturday 16th October – introduction to electric…

SENsational Abilities- New Derbyshire Non-Profit Organisation

New Derbyshire non profit SENsational Abilities organisation coming soon! Striving for a less stigmatised, more understanding community of SEN needs. Take a look at our website, page and work in progress!  

Zoom Dementia Friends Sessions Tuesday

I am holding a zoom dementia friends sessions this week on Tuesday at 1230 https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBSessionDetails… book into sessions on the links above Dementia Friends To become a Dementia Friend, all you need to do is understand five key messages that we think everyone should know about dementia, and then commit to taking a dementia-friendly action…

Dementia Friends Zoom Sessions

I am holding a couple of zoom dementia friends sessions next week on Monday at 2pm and Tuesday at 1230 https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBSessionDetails… https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBSessionDetails… Once you’ve become a Dementia Friend you might be aware of some changes you could make to benefit people living with dementia. From making a phone call to someone who could use a…

Poppy Appeal Volunteers Needed

The Poppy Appeal will shortly be with us anyone who can spare some times to sell poppies in morrisons in late October early November contact details below. Thanks Lilly Clements lclements@britishlegion.org.uk 07918 562 624    

Buxton Phone-Up Church Service Now Available

The Phone-Up Church service is now available – it updates every Friday. It is a local number so free of charge – or low cost. 10 minutes long. Soothing, calming, relaxing and spirit filled. Do pass this on to those who need a friendly voice to listen to… 01298 443 012

Funny Wonders Youth Club for 11-18yrs

Our Changing Faces project is back! Our creative, after-school workshops, 3.30pm-5pm, on Tuesdays at The Green Man Gallery (behind Buxton Museum) on Hardwick Square South are restarting on 5th October 2021 and will run until 12th July 2022. The project aims to support young people aged 11-18yrs in Buxton who face daily difficulties or disadvantage.…

Buxton Museum Workshops Make a Welcome Return

Back in February 2020, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery launched their new paid workshop programme which was proved to be a roaring success with most of the upcoming spring and summer workshops selling out. Subsequently the pandemic quickly took hold and the majority of the sessions had to be cancelled. But now they’re back! And…

Accidental Yogis- Online and In-Person Yoga Classes in Buxton

Do you know I run two rise and shine yoga classes each week? These sessions are only 20 minutes and set you up for the day! Online via Zoom so you can swoop in, swoop out and get on with the day, knowing you’ve already snuck in some exercise. Great for newbies and regular yogis…

The Great Big Green Week – Family Challenge

Fun family challenges for Great Big Green Week. Email education@transitionbuxton.co.uk for more information about other competitions and to register for a prize.

tiny tim trust

Healthwatch Derbyshire The Tiny Tim Trust is a charity that provides equipment and resources for children (0-19 years) with special needs in Derbyshire. They may be able to help with funding towards a wide range of equipment and aids including buggies and car seats, sensory toys and IT equipment. For more info and to apply…

Buxton Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday 7th November

Cheaper advance tickets available now! Don’t miss out selling fast! Details below…Buxton Fireworks Spectacular Not to be missed! New organiser! Buxton Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday 7th November at the Cricket Ground, Park Road, Buxton! Bigger and Better with a new and improved format, much improved fairground, two firework displays, various hot food vendors, bar, DJ…

Transition Buxton – our ambition to achieve Plastic Free Community Status

Transition Buxton Our Plastic Clever team are making great progress on our ambition to achieve Plastic Free Community status. Could you muck in and help? we need lots of folks to help get the messages out and make a difference. Pop along to the next meeting for a friendly welcome in the Old School Room…

Help Morrisons Fundraise for Young Lives vs Cancer

We have some volunteers in store today from Buxton rotary club helping us collect for young lives vs cancer please give what you can don’t forget you can add a pound donation at any till .#CCAM

Buxton Street by Street Volunteers Receive Beacon of Hope Award

More than 100 people involved with Buxton Street by Street met on The Slopes in Buxton to receive their Beacon of Hope Award from Derbyshire County Council. The awards were set up to honour people who went out of their way to help others with the Buxton emergency response group formed in the early days…

Grow Your Own Grub on Thursday 16th September at 7pm

Join us for our next FREE live webinar, Grow Your Own Grub on Thursday 16th September at 7pm . Book Your Free Webinar Ticket Now Derbyshire Wildlife Trust For more information on the Trust click here

Bringing In The Seeds – Help To Regenerate Our Woodlands

Buxton Civic Society Need Your Help. Our woodlands are a valuable lifeline and source of recuperation to the folk of Buxton and beyond. But the trees need our help. This Saturday see’s the first of our BCA Stronger Roots – Bringing in the Seeds events. We need to collect many thousands of tree seeds to…

Buxton Supports 999 Day

Flying the flag for all emergency services, in the Pavilion Gardens Buxton   credit: @cloudybuxton

Buxton Rugby Football Club Buxton V’s Barton-under-needwood RUFC- All Welcome

Save the date!! Saturday 11th September. We all have our fingers crossed that all the recent problems that have been going on will be resolved soon. Both parties have been working together to resolve all the issues. The committee will be working together with the best interests of all members and for the future of…

Steampunk Weekend at Crich Tramway Village

Steampunk Crich

Invitation To Play Dungeons & Dragons – Be Sure To Book

 

Wonderful to be part of the Buxton Wells Blessing service

Buxton Team Parish Wonderful to be part of the Buxton Wells Blessing service this afternoon. The sunshine came out just for us! Thanks to Christine Gould, Rev Liz England, Rev Andrew Parker, Rev CatrinHubbard BuxtonCurate, the Fairfield Band, the Mayor and the Mayoress and the Wells Dressing Queen. Thank you to the designers and creators…

Ancient Derbyshire well dressing tradition is back with us this year!

All we can say is WOW! It’s wonderful to see our ancient Derbyshire well dressing tradition is back with us this year We think you’ll all agree this year’s design is an absolute winner! Such hard work by the team at Buxton Well Dressing ***Find out about tomorrows small procession*** (with band and Queens float)…

This week’s ‘Full Time Meals’ Recipe

Young Lives vs Cancer Volunteers Needed at Morrisons 10th-19th September

https://younglivesvscancer.enthuse.com/ps/event/Buxton21/Ticket?entry=MjYwMjk0OTc=&mode=&state=MjE4MTc2NzY%3D&id=72048&mode=&ticketSkip=true  

Buxton Wild Weeks

Buxton Wild Weeks Moth Morning & Nature Table Free Event at Poole’s Cavern – Tuesday 10th August 10.30am-1pm Get close to nature – Meet the moths caught (without harm) in our traps in Grin Low Wood – Explore bones, feathers and insects at our fascinating Nature Table – Learn how to make a light trap…

More Reasons to visit Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park this Summer

explorebuxton.co.uk More Reasons to visit Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park this Summer Rated Buxton’s #1 attraction on Tripadvisor, the summer holidays bring us new family events and the café is back and better than ever before! More:

A plea from health leaders…

youtube.com NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG | Urgent Pressures Clinicians across Derbyshire are requesting your help to alleviate pressure on NHS services

Applaud Ciaran….cleaning St Anne’s Well

Simon Barlow Meet Ciaran Barr. Someone posted a comment about the state of St Anne’s well in Buxton and Ciaran took it upon himself to do something about it. So, Friday evening, when most of his peers are in the pub or watching Netflix, I found Ciaran, armed with his scrubbing brush, cleaning the well.…

Buxton’s Newest Tourist Attraction Available to Residents at a Discounted Rate

You’ve probably heard that Buxton’s most famous landmark building, the Crescent has recently re-opened to the public, following years of challenging restoration. Designed by John Carr of York in the 18th century, the impressive monument is considered to be one of the most architecturally significant in the country and represents the heart of Buxton.  explorebuxton.co.uk Buxton…

Can count you towards our target to achieve ‘Plastic Free Community status’

Transition Buxton Our Plastic Clever team are asking local businesses and community organisations to let us know if you have or could commit to eliminating 3 or more single use items from your operations. If your answer is yes, we can count you towards our target to achieve‘Plastic Free Community status and give you a…

Buxton Field Club’s final two events of the Summer

Buxton Field Club’s final two events of the Summer: Waterswallows (with an optional Woo Dale extension). Buxton Saturday 14th August 10.00am start. Led by Simon Fussell Bonsall Moor slightly further afield but a guided, themed walk based on how lead mining has changed the landscape. Bonsall Sunday 22nd August 11.00am start. Details Waterswallows is a disused basalt quarry that has not…

Pizza Party 18-29s. Wednesday 18th August at Buxton Rectory

Pizza Party 18-29s

Buxton Market – Preloved School Uniform Stall – Saturday 7th August

This Saturday Sarah is running a preloved school uniform stall as there are  lots of families are in need of uniform for September. Just donate what you can afford. Any money raised will be given to the PTAs of Buxton Schools. If you have any items of good quality usable school uniform including shoes you…

Peak District Highland Games 2021 Sunday 29 August

Enjoy this unique day out with the super events of The Eight Tonne Tractor Pull, The Peak District Dinnie Stone Challenge, The Tossing of the Caber, The GIANT Stone Throw & The 120kg Log Press. It’s a super line up of leading strongmen, including Scott Mark Litchfield, Mark Thomson, Ashton ‘The Bear’ Reid, Jake Rideout,…

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery- Free Workshops Every Thursday Through The Holidays

A door, an arch, a creaking gate, a crooked path to a sinister statue or a picnic with mice…who knows at waits in a secret garden…Plans are shaping up for the Make and Take workshops Buxton Museum and Art Gallery this Thursday……. making pop-up secret gardens.

Titania, the Queen of the Fairies needs you!

Titania, the Queen of the Fairies needs you! If you are aged between 8–12 years old, interested in performance, dance and drama and would like to be part of Titania’s fairy gang, then this opportunity is for you! Moving Stories in collaboration with Buxton Opera House are bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare…

Volunteer for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Sign up for a bucket collection near you!

Young Lives vs Cancer North West Fundraising are recruiting volunteers to collect in September in both Chapel and Buxton stores sign up on the link below, thank you www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk/volunteer Volunteer for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Sign up for a bucket collection near you!

Connex Community Support

#befriending #volunteering #charity #community #tackleloneliness #noolderpersonlonely Connex Community Support

Healthwatch Derbyshire

Healthwatch Derbyshire Carers in Derbyshire aims to make it easy for carers by being a ‘starting point’ and ‘one stop shop’ for carers who need information and advice about what is available in Derbyshire to support them. As well as general information about topics such as carers rights, carer assessments, emergency planning and welfare benefits,…

St Peter’s Church Fairfield – sensible advise

St Peter’s Church Fairfield Sensible advice from Revd Carl Flynn Edwards & St Peter’s Church Fairfield – please continue to wear a mask / face covering to all church services IMPORTANT. If you are attending a service at St Peter’s Church, Fairfield, we strongly encourage you to wear a face covering. This includes weddings, baptisms…

Woodland Yoga for Families

Buxton Civic Association is at Poole’s Cavern & Country Park. Our Woodland Yoga sessions have been very popular. We thought it was time that some of the younger folk could also reap the rewards of this relaxing and rewarding session among the trees. As such, we’ve added a couple of dates to the calendar specifically for families…

Message from Dove Cat Rescue Sanctuary

Please consider Dove Cat Rescue Sanctuary for a donation. We are a small independent rescue run entirely by volunteers. We rely on donations and fundraising ourselves. Our rescue was founded nearly 40 years ago go by the proprietor who still takes an active part in the running of the Sanctuary. Buy Rope will give away…

Mind Over Mountains Guided Walk & Support

Has the increase in pace left you feeling a little overwhelmed? Mental Health charity Mind Over Mountains @mindovermountainscic offer immediate and accessible support in an unpressured, unhurried setting. Join Sunday 15 August as they escape into a lesser walked part of the Peak District, high above Buxton. https://mindovermountains.org.uk/events-1/buxton-2021 Walk and talk with experienced coaches and…

Community Support

Connex Community Support This fantastic organisation has been around for over 65 years, helping people in times of crisis, 24 hours, 7 days per week – hence 24/7 being their awareness day. To find out more about this go to https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/talk-us/. Here’s my pledge – what will yours be? #charity #supportothers https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/talk-us/ #buxton #ashbourne #samaritans

Generous amount of Donations for Defibrillator Raffle collected!

Can’t believe the generosity of people and businesses my front room is full and my kitchen is full of cakes I’m so grateful.. now here goes a night folding 600 individual raffle tickets if I look tired tomorrow please ignore the bags and hopefully see everyone tomorrow to raise money for the Defib

Teenagers Rescue 93 year-old Buxton Resident

Teenagers rescue 93-year-old Buxton resident after her mobility scooter toppled over in Ashwood Park. Eunice Mitchell (93) who lives in Fairfield Buxton got into difficulty on Wednesday when she was travelling through Ashwood Park on her mobility scooter. The independent 93-year-old spotted some poppy seeds that she wanted to take home and dry out along…

Allan’s Challenge Update!

You may have seen that I have now finished Alan’s Challenge. However, I am not yet finished raising money for front line organisation dedicated to helping people in need. Through direct and indirect help to families and individuals, young and old Connex Community Support, Buxton Street by Street and the newly formed Breadline each in…

Morrisons Period Poverty Mini-Campaign

Sunday Social – Get on your bike

Peak Ascent Cycles SUNDAY SOCIAL! This weeks sunday social is planned to be a big one! 50km over to hope valley and back. So grab your mountain bike, plenty of water and your best pair of pedalling legs and join us for a great day. Meeting at 10am outside peak ascent cycles. Ebikes welcome

Congratulations to Toni on her Beacon of Hope award

A massive thank you and congratulations to Toni on her Beacon of Hope award for all her help supporting street by street in the vaccine clinic while on furlough   Buxton-Medical-Practice A big congratulations to Toni Riley, who, through her tireless work in organising the volunteers for the Covid Vaccine Clinics here at BMP hub,…

Explore Buxton

explorebuxton.co.uk Twelve of Buxton’s Best Kept Secrets – Where Have YOU Been? Twelve of Buxton’s Best Kept Secrets – Think you know Buxton? There seems to be a few amazing places that some of the locals don’t even know about: explorebuxton.co.uk/twelve-of-buxtons-best-kept-secrets Twelve of Buxton’s Best Kept Secrets – Where Have YOU Been? Twelve of Buxton’s…

Buxton Wild Weeks

Buxton Wild Weeks Buxton Wild Weekly Butterflies – the first of our weekly themes for the summer holidays. Share your butterfly photos here! Photo of a Ringlet to get you started…… Coming soon – check back on 23 July for the BWW Butterfly Spotter Sheet.

Summer holidays activities in the pool

Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre Are you ready for the Summer holidays to start? We certainly are Our Summer timetable began yesterday, Monday 19th July. We continue to ask that all customers for Public Swimming continue to call the centre to book your space. Lane swimming will continue to be bookable online.

Get your skates on…..

It’s back get your skates on, come and join in the fun!! Roller skating disco in the Pavilion Gardens Octagon, Buxton for all ages on Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th July with disco lighting and a live DJ playing all your favourite tunes from 9.30am each day, 5 sessions per day..skate hire available. Limited places…

24 Best Walks and Hikes in the Peak District & Derbyshire

Split between the limestone crags of the White Peak and the wilder, higher moorland of the Dark Peak, the Peak District is breathtakingly beautiful any time of the year and is temperate in summer so it’s generally not too hot to hike and if you wrap up well in winter, the landscape can look stunning…

Higher Buxton Post Office Knitting!

We’re just loving the postbox at Higher Buxton Post Office. Knitting created by Crochet Knitting & U3A Groups

Space to Play At Busy Little Monsters

http://www.happity.co.uk/busy-little-monsters   This Thursday is your last chance to visit before the summer holidays and there is space to play in all sessions Times: 11am https://www.happity.co.uk/little-monsters-buxton/events/buxton-community-church-15-jul-2021-209818 12.30pm https://www.happity.co.uk/little-monsters-buxton/events/buxton-community-church-15-jul-2021-209827 2pm https://www.happity.co.uk/little-monsters-buxton/events/buxton-community-church-15-jul-2021 £6.50 with sibling discounts Buxton Community Church, London Road

Blythe House Hospice Care and Helen’s Trust

Blythe House Facebook Page At Blythe House Hospice we can provide comfort and support for all these choices you would like to make when being diagnosed with a life limiting illness. Our multi-disciplinary team provides palliative and holistic care to local people affected by life-limiting illness, including patients, their families and carers. We provide support…

Cakes, Plants and Raffle Fundraiser on 24th July For Heath Grove Defibrillator

Fundraiser for a Defibrillator on Heath Grove Rec.

Fundraiser for a Defibrillator on Heath Grove Rec.

Janine Hall is raising money for a much-needed defibrillator to be sited on the Heath Grove Rec, where it will be available for all the footballers, bowlers, croquet players and local families. She is holding a Cake Sale          Plant Sale other fund-raising activities at 37 Sherwood Road on Saturday 24th July…

The Great Buxton Bilberry bumblebee Hunt is now on! The Trail runs until 25 July.

A number of colourful bees, made by local community groups including U3A’s Knit and Natter and Fairfield WI’s Natty Knitters, can be found adorning the windows of local shops in an event co-ordinated by the Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS). Dave Carlisle, Chairman of FoBS said: “The Great Buxton Bilberry Bumblebee Hunt (GBBBH) aims to increase awareness…

The Hydro Cafe Food Waste Project

Every day, delicious, fresh food goes to waste at cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and supermarkets. The Hydro Cafe joined Too Good To Go which lets you rescue a Magic Bag of this food so it gets eaten instead of wasted. You won’t know exactly what’s in your order until you pick it up – it’s…

Kids Origami workshop (6+) sand Lets Go Camping (4+) – 27th July

Lets Go Camping! Tuesday 27th July from 10:30 This summer, local visual artist Lara Pomeroy will be back to host one of her most requested craft workshops! Little ones will get the chance to make their very own paper craft tepee and mountain backdrop. This activity will surely delight any budding artists and the finished…

Buxton Market events schedule 2021

Peak District National Park Mindfulness Walks

For more information click here Along with our regular ranger guided walks (see our events section) we are also offering various #mindfulness walks during July & August… http://bit.ly/pdnp_mindfulness It is scientifically recognised that being outside, particularly in a woodland, brings many health benefits. We also know that mindfulness helps with physical and mental health. It…

Craft Workshop: Kids Origami (Ages 6+)

For more information click here

Craft Workshop: Let’s Go Camping (Ages 4+)

For more information click here

Take part in your Wildlife and Your Neighbourhood Local Residents Survey 2021

www.surveymonkey.co.uk Take part in your local residents survey now Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free. Our vision is to see more of Derbyshire’s land go ‘back to nature’. Wilder spaces in every garden, street, village and town can help create vital new connections for wildlife. Our survey is your…

Times change for Buxton Street by Street

Times change and tho Buxton street by street COVID-19 support is no longer involved as directly as we were a year ago, we are still here to offer help & support to people & families. Just message us here or via our website: https://buxtonstreetbystreet.co.uk/ End of an era… Caitlin’s final Buxton street by street COVID-19…

Buxton International Festival Trailblazing Post Lockdown Festivals And Is Good To Go

We’re good to go! Despite the Government announcement delaying the easing of lockdown, BIF is delighted to confirm that the Festival will be offering more flexible seating plans and more single tickets in all its venues from 21 June to ensure maximum flexibility and safety for festival-goers. The Box Office will make the unprecedented move…

Pop Up Play Village Opening Soon

Hello! I haven’t done an introduction for me as such, as I assumed a lot of you know me from Little Music Monsters But I’m Holly I run Busy Little Monsters: pop-up play village all by myself with a spot of much-appreciated childcare and transport help from my fabulous mum. (Mum was on holiday last…

Cycle Shop Re-Opens

We are excited to announce that we are reopening in the new shop this Saturday, the 19th of June at 9:30am. You will now find us based on the Colonnade, between Isla Fine Art and Cavendish Corner sweet shop. We’ve been working hard to fit the new shop whilst keeping up with servicing, repairs and…

Win Your Dad a Bunch Of Treats In Morrison’s Father’s Day Competition

Win a bag of father’s day goodies. Simply like and share this post on Facebook and tag a dad you would like to win in the comments Draw for the winner 19th June Morrison’s Buxton Community Champion

Alan’s Challenge Inspires Funny Wonders’ Flowerpot Man

Wishing Alan Thompson all the best with the restart of Alan’s Challenge – Riding Out Of Lockdown  You’re inspiring all sorts… The flowerpot people of Buxton are behind you! Funny Wonders

Buxton Town Team Brighten Up Our Town

Helping brighten the centre of Buxton are the baskets that have this weekend been put up near Waitrose. Thanks to Shirley at Staden Lane Nursery and all those that helped. Thanks to Buxton Town Team

We need a safe crossing on a dangerous road

Find out more and sign the petition here

Vaccine Transport Update

Vaccine Transport Update We are still here working hard to get as many people are possible to their vaccine appointments, working with @ConnexCommSupp @NMandDVC and @Bakewell_EyamCT. We’ve made it all the way to Texas

Distance Learning Short Courses Buxton And Leek College

Are you ready to take the next step in your personal health? Perhaps you work in the fitness sector and you’d like a recognised qualification to take you to the next level? We have *FREE* places on this *Level 2 Personal Exercise, Health & Nutrition Course*. We’re recruiting now, express your interest today! https://www.blc.ac.uk/…/distance-learning-short-courses-2/ For…

Buxton Crescent Heritage Experiences

Can thoroughly recommend this having done the tour last week – but get in quick – the special local tickets sell out very quickly . https://buxtoncrescentexperience.com/plan-your-visit/#covid19

Activity Church outdoors in King Sterndale

Event by Buxton Team Parish Christ Church King Sterndale Price: Free You are invited to join us for Activity Church outdoors in King Sterndale (Outside of Christ Church King Sterndale). Activity Church will be held in a socially distanced way on Sunday 6th June on the path outside Christ Church King Sterndale. The story for June…

Eat in the Park is Shaping up to be Buxton’s Biggest Event this Year

With life gradually and cautiously returning to normal after global events, you’re probably wondering when and where to go to let your hair down. The first ever Eat in the Park festival on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August 2021 in Pavilion Gardens, Buxton is looking like your best bet.

Friends of Buxton Station receives Voluntary Award

Friends of Buxton Station receives prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Local voluntary community group, Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS) have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award volunteers can receive in the UK and viewed by some as the MBE for volunteers. read more here

Thank you to the Funny Wonders Volunteers!

A big THANK YOU to all our wonderful volunteers who help to keep Funny Wonders and our activities going. We wouldn’t be here without you. And thank you to all the organisations who help us on our way and in supporting our volunteers – High Peak CVS, Connex Community Support, Derbyshire Voluntary Action, Salford CVS,…

Introducing Anansi’s Web- Two Left Hands

Introducing Anansi’s web….. For the Buxton Fringe, we are going to install a big and bold Anansi in one of the trees in Pavilion Gardens as part of the Up Here sculpture trail. In west African folklore, Anansi the spider is thought to be the god of all tales. He faces adversity and outsmarts opponents…

It’s volunteers week!

Help raise funds for the Buxton Breadline

Weʼre raising £5,000 to Support local residents in Buxton who are facing financial hardship. Please help by donating here

All change at the Gallery in the Gardens – you should visit

if you’re in need of a long awaited culture fix, why not pop in? The gallery is free entry and now shares the retail space with the newly opened Forest Gin Shop – acclaimed artisan spirit producers from Macclesfield, famous for their award winning gin. If you fancy a spot of lunch or a coffee…

Mental Health Support Derbyshire

The map brings all aspects of mental health support together from crisis support to peer support and self-care Mental Health Support Derbyshire Mental Health Crisis Support / Helplines Community Mental Health Teams Returning in Person Peer Group’s Current Zoom and Online Group’s Counselling services (IAPTS) Working Partnership Organisations Council for Voluntary Services Older Adults Support…

It’s English Tourism Week 22nd – 31st May. To help you reconnect with the beautiful #PeakDistrict, between 24th May – 16th July, we are launching three special bike hire promotions.

Peak District National Park It’s English Tourism Week | 22nd – 31st May We are proud to support VisitEngland and the many local businesses that have adapted, innovated and are safely delivering amazing visitor experiences. To help you reconnect with the beautiful #PeakDistrict, between 24th May – 16th July, we are launching three special bike…

mentell – Support Sunday, ways to support a someone today

https://www.mentell.org.uk 

New Breadline Charity will help struggling Buxton Families

Caz Kidd founder of the Breadline Charity and from the Tradesmen’s Entrance A new organisation which will be offering £10 food vouchers, help with travel expenses and phone top-ups has launched in Buxton to help those in financial difficulty. Buxton Street By Street is proud to have helped set up this incredible local initiative! Read…

Bluebells in Corbar Woods

The Bluebells in BCA Corbar Wood are currently at their peak of display. If you haven’t yet paid them a recent visit you should. These beautiful flowers are incredibly fragile though – so please stay on the main path. Please resist the temptation to walk or sit amongst them as this will cause irreparable damage,…

Countryfile Peak District 70th Anniversary Episode!

DON’T MISS Countryfile, BBC One, Sunday 16 May at 6pm Join Matt Baker and Charlotte Smith as they head to the #PeakDistrict to celebrate our 70th anniversary… it’s going to be a very special episode! http://bit.ly/Peak70_Countryfile

Free Beauty Treatments for NHS Staff

Free Beauty Treatments for NHS Staff at the Devonshire Dome Salon in Buxton Beauty Therapy learners at Buxton & Leek College are to offer complimentary services in the to front line workers. The salon beauty therapy team (pictured) are hoping that people who have worked tirelessly during the pandemic, many reaching ‘burn out mode’ will…

Accidental Yogis face-to-face from Next Week

Tuesdays at 5.30pm and Fridays at 6.30pm will be back to in person at Buxton Methodist Church on Buxton Market Place from 18th May!! So exciting! Places are filling up, so reserve your space through the Gymcatch app. I cannot accept any walk ins due to Covid guidelines. We will be spaced out by 2…

Poole’s Cavern re-opening – how to book.

Poole’s Cavern Reopening – Everything You Need to Know

Painting the town Orange!

Buxton Fringe festival asks residents, businesses and community groups to help ‘paint the town orange’ The Buxton Fringe arts festival is hoping to paint the town orange with ‘hotspots’ of flowers, bunting and decorations this summer. By Ed Dingwall   Preparations are under way for a packed programme of events, July 7-25, and organisers hope to…

Children and families of Buxton Junior School are being invited to give up their comfy beds for a night to raise funds for a local homeless charity. All money raised will be split between the school PTFA and High Peak homeless help who offer assistance to homeless people and those experiencing housing related issues. Please…

WANTED- A Community-Minded Artist

Are there any of our Facebook Friends (or friends of friends) who are confident, competent and capable of helping us to make an exciting environmentally-themed project come to life?? It is all about supporting and raising awareness of our local bumblebee, the Bilberry, which is on the verge of extinction in the UK. In partnership…

Serpentine Community Garden is in Buxton

Serpentine Community Garden is in Buxton 9tsSadSponsoredh  ·  Our first round of Give Peas A Chance has begun! Saturday sessions of everything horticulture @ Buxton

A new, free walking group has been established from CANDO, and we can’t wait to stretch our legs.

High Peak CVS https://www.facebook.com/watch/ A new, free walking group has been established from CANDO, and we can’t wait to stretch our legs. Known as ” Focused Walking”, it has been designed by a team of leading academics and practical coaches to enable anyone, even with mild to moderate mobility issues, to gain both physical and…

Buxton now has the High Peak’s first e-bike delivery service

Buxton Town Team Buxton now has the High Peak’s first e-bike delivery service Whilst developing a Sustainable Travel Plan for Buxton, Town Team members were contacted by ELov, an e-cargo bike delivery firm from Macclesfield. ELov already provide a zero-carbon delivery service for businesses in the Macclesfield area and were interested in expanding the business…

Day Zero: Buxton’s zero waste shop now online and offering local delivery

https://explorebuxton.co.uk/day-zero-buxtons-zero-waste-shop-is-now-online-offering-local-delivery We’ve all seen the heart-breaking pictures; plastic containers floating in the sea, forests on fire, melting icebergs, wildlife on the brink of extinction and the question we’ve all had to ask ourselves is: What can one person do to avert global catastrophe? One independent shop in Buxton has been helping us to make small…

Cherry Tree Project in Ashwood Park

The new cherry trees have blossomed in Ashwood Park. A total of 30 tress donated by the Japan Society as part of their Sakura Cherry Tree Project were planted in the park late last year. The project aims to share the Japanese cultural delights of the traditional Cherry Blossom Festival and Ashwood Park was selected…

Grinlow Woods’ Jack Statue Repaired!

Following the dreadful vandalism of our beloved statue Jack, we’re delighted to say that the original sculptor Lorraine Botterill visited last week and was able to repair him We were overwhelmed by the messages of support and we know that many of you wanted to make a donation to support the costs of his repair…

Mentell

Mentell There is more than 1 way to give to charity!  Donations are a great way to give to charities, and the giving of time is super-duper as well!!! There are hundreds of ways to give your time to charity. Whether it’s helping to put up flyers in local businesses, dropping of merchandise at the…

Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens 13h   The winning flavours from the  Ice Cream competition were Iron Bru, Jaffa Cake and Apple Crumble The winners have been notified. Here’s what is open if you fancy a visit; Boats Train Takeaway catering Gallery in the Gardens Forest Gin shop and Gin Garden Play areas Gardens Toilets in Car Park (8am-6pm)…

Buxton Town Team-Ashwood Park

                Buxton Town Team Town Team volunteers have been busy in Ashwood Park where a wildflower meadow is being created. They have been hard at work lifting the turf and preparing the ground. A total of 8.5kg of seeds have now been sown. They include nearly 60 different…

The Big Buxton Conversation

What if everything turned out okay? What would Buxton look and feel like in 2030? How can we create the future we need and want? Groups and individuals, businesses and residents, everyone from every part of Buxton are invited to take part in The Big Buxton Conversation using a tried & tested simple but powerful…

Get cooking with Marcus and Tom

No child should ever have to go to bed hungry. Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge are stopping hunger in its tracks with 52 easy-to-follow recipes. With weekly cookalongs, their Full Time Meals Facebook Page provides the skills and confidence to cook proper food, so that everyone can go to bed with full tummies. #FullTimeMeal

Post-lockdown volunteering opportunity: Slopes on the Move project

Do you fancy some post lock down activity to meet and make new friends, provide gentle exercise and make Buxton look bit better…..yes!!…..then read on! We are looking for volunteers to join our Slopes and Slopes on the Move project teams. The Slopes on the Move team meet weekly on a Thursday 6pm-8pm starting from…

The Big Buxton Conversation 24 April

SATURDAY AT 10 AM UTC+01 – 3 PM UTC+01 The Big Buxton Conversation Still time to register if you’d like to join the Big Buxton Conversation 24 April, free and open to anyone who lives, works, studies, runs a business or owns property in Buxton Lets imagine the future we want and work together to…

Vaccination Transport- Running totals for 2021

Connex are part of the Active Travel Group in the High Peak. Just take a look at how busy we’ve been so far in 2021!

Ride The Monsal Trail

Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire

Pavilion Gardens

Great to have more areas back open. A few new faces and a few familiar ones too. Thanks for visiting, see you again soon.

Buxton Flowerpot Trail – Sign Up Now

https://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/people/sign-up-now-to-help-buxton-flowerpot-trail-turn-the-streets-wild-this-summer-3197813

2021 Flowerpot Trail: get involved!

Happy April Fools from Peak District National Park!

  Check this out for a chuckle…! BREAKING: New national park rangers initiative launched! In line with our 70 years of pioneering spirit in the outdoors, the National Park today brings new innovation to how our rangers get around the Peak District you love. With thanks to our friends at https://wildeymedia.com!

L.I.T.T.E.R- Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up!

Check out this light-hearted message from The Peak District National Park about how you can help enjoy AND protect our beautiful surroundings. We’ve brought artist KMT and some of our amazing visitors together to share a simple message: L.I.T.T.E.R – Pick It Up! Let’s be #PeakDistrictProud​ and #TakeHomeWhatYouBring  

New Hardship Grant Launched As Over £35m Now Paid To Businesses

New hardship grant launched as over £35m now paid to businesses

Updated – Know Before You Go – Explore Buxton

https://explorebuxton.co.uk/know-before-you-go-buxton/https://explorebuxton.co.uk/know-before-you-go-buxton/

Wander and Wonder….

Over the weekend we’ve launched our Wander and Wonder Trails. Scattered around some of our churchyards (St Mary’s Buxton, St John’s Buxton, Christ Church Burbage and Christ Church King Sterndale) are poems, Bible passages and prayers for you to wonder over as you have a wander. They will be up for a few weeks so…

BUNNY HUNT ….get hopping

BUNNY HUNT Have you spotted the Bunnies popping up in Buxton? 15 TV/Film/book famous Bunny pictures have been displayed in shop windows. Can you find and name them? Entry forms cost £2 with the money raised going to Buxton Junior School PTFA. email ptfabuxtonjun@gmail.com if you would like to enter. Prize draw to win a…

Buxto Baby Bank now up and running!

Spot the baby! This is why we have had to put a hold on taking in donations, and this isn’t even all of it! We hope to resume taking items in again in the next few weeks, but until then, we are still able to supply anyone with whatever they need. We have lots of…

Get involved with WWF UK’s Earth Hour 2021

Join millions across the world and switch off your lights for an hour on Saturday 27 March at 8:30pm. Take it one step further and sign up to an Earth Hour challenge on the My Footprint app and discover how you can make a difference.  What: Switch off your lights this Earth Hour and take…

Free Summer Learning From Derbyshire County Council

Free summer learning from Derbyshire County Council   Free courses information

Green Man Gallery – Buxton Festival Fringe

The Green Man Gallery Saturday 20th March: Something to look forward to… We have been provisionally booking shows for Buxton Festival Fringe 2021 and we hope to be hosting an exciting programme of music, comedy, spoken word and small-scale theatre. There are no more slots available in the Ground Floor Gallery but we do have…

Buxton Market – come and enjoy some local shopping

explorebuxton.co.uk Buxton Market – every Tue & Sat in Buxton // Regular specialist markets Buxton Market – A wide array of stalls from food and drink, crafts, plants, clothing and more and specialist markets inc. vintage, fine food, flea & more

Town Team volunteers have created a video presentation looking at the possibility of creating new Walking & Riding Trails from Buxton to Matlock.

Buxton Town Team Community Organization Buxton Town Team exists “to advance the prosperity of Buxton and the well-being of its community”. Membership is open to anyone who shares this objective. http://www.buxtontownteam.org/ townteam@buxtontownteam.org Town Team volunteers have created a video presentation looking at the possibility of creating new Walking & Riding Trails from Buxton to Matlock.…

How Derbyshire peoples lives changed forever since Covid-19

derbytelegraph.co.uk | By EDDIE BISKNELL How Derbyshire people’s lives have changed forever since Covid-19 March 23, 2020, is a day that will go down in history Excellent piece here on Derbyshire’s response over the past year – beautifully written with knowledge and compassion. There’s even a mention of the work done by street-by-street groups Caitlin…

Wellbeing for Wise Woman – online support

A reminder that its the online support session this Wednesday evening. We welcome new and returners to come and talk and benefit from the positive vibe. There has always a laugh or two as well. Please pass to anyone who might benefit from talking in a safe, positive focused group.

Buxton Baby Bank

Our story is in this week’s Buxton advertiser and on their website! Please take a look and feel free to share so that we can get these things to those who need them Big thank you to Lucy Ball and the photographers at The Buxton Advertiser for the wonderful article and pictures of us. https://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/…/new-lifeline-baby…

National day of Reflection 23rd March

Here in Buxton Team Parish we’ll be keeping the minute’s silence, opening St Anne’s, Bath Road, for Private Prayer and Reflection and sharing the light at 8pm. Some congregation members will also tie yellow ribbons on their trees/railings to pray for and stand in solidarity with those who have lost loved ones as well as…

Carnival fitness with Cheryl – get ready

Carnival fitness with cheryl SAT 27TH !!!!! NOT LONG NOW XXXX Dont forget to message me for your quick fit for exercise form to fill the we are good to go FREEEEEEEE!!!! taster session Get ready to bring those carnival vibes to your living room!!!! #piloxercise #famalay #Soca #raggaeton #carnivalfitness Come and join in the…

Go over the edge to support hospice care in the High Peak and Dales

explorebuxton.co.uk Blythe House Hospicecare fundraising abseil Millers Dale Bridge Calling all adrenaline junkies! Take part in an exciting challenge to raise funds for Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust on 25th April: Adrenaline junkies are being invited to take part in an exciting challenge to help raise funds for hospice care across the High Peak…

Thank you volunteers, from High Peak Foodbank

A huge thank you to all the volunteers at High Peak Foodbank who continue to work during lockdown to make sure local families get emergency food when they need it. We’ve had to socially distance so there isn’t the same friendly vibe at the foodbank but nobody has complained and there has been a lot…

Buxton Baby Bank update

Good morning all! We have been kindly granted space at Buxton Community Church! We’re hoping to start our little project here and then hopefully have bigger premises in the summer as it’s set to really get quite big! We’re so grateful for the help and Thank Joanne and Ollie from the bottom of our hearts…

Morrisons Support Buxton Junior Easter Fundraiser

A big Thank you to Rob Morrisons Buxton Community Champion and Morrisons for the support for local charities. Once again they are supporting Buxton Junior school PTFA with an Easter fundraiser and have kindly donated Easter eggs that will be used for prizes.

Easter Egg Hunt On The Saturday Before Easter (3rd April).

Hello you awesome people – I am holding an Easter egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter (3rd april). This will be for families and people all around. There will be chocolate eggs hidden all around the pavilion gardens – free of charge ☆ From 11 am . Please stay in family bubbles only and…

Serpentine Community Garden – New Website

We’re proud to announce that our shiny new website is now LIVE!⁠ ⁠ You’ll find everything from blogs to updates, projects, events, and photo diaries! Serpentine Community Garden

Waste Not Want Not – Name The Bear Food Raiser

Morrisons extends 10% discount for NHS Staff

Morrisons has decided to extend its 10% discount for NHS workers until the end of the year as the government faces a backlash over its planned 1% hike in pay for nurses. Read more here  

A guide to staying active at home during the Pandemic

Have you got your copy of the Active at Home Guide? Booklets to encourage people to be active at home have been distributed to vaccination hubs across Derbyshire recently. Read more to download yours for free here:  

Dog Theft and How to Prevent It

Take a ‘PAWS’ out of your day to read this post ! As many are aware, there was an attempt Dog Theft in Pavilion Gardens a few days ago. This is a disgusting and immoral act and will not be taken lightly. Thankfully on this occasion they were unsuccessful, but many times they do get…

MENTELL is ready & waiting to help support men in your area

MENTELL is ready & waiting to help support men in your area, by means of raising awareness.. be it in a supermarket, a hospital reception or maybe you would like to join our ‘Turn Your Bar blue’ campaign.. or some posters for your business.. We can only do this with the help of the community…

Fairfield first-time fundraiser joins cancer charity walking challenge to highlight men’s health concerns

Fairfield first-time fundraiser joins cancer charity walking challenge to highlight men’s health concerns A Fairfield resident concerned about men’s health has set out to raise £300 for a national cancer charity with an epic month-long walking challenge. Father of two Chris Wardle, 41, is attempting to walk 11,000 steps a day as part of Prostate…

Chakra Lounge – This International Women’s Day

The Chakra Lounge For all the women who have supported us in our journey, May we be them! May we appreciate them! Here’s to incredible women! May we know them! Always! the strong women behind The Chakra Lounge, and the amazing women whom we have had the honour of serving. We owe you one, Thank…

Buy One Give One Free: food bank Morrisons scheme

Morrison’s Doorstep Deliveries Chapel-en-le-Frith

Restrictions are still in place but the future is looking brighter. Morrisons Doorstep Deliveries are still available for everyone. Just call 03456 116 111 option 5 for next day delivery. You can even add an afternoon tea for two or one.

Buxton Baby Bank

If anyone can temporarily help the baby bank with storage premises where items can be kept safe and dry, and accessed safely, (a container, garage, empty cellars etc.) please send them or us a message! Thank you in advance  March Update Happy March, and Happy St David’s Day! Firstly, I want to say thank you…

The Big Buxton Conversation, What would Buxton look and feel like in 2030? 

The Big Buxton Conversation What if everything turned out okay?    What would Buxton look and feel like in 2030?  How can we create the future we need and want? Groups and individuals, businesses and residents, everyone from every part of Buxton are invited to take part in The Big Buxton Conversation using a tried & tested simple…

South West Peak are looking for local young people to help design a logo for the launch of the first ever #BuxtonWildWeeks

Peak District National Park   Our friends at South West Peak are looking for local young people to help design a logo for the launch of the first ever #BuxtonWildWeeks this spring/summer! Closing date is 8 March. Find out more http://bit.ly/BuxtonWildWeeks Buxton Civic Association | Transition Buxton

Walking in the countryside for exercise, please look after it….

Peak District National Park Lambing and bird nesting season is almost here, so if you’re out in the countryside local to you and you see livestock or bird nesting signs, then please… keep your dogs on a lead keep to the signposted paths leave gates as you find them take your litter home with you…

Allied Taxis have donated 100 Easter eggs to the High Peak Foodbank

Allied taxi’s buxton After the success of Allied Taxis donating selection boxes to two great local charities at Christmas, and the great feedback we received we have decided to do it again. Today we at Allied Taxis have donated 100 Easter eggs to the High Peak Foodbank and Waste not Want not, two fabulous charities…

Waste Not Want Not hits its 5000th food parcel delivery!

5,000 free food parcels are distributed at Buxton church to people struggling during pandemic- read the full article in the Buxton Advertiser here https://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/people/5000-free-food-parcels-are-distributed-at-buxton-church-to-people-struggling-during-pandemic-3143660?amp&fbclid=IwAR0Rbejvh34sYSGD1S2IQIGtzuVUMJUJzYmVFNFUvcrMeDOH1IcCqbJkmYk plus the 2400 parcels Buxton Street by Street have delivered, this is a huge achievement!

Allied Taxis Buxton Easter egg donation

After the success of Allied Taxis donating selection boxes to two great local charities at Christmas, and the great feedback we received we have decided to do it again. Today we at Allied Taxis have donated 100 Easter eggs to the High Peak Foodbank and Waste not Want not, two fabulous charities doing great work…

Prayers and Reflections on Lent From Buxton Team Parish

We’ve been sending out Lent Packs full of prayers, reflections and different ways to mark this Lent time. One of the booklets, “Baking Through Lent”, has inspired one congregation member to make these beautiful shortbread biscuits. If you’d like a Lent Pack please do get in touch and if you too are inspired to bake,…

Psychological First Aid Training Available From PHE

Psychological First Aid Training from PHE Online training, developed by PHE, is now available for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Serpentine Community Garden

Serpentine Community Garden We cannot wait to open our gates again to visitors! It’s been a quiet 12 months here at Serpentine, but thanks to our lovely volunteers we’ve held on in there. Hopefully we’ll be full of life again in the not too distant future

Serpentine Community Garden – Seeds In Exchange For Donations

Spotted today.  Lots of lovely seeds at Serpentine Community Garden for a donation. Go grow something.

MENTELL partnerships with local fire stations – raising awareness as well as vital funds

MENTELL partnerships with local fire stations.. as well as raising vital funds.. we raise awareness too.. here’s hoping we can get back to doing our charity car washes?.. #bookusin@yourfirestation Contact: community@mentell.org.uk

Explore Buxton – New hardship grant launched as over £35m now paid to businesses

New Covid hardship grants to support High Peak businesses who aren’t eligible for help from the mandatory or discretionary schemes have been launched by the Borough Council – as latest figures show over £35m has now been paid out to local businesses. Businesses have been at the forefront of the impact of the health pandemic with many…

Derbyshire County Council – want to improve your health and wellbeing?

Derbyshire County Council #DigitalHealth resources offer practical tools that can be used for health and wellbeing. We’re offering you free access to a library of top-rated, quality assured #Health apps. Take a look here: https://crowd.in/RwLgGp

Derbyshire Constabulary – Does your property have CCTV cameras? We’d like your help.

Derbyshire Constabulary https://www.facebook.com/derbyshireconstabulary  Does your property have CCTV cameras? We’d like your help. You could help us gather evidence that would help in investigations. We are getting a mailing list together to create a list of people that have CCTV outside of their homes, workplaces or businesses, which will allow officers to come directly to…

First Steps ED – A new virtual service for young people who may be struggling with their mental health or want to meet new people.

First Steps ED  Brand new service, coming very soon! The First Steps ED Youth Club opens Tuesday 2nd March, available to all new and existing Young People aged 11-14 following an initial assessment (make a referral today via our website!) To join or to learn more for others to join, email info@firststepsed.co.uk – see you…

Funny wonders – looking for people to get involved with a range of interests

funnywonders https://www.youtube.com/watch Greetings. We are looking for a range of people with a range of interests to get involved with a range of things for Funny Wonders. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us – email hello@funnywonders.org.uk.

Calling all Arts, Culture and Heritage Groups

High Peak CVS Calling all Arts, Culture and Heritage Groups – Working in collaboration with High Peak Borough Council, we would like to hear from any local groups that work within the arts and culture environment to understand more about the challenges you currently face and how we can support you. Are you unable to…

How to turn a walk in the park into a colourful craft activity

BBC Bitesize Help make “Not another lockdown walk?!” fun and exciting  As we welcome the first signs of spring why not turn your next nature walk into a fun craft activity… For the activity details bbc.in/3axubKm

Ideas to mark lent- Buxton Team Parish

Just in case you’ve not decided how to mark Lent this year and knowing that our mental health is important, maybe these could be helpful…

Junior Brain Workout Pack From Alzheimer’s Society

Children’s mental health is more important than ever whilst being stuck indoors – did you know puzzles can help to improve mood and relieve stress? Grab Brain Workout Junior today to keep young brains active! Brain Workout Pack      

Commonwealth Day Teaching Resources

Commonwealth Day brings communities together to celebrate the Commonwealth of Nations on March 8th. Download our free lesson plans, assemblies, and resources to teach Key Stage 1-3 our shared heritage of Remembrance. Teaching Resources

It’s Good To Talk

Buxton Civic Association

  Sadly whilst we try to protect other green spaces in Buxton, one of our own is being damaged This is an alert and plea to Buxton residents who use our BCA Sherbrook wood ….. We have a problem with teenagers cutting down trees, building ramps and cycle tracks through the wood without permission. This…

Half-term Help from Buxton Street-by-Street

BSBS volunteers back in action today and all week delivering pizza making kits to local families – thanks to generous donation from Morrisons Buxton Community Champion Thanks to local schools for nominating families.

Run out of Jigsaws? Age UK Show You How To Get Free Digital Puzzles!

I Age UK Derby & Derbyshire   Is it snowing with you? It is here, up in the High Peak. There is no doubt winter lockdown is proving difficult for many. Finding something to do that’s fun and… See More YOUTUBE.COM

Buxton Opera House Singing Workshop Opportunity for 10-17 year olds

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for our Shared Sound and Emerge Dance community projects so far! We have had a fantastic response for both adult community groups, but we would love to get some more young people involved in the Shared Sound project. If you know someone aged 10-17 who loves to…

Waste Not Want Not name the bear competition!

 

Winter Woodland Windows

Stone and Water Show us how to make our own window panels Here in Buxton, we had been planning a weekend of lantern walks through the woods in February 2021. It is clearly not a good plan to organise an event like that just now, so we thought we would invite anyone who feels so…

Can you help Buxton Baby Bank?

Do you have any storage space to help Buxton Baby Bank? We have had so many messages offering support and donations. It’s amazing to see the community coming together. As we have had so many people get in touch, I can see this being a much bigger project than I originally expected! I’ve had kind…

A Huge Thank You from Buxton’s Vaccination Centre!

A Huge Thank you to the many people who have supported and volunteered so far with the Covid Vaccination Centre here at Buxton Medical Practice, from us and our partners in the Covid vaccinations, Elmwood, Stewart and Hartington Medical Centres. These include all the Car Park Volunteers , who have been fantastic and kept he…

Get Creative with Winter Woodland Windows

Bottle Lanterns for WINTER WOODLAND WINDOWS Here in Buxton, Stone and Water had been planning a weekend of lantern walks through the woods in February 2021. That is clearly not a good event to organise now so we thought we would invite anyone who feels so inspired to bring the woodland into their house and…

Snow won’t stop our volunteers ensuring no family goes without!

The snow doesn’t stop us! Buxton Street by street doing amazing things making sure food does not go wasted. Coordinated efforts daily to the High Peak Foodbank and here to Waste not Want not. Kath and Dan are up at the United Reformed Church Monday to Saturday, 11am-1pm distributing surplus food to the community. They…

BBC Bitesize to be data-cost free for BT, EE And Plusnet customers

Customers using BT Mobile, EE, and Plusnet Mobile can use BBC Bitesize content from the end of January without eating into their data allowance. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-55616959?fbclid=IwAR2xmBEkodjO2X9ecuchi8Fv8fwXSmmv-iWU9MZS_IhmQ5LSmxxzVo7gddY

What’s your view of the stars?

Star Count is CPRE, the countryside charity’s annual survey of the nation’s view of the night sky. Just look to the heavens between 6-14 February and count the number of stars you see in the constellation of Orion to help us map how light pollution affects our view of the stars. This year we’re asking people…

Olaf and Minion Raising a Smile at your Doorstep

Hardwick Square to Sherwood Rd!! Friday 5th February 2pm-3pm Residents of this area! Look out, listen for the bells, wave, smile – keep your distance – donate and join STOCKPORT SPIDER-MEN group for updates, live auctions and stay@home activities. Be kind always! We know how much you all need a smile and it’s our Superheroes…

Joseph and his Tachnicolour Dreamcoat is coming to a sofa near you!

BBC Radio 2 Join in our huge virtual sing-a-long and get the chance to perform alongside a West End star! Here’s all you need to know to get involved with Musicals: The Greatest Show, coming to Radio 2 and BBC One very soon! https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/take-part-in-musicals-the…

Serpentine Community Garden’s volunteers have kept the home flowers blooming!

So wonderful! We will never forget the amazing organic salad bags SCG lovingly prepared for many families in Buxton each Sunday morning for many weeks in the summer we are always here to call upon when your team needs a helping hand #communitylove #bettertogether #payitforward 

Bicycle recycling scheme- helping those who can’t get on the road by fixing a donated bike for free!

Do you have an old bike you no longer need, are you considering taking it to the tip or scrapping it? Please reconsider, your bike may have parts which can be used to help keep others rolling. I’m starting a project where I will supply second hand bike parts free of charge much like the…

Getting ready for Spring time

Here at Radio Derby we have had an idea that we want you to get on board with We want to spread some positivity and help you get creative Let’s get some daffodils in our windows! The flowers signify strength and resilience as well as being a sign of hope and new beginnings Find out…

CONNEX is here through this next journey together

Hard to know what to put for our first post of 2021. But we’ll be with you all the way. Call us on 01298 23970 or 01335 348600. #support #charity #community #buxtonstreetbystreet #PeaksandDales #newyear

Blythe House receive donations following the Living Advent Calendar events across Buxton this Christmas!

A huge THANK-YOU to everyone involved with this year’s Living Advent Calendar. Your donations will help Blythe House continue with their vital work supporting people with life limiting and terminal illnesses 🙂

Jingle Bell Jog

From Blythe House Hospice: We are VERY EXCITED to let you know that the Jingle Bell Jog Reimagined has raised over £21,000 for local hospice care! Thank you SO much to everyone who was involved – including local companies providing sponsorship or gifts in kind; our volunteers; and of course, everyone who took part! Becca…

Dementia Friends

From Dementia Friends: Highlight #3: Today’s highlight has to be the words of wisdom you’ve shared with us over the last year. Your tips, ‘small wins’ and Dementia Friends actions inspire us every day.  

New Year Hacienda 24 hour House Party – Live Stream

After a year where we can’t all hit the dancefloor together, we have teamed up for the third time with our friends @fac51thehaciendaofficial to produce a marathon 24 Hour House Party uniting party people worldwide, as we say goodbye to what’s been a very difficult & challenging year, we welcome in 2021 positively while raising money for…

Rave to the Moon this NYE

Grab your glowsticks! #RaveToTheMoon is a FREE, inclusive and family-friendly RAVE FROM HOME hosted on New Year’s Eve by award-winning beatboxer, SK Shlomo Join the final party of 2020 and help us reach the collective goal of 500 million steps – the rough distance from Earth to the Moon. Instead of a sponsored walk or run, take part in the…

NYE Big Night In – Free Live Stream

Party it up big time with Hello 2021: UK – an unmissable New Year’s Eve with YouTube, right in your living room. There’ll be exclusive performances from Dua Lipa, Joel Corry and MNEK, Aitch and AJ Tracey, and Anne-Marie. Plus, you’ll see your favourite personalities like Behzinga, Calfreezy, WillNE, Big Narstie, and Katherine Ryan –…

Edinburgh Online Hogmanay for All!

David Tennant leads line-up of talent involved! As Christmas draws closer and ‘bubble’ celebrations with friends and family start to feel a reality, the next occasion to plan for is New Year. This is a welcome chance to wave off 2020 and hope for an altogether better 2021. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is renowned internationally as one…

Blythe House Community Volunteer Programme

Blythe House Community Volunteers continue to provide support with light tasks and companionship to local people who are affected by life-limiting illness, bereavement or the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Someone we have recently been able to help said: ‘Thank you for wonderful support. The phone calls were a boost! The help I received from [the volunteer]…

Russell Kane: An Essex Christmas Carol – live stream, tonight at 8 pm!

From Russell Kane: An Essex Christmas Carol. 8pm live. Starts by 8:03pm. 45 mins total. Inspired by Charles Dickens, tightwad Gary Screw receives a visit from his deceased garage-business partner, Jack Marley who tells Basoldon-based Gary he’s about to get mugged off by three ghosts on Christmas Eve – but can Gary see the error…

Make some noise on New Year’s Eve

In memory of those who have died this year from Covid.  

Helping Hands, Buxton – opening hours

Don’t forget we are OPEN tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd December 9:30-3pm for Christmas gifts for your families at THE SOURCE CAFE, TERRACE ROAD, BUXTON We’re open to anyone who needs financial help with Christmas this year for whatever reason; furlough, UC, low income, minimum wage or anyone referred by social services or other…

Christmas Eve Jingle 2020

On Christmas Eve, let’s join in at 6pm and help to send Santa on his way. Go outside and ring by a bell, make as much noise as possible for 2 minutes. It’s something magical for the Children and Adults alike. Lets make it special for everyone xxxx  

Harpur Hill Living Advent Calendar – Window 22

From Rachel Harrison: Shortest day has passed, days are starting to get longer, but it will still be dark for tonight’s window to shine! WINDOW 22 132 Harpur Hill Road Switch on 6.30pm

A Helping Hand is here until Wednesday!

A Helping Hand……last two days 22nd / 23rd December 9:30am-3pm Parents / Grandparents / Carers – Are you struggling financially to provide presents for your family this Christmas for whatever reason? Come down and see us at The Source Cafe on Terrace Road, Buxton on Tuesday or Wednesday this week and we can help. We have an…

Harpur Hill Window Calendar reveals more magic for passers by!

   

Harpur Hill Living Advent Calendar Day 17

A most colourful window for Day 17 of the Living Advent Calendar courtesy of 12 Nettleton Lane 🙂  

The Panto Will Go on! (Oh yes it will!)

Let’s talk brassieres, bloomers and blusher with our fabulous pantomime Dames to celebrate this very bonkers British tradition. Our Dames are Phylip Harries (Theatre Clwyd), Ian Adams (Wolverhampton Grand Theatre), Matt Crosby (Cambridge Arts Theatre) and Chris Hannon (Theatre Royal Wakefield). The National Theatre’s panto Dick Whittington is streaming for free on YouTube from 3pm…

Christmas for the Community – 7 Sleeps to Go!

Wowsers it’s all go now. 7 sleeps left till the big day. Already we have lots of people booked in for the Christmas dinner deliveries and families booked for our Christmas hampers. If you know of anyone who might be on their own at Christmas and would benefit from this please don’t hesitate to get…

CONNEX Community Support receive some very well-deserved feedback!

Connex Community Support · “I want to thank everyone at Connex for all their kindness and thoughtfulness during the “lockdown”. Thanks for the phone calls, the sweet little notes and especially for the marigold seeds which are growing well.…Once again many thanks to you all for everything you do. Keep up the good work. It is…

Helping Hands offering an inexpensive way for Santa to visit your younger members of the family this year 🙂

Helping Hands…. Don’t forget we are open at The Source Cafe on Terrace Road tomorrow and Thursday between 9:30-3pm. Well also be open next week on Tuesday, 21st and Weds 22nd before Christmas! If you need help this Christmas we are here for you .   UPDATE: If you want to check what we have…

Windows (and days) 15 and 16 of the beautiful Harpur Hill community advent calendar!

 

Harpur Hill Living Advent Calendar – number 13

Harpur Hill Living Advent Calendar – lucky number 13!

13 is a lucky number for tonight’s window reveal! WINDOW 13 4 Ferneydale Avenue Switch on 6.30pm

Night 11 and 12 of the amazing window advent calendar in Harpur Hill!

   

Chocolatey Christmas Cheer from Allied Taxis

This year has been a really tough one for us all. We at Allied Taxis decided that we would like to give something back to the local community so we had a collection in the office and with a kind donation of £35 from Morrisons in Chapel en le Frith we have delivered 144 selection…

Harpur Hill Count Down to Christmas

We are 11 days in to the Harpur Hill living window advent calendar and the windows are looking fabulous! Join the page if you’d like to see the daily window and learn how to join the fundraising efforts. Well done Window Dressers, they look stunning … Welcome to our first ever living advent calendar. Each…

The ‘Christmas Star’ is Born

This is truly a once in a lifetime event – or more accurately a once in many lifetime events. Jupiter and Saturn will be extremely close as in – view them both in the eyepiece. Without visual aid they will almost look like a single very bright star – some are calling this the Christmas…

Helping Hands opens it’s doors to Bright Opportunities!

Helping Hands… So lovely to be able to open up Helping Hands at The Source Cafe this morning for Bright Opportunities! We loved meeting you all and helping you choose gifts for family and friends. #communityspirit #communitysupport #communitymatters Buxton Church in the Peak St Anne’s CVA Buxton #helpinghands #christmas2020

Mentell Monday

From Mentell: Suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 50 and 75% of all suicides in the UK are male.⁠ ⁠ These statistics are terrifying to read and exemplify why we do what we do. ⁠ ⁠ Why is it that men are less likely to ask for help?⁠ ⁠ Why is…

Jingle Bell Jog for Blythe House

From Blythe House Hospice Care: A HUGE and HOLLY JOLLY THANK YOU to everyone who has taken part in our Jingle Bell Jog Reimagined today! It has been wonderful to see all of your smiling Santa faces in photos and videos from across the High Peak and much further afield! Keep your photos coming in,…

Pound Per Delivery at The Chakra Lounge

From The Chakra Lounge: We are disappointed. Disappointed because we do not get to have you over at The Chakra Lounge for delicious meals and delightful chatter due to the lockdown. Disappointed that our initiatives such as Pound Per Table cannot reach its full potential! But did we mention that we are resolute as well?…

Christmas in the Community

From Christmas in the Community: The bookings are coming in for Christmas day delivery As well as a dinner we will be supplying a Christmas gift bag which will have a small number of gifts in it such as chocolates, some toiletries and some other items – everyone needs to have something at Christmas .…

#16DaysOfActivism – Day 11

From Domestic abuse support in Derbyshire: It’s day 11 of #16DaysOfActivism. Watch the video by Crossroads Derbyshire to hear a survivor story of someone who witnessed and experienced domestic abuse. Voiced by a member of their children’s team. Sam was referred to Crossroads Derbyshire when she was 15 years old. Her mum had been in a…

Happy #InternationalVolunteerDay from Buxton International Festival

From Buxton International Festival: Happy #InternationalVolunteerDay! We are immensely grateful for the incredible support of our volunteers. You make the Festival extra-special and we truly appreciate the energy, ideas and enthusiasm you bring to the team.

Helping Hands – donations please

Thank you to all of you who’ve donated items to Helping Hands so far, you’re amazing. We have had a few donations of money given, to enable us to fill the gaps in presents to ensure we cater for all ages groups. We’ve used these donations to purchase multi store gifts cards which we’ve been…

Christmas markets in Castleton!

Happy 1st December from Castleton Things may be a little different this festive season, but we’ll still continue to bring a slice of the Peak District & Derbyshire into your home In the meantime, help us spread some festive magic by supporting local businesses at our virtual Christmas Market: ow.ly/2SKR50CynrQ

Another Elf Day for Morrisons in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society- keep the donations coming!

Morrisons Buxton Community Champion   · Another #ElfDay over thanks to everyone who joined in or donated money donation table still set up so still time to donate or via my just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/elfday-robertharrison

Virtual carols by candleight!

WEDNESDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2020 FROM 19:30 UTC-20:00 UTC Virtual Carols by Candlelight Virtual Carols by Candlelight Details Wednesday, 16 December 2020 from 19:30 UTC-20:00 UTC Public · Hosted by Chapter House Choir, York and York Minster Online event https://yorkminster.org/whats-on/event/chapter-house-choir-virtual-carols-by-candlelight/ Our ever-popular and atmospheric ‘Carols by Candlelight‘ moves online! The video performance will go live on Wednesday, 16 December…

Michaelangelo’s is 25!

Art brings festive joy around the town!

Things to enjoy now and things to look forward to: 1. Our friends at Harpur Hill have opened the first window of their Living Advent Calendar with 23 more windows to go.. 2. Our Winter Emporium opens on Friday with late shopping until 8pm. 3. Buxton Festival Fringe 2021 is open for registration! Have a…

Help raise £1000 for Eyam’s Old Folk Fund by

We are raising money by putting on a fantastic christmas light show which includes a beautiful hand built Santa’s Grotto with all profits from this event going to be donated to EYAM OLD FOLK’S FUND this organisation raises money all year round in a bid to provide the elderly people of Eyam with an envelope…

Harpur Hill is lit up this Christmas- come and see our virtual window advent calendar!

Monday Mentell Meeting

From Mentell: If you want to take part in our circle, see it as a helping hand ⁠ ⁠ You are simply joining a safe and supportive place where you can talk. ⁠ ⁠ Talking is something we do every day, whether it is to our manager, partner, parent or friend. ⁠ ⁠ The only…

Serpentine Community Garden Lottery Award

From the Serpentine Community Garden: Our Culture Recovery Fund award has been confirmed: £21,200 to strengthen our structures, planning and communications. And a bonus, we have permission to use the logo and we get a plaque and banners for display. Thanks to all who have made this possible, and thanks to the National Lottery Heritage…

Christmas Eve Jingle 2020

Ring a bell this Christmas – 6 pm on Christmas Eve.  

Friends of Buxton Station and Buxton Junior School add some Christmas magic!

Lots of the regular Christmas activities for children have been cancelled this year so to add a little cheer the pupils of Buxton Junior School made decorations from items that can be recycled and working in partnership with FOBS (Friends of Buxton Station) have decorated a tree on Buxton Station. I hope you agree that…

Taylor Made to your School

20 more fantastic washable face masks donated to Buxton’s secondary schools! This time in pink and navy blue Thank you so much! you are so wonderful Susan! Contact her through her Facebook page and find out more about the great products she sells (including bespoke face masks)  https://www.facebook.com/taylormadesuzy/     If you’re looking for Christmas present…

Thank You for your Helping Hands

Wow, what a week and we need to end it by saying a HUGE thank you to each and every one of you who has donated, or helped move or sort donations for A Helping Hand…. and the Food Bank this week. Thank you must also go to Burbage Primary School  and  Buxton Church in…

Elf yourself and help raise funds for the Alzheimers Society with Rob Harrison – Morrison’s Community Champion

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/elfday-robertharrison?fbclid=IwAR1MRP15UHTfcHLxUzImIFVq3A3-KocJcVAqbo3XOGRGkTVELnst9qrlF7Y Robert Harrison: ‘I am talking part in #elfday for Alzheimer’s Society because I want a more dementia friendly community Event: Elf Day 2020, on December 4, 2020’ Elf Day 2020 Elf Day 2020 run by Alzheimer’s Society Ready, Set, SNOW! Unleash your inner elf, dress up and get festive to support people affected by dementia.…

Buxton Community Church invites residents to spread the joy of the Christmas tree!

The Green Man Gallery celebrates it’s 8 year anniversary!

The Green Man Gallery 8 years ago on 23rd November 2012, The Green Man Gallery opened its doors for the first time. This was a ‘preview party’ before the full public opening on 8th December but we have always celebrated our birthday on this date. A massive thank you to the original group of artists…

Stone and Water Shoebox Pantomime Giveaway!

From Stone and Water: This year, sadly, there will be no pantomime at Buxton Opera House.So, we at Stone and Water, as makers of things and creators of celebrations, and with help from our friends at the Opera House and the Babbling Vagabonds, are inviting you to make your own!  We have a stack of…

Co-op virtual memorial service – December 5th, 2020

To help support our communities to commemorate the life of a loved one, Co-op Funeralcare are hosting a virtual memorial service on Saturday 5th December at 3pm. The service will include poems, a performance from the Co-op choir, and a chance to light a candle for loved ones. If you would like to join us…

EMH Care and Support – bringing positivity to this festive season!

We have been working in partnership with the Great Midlands Charity Coalition to launch the ’12 Days of Christmas’ fundraiser, to bring people together this Christmas and inject some much needed positivity into what can be a lonely time of year for vulnerable people. A massive thank you to all the sponsors we have so…

Pure Peak bring sparkles to Buxton this festive season!

Buxton’s Christmas trees are due to go up today – and the Buxton Town Team is preparing to add some seasonal sparkle… Want to get involved? See the latest issue of Pure Peak for more details: https://www.purepeak.co.uk/  

Join the Snowman Sketch Challenge!

Welcome to the Snowman Sketch Challenge! Christmas has arrived early and Santa has delivered a brand-new fundraiser challenge for us. Using the trend of GPS art, we are looking for you to create your very best snowman! The Snowman Sketch challenge looks to get you outdoors this winter, making memories, having fun and taking part…

Christmas for the Community Hampers

Ruth has been running a Christmas meal on Christmas day for anyone who may not be able to afford Christmas or on their own. Ruth says ‘We get many people coming to this Christmas meal including families. This year it will be different with covid19 and more people in need than ever.  I am asking…

Service Dogs in an Emergency

If a service dog without a person approached you, it means the person is down and in need of help.

Buxton Street by Street are proud to be giving a Helping Hand!

Everyone needs a helping hand at Christmas and in 2020 that’s more true than ever….. At St. Anne’s, we haven’t been able to run any PTA events or activities this academic year due to the pandemic. Similarly, we won’t be running the traditional Christmas Fairs etc. This year, instead of asking for donations for school,…

Crossroads Derbyshire bringing joy to children and their families this Christmas- with your help!

Crossroads Derbyshire do amazing work supporting families across High Peak – if you can help them to help local families, please get in touch details below. AND watch for details from Buxton Morrisons community page for its collection for Crossroads Derbyshire too

Let the windows in Harpur Hill light up for an advent calendar magical mystery trail!

Find you family’s military past free this week!

All Findmypast military records are free this week This Remembrance Day, honour family heroes and discover their remarkable stories. Access Findmypast military records FREE from 5-12 November. Search free military records

Mentell Zoom Meetings

From Mentell: What’s your number today? “On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being, I’m in a challenging place right now and 10 being I’m in a great place… Where are you at the moment?” What’s yours today? Is it time to talk? It’s Monday and we have space for you to join us.. Circle…

Sunday Mindfulness

From Silver Surfers:

Mindfulness

High Peak Toy Bank appeal

We are pleased to announce our drop of location will be WHALEY BRIDGE. The Whaley Bridge drop off station and wider Toy Bank project is being supported by Father Christmas & The Secret Sorting Office WHEN: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 10am-2pm WHERE: (Outside/to the side of) Footsteps, Market Street, Whaley Bridge ALL GIFTS…

Harpur Hill Living Advent Calendar event

Welcome to our first ever living advent calendar. Please don’t break lockdown restrictions which run until 2nd December, the windows will be lit up in number order and then for every night throughout December, so there’s plenty of opportunities see them!!! Each window will also be posted daily on this page. When visiting the windows…

12 days of Christmas event

The Great Midlands Charities Coalition 12 Days of Christmas is a festive event being run by a group of small local charities. About this Event The Great Midlands Charities Coalition 12 Days of Christmas is a festive event being run by a group of small local charities based around the Midlands. By signing up to…

Working together to feed Buxton families

Big surplus food collection from Aldi UK this morning – delivered to Cath & Dan at United Reformed Church Hardwick Sq, Buxton. Call by anytime upto 2pm today. Or any weekday from 11am Buxton Street by Street; Waste Not Want and High Peak Foodbank- working together to feed Buxton families

Recycling Christmas with Stone and Water

Friends of Transition Buxton – Stone and Water have kindly provided free online instructions to make Christmas decorations from plastic bottles, beginning here with plastic-birds-and-twirling-pictures Have fun and follow along online for more to come…. In our town of Buxton this year there is a strong recycled theme running through Christmas and seasonal plans. The…

Re-homing commercial hens since 2009

20 years on… Do your remember the elephant? here are some more wishes… can you spot yours?

                                                          Did your wish come true? A MASSIVE Look Back at the Wishes (3/5) We’re looking back at some of the Millennium wishes which were written and…

The power of local fundraisers helps feed children this half-term!

Winter Emporium at the Green Man Gallery

Buxton Saccro Lounge offer support to those most in need

‘With everything going on in the world right now and more recently with the Government announcing they would not be extending kids free meals, here at Sacro Lounge, we want to try and help, and try to make a difference. So we got thinking about how we could do this, and we have decided to…

Lest We Forget with Buxton Team Parish

Red Willow Buxton offering breakfasts to children who need it the most!

RedWillow Buxton   Breakfast club has started! We’ve got cereals, toast, fruits and yoghurt! If you aren’t comfortable with popping in drop us a message and we’ll pack you breakfast on the go!

High Peak CVS is nominated for a ‘High Peak Heroes’ accolade!

High Peak CVS are delighted that we have been nominated for a High Peak Hero Award for going ‘above and beyond to help local people in the High Peak’. See the website for the full story: http://highpeakcvs.org.uk/news.asp?ID=1459 They say: ‘Thank you to all those that nominated us’!

Local puppetry and performance arts organisation gets funding to continue to being cheer to Buxton!

Funny Wonders Awarded a Grant from Comic Relief Community Fund (England) We are really pleased to announce that we have been awarded a £1000 Capacity Building Grant from the Comic Relief Community Fund (England). The Capacity Building Grant will be used to develop the Funny Wonders team, including recruiting associate artists, workshop practitioners, activity volunteers…

Robert Harrison of Buxton Morrison’s and Buxton Street by Street Volunteer drivers will keep children fed this October half-term!

Thank you to Morrisons Buxton Community Champion & Morrisons our volunteer drivers will be out delivering food boxes to local youngsters every day this week. Yet another company – among the many- to recognise that children should not go hungry and to step forward to provide meals for them. To find out who else is…

‘Keep Christmas Alive’ by ringing bells on your doorstep at 6pm on Christmas eve!

Scots women go viral with festive doorstep bell ringing plea to ‘keep Christmas alive’ A festive bell ringing event originally organised to take place only in Forth Valley has gone viral and attracted over 20,000 people from all over the world – in less than 24 hours! Will you come out on your doorstep to…

Full list of Buxton heroes helping to feed our children over half-term

LOCAL INFO HERE re half-term meals for children where families are struggling. Tradesman’s Cafe / Chakra Lounge/ Hydro / Harpur’s Plaice chippy/ High Peak Bookstore (Brierlow), Chippy’s Plaice, and Green Pavillion are all offering to feed children hot or cold lunches this week. Red Willow are doing breakfast for children 8-10.30. Dub Grub (Dubbin Good…

Cafe at the Green Pavilion join the army of incredible local businesses offering to feed our children

https://www.facebook.com/greenpavilioncafe http://www.greenpavilioncafe.co.uk/ 01298 77480 hello@greenpavilioncafe.co.uk Opening times: Monday: 09:00 – 16:00 Tuesday: 09:00 – 16:00 Wednesday: 09:00 – 16:00 Thursday: 09:00 – 16:00 Friday: 09:00 – 16:00 Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00 Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00

Go Fund Me page set up by local couple to raise money to help feed the children of Buxton

Sam and Dibs Hulme have taken the recent announcement that the UK government will not fund free school meals during the half-term to heart and have decided to take action to support local organisations who provide food to those most in need… you can donate to this incredibly worthy cause here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/wbbxnz-feed-the-kids?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR1P9umBoN9EWy_16GZAYdyiQymXzfZbeFOmVHXRawp6DQTjQ0MoCj4mJ28  

The Tradesmans Entrance – offering free food for children this half-term

The Tradesmans Entrance Cafe Ltd Message from Cafe owner, Cazz Kidd: ‘I’m horrified that the free school meal Scheme in the holidays has been abolished… To ALL families that might struggle to feed their children over the half term, working or not working, we will make your child a pack-up or a warm homemade cup…

The Chippy of Chinley become stars of the fryers with their offer to feed children this half-term!

 Being parents ourselves we feel very emotional about the sad decision to abolish the free school dinner scheme in school holidays so we want to make a difference and reach out to struggling families in the Chinley Buxworth & Brownside. No child should go hungry. Next week during half term if you would like to…

Alan Thompson receives a visit from the Home From Hospital service he is raising funds to support!

https://www.facebook.com/alanonthego/videos/3147671245459395 Yesterday I received a visit from the Home from Hospital service provided by Connex Community Support. So, here I am taking advantage of the service that is a feature of my fund-raising. I am delighted to report it works perfectly and if you listen to the video it appears that the most important thing…

Green Man Gallery bring you a Winter Emporium!

Made with love to give with love… A firm fixture in the Buxton calendar, the Winter Emporium at The Green Man Gallery brings together an exciting collection of unique affordable art, craft and seasonal cards, created by the gallery’s Resident Artists to inspire your gift-giving. In a year when so many people won’t be able…

Alan’s Challenge

The Billerettes ask.. Will you support Alan Thompson’s Challenge?. The Billerettes have just donated £500 from their Charity Reserve funds to “Alan’s Challenge”. Why Alan’s Challenge? Alan set himself his challenge to help those in our community who due to “Covid” restrictions, are finding life increasingly desperate, to simply survive. Food banks are more and…

CONNEX Community Support given a lifeline!

Connex Community Support Amazing news! We are delighted (and a little stunned!) to announce we have secured a grant of over £111,000 from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust https://www.juliahansrausingtrust.org/ from their Charity Survival Fund. The Trust received a staggering 2,630 applications for a total grant pot of £18 million – the requests for support…

Christmas delivered to those most in need

Buxton’s free Christmas meal get-together scaled back to home delivery A cafe which has served free Christmas meals to isolated and hard-up High Peak people for the last five years will be delivering the much-needed festive offerings this December. By Ben McVay Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 7:00 am Since 2015 hundreds of lonely people have spent Christmas…

Easter re-visited at the Kings head!

Plans for the Broadwalk snake

The council are planning to put the best of the rocks in a special cabinet to be placed somewhere in the Pavilion Gardens as a memorial to the special community effort during COVID 19.

Alternative Halloween for Buxton children

Christmas for the Community Update

#ChristmasIsNotCancelled The annual Christmas in the Community plans are still going ahead this year albeit slightly different. Our aim this year is too help as many people in need as possible at this time when more people than ever will need a helping hand. We will be offering a delivery and pick up service for…

Join Hydro Cafe and Chakra Lounge in spreading a new virus – Kindness!

Life can be so unpredictable. It’s all about ups and downs. Everyone is fighting their own private struggles and that’s why it’s good to collect good karma and pay it forward whenever we get the chance. A popular social theory suggests that when you experience or witness an act of generosity you become socially duty-bound…

Alan’s Challenge Update – Halfway Up the Hills!

Yesterday Alan reached the half way point on his epic challenge, though he still seems to be managing to keep pretty clean – despite the mud and rain we’ve seen recently!  Here’s Alan’s thought’s before he started his half way challenge…. ‘Today I’m at Hayfield, the start of the High Peak Circuit, Ride 10 of…

High Peak Food Bank and Zinc receive the Queens Award

High Peak Foodbank The Zink Project of which High Peak Foodbank is a part was presented with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service on Friday by Her Majesty’s representative, The Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Elizabeth Fothergill CBE DL. The Queen’s Award is the highest award a charity can receive and recognises outstanding work done by…

Sponsor a cup of coffee- The mental health benefits of giving and receiving whilst supporting local businesses

Life can be so unpredictable. It”s all about ups and downs. Everyone is fighting their own private struggles and that’s why it’s good to collect good karma and pay it forward whenever we get the chance. A popular social theory suggests that when you experience or witness an act of generosity you become socially duty-bound…

Peak District Moments on Mental Health Day

From Peak District National Park: Here’s a video of ranger Anna to kick of some thoughts on #worldmentalhealthday Whatever you do today, wherever you do it and however it makes you feel we hope you get a little moment of mindfulness Don’t forget to tag us and share your #PeakDistrict moments throughout the day #BeKindOutside #PeakDistrictProud

Buxton Team Parish – Phone-Up Church Service

From Buxton Team Parish Phone-Up Church Service …ten minute church service on the phone, free to most as local number, anytime, morning, noon or night Everyone in Buxton, Burbage, Harpur Hill or King Sterndale (or from anywhere!) can phone a local number to hear a service led by the Buxton Team Rector Liz England today…

Happening Tonight – Why I Believe Devotional

From Camille Ivie: Tonight at 6.30pm – Why I Believe Devotional. Every month this Facebook live event happens where people share their journey and experience finding spirituality. During these times I’ve needed peace and I found it here. I hope you get a chance to watch it!    

Serpentine Community Garden- a deserving recipient of a Culture Recovery Grant!

We are one of 445 organisations in the first wave of Culture Recovery grants. This was a fear of failing fund for organisations under threat. In our application we said we weren’t under threat – but that without support we could fail to develop as we needed to meet new challenges. We can now. The…

Keep the Wheels on the Move Alan!

Pensioner Alan Thompson at 75 is undertaking a massive challenge to complete 19 grueling cycle trails in the Peak District to raise much needed funds to help local charities who supported our communities throughout the Covid Pandemic and beyond.   You can keep up to date with Alan’s challenge and share clips of how you…

Alan’s Challenge – Ride 6!

Some fabulous photo’s just in of Alan’s sixth ride round Pilsley, Baslow Edge and Curbar … please help if you can by giving, sharing or even joining Alan for one of the rides. You can keep up to date here – Alan’s Challenge – Riding out of Lockdown or Donate here

Charles Lawley runs for High peak Foodbank and Syria Relief

Charles Lawley from Chapel is running 170 miles around the High Peak in aid of Syria relief. Charles spoke to HPL “Between Thursday 24th Sept and Sunday Nov 1st I’m going to run 170 miles around the High Peak. Charles said that He is raising money for High Peak Foodbank and Syria Relief. All donations…

Will Hawthorne performs for Alan’s Challenge

Alan does Gradbach!

Alan’s Challenge – Riding out of Lockdown A few photographs from yesterday’s ride in Gradbach … to give you a flavour of the beautiful Peak District countryside that Alan is riding in – he’s covered 125km so far in the four rides completed to date …. you can see photo’s of all the rides completed…

Alan’s Challenge – Todays Ride

Today Alan’s ride out out of Lockdown leaves from Greggs, Spring Gardens, Buxton.   What a lovely display they have made in the window to advertise it …. COME ON ALAN, don’t forget you can donate if you want via Alan’s Just Giving page. Let’s help him help us Ride Out of Lockdown :o)  

Alan’s Challenge: More messages of support!

  Find out more about this amazing fundraiser in aid of our local town and donate whatever you can today! https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alans-challenge

Buxton Field Club invites you to a virtual talk on the wildlife of Mull

Just a reminder of two great talks from Buxton Field Club this Saturday 3rd October 7.00pm to 8.15pm online on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85960361739… Meeting ID: 859 6036 1739 Passcode: 743342 Yellowstone and the reintroduction of Wolves and The Wildlife of the Isle of Mull – the ‘what’ and the ‘where’ Our speakers are: Louise and Stephen…

Self Care Is Important

From Revelatori: If you feel like you can’t function at full capacity right now, there are very good reasons why. Inspired by my dear friend Amy, whose conversation with me on this topic made me say “Ohhhhhh. I guess I should stop beating myself up, then.” (I haven’t, but I am trying.) See all the…

Sponsored Prayer Walk

From Buxton Team Parish: Sponsored Prayer Walk – 3rd October 2020. Rev Liz will be praying at all 6 of the Buxton Team Parish Churches as she travels from one church to the next. Would you like a prayer for you, or a family member, or friend? Or would you like the saying of the name…

And they are OFF! Alan’s Challenge is GO!

Pensioner Alan Thompson at 75 is undertaking a massive challenge to complete 19 gruelling cycle trails in the Peak District to raise much needed funds to help local charities who supported our communities throughout the Covid Pandemic and beyond…..  Gepostet von Claire Mitchell am Samstag, 26. September 2020 See all the films so far and…

Help Us Ride Out of Lockdown

You are all invited to join our virtual fund raiser by sending videos of how you would Ride Out of Lockdown! The money will go towards CONNEX and BSBS’s continued work within the community – opening up wider possibilities as the needs of our community change after the end of Furlough and very likely further…

NHS Morrisons Discount Scheme

All of us at Morrisons would like to say a huge thank you to the brave people of our National Health Service. We’re continuing to offer you a 10% discount in store and online. Thank you. NHS Photo ID required.

Buxton Museum offers a lifeline to local artists!

Lockdown art project hosted by Buxton Museum offers lifeline to local artists Creativity can unite us in the most difficult of times. As the UK went into lockdown in March, many uncertainties lay ahead. Would life ever be the same again? Well, no, it wouldn’t, for now at least, but in the face of adversity,…

The Wombles Charity Walk- Remember a Charity Week!

The Wombles are back for Remember A Charity Week. They’re encouraging everyone to consider leaving a gift to charity in their Will, after taking care of family, friends and fellow Wombles. Watch Great Uncle Bulgaria, Orinoco and rest of the Wombles family in this special new film.

Help a child learn to read

Help a child learn to read 380,000 children have been stuck in lockdown without a single book. As a Bookmark online volunteer, you’ll do something incredible and change a child’s story. We’ve had a huge level of interest from schools who would like us to help their pupils catch up with their reading this Autumn…

Buxton Sparkles – finding a new way to shine in 2020?

We don’t know yet if we are allowed to hold the lantern parade and workshops this year… so just in case here are some ideas for you to make some at home. If we can’t parade with them ..you can hang them in your windows! Please spread the word!

Riding out of Lockdown- A fundraiser for local organisations!

Alan’s Challenge – Riding out of Lockdown Pensioner Alan Thompson at 75 is undertaking a massive challenge to complete 19 gruelling cycle trails in the Peak District to raise much needed funds to help local charities who supported our communities throughout the Covid Pandemic and beyond. https://www.alans-challenge.org.uk/ info@alans-challenge.org.uk Videos See all 2:19 75 year old…

Friends of Buxton Train Station

‘Another upbeat happy-waving-hippy-train “Welcome to our newest Facebook Friends!” Please get involved with us any way that you are able, even if it just means “Yeah! Good stuff!” comments, we love positivity. If you are ever able to join us in (appropriately socially distanced) “real life” events like spring cleans and tidy-ups, you’ll be made…

Every portrait tells a story in the Healthcare Heroes Exhibition

  Find out more here: https://g.co/arts/AvnKGff6dEk1yGdn9  

Phone Up Church Service 01298 443 012

From Buxton Team Parish: Phone-Up Church Service – 01298 443 012 Starts this morning – a gentle Sunday Service lasting 11 minutes. Everyone in Buxton, Burbage, Harpur Hill or King Sterndale can phone a local number to hear a service led by the Buxton Team Rector, Liz England. There will be a new one each…

Build Back Better – Let’s take this opportunity to move into a fairer more sustainable future TOGETHER!

BUILD BACK BETTER STATEMENT: As we emerge from this crisis, now is the time to Build Back Better. To do so we must heed the lessons it has taught: That as a society, for many years, we did not listen to the scientists about the risks of such a pandemic and were not prepared. That…

The Palace Hotel pool opens it’s doors!

And the good news keeps rolling in our pool will be opening at 6.30am on Friday!!! Please see your guidance on the comments below – pre booking is essential.

The Trussell Trust

As well as Morrison’s food bank donation collection points in their stores, you can also now make a donation to food banks when you order your groceries online. So far, you’ve raised a whopping £100,000. Thank you to Morrisons colleagues and customers who’ve made this possible. Look out for the donation option when you next…

The Green Man Gallery is open again Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August

A message from The Green Man Gallery It’s been wonderful to welcome visitors back to our gorgeous Ground Floor Gallery. Thank you to everyone who’s called in since 1st August and in particular to the people who’ve supported us by buying original art works, prints, photographs, ceramics, jewellery and cards. We’re open again this weekend…

Over 50 and looking for inspiration? – Free to join digital community for the over 50s

“The UK’s fastest-growing digital community for the over 50s” – free to join. Welcome to Rest Less. We’re here to inspire today’s generation of over 50s and 60s to get the most from life – focusing on https://restless.co.uk/jobs/, https://restless.co.uk/money/, learning, volunteering, lifestyle and more, including Covid-19 support.    

Buxton Street-by-Street Volunteers continue to deliver food parcels – now over 2,000 given out

  20 bumper food parcels being assembled this morning for distribution around the community. Over 2000 have been given out by the street by street team during the pandemic! Buxton is a marvellous place with a big heart  

Aldi and the Buxton Street by Street volunteers continue to provide smiles on a damp and miserable day!

Buxton Team Parish invites all painters of rocks to brighten up their community spaces!

Haywill Animal Rescue Need your Goodwill!

If you love all creatures great and small, and want to lend a hand to the animals in your community, please get in touch with Haywill Animal Rescue!

Virtual Balloon Race Ends With a Bang

Thank you to everyone that supported the virtual balloon race for Buxton Infant and Junior School. We had no national winners but well done to the first 15 from our cause. I will post a full list of all the balloons with distance travelled as soon as all the results are in, organisers will be…

Hidden Disability Support from Morrisons

This week, Morrisons are introducing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme in our stores. It’s an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability, such as mental health conditions, autism, dementia or sensory impairments, and may need extra help. If you have a hidden disability and would like a…

Food parcel deliveries by our incredible volunteers are a reason to smile for those in need!

Our operation is still in full swing, our wonderful Richard and Emma picking up some of the parcels to distribute today, 14 well stocked boxes as showcased by Mai (sitting dutifully for a treat). With special thanks to our amazing local supermarkets Waitrose & Partners Morrisons Aldi UK and Tesco. Great to see less food…

A lovely message to Buxton Street-by-Street

“Now I’ve moved out of Buxton, I want to say how grateful I am to this group, you helped me when I was in dire need in lockdown especially when we were on self isolation. You all deserve to be commended for helping the vulnerable people of Buxton in our hour of most need. Thank…

Green Man Gallery is open this Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th

Treat yourself to a visit to The Green Man this weekend. Their spacious Ground Floor Gallery is open on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August from 10.30am to 4.30pm. ‘COVID-safe’ adaptations are in place which includes a large area dedicated to prints and cards. If you’re looking for affordable art to refresh your walls you’ll be…

Buxton kickstart charity bike ride fund raiser!

https://youtu.be/8y7yxUewUwA

Vulnerable or Shielding? Talk to Us

  It might be helpful to some people to give our personal reasons as to the importance of social distancing and following guidance. If some of us in Buxton could explain how it feels to be vulnerable in this epidemic, maybe it will encourage some people to take more care.   Contact us (in confidence)…

Nordic Walking opportunity which can benefit fitness and improve mental health

High Peak CVS and local Nordic Walking expert Phill Alcock of Derbyshire based fitness organisation Lifefit are currently working together to develop new self-help walking groups in Whaley and Buxton under the banner of ‘Cando’. Cando aims to enable members to lose weight, increase fitness and improve mental health without the aid of gyms or special clothing.…

Help needed putting Buxton’s empty shop windows to good use

From Sophie Mackreth  – she can be contacted HERE Hello Buxton! Wondering if anyone on here might be able to help… I am looking for an empty shop window to install some artwork (3d) which we are making in our Summer School at the moment. Ideally somewhere with some footfall… I’ve tried to go through…

High Peak Rock’s snake has just a few ssssssssstones to go!

Buxton snake oh so close to the end of broad walk Some amazing rocks on it and people are replacing the gaps with new rocks…..it looks fantastic!! Keep on adding keep on painting Well done hp rockers and the high peak community Add yourself to Hp rocks(high peak) on facebook

Buxton Street By Street continues to make a HUGE difference!

Message from Caitlin Bisknell: “Big Saturday shout out to all you wonderful volunteers out there who have helped to make Buxton Street by Street such a success. To date we’ve delivered in excess of 1650 food parcels plus 2500 Easter eggs – and working with For the Love of Scrubs Buxton have delivered PPE to…

Buxton’s own Lost and Found pet page!

Looking for a missing pet? Check out this new Facebook page where lost furry/feathery/scaly friends news is shared! https://www.facebook.com/Buxton-Lost-Found-Pets-Page-850393288335885/      

The incredible team of volunteer delivery drivers have taken 1654 food parcels to those most in need!

And here is Mai the dog ensuring they are packaged neatly ready to be collected by the amazing team!

Blythe House fundraiser at home with Accidental Fitness- This Sunday at 10:30!

Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton Public · Hosted by Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton, Accidental Yogis and Blythe House Hospicecare Tickets app.gymcatch.com This is a 2-hour online event to raise money for Blythe House Hospice; a local charity that offers free, individualised, holistic care and support for anyone in the High…

Help support the ECO Balloon Race Fundraser for Buxton Infants and Junior School

BUXTON JUNIOR PTFA & INFANTS PTA FUNDRAISER Buxton Infants and Buxton Juniors are coming together for the first time to raise much needed funds for the schools. With the recent Covid situation events have been cancelled so this is a way they are hoping will bring some fun to families while raising much needed funds.…

Buxton’s Green Man Gallery is back! Drop in and soak in the atmosphere of this arts and crafts oasis!

Gallery in the Gardens opens it’s doors this Saturday!

Good news! Gallery in the Gardens in Pavilion Gardens opens this Saturday 1st August. Here is some of the amazing artwork created by local artist which you can see there: https://www.facebook.com/HighPeakArtists/

Buxton Team Parish – have your say

Have your say for how the church can be most helpful to you and your friends, family and/or community. Reverend Liz England would love to hear your views! We would be really grateful if you would invest a little of your time to complete these questions. We are consulting you about renewing our vision going…

High Peak Rocks launches themed rock painting starting with scarecrows!

Add yourself to their Facebook page and get painting over the summer! https://www.facebook.com/groups/338768536625545/

The National Theatre – Back on the Big Screen!

From the National Theatre: We’re back on the big screen baby 🎟 As cinemas re-open in the UK we’re releasing some of our most loved titles to be played on the big screen. We hope our screenings in cinemas are the next best thing to being able to see plays live on-stage. Head to our…

The hug with two left hands that comes to you!

Please help to find Marley the dog! **MARLEY HAS NOW BEEN FOUND!**MARLEY HAS NOW BEEN FOUND!**

Message from Jen Tancock- Marley’s owner: **MISSING – PLEASE SHARE** ‘I can’t believe I am even writing this but Marley has been missing since 6:30 this morning. We were on top of Mam tor in the Peak District and the visibility was low. I’ve rang round all the vets, dog wardens and the council and…

CHCS Summer School – Final few places available to book

CHCS Summer 2020 final few places – Book NOW on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PI8nauHoosyuNh5VxIxz5aG57g0ewUkTIDWbnjHxSw8/viewform  

Chris Hill Community Sports Summer 2020

  CHCS Summer 2020 is GO…. It’s going to be a summer like no other but we are finally in a place to offer :- ⚽️Sports & Crafts Camp 📅 1st time across 5 days 🏠 1st time across 2 venues All government, DfE guidelines adhered to. **Places are very limited. CHCS only have a…

  The Buxton Visitor Centre at the Pump Room is now open with limited hours: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am until 4.30pm Sundays 10.30am to 4pm. To find out more about what COVID-19 measures have been introduced visit https://buxtoncrescentexperience.com/reopened-buxton-visitor-centre-good-to-go

12 July 1pm – 4pm Tiny Day in Pavilion Gardens

  What treasures would you hoard? Where would you keep them? Who would keep them safe? Join us for this year’s Tiny! workshop. Decorate your own treasure box! Find some natural treasures! Mermaid, monster, pirate or dragon, who will guard your treasure? Location: in Pavilion Gardens you will find us on the grass beside the…

Red Light Spells Danger for the Arts

Lighting up the Opera House in Buxton with www.livelx.co.uk giving up time and equipment, it’s not just the beautiful venues that are closed or the artists you know and love that are out of work, but thousands of freelancers, small businesses and zero hours gig workers, programmers, marketers, Box offices, cleaners (who when we open will…

Become a young pen pal with an isolated older person with CONNEX!

Introducing Connex Pen Pals! “We’d like to tell you about a new idea our wonderful Dales team has started! Here’s more from Sarah…… ‘Here over in the Dales we have started a Connex Pen Pals project, whereby youngsters are writing letters and drawing pictures for our older and more vulnerable residents of the Derbyshire Dales.…

Sunday 5th July- Happy Birthday NHS!

It’s the #NHSBirthday on Sunday, and we’re taking the chance to say thank you to everyone who has helped the NHS respond to coronavirus so far — our amazing staff, key workers and the public. Join us on Sunday at 5pm for a country-wide clap to say #ThankYouTogether.              …

Matlock Farm Park is re-opening safely on Sunday the 5th of July!

BREAKING NEWS…. MATLOCK FARM PARK IS RE-OPENING THIS SUNDAY 5TH JULY, 10.00am-5.00pm!! They say; “You’ve been so patient through these difficult times and we are thrilled we are able to share this FANTASTIC news! Thank you to Visit England for awarding us the COVID-19 Industry standard acknowledging that we are following government and industry guidelines…

A Pathwork of community spirit!

Local puppetry and performance arts organisation Two Left Hands have unveiled the first sections of their stunning patchwork panels celebrating the different organisations, individual contributions and movements which have kept Buxton afloat over the past 3-months.     Pictured here with Friends of Buxton Station where this installation can be found- If you look closely,…

Tuesday 7th July 11 a.m. ‘ITV Granada Reports’ visiting Buxton’s Rock Snake

      ITV Granada Reports are coming to Buxton on Tues 7th July and are looking for people to come along to talk to about what the rock snake means to them – painters, kids, key workers: please spread the word, be great to have this on TV    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php  

Buxton Festival Diary of Online Events 2020

Buxton Fringe Diary of Online Events  To check out the Online Buxton Fringe Festival Diary  of Events, visit https://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/diary2020 There is something for everyone.   Keep Children entertained with the Online Buxton Fringe Shows.   These include a clown named ‘Curly In Isolation’ which will be presented by Frank Hussey and a show entitled The Red…

Still time to create your own Well Dressing Panel for your window!

Two Left Hands are pulling all the last bits together for their public alternative well dressing.  The big panels will be hung over the weekend and hopefully be up for the normal well dressing week. You can still make something for your garden or window and add to the trail. Just post your pics with…

This week’s Street Food Menu from Lonestar

    Lonestar’s Street Food Menu for this week!     Check out Lonestar’s delicious street food menu for this week! Available for collection from 12pm tomorrow! Great if you fancy something a bit different for lunch! https://lonestarbuxton.co.uk  

Exotic Bird lands in Buxton

The bird has been spotted in Spring Gardens and keen ornithologists at Buxton Festival Fringe need your help! Can you write to Floella? Floella is in Spring Gardens but is a bit lonely and would love to hear from children of all ages! https://buxtonfestivalfringe.blogspot.com/2020/07/will-you-take-floella-under-your-wing.html

Support Live Music

Buxton Working Men’s Club are supporting this campaign: A campaign has been launched today asking for more support and guidance for live entertainment venues, musicians, singers and entertainers across the country… https://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/article/musicians-launch-campaign-to-let-the-music-play Our own Roving Recorder Roger has made it even easier for us all to support the campaign and our favorite artists with oodles…

Take a look at the Buxton Fringe blog for all the very latest festival news!

Wednesday 1st to Sunday 19th July 2020 The biggest open-access Fringe between Brighton and Edinburgh, Buxton Fringe hosts some 600 events with music, theatre, comedy, spoken word, dance, film, children’s events, street theatre, visual arts and more. http://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk Facebook.com/buxtonfringe Twitter: @buxtonfringe Find out more here: https://buxtonfestivalfringe.blogspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR3Fm6DrPTwteF5PVKkTFvO5Y2ulrjbevF3qmQRT8BSOktR_jgU9PHQwFUk

Buxton Snake Famous!

A message from High Peak Rocks Buxton snake creator, Clare ‘Well…my claim to fame has finally arrived 🎙🎥📽🎞 ITV news have contacted me 😮 They are coming to Buxton at 11am on Monday 6th July at pavillion gardens at the covid snake…..I’m being interviewed…omg the camera doesn’t lie makeup and hair needs doing 😮😮 They also want recording…

Helen Atkin Riding for Disabled Reopening Soon

Hi all our riders, volunteers and supporters. We have had various instructions from RDA National of what we need to put in place before we start back. Please be patient as figuring out how we can put 2 metre social distancing and still keep riders safe as well as providing adequate hand washing and sanitising facilities…

Help Voices From the Peak collect Local History Stories

Mark Gwynne Jones is collecting Peak District stories for the next chapters of Voices From The Peak.   Particularly interested to hear your snow stories; or the time you were on Kinder and the fog came down.   Feel free to Messenger me here or at email me. Talking more about it with Twiggy on Radio…

Stay Safe with the Minions

The Minions and Gru are supporting WHO in making sure people of all ages stay safe and healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic: 💛 physically distancing 💛 being active at home 💛 being kind to each other The Minions and Gru are supporting WHO The Minions and Gru are supporting WHO in making sure people of all ages stay…

When it is raining, always look for the rainbow 🙂

Thanks to Gill Boardman for this lovely snap of a perfect rainbow near Hogshaw Drive this evening! 

Famous regulars of the Fringe Three’s Company go online for a free production! Not to be missed!

Following 16 years of productions on the Buxton Fringe, award-winning theatre company Three’s Company are offering a new comedy podcast for this year’s mainly online coronavirus-proof Buxton Fringe (1-19 July). The Buxton-born theatre company – Yaz Al-Shaater, Tom Crawshaw and Michael Grady-Hall – first appeared on the Buxton Fringe in 2003. Subsequent years have seen…

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust is feeling very excited!

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust is feeling very excited! The hoardings at The Crescent are down! Have you seen it? The Crescent looks magnificent doesn’t it?! So good to be able to see more of one of Buxton’s most iconic buildings after many years of being obscured.     http://buxtoncrescenttrust.org

Buxton Welldressing Windows

One of the Wellsdressing windows looking amazing! 😍 Have you one in your window?  We’d love to see it!  🤩Buxton  Add your welldressing window to https://www.facebook.com/groups/BuxtonStreetbyStreet/  

GlastHomeBury Weekend has Begun!

For any unhappy campers who should have been heading Glastonbury bound this week and are going to party hard in their gardens to make up for it here’s some live streams and Glastonbury links to help make your weekend at home more festive… https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/line-up/   🤩🌱🍻🌈🎤🥳🎡🚰🌞🎻🎪🍳💫☮️🥴🥂🎼🙈   Glastonbury Links – Today’s Greenfields Opening Ceremony  https://www.facebook.com/glastonburyofficial/…

Update on Wells-Windows

Please have finished pieces to us by 28th if you can to give us time to sew them up. Details on sizes and materials on Two Left Hands. We are beginning to take delivery of panels. All levels of artistry is most welcome. Don’t be shy. Not to be defeated, following the cancellation of the…

10 days to Fringe 2020

10 days to Fringe 2020: How did we get here? The Buxton Fringe Stone in the Covid snake on Broad Walk There are only ten days to go until the start of Fringe 2020, and it will be a very different Fringe to that I expected when I took over as Chair from the inestimable…

Buxton Fringe- A Poetry Master Class

Les Miserables – with Matt Lucas (An alternative score… George Dawes! 😉

Matt Lucas unites with his West End friends to spread some baked potato joy ❤️🥔🎭 Gepostet von Les Miserables – Musical am Freitag, 19. Juni 2020

Join in the National Choir with No Name!

Want to join us for some virtual singing and a massive collaboration between our choir members, volunteers, staff and YOU, our audience? Head to our website via the link below where you can learn the four different parts to #AintNoMountainHighEnough the perfect song to bring us all together right now!https://bit.ly/2BbpSVOThen, once you're note perfect, there's…

26TH – 28TH JUNE GLASTONBURY : BBC to air classic sets in festival’s absence

  At the centre of the BBC coverage will be three 90-minute programmes on BBC Two, broadcast on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-5280751 The BBC is to broadcast classic Glastonbury performances this year in the music festival’s absence. Previous headline sets from Beyoncé, Adele, Coldplay, David Bowie and Jay-Z will be…

13TH – 25TH JULY – BUXTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL – BIF DIGITAL 2020

Buxton International International Festival are thrilled to announce the BIF Digital 2020 season which will run from 13-25 July. We’ve recorded a series of special video interviews with guests including Charles Moore, Matthew Parris, Mark Cocker, Patrick Barkham, Gill Hornby, Laura Thompson, Jacopo Spirei, Wyn Davies and Paul Kerryson plus more. All will be free…

Buxton Street-by-Street’s Latest Success!

A little update from the food parcel delivery arm of Buxton Street By Street.   💥 Today (19th June) we delivered our 1000th food parcel. 💥 We are now regularly delivering food to 100 families across Buxton each week. We couldn’t do this without the support of our wonderful team of delivery drivers and parcel…

25TH JUNE – 2ND JULY – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – National Theatre at Home

25th June – 2nd July A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare National Theatre are all about experiencing theatre together. At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, they are excited to introduce National Theatre at Home.  You will be able to…

FREE Online Adult Education Courses

Looking to pick up a new skill or hobby? Derbyshire County Council Adult Education courses are moving online this summer in response to the coronavirus crisis. All courses are free and there’s sure to be something for everyone. Find out more: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/news-events/news-updates/news/summer-adult-education-courses-are-moving-online.aspx  

Get Ready to Yoga!

This was me yoga-ing about in the woods the other week. Attempting balances before the 3 second timer went and doing a yogi squat as I spotted a group of walkers who probably thought I was having a crafty wee 🤣🤣🤣   All in all yoga doesn’t have to be perfect. As long as it’s safe,…

Phone in the Fringe!

Buxton Fringe have an exciting new event this year. Phone @ 5. 🎻🎭🎤🎨🎹🤹‍♀️🎸🎪🎧🎫🎬🎺 We cannot hold our usual Fringe @ 5 in Pavilion gardens so we are offering people the opportunity to receive a phone call. 🎻🎭🎤🎨🎹🤹‍♀️🎸🎪🎧🎫🎬🎺 You don’t need the internet to be able to enjoy the Fringe. This year some of our entrants…

Accidental Yogis!

This is just the kind of rock you’ll be looking for this weekend! It will have a drawing of a yoga pose and the name underneath. The letter you need for the competition entry will be highlighted in gold Special thanks to the lovely Pip for doing these for me I think everyone will agree…

Will Buxton Iron Man & Buxton Belle beat the Broadwalk?

🦸🏻‍♂️👸🏻 Spread the word 🥀📖 Buxton Iron Man & Buxton Belle are heading to the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, to complete a SPONSORED WALK of 10 lengths of Broadwalk. 💃🚶‍♂️ Can you slow them down by requesting photos and songs whilst observing social distancing? 🎶📸😆 *** 1pm – 2pm Saturday 27th June *** Come along to Broadwalk in your best…

Khomkhai Ward and her team thank our wonderful volunteers with a generous and delicious buffet!

   A huge thank you from the Street by Street to Khomkhai Thai Cuisine who provided the food parcel delivery team with a wonderful lunch in recognition of their hard work! ‘Kindness is the biggest gift you can bestow on the world’                  Our volunteers highly recommend Khomkhai!…

DCC provide treat bags for our amazing carers!

On Monday, Derbyshire County Council will be begin to deliver treat bags to carers of our adults with disabilities who have been doing an amazing job of looking after there family member 24/7 during cov19- a very stressful job with no services to help. These bags have been made up by the social workers in…

PPE and scrubs are GO!

We have a thriving home-spun PPE arm to add to our our amazing initiative! Thanks to Katy of For the Love of Scrubs, Emma for her hard work contacting local public services to notify them of our offer and taking posters out to shops also raising awareness of our survey! Sami, Richard, Kevin and Jo…

FREE Website Design for Sole Traders and Small Businesses!

To help sole traders / small businesses during lockdown, Fruitcake Media, Macclesfield are offering free website design and setup to anyone located in Macclesfield and surrounding areas, including Buxton. They will need you to cover some small monthly costs for hosting, support, security, maintenance but all design work and getting your new site online, will…

11TH – 18TH JUNE – June National Theatre at Home: The Madness of George III

National Theatre at Home: The Madness of George III A royally epic production from Nottingham Playhouse, streaming from 7pm UK time on Thursday 11 June, until 7pm UK time on 18 June     https://www.youtube.com/watch  

12TH – 14TH JUNE – CHARITIES TOGETHER FUNDRAISER – DOWNLOAD TV 2020

The wait is almost over – Download TV is coming THIS WEEKEND! JUNE 12TH – 14TH KISS – IRON MAIDEN – DISTURBED – SYSTEM OF A DOWN – DEFTONES AND MANY MORE https://downloadfestival.co.uk/download-tv/ That’s right, for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, you can enjoy 3 days of live streamed music, interviews, interactive content and loads more from…

12TH – 14TH JUNE – ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL COMES TO YOUR FRONT ROOM!

Absolute Radio reveal Front Room Festival line-up, a celebratory Isle of Wight Festival programme airing 12th – 14th June 22 Iconic Performances Airing 12th – 14th June from Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, The Who and more… Absolute Radio have combed the Isle of Wight Festival archives to programme an…

Cupcake Day! Raise some dough to help people affected by Dementia

  This year Cupcake Day is whenever you want it to be. So dust off your baking bowls, whip out your whisks and raise some dough to help people affected by dementia. For more information see https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/cupcake-day

Buxton Flowerpot Trail – 2020

    A fun activity for the family is making a Flowerpot Person, or following The Buxton Flowerpot Trail!   For all those wanting to join the trail for 2020, the deadline to enter is Friday 26 June – simply email your flowerpot person’s/sculpture’s location to hello@funnywonders.org.uk. Last year there were 28 dots on the…

Snake Update

Claire the creator of Buxton COVID-19 Snake can’t believe how long it is 🥰🐍   I really didn’t think it would grow but it has by all you amazing people and the High peak community…well done everyone….p.s keep painting rocks it’s getting towards the end of broad walk….and remember to varnish them 👍👍 X HP rocks (…

15 June – Virtual Coffee Morning

No one should have to face coronavirus alone. During this crisis, we’ve all made sacrifices and dealt with challenges. For years, the UK has already faced an epidemic of loneliness. And a decade of cuts to mental health and public services has only made things more difficult for people in need of support. When this…

Buxton Street by Street breaks it’s own record – 32 food parcels in one day!

‘Thanks to Morrisons, Aldi UK and Waitrose & Partners!’ (Stacey can no longer see her kitchen floor 😉

Community donations of laptops for High Peak Food Bank who get IT support provided in kind by local business!

A message of gratitude from Stacey Hawtin of High Peak Food Bank and Buxton Street by Street: “Thanks to everyone who has donated laptops to help Zink clients to retrain online at home in preparation for applying for jobs. Also huge thank you to Stuart at IT Solutions in Buxton who has generously given his…

The Best of Buxton spotted by the Safer Neighbourhood Team!

‘There’s some fantastic people around while on patrol today Buxton Police SNT came across this lovely bunch, litter picking on the steps that lead from Granby Road Fairfield to Morrisons. Great effort from Charlie, Emily and Maisie plus Mums!’  

A tribute to our key workers shone onto trees in the city- Proper Manchester!

The project comes from Ramsbottom-based Illuminos, an artist duo responsible for some of the digital works seen at the likes of Bluedot festival and Chinese New Year. Trees across the city centre will be illuminated with the faces of nominated key workers in a touching ‘tree tribute’. There is set to be 33 trees, known…

Virtual home pet show brought to you by the RSPCA- 14th June

Join us on June 14 for Virtual One Fun Day – an event for you and your pets to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. On Sunday 14 June join us from 10am for a day of animal focused fun. A range of interactive animal-themed activities will be beamed in to your home…

Wear a Hat Day with flowers and raise money for Brain Tumour Research!

Register and find out more here: http://www.braintumourresearch.org (and go to the ‘fund raise’ tab)

Year Round Love from Lia and Co.

A little ps to Volunteers Week. Volunteering isn’t just for pandemics – it’s all year round – as Lia Roos and all the crew at RoFA & Dreamscheme demonstrate. Come rain or shine, through wind, hail & snow; they’re here to help Fairfield folk. Thank you one & all 😊 Play

See How Serpentine Community Garden does Lockdown

This is the story of how amazing volunteers have been keeping Buxton’s community garden going during the Covid-19 lockdown!    

Thank You Neighbours!

🍾🤩 It’s Day 7, and the last day of Volunteers Week 2020 🍾🤩 We hope in this weather our neighbours are enjoying a busy, or quiet, weekend, doing whatever they want (safely please! 😉 ) When the Pandemic began and lockdown was looming, the Viral Kindness Initiative was the heart of Buxton’s COVID-19 Support and that neighbour support remains…

From 0 to 750 – Must be a Dervish About!

Drum roll please…. As Volunteers Week draws to an end, can we please say a big thank you to our wonderful food box delivery team. Today we delivered our 750th food box. I think you’ll agree, that’s not bad for a small operation set up from scratch just a few weeks ago! Thanks to Morrisons…

Happy Volunteers Week BSbS

THIS is what community looks like. THIS is what a shared vision looks like. THIS is what we can all achieve when we come together. THESE are just some the incredible people who collectively have ensured that hundreds of families, elderly people and those who are less able, have someone to turn to for help…

Zink Project Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

FANTASTIC news! The Zink Project which runs the Highpeak Foodbank and employability service, supporting people to get back into work has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a charity can receive.   An incredible achievement by an group of people who have also been collaborating with the Street by Street team…

Blythe House Volunteers are Awesome!

Rachel Leech, Children and Young People’s Counsellor at Blythe House, sums up the hospice’s amazing volunteer team: ‘I want to thank all our volunteers that help us to keep Blythe House Hospice going. Every one of you give your time and energy to help to support our community. I was a volunteer myself for Blythe…

Two Left Hands – Wellsdressings are ‘Not to be defeated’

Not to be defeated, following the cancellation of the Buxton Welldressings and Carnival, Two Left Hands would like to introduce our alternate project. If you’ve seen our puppets in the Carnival Parade in the last few years you know we like it big, and bright, and arty, but also that our goal is to bring…

Jason Manford’s Games Night – Live Tonight

Can’t find many live streams today 🤔 Hoping that’s just a blip and all the Musicians and Artists out there remember we’re trying to stay at home, at least until they can entertain us in person! 🙃   So, time to test your brain matter tonight! See if the first week back at school or work…

5 Days of Volunteers Week Thanks

Ultimately, on Day 5 of Volunteers’ Week, a huge thank you once again to all of our volunteers across Connex Community Support who are the lifeline of our charity: our Befrienders; our Drivers; our Group Facilitators; our Home from Hospital volunteers; our Receptionists – we couldn’t make a difference without you! A special thank you…

Day 4 of Thanks from Connex

Thank you to all our super Befriending Volunteers today on Day 4 of Volunteers’ Week. We are so grateful for the difference you make and for the difference many of you continue to make in challenging circumstances and from afar. Thank you. Hats off to all our unsung hero and heroines who support people through…

Belle & the Buxton Super Heroes Fly In

🦸🏻‍♂️🦹🏼‍♂️ Spread the word 🥀📖 Belle & the Buxton super heroes are heading to Fairfield, Buxton, next week to share songs and smiles whilst observing social distancing 🎶💃   Keep a look out from *** 1 pm on Saturday 13th June *** 🤳 Photos/selfies welcome and even better if shared on STOCKPORT SPIDER-MEN Young and old, step out on your…

The Clap Continues!

👏👏👏 It may be raining but it didn’t stop us from clapping! 👏👏👏 It’s also Day 4 of Volunteers Week 2020 so tonight we dedicated our support to all the Volunteers out there, especially ours 😉 (hello Super Stars, hope you’re staying safe!) 🤩 Whether it’s St Johns Ambulance; Mountain Rescue; Air Ambulance; a Residents…

Another reason we should celebrate volunteers every day of every week!

Stacey and Maddy- two of our incredible volunteers who drive to local supermarkets in the morning to collect and then package emergency food parcels for our local families: ‘Rainy day today so this mornings operations moved inside, we used to have a floor somewhere! 20 boxes picked up and delivered to the local community’.  

Food parcels delivered to local School!

‘Big thanks to our Morrisons community champion Robert Harrison for coming up with the goods again today – this time a hamper of fresh fruit and snacks for Buxton Infant School!’

Home From Hospital Derbyshire – celebrated by CONNEX Community Support

This Volunteers Week CONNEX wanted to recognise the brilliant voluntary work Home from Hospital Derbyshire are doing! As part of Volunteers’ Week, the spotlight is on our super Home from Hospital Volunteers. Our Home from Hospital volunteers support anyone recently discharged from hospital or at risk of hospitalisation. Although they can’t visit people at this…

Chris Hill Community Sports Football Club – Players wanted!

Super Snakes Slither across the High Peak

🐍🐍🐍 Have you been to see Buxtons snake yet? It looks fantastic! 🌈🐍 We have snakes in Buxton, Peak Dale, Whaley, Dove, Chapel, New Mills and Chinley!  As well as the adults finding that inner artist it’s lovely to see so many wonderful creations from the children. 🐍🌈🐍   It’s lovely to see families having…

‘Life in Lockdown’ Over 65? Become an author!

Connex Community Support shared a post: ‘Life in Lockdown’-writing project Over 65? Ever fancied becoming an author, enjoy writing stories and poetry, fancy being a blogger? If so Connex would like to hear from you! Connex would like to put together a collection of local stories, poems and blogs about ‘Life in Lockdown’ so we…

Volunteers deliver a record 25 boxes!

Mai’s thoughts for today as the Buxton Street by Street Volunteers get out a daily record of 25 boxes to those who require support during this pandemic. (None for Mai though, Dentasticks will do!)   Food with thanks to Morrisons, Aldi UK and High Peak Foodbank, packed with the help of my amazing wife Maddison and coordinated and distributed by all…

‘Covid-19 snake’ grows to more than 2,500

A trail of brightly coloured painted rocks lining Broadwalk in Buxton has now grown to more than 2,500, capturing local people’s imagination and community spirit. Buxton resident Clare Cartledge, who started the ‘Covid-19 snake’ earlier in May with a hand full of her own creations said she’s amazed at how it’s taken off. Read the…

Macmillan Fundraising Fun Nights

Get ready for some virtual fun by taking part in a Macmillan fundraising fun nights.  There’s everything you need to everything you need to host a board games night online that makes a real difference, host a seamless quiz night, or solve the mind-boggling murder mystery! Once you sign up, you’ll receive everything you need…

Music stars to lead Greater Manchester doorstep sing-along

Liam Gallagher, Mark Owen and Emeli Sande are to lead a doorstep sing-along to celebrate the community spirit shown in the Covid-19 lockdown. Manchester’s Together In One Voice event will invite people to join in with an online stream of songs from “doorsteps, windows, balconies and streets” at 19:30 BST on Thursday 28/05/2020 The stream…

Journaling for beginners!

Are you thinking of keeping a daily journal about your personal experience of your life under lockdown and beyond? This may be a therapeutic way of channelling the rollercoaster of emotions that many of us are feeling, giving you the chance to reflect on the positive outcomes as well as the challenges. It may be…

Our amazing food parcel delivery team 🙂

‘Our favourite street by street volunteer Mai the dog shares her thoughts on this glorious bank holiday . Thanks to the entire team, another 12 parcels out this morning . Also thank-you to Serpentine Community Garden for the delicious fresh salad that went out with the boxes!’ Stacey and Maddison who collect food surplus from…

Calling all over 60s creatives!- King Lear Prizes announced!

The new national creative arts competition for older people stuck at home because of Coronavirus Many people in the UK are still staying at home due to Coronavirus, and older people have been particularly restricted in what they can do and who they can see. Our greatest writer, William Shakespeare, was faced with a similar…

Lockdown from a teenager’s perspective

James Spoerry, 15, on taking teachers for granted and missing out on seeing his friends:  The novelty of home schooling can wear off quickly. Photograph: Antonio Guillem Fernández/Alamy When I heard schools were going to close, I was like every other 15-year-old: excited. Thinking home schooling would be great. What could be better than not…

If you haven’t seen the snake yet… it’s over 2000 painted pebbles long!

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Burbage Band play a Happy tune for you!

Socially distanced music video Gepostet von Jenny Gartside am Freitag, 22. Mai 2020

Princesses and Heroes come to town! 😀

The princesses and heroes are getting ready for next week’s social-distance visits in Buxton. We will try our best to interact with as many children as possible (from a distance, of course). Exact times cannot be guaranteed as this depends on how long it takes to move through each area. BUT you can: Listen out…

Roll up… Roll up… For the Coronacoaster!

Radio One’s Big Weekend!

Big Weekend 2020 takes place this weekend (Friday 22 – Sunday 24 May 2020), but with a twist: it’s a virtual festival. Radio 1 and the world’s biggest artists will be joining you remotely while you stay at home. The likes of Sam Smith and Jonas Brothers will be performing from their homes and maybe…

Be careful with that rolling pin Eugene 😉

Turn that frown, upside down! https://www.facebook.com/Negrowskyococ/videos/10158546389168856/

Morrisons- another helping hand for young readers!

Thank you to National Literacy Trust and our key worker colleagues for donating and helping to distribute 175,000 books and art kits into their local communities to the children who need them most. #Morrisons #FeedingTheNation #ItsMoreThanOurJob #LocalCommunities #FoodBanks #Books Our Buxton Street by Street volunteer drivers; Stacey, Maddy, Carmel, Steve, Richard, Barry, Mel, Jackie, Georgia…

The Fine Dine-in with Macmillan Cancer Care

The Fine Dine-In Everyone is missing a nice meal out at the moment, so we are helping you recreate one in the comfort of your home. From quirky conversation starters to delicious recipe ideas from HelloFresh, we have created everything you need to host a fun-filled virtual dinne