Free E-Bike Taster Session

SATURDAY 30th OCTOBER FREE Introduction to E-BIKES Would you like to get out and about more but concerned that cycling might be too strenuous? Come and try out an e-bike, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. They are perfect for those with health or fitness issues, looking for a gentle, outdoor activity. Perhaps you want to use…

Connex Over 65s Coffee Mornings

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

Free Workshop at Buxton Opera House

 Introduction to Stage Lighting & Sound (Ages 12-17) Join a member of the technical team at Buxton Opera House for a hands on introduction to sound and lighting. During this 3 hour session you will have an exclusive look backstage and discover how lighting and sound design works from a professional technician. Places are free…

Poppy Volunteers Needed

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 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 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…

‘Tea and Tigers’ – Buxton Field Club Talk, 30.10.21 at 7pm

Buxton Field Club’s next talk: Tea and Tigers – Wildlife in Rural India and Nepal – Steve Price Saturday 30th October 7.00pm (on zoom for members, youtube livestream non-members) Over the past decade Steve Price and his wife have holidayed in India and Nepal on four occasions. During these visits they resided mostly with rural…

DCC online survey – a chance to win £100.

Your Council Your Voice 2021 We all use council services so make sure you have your say. Tell us which services are important to you and where you’d spend the budget. Take the online survey today for a chance to win £100. Click on link:

Do you feel safe on Trains? British Transport Police want your views.

  British Transport Police would like to hear about your experience of rail travel.  If you’d like to take part in this survey, please scan the QR code or use this link:…/1dba64df-25df-45be…

Mentell provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement.

Did I ever think I would lose my child, to suicide, my only Son… No But the fact of the matter is .. I have.. Did I ever think I would learn, grow & change the lives of other men… No But the fact of the matter is .. I have.. Proud of that.. MENTELL..…

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

Busy Little Monsters Pop-Up Play Village- Book Now

Our little village is such a bright & happy place to play when the days get colder. BOOK NOW for this Thursday here:…/baby-groups-buxton-buxton…

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: Check out the route here and give em a cheer as they pass.

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…

Vision Derbyshire’s New Business Support Scheme

Entrepreneurs offered post-COVID help and funding as High Peak joins exciting new Vision Derbyshire partnership Now, a partnership of local authorities across Derbyshire, including High Peak Borough Council, have joined forces to launch Vision Derbyshire in order to encourage more people living locally to set up their own companies too. Called the ‘Vision Derbyshire Business…

Women’s Aid #ALLMEN Video

Here’s a really powerful video from Women’s Aid. Violence against women and girls has been going on for far too long. We know that not all men commit violence against women and girls, but all men must be part of the solution. #AllMen Please watch and share:

Adult Reader Group

Adult Readers Group Join us for Platform 3’s very own “Book Club”, every Tuesday during term time in the Dress Circle Bar. A light hearted and refreshing opportunity to explore new novels and plays or revisit your favourite ones.

14 Best Peak District & Derbyshire Winter Walks

It can get pretty chilly during winter out in the Peak District and Derbyshire but the landscape here and the views on offer are just as beautiful in the colder months, where the rolling moors and tough climbs can offer some lovely days out and a break away from it all. Here’s our pick of…

Bonfire Events in Buxton 2021

There’s nothing like putting on your winter warmies, standing round a big hot bonfire and watching fireworks magically light up the sky! Remember to take care if you’re using fireworks at home and keep pets indoors if you can around this time, but most of all…enjoy! Here’s our usual handy guide of a round up…

Buxton Town Team Welcome You To Join

Buxton Town Team  Welcome and Welcome Back Meeting Thursday 28th October – 18:30 (for 7pm start) – The Pump Room. The perfect chance to find out what we do, put forward your own project ideas and get involved.

Changes to Collecting Lateral Flow Tests

Collecting Lateral Flow Tests from the chemist has changed so you now need a ‘Collect Code’ These can be got online, or for anyone without online access a code can be got by calling 119…

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

For more information click here Please Donate

Girls age 7 – 10? Fairfield Brownies looking for new members.

Come and join us at Fairfield Brownies! We have lots of fun, do lots of interesting activities like learning first aid skills and have new badges such as local history and mindfulness. We have a varied programme and would love to meet you. Message leader Anna for further information on meeting day and times .

Buxton Event This Sunday for World Mental Health Day

On Sunday the Green Man Gallery is opening its doors for Leon’s Light, a day to pay tribute to 17-year-old Leon Thompson who sadly died in March this year. But as well as remembering the Buxton teenager there is also help and support to reach out to other young people who may be having mental health difficulties.…

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).…

The Big Buxton Conversation 2

Following the inspirational online Big Buxton Conversation in April we are delighted to invite you to Big Buxton Conversation Two. Monday 8 November, 2:30-5:30pm, face to face in the Methodist Church on the Market Place. Free including goodies from Pig & Pepper bakery for the coffee break. Everyone who lives, works, studies, runs a business…

Book a Trading Stall at Buxton’s Christmas Wonderland

Local businesses, stallholders and food and drink vendors required for our Christmas Wonderland Cabins Get in touch now at to book your stall as spaces are limited!

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…

Volunteer for the Buxton Poppy Appeal

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. 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

Simple Dog Training

Simple Dog Show

Do you live in Buxton and need to apply for emergency financial support?

The Breadline Do you live in Buxton and need to apply for emergency financial support? The referral form is online and can be found here – THEBREAD-LINE.CO.UK

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 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 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

Busy Little Monsters pop up play village

Busy Little Monsters: pop-up play village Brrrr! Our warm and cosy little play village is back THIS THURSDAY 7th October Buxton Community Church, London Road with lots of space to play at all sessions, including our monthly Autism friendly session suitable for all children (up to 8yrs) who prefer a lower-stimulus environment to play. Warm…

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…

High Peak Guide Dogs Fundraising Volunteer Group

Please message me if you would like to join our new High Peak Guide Dogs Fundraising Group or just to find out more about us. No big time commitment required and lots of fun ways to get involved in whatever way suits you. @Frances Sussex on facebook

Don’t Miss the Spring Gardens Film Projection This Weekend!

A new film inspired by memories of Spring Gardens will be projected on to the former M&S building in Buxton this weekend. ‘Capturing the Moment’ is a 10-minute film inspired by local people and their memories of Spring Gardens. Using stories and photographs, interwoven with the fantastical imaginary creatures that might live inside the boarded-up…

St. Mary’s Church is Commemorating BLAW

TW – Baby Loss 9th – 15th October is Baby Loss Awareness Week. The lovely people at St Mary’s Church in Buxton are, for the 2nd year running, lighting up their windows in blue and pink for the whole week in support of BLAW. There will be a remembrance board placed in the grounds. If…

Buxton International Festival Returns For A Weekend This Month!

Buxton International Festival returns for the weekend this Autumn As the leaves begin to fall from the trees and the nights start to draw in, it seems like a very long time until next Summer and festival season in Buxton, or does it? When it comes to beating those Autumn blues, the Buxton International Festival…

Bounce Buxton- 10% of Classes Today Only!

Good Morning All! Happy 1st OCTOBER! Do you keep meaning to book on to classes? Have you been attending every week and deserve a treat ? USE OUR DISCOUNT CODE: OCTOBER10 AT THE CHECKOUT TO APPLY 10% OFF YOUR CLASSES FOR OCTOBER! Take a look at our timetable: B U X T O N Tuesday…

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!  

FREE Mental Health Training for Barbers and Hairdressers!

Calling all barbers and hairdressers – free training course! 4th October 2021 This is a great opportunity for barbers and hairdressers to feel confident to have a conversation about mental health with their customers. The first course starts next week and there are spaces left. This training is free but anyone interested does need to…

Are you waiting for treatment on the NHS? This survey is for you.

When the pandemic hit, the NHS had to pause lots of people’s treatment. They’re now working hard to get everyone the care they need, but many people are still waiting. It’s vital that the NHS provides people with appropriate support and information to help them look after their health and wellbeing while they wait for…

Plea for Help with Poppies

If anyone can spare a few hours during the first couple of weeks in November to sell poppies,  please contact Lilly (details below).     Thankyou  

Strength & Balance Class

Former M&S Building to be Illuminated with Dazzling Film

Capturing the Moment is a dazzling 10-minute film inspired by local people and their memories of Spring Gardens. Using stories and photographs, interwoven with the fantastical imaginary creatures that might live inside the boarded-up buildings, this 10-minute film captures the unique story of Spring Gardens.     Capturing the Moment was created by Babbling Vagabonds…

Half Term Crafts in the Buxton Pump Room

After a very (very) long time away, we’re back (hopefully for good) with our fun and free half term crafts activities in the Buxton Pump Room. No need to book, just turn up and get involved with a fab range of Crescent Crafts exploring Buxton’s fascinating History. With Halloween at the end of the week,…

Are your Children up for a Challenge?

High Peak School & Sport Partnership have teamed up with a similar partnership in Australia to develop a virtual competition format. The first one is Cross Country – you can walk, run or a mixture of the 2 and there are different distances too depending on ability levels and age. Children and young people can…

New Baby on the Way?

Are you excitedly getting ready to welcome a new member to your family? We’ve got lots of top tips from antenatal advice to car seat safety here. Happy planning.

Buxton Community Church New Project

So excited to launch this. Please do get in touch if you would benefit from this. We would also love to hear from those that want to join in with us and get cooking!   Contact us by phone 01298 73920, email   on Facebook or here.  

Zinc & High Peak Foodbank Message

Thanks for all the messages of support following the theft of some essential items at Zink’s new HQ. Obviously staff and volunteers are upset about it and it means more work raising funds and delays in opening some of the services intended to support people in our community who are having a tough time either…

Zink and High Peak Foodbank broken into….

Zink and High Peak Foodbank The new Zink HQ was broken into some time after 4pm yesterday (Sunday). The following items were stolen: Adexa Freestanding deep fat fryer 3kw Adexa Insect killer (chemical free) Adexa 10 litre kettle (black) Adexa Panini contact grill Adexa stainless steel Handwash sink with paper towel and soap dispenser Adexa…

The rail network takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment

This  type of harassment is behaviour of a sexual nature that: violates your dignity makes you feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated  creates a hostile or offensive environment This behaviour can be verbal, non-verbal, physical, and can take place online and offline. It is never the fault of the person who is targeted, it can have…

Busy Little Monsters – pop up play village

Busy Little Monsters: pop-up play village Next week Thursday 7th October Autism and Additional needs friendly session 3.45pm…/buxton-community-church-07… All 0-5yr sessions are also back on 7th October 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm…/baby-groups-buxton-buxton…

free dog training

Hi everyone, We have some free dog training should anyone need help with their dogs behaviour. As I filled up very quickly for bookings, I was still being asked for advice on dogs who were under socialised or misbehaving due to less professional training So, I decided to hand out some valuable starting points to…

Zoom Dementia Friends Sessions Tuesday

I am holding a zoom dementia friends sessions this week on Tuesday at 1230… 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…

Brilliant Bronze Age – Axe castings and more

Buxton Civic Association Next Sunday a blast or two from the distant past is coming to Pooles Cavern and BCA Grinlow Woods. Brilliant Bronze Age at Poole’s Cavern! In true Bronze Age style, two journeying bronze smiths are visiting Buxton to ply their trade casting 1000°C liquid metal to make axe heads in the same…

Dementia Friends Zoom Sessions

I am holding a couple of zoom dementia friends sessions next week on Monday at 2pm and Tuesday at 1230…… 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…

Buxton Office Transport Phonelines Extra Opening Hours

Quick update for info: As of Monday 4th October, our Buxton office Transport Department phonelines will be open for an extra hour. The new phone line times will be 9.30am – 3pm (closed over lunch as normal between 12.30pm and 1pm). Call 01298 23970 and ask for Transport if you are over 65 or disabled…

Little Music Monsters’ 6th Birthday Competition!

WE ARE 6 TODAY! WIN a full term of classes!! To celebrate Little Music Monsters‘ 6th birthday, I am giving away a FULL TERM of classes for November-December term! That’s 7 weeks of music classes completely FREE! To enter: Like this post Tag a friend in the comments Make sure you’re following the page so you…

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 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 Crescent Visitor Experience- Resident Discount

Who’s been to Buxton’s newest visitor attraction?! Derbyshire residents can exclusively receive 10% discount on the ticket prices The hot air ballon ride into Buxton is rather fun! If you’ve been you’ll now what we mean, if not… we’d highly recommend it Find out more here

Buxton Recruitment Event 2021

Date for your diary: Zink will be at the Jobsfair on 29th September, Palace Hotel 10am – 2pm. Find out about the support Zink can offer to help you get the job you want!

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…

Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village is back!

Back by popular demand, Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire host their 4th Annual Classic Motorcycle Day on Sunday 3rd October. Organised in conjunction with the Vincent H.R.D Owners’ Club, the event combines the passions of vintage trams and classic motorcycles, offering a great family day out. Free entry is offered to owners of classic motorcycles built prior…

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…

Capturing the Moment- Illumination film coming to Spring Gardens next week!

‘Capturing the Moment’ is a dazzling 10-minute film inspired by local people and their memories of Spring Gardens. Using stories and photographs, interwoven with the fantastical imaginary creatures that might live inside the boarded-up buildings, this 10-minute film captures the unique story of Spring Gardens. The film will be projected onto the front of the…

Volunteers wanted for Poppy Appeal

Anyone available to sell poppies in Morrisons in late October/Early November, please contact Lilly Clements: or 07918 562 624

M&S Building lit up with Babbling Vagabond’s film.

Theatre company Babbling Vagabonds have worked with local people and digital projection specialists Illuminos to create a 10 minute film ‘Capturing the moment’ which will be projected onto the former M&S building on the 1st and 2nd of October, between 8.00pm and 9.30pm. 

Funny Wonders: Youth Group restarts Oct 5th.

Discount for Local residents at The Crescent Visitor Experience

10% off the cost of the new Visitor Experience at Buxton Crescent – check out the ‘EXPLORE BUXTON’ site for details:  

The Great Big Green Week – Family Challenge

Fun family challenges for Great Big Green Week. Email 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…

Buxton Police SNT – Bike marking event

Buxton Police SNT Due to the popularity of our bike marking event in Buxton, we are asking everyone who wants to attend to please send the Buxton SNT Facebook page a message with your name and how many bikes you are bringing. We will then allocate you with a 10-minute time slot. The event is…

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…

Buxton Market Saturday Morning

This is what it looks like at first light at the market place on a Saturday morning. Getting ready for the food and drink monthly market. We have 42 stalls to set up this morning. Market opens at 9am. Pop and see us

Derbyshire Woodland Festival- This weekend

Here’s the What’s on Guide for this weekend’s Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle Country Park. You can download a copy from our web page or just save the photos to your phone. Please remember that it is cash only for the special event parking charge – £10 per day or £15 for both days –…

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

Kinders Garden Flower Shop- Pop in today!

Beautiful day here Pavilion Gardens We have a great selection of flowers, indoor plants available, bouquets made while you wait. All fresh direct from Holland at amazing prices. If your local today pop in to have a look. @Water Street, next to Buxton Opera House

Derbyshire Hand Painted Art

Message me for a surprise code then visit Lots of updated products, all handmade or hand-painted by me in Buxton. Shop Local and support small businesses Thank you Don’t forget your code

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…

The Rotary Bazaar is back!

September 25th at 11.00 a.m. in the Pavilion Gardens. Visit here for more information. .

Covid Jab Rollout For 12 to 15-year-olds To Start In UK Schools

Plastic Bags Needed at Zink And Food Bank

Getting short of plastic bags in the foodbank. If you have any to donate, please drop them off 1-3pm Tues – Fri at Buxton United Reformed Church or into one of the collection bins at Buxton supermarkets. Thanks!

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…

Help Funny Wonders construct a ‘Rubbish Waterfall’ at Rotary Fair.

Funny Wonders are helping the Rotary Club of Buxton create a “rubbish waterfall” at their Autumn Fair on 25th September at the Pavilion Gardens to highlight pollution of our rivers and oceans. If you are coming along to the event, please bring us your old clear plastic bottles to help us create it. After the…

Sober October? Help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Go sober this October for Macmillan Cancer Support. We need you now, more than ever, so sign up today.

Child in Year 6? Apply for Secondary School Place now.

  SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICATIONS are NOW OPEN – do you have a child who’s due to start secondary school next year?  Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 31 October  Apply for their place online here

Buxton Opera House starts a new Book Group for Adults

Tue 14 Sep – Tue 7 Dec, Dress Circle Bar, Buxton Opera House Join us for Platform 3’s very own “Book Club”, every Tuesday during term time. A light hearted and refreshing opportunity to explore new novels and plays or revisit your favourite ones.   Sessions will involve: Ice breakers and introductions to each…

Buxton Supports 999 Day

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

Free cycling sessions in the Peak District

Do you want some support and encouragement to get out cycling? I am offering, FREE guided bike rides, bikes provided, from Parsley Hay. Below are the details for an adult ride on the 9th October. Get in touch if interested. As promised, more details. As part of Cycling UK‘s Big Bike Revival I currently have…

Pavilion Gardens Accessibility Improvements

We’ve recently learnt that over 1/4 million people with a disability can not use a standard accessible toilet. We are so proud to announce that we can help that situation for people visiting Buxton and Pavilion Gardens. In partnership between High Peak Borough Council and Parkwood Leisure, work has now started on a Changing Places…

Buxton Rotary Autumn Fair & Charity Bazaar Saturday September 25th

FREE ENTRY 34 charities/organisations have booked tables in Buxton Octagon supported by a day of family entertainment, food inside and in the Pavilion Gardens.   There is an environment theme: “There is no planet B”. with displays from the Bogtastic Van, the Youth Environment Forum, Recycling Alliance Environment Services, The Energy Advice Van, Buxton Civic…

Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust Breast Friends Support Group

This evening we will be running our Breast Friends support group at the community hub. This group offers peer support, advice and information for those diagnosed with Breast Cancer. The focus is always about ‘what matters to you’. We discuss topics/issues that have been raised by people attending the group such as, dealing with uncertainty,…

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



Buxton Opera House are looking for 12 young dancers aged 8-12 to join our juvenile chorus for Aladdin! The closing date for applications is this Thursday 9 September, with auditions taking place on Saturday 11 September. Visit our website to read our FAQs and download an application form!

Mentell – raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide

It’s time to ‘Turn Your Bar Blue’.. Many Thanks to the 400 pubs raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide Join the Campaign

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

Busy Little Monsters Play Sessions

  Our next Autism and Additional Needs friendly play session, for children up to 7 years, is Thursday 9th September 3.45pm at Buxton Community Church. A family ticket includes a household.

Updated Self-Isolation Guidance

Guidance around self-isolation if you’ve been in contact with someone with #COVID has changed. Full details can be found here

Step-By-Step Parent & Toddler Group is back

Buxton Opera House’s Shows This Week

Who’s going this week/weekend? We are! There’s still some very limited ticket availability for the rest of the shows this week…we can’t wait to see this show having been rescheduled from 2020 #SupportYourTheatre #TheatresReopen Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage Buxton Opera House Read more:…/

Government Advice for Family Testing

Do you have children starting back at school or college in the next couple of weeks? The Government is advising families to take lateral flow tests twice a week for the two weeks leading up to the new term. You can order lateral flow tests online or get them from: • Your local pharmacy or…

Buxton On The Move- Have your say.

  Have you had your say? There is still time to put forward your views about the draft whole-town sustainable travel plan.

Free Gardening Equipment from Morrisons

From September, for every £10 spent in store or online, you’ll get one Grow Token that your local school can then redeem for a wide range of gardening and growing equipment.   Visit here for full information.  

Bounce Buxton Trampolines

Its September… This month is about making a fresh start, its the beginning of a new academic year. The kids go back to school and its time for you to schedule your ‘me’ time in to your week by coming to class! We can’t wait to see you return. After a lovely summer we are…

Best Sweet Treats in Buxton

From the most scrumptious cakes and stickiest buns to the creamiest gelato and heavenly sweets, if you’re craving a sugary pick-me-up in Buxton, you’re in luck. Our spa town is home to some of the best sweet treats you can find, so here is our pick of some of our favourites.

Free Exercise!

First class free with the code ‘ACCIDENTALFREEBIE’ Clubbercise and Zumba classes are taught in a darkened room with disco lights! Easy to follow dance fitness routines (cardio+toning) with Sue & Janet Clubbercise has epic club anthems from the 90’s to today with glow sticks! Not just trance, there’s the cheesy stuff too, as well as…

Forgotten Trust Fund?

Was your child born between 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011? Have you lost or forgotten about their Child Trust Fund? If so, it’s worth checking this WHICH article out. Read more here.

Guide Dog Thankyou!

Here is 7 year old Working Guide Dog Percy visiting Buxton Morrisons during his holiday with us this week. He is with a 5 month old Guide Dog Puppy who is learning and 2 of the Morrisons team. We first took Percy to Morrisons when he was 2 months old and he spent his first…

Car Treasure Hunt this Sunday

Busy Little Monsters: Pop-up Play Village

2 days of Summer Holiday sessions complete! Thank you to everyone who booked and came along to play! The busy little village looked great at Trinity Church Buxton but we will be back at Buxton Community Church every Thursday from 9th September! Book here.

Dirty Dancing!

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Visit here for full information.

Macmillan Cupcakes

I am going to be doing a fundraiser for Macmillan Coffee Morning! Cupcakes will be available in boxes of 4/6/8/12/24 and all proceeds will go to Macmillan Available to order until 02/09/21 Collection will be 05/09/21 If you would like to order any cupcakes please visit here.  I would love to raise as much as…

In Need of Help?

Help is out there, just ask . Hardship support (food, travel costs, mobile top-ups and other essentials always considered) provided often on the same day confidentially and discretely.

Dungeons & Dragons New Group

Photographer’s New Studio in Buxton Branches Out into Art Workshops

Professional photographer Tim Frost is well-known for his portrait work and wedding photography but opening a new studio in Terrace Road in Buxton reveals other talents that he is eager to share. For full article see here.

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

Request for second-hand School Uniform for Saturday Market

There is another preloved uniform sale on Saturday at Buxton Market.  I have lots of Community School and Buxton Junior School Uniform and plenty of school trousers and shirts as well as some PE kit and school shoes. I have only a few Buxton Infant School jumpers and don’t have any Burbage, St Ann’s or…

Blythe House – Retail Volunteers Needed

Blythe House Retail Volunteers Needed

Wellness Project – Free online Mental Health Courses available

As part of the Wellness Project, Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health have free online courses available. You can find out more here – And book here –   FREE WORKSHOPS: Wellbeing in a ‘New Normal’              August 18th at 6.30pm ONLINE Understanding Grief & Loss         …

Roller Disco back in Octagon on Wednesday and Thursday

Buxton Wells Dressing returns!

Great news everyone!! Buxton Well Dressing 2021 – Saturday 4th September – Sunday 12 September Just St Ann’s well is being dressed this year, so that the volunteers can maintain social distancing. The design will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Peak District National Park and also the buildings of Buxton to celebrate the 150th…

Buxton Flowerpot Trail- How did we do?

Funny Wonders Dear friends, Over the next few weeks we will be producing our project evaluation report about the Buxton Flowerpot Trail 2021. If anyone has any feedback for us – good, bad or otherwise – or ideas for next year, please message us or email Have you done the trail? Did you enjoy…

Eat in the Park- Buxton’s very own food and live music festival is on SOON! Buy your tickets before they sell out!

Eat in the Park: Last Chance to Grab Tickets for Buxton’s Biggest Event this Year! The weekend of Buxton’s first ever Eat in the Park festival is fast approaching. Those of us who’ve already bagged tickets for two days of food, drink and entertainment in Pavilion Gardens can barely contain our excitement. If you haven’t…

Bounce your way back to fitness!

Happening today! Geek Art Comic Con.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery events for all the family over the summer holidays!

School holidays at Buxton Museum – what to see and things to do Since reopening in May 2021, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery have enjoyed a steady flow of visitors who have once again been able to enjoy its well known Wonders of the Peak gallery, brand new art exhibitions and a welcome return to family activities…

Key facts about the new Public Health England advice for vaccinated people:

Self-isolation removed for double-jabbed close contacts from 16 August Adults and children will be free to return to work, attend school, and meet friends and family as the protection from vaccines replaces the need for contact isolation from Monday. From: Department of Health and Social Care and The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP Published 11 August 2021…

St Peter’s Church Family Fun Day- Saturday 21st August

St Anne’s Playgroup this Wednesday- lots to do for all the family!

Celebrating 150 years of the Pavilion Gardens!

Fun World on the Pavilion Gardens Promenade from Monday 9th August until Friday 20th August Sizzler twist family ride from Monday 9th August until Thursday 12th August crazy golf Friday 13th, Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th balloon modelling, facepainter and big bubbles on Tuesday 10th August

Turn your bike blue for Mentell!

MENTELL are doing a Charity Ride out!!.. Next Saturday.. Meeting at The Square & Compass, Darley Dale.. for 11.30am Raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide  Dust off ya leathers, the weather is gonna be dry.. #makeitbig #raisingawarenesstogether #canweget100bikers

Family events at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Family Make and Takes: “Secret Gardens” by Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Have some family fun over the summer holidays, in our much-missed museum make and take sessions… About this event Family Make and Takes: “Secret Gardens” Did you know that the Pavilions in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens, were first opened 150 years ago? What an…

Buxton Field Club’s last 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. Further Details: Waterswallows is a…

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 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:


Which?  SAFETY WARNING – DON’T BUY THIS TOY. We bought this Infinitoo magnetic building blocks toy from a seller on Amazon, and our safety tests found it wasn’t strong enough to withstand a standard impact test – with the magnets inside posing a swallowing and choking risk. The magnets were almost four times too strong.…

A plea from health leaders… NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG | Urgent Pressures Clinicians across Derbyshire are requesting your help to alleviate pressure on NHS services

Become a Viper

Year 5 or 6 girls wanted for our brand new team! Come & join us at silverlands 4G stadium, Buxton, on Thursdays, 6-7pm!! Entering the Cheshire league for the 21/22 season!!

Volunteer Needed – Saturday 14th Aug Wirksworth. Help with Video Live Stream.

Volunteer Needed – Saturday 14th Aug Wirksworth. Help with Video Live Stream. I run a small charity and I’m Buxton based, on Saturday 14th August we are hosting our first in person event since 2019 at the Mount Cook Adventure Centre in Wirksworth and as we are keeping numbers low, we are offering a hybrid…

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. 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 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,…

MENTELL can supply barbers with promo materials & a signposting email. Turn your Barbers Blue

Turn Your Barber Blue 73% of men in the year leading up to completing suicide seek no medical intervention.. ..They might have a chat with their barber during a haircut.. MENTELL can supply barbers with promo materials & a signposting email. Raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide To join MENTELL’s TYBB Campaign,…

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…

Don’t take a risk – take a test …testing saves lives

Public Health England says the pandemic is “not over yet” and urged people to still take precautions. Closer to home, there are still 9,000 people in the High Peak who haven’t had their first vaccine, despite being offered it. Whatever you’re reason to not having it may be, the risk of being severely ill from…

Peak Dale Summer Fete – Stallholders wanted

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…

‘Secret Gardens’ Family Art Workshop

Buxton folk might enjoy some musuem workshops – we’re back in action there with different artists leading different sessions through the holidays. With the help of some of our local artists, we will be celebrating with a series of family-friendly summer workshops. “Secret Gardens” are the inspiration and each week our artists will be marking…

Volunteers Needed- Connex Tea, Talk and Tech Project

Our Tea, Talk and Tech project is underway but we need some volunteers to help us! Interested? Watch our video to find out more!

Buxton Field Club’s Next Event @ The Serpentine

Buxton Field Club’s next event – with Buxton Biodiversity Group – this Saturday 31st 10.00am Join us in finding out what’s in The Serpentine – flowers, bugs, beetles, butterflies, moths, birds and perhaps much more!! We have sweep nets and pots for catching and looking at things and hopefully everyone, from beginners to experts, helping…

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. Walk and talk with experienced coaches and…

Green Career Skills Programme

Are you ready to be Generation Green? If you, or someone you know is aged 18-26 then our Green Career Skills programme will provide skills to support a route into employment in the ‘green economy’ through inspirational experiences, training and career development opportunities at locations across the Peak District. Don’t miss these: August 27 to…

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Free Woodland Fun Tuesday 3rd August

From puppets to treasure chests, pompom monsters to creatures on your fingers, we’re bringing free creative sessions to the woods of Buxton. Creeping Toad will be running Woodland Tuesday art sessions in different woods on most Tuesdays through the school summer holidays. Sessions are free and aim to run from 10.30 am to 1pm –…

Grant funding for Community Fridge

Applications now re-open for the Co-op Community Fridge fund!  We‘re thrilled to announce that we have re-opened our Community Fridge fund with Co-op to support 100 groups all across the UK to establish a new Community Fridge project.   This opportunity includes £4,000 funding to help cover project costs, along with full support, guidance and resources from Hubbub to help successfully establish your fridge. Once set up, groups will be part of the 250 member strong Community…

ShopAppy – Helping Businesses to Promote & Sell Online

We’re helping town centres across Derbyshire to bounce back with the national scheme which is boosting trade for local shops and services as well as benefiting local residents. ShopAppy is a website which allows shops, cafes, restaurants and other local businesses and community organisations to display their goods and services to sell online. Shoppers…

Whaley Wharf Weekend 31st July

We’re all set for a great weekend. A fabulous mix of stalls, activities and music over the two days  

RoFA Summer Fitness Fun

Free Holiday Activities

Looking for stuff to do in the school hols? Free holiday activities across Derbyshire for children on free school meals. Lots on offer including sports, music, outward bound team building activities, campfire cooking and much more.

Need Support Finding Work, Training or Education?

Derbyshire County Council still have FREE online careers courses running in August. They cover CVs, job search and interview skills, transferable skills, and special workshops for the over 50s and 18 to 24-year-olds  

Bramhall’s Amusements Bouncy Castle at Pavilion Gardens.

Back in the Octagon this Summer! Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Every day from Monday 2nd August – Friday 13th August Session Times: 9.30 – 11.30am 12.00 – 2.00pm 2.30pm – 4.30pm ⭐ £5 per child, adults go free ⭐ Ages 1 – 12 ⭐ Under 3s area ⭐ Food and Drink Available Due to high demand,…

Free PCR Test

If you have any of these 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, even if mild, use this service to get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible: a high temperature a new, continuous cough you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed You can order a PCR test kit to be sent to…

Buxton Theft

A couple entered Vision Express opticians in Buxton today stealing three pairs of Gucci Sun-specs, in a third attempt after trying twice over the weekend. Vision express have said: “Can anybody put a name to this face – This woman entered the Buxton store with her boyfriend today and stole three pairs of Gucci Sunspecs…

Exercise You Can Look Forward To!

Want an exercise class that you actually look forward to? Look no further than Clubbercise! Cardio, toning and combat dance fitness that burns up to 600 calories a class! In the short few weeks we’ve been back to in person classes, I’ve had a few regulars comment on losing weight already! But more than that…

Peak District National Park Foundation Needs You!

A packet of crisps take a couple of minutes to eat but did you know the packaging can take up to 80 years to decompose if left as litter? Help us fund litter picking kits for our amazing volunteers so we can keep the Peak District litter free!  See here for full information.

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 Here’s my pledge – what will yours be? #charity #supportothers #buxton #ashbourne #samaritans

Buxton Film August Programme

August programme announced – We’ve lined up some great films for August

Macclesfield Comedy Festival

Find tickets here

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…

The Hope Valley Explorer Bus Ride is back!

Schools out, so hop on board! The #HopeValleyExplorer is back from this weekend, offering a great car-free way to enjoy the #PeakDistrict throughout the summer. Weekends & bank holidays until 30 Oct Prices from just £4 or £12 for families Space for two bikes on every service for the first time For more on the…

Mobile Community Testing Centre still at Pavilion Gardens

Reminder: the mobile Community Covid test centre is in Pavilion Gardens – opposite the swimming pool -again today 9am to 5pm. It will also be there on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July The community testing programme offers regular testing to those who are at most risk of passing on the virus, which is those…

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…

Buxton Wild Weeks Summer Activities

Follow Buxton Wild Weeks for tips, events and Buxton spotter sheets so your summer is full of nature!

Tips for Safe Summer Swimming

Outdoor Swimming Soicety shares its important Intermediate tips for safe outdoor swimming this summer. Have a read here.

Morrisons Period Poverty Mini-Campaign

Know before you go!!!!

Check for latest local information before travelling to Buxton here  

Calling all Bakers!!!

I need you this Saturday for my cake sale for the Heath Grove Defib, If you can help please message me here, so I don’t go crazy making loads of cakes!!!

REMINDER from Buxton Community School- families with children in receipt of free school meals

REMINDER from Buxton Community School- families with children in receipt of free school meals are currently entitled to support through a £15 voucher scheme when the student is isolating for 10 days following a close contact or if they have had a positive test

The Delta Variant of COVID-19 is becoming the dominant variant within Derbyshire – associated with children

Further useful information from Buxton Community School for their families including symptoms now recognised as being particularly associated with children: The Delta Variant of COVID-19 is becoming the dominant variant within Derbyshire and as such, it has been recognized that people testing positive with Delta may have other symptoms aside from a high temperature, cough…

keep pets safe is hot hot weather ….

Overdale Vets This gorgeous weather isn’t going anywhere and next few days are scorchers! We can’t stress the importance of reminding you how to prevent and deal with heat stroke. Please don’t take your dogs out for walks in this weather, especially at the hottest times of the day (10am-7pm). It’s not worth the risk!!!…

Its ok, I wanted a tan anyway…..  There’s no safe or healthy way to get a tan. See our guide for advice on how to protect your skin from UV sun damage:…/healthy…/sunscreen-and-sun-safety/

Stay Safe, please wear face coverings – Overdale Vets

Overdale Vets is sharing a COVID-19 Update. COVID UPDATE We have made the decision that from Monday 19th July, even as covid restrictions are being eased, we will not be changing our protocols. The saftey of our staff and clients has always been of paramount importance to us and despite this new roadmap for relaxing restrictions, we…

Covid 19 is still a threat

Buxton Medical Practice Whilst Covid 19 is still a threat, we at Buxton Medical Practice want to make sure we are still protecting you, your relatives and friends and our staff. As such, we will still require Face masks to be worn (if exempt you will be asked to wear a face shield) and to…

NHS patients and visitors must continue to wear face coverings and follow social distancing measures in healthcare settings. Please help keep everyone safe. is sharing a COVID-19 Update. NHS patients and visitors must continue to wear face coverings and follow social distancing measures in healthcare settings. Please help keep everyone safe.

Please remind your loved ones of the dangers of swimming in local quarries

Please remind your loved ones of the dangers of swimming in local quarries, especially in this hot weather. Sadly a man lost his life in Dove Holes at the weekend. Stay safe. Victory Quarry: Swimming warning after man’s body found The man was reported missing after getting into difficulties in the water.

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

Errwood Hall Car Park closed

Peak District National Park Errwood Hall car park in the #GoytValley will be temporarily closed from today (20 July) to enable felling operations of Larch trees that are sadly infected with Phytophthora; the work is expected to last a few weeks. Learn about why this work is important to help prevent the disease spreading to…

Youngsters across Derbyshire are being encouraged to sign up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge

Derbyshire County Council Youngsters across Derbyshire are being encouraged to sign up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which is themed Wild World Heroes. To join the challenge, which runs until Sat 11 Sept, children can sign up for free at their local Derbyshire library and they will receive a poster map of Wilderville and…

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 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: 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…

Buxton Pride Picnic Cancelled

In case anyone has missed the notices: THE BUXTON PRIDE PICNIC TOMORROW IS CANCELLED. We felt that we didn’t want to organise an event with limited numbers and booked spaces (even though that is changing soon)…but are hoping we might organise something later in the autumn. Meanwhile at least one of our team will be…

Community Testing Centre Reopening

Covid-19 cases are continuing to rise in Buxton especially in the 20-29 and 30-39 year age groups. The walk-in test cnetre is back on The Prom in Pavilion Gardens, opposite the swimming pool on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 5pm, until 30 July 2021. The home test kits are only 60% reliable however, so…

Wedding Ring lost in Buxton today

***LOST IN BUXTON TODAY*** A gentleman has lost his gold wedding ring today in Buxton and isn’t when it came off, he has been in the Pavilion Gardens and near the Crescent and town centre.. If by chance anyone finds a plain gold wedding ring, please message our page / hand it in to the…

Live Poetry at Buxton Visitor Centre Pump Room

Live poetry tonight at Buxton Visitor Centre (The Pump Room)! Some space still available and *walk-ins* welcome – confirmed by the visitor centre staff, so if you fancy a civilised evening of readings to forget about covid for a few hours, now’s your chance

No Parking on the Market Place on Market Days

Cars parked on the Market Place on market days are incredibly disruptive. When we arrive at 5:30am we have to rehash the layout, move traders around, then customers can’t get to the stalls as easily. Whoever left their car there might come back to find it’s blocked in or has been given a penalty ticket.…

Announcement from Stewart Medical r.e 19th July

You will all have no doubt seen the Government’s announcement this week on the easing of Coronavirus restrictions, including the removal of social distancing requirements and the need to wear face coverings after July 19th. As a practice, The Stewart Medical Centre have taken the decision to keep these measures in place for time being,…

Buxton International Festival in full steam!

It’s so good to see our wonderful festivals back isn’t it? Who’s been to what?! So much diversity again this year – great to have Waterstones with us again during festival time too …

Alzheimer’s Society Support

Ahead of 19 July, we want to hear how you’re feeling about coronavirus restrictions lifting in England, such as changes to social distancing and where face coverings are required – let us know your thoughts. No matter what your choices are, if you’re affected by dementia, we’re here for you. If you need support… Give…

You, Me and the Wild- Ranger Guided Walk

8 miles – booking essential, T&Cs apply Find tickets here:–the-wild What does the UK’s first national park tell us about ourselves, our values, and our connections with others? Join PDNP Ranger, international adventurer, & life coach, Rob Kenning, as we journey through top-notch White Peak landscape and explore thought-provoking questions together. The walk passes…

Artist Wanted for Lantern Making Workshop

New Mills Festival is looking for an artist to lead a couple of lantern making workshops in New Mills with 11-16 year old young people. Must have insurance and be DBS checked. Email:

Childrens’ Art Workshop

Local visual artist Lara Pomeroy will be hosting two craft workshops for children on Tuesday 27 July. Your little ones will get the chance to make origami animals or terrific tepees! Find out more:

Enduro Mountain Bike Challenge Success for Alan Thompson

Well, intrepid Alan Thompson finally finished his 19 Enduro mountain bike challenge for charity and made it safely back to the Connex offices yesterday. Not bad at 76! We had a welcoming committee out for him, and he got presented with fizz, and a special commemorative T shirt. We are all so thankful for everything…

Higher Buxton Post Office Knitting!

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

Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton

Haha! And everyone always frets that the choreo has to be perfect. Pffft!! I am L O V I N G our Clubbercise classes in person! It’s great to see that you are too! I can see some newbies have booked on tonight, which is brilliant! That’s the hardest part done. Great to see our…

Question of the Day…..

We are excited to hear your opinion on this… Respond by visiting here. For more information see the website.

For residents of Glossop- the vaccination van is heading in your direction this Thursday!

Covid-19 Vaccine Information Centre

Space to Play At 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 12.30pm 2pm £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…

Local High Street- Your Greengrocer Recommendations

Each Friday, we will be asking you to tell us about the best local businesses and this week we want to hear your GREENGROCER recommendations! Tag them in the comments and tell us WHY they are the best fruit and veg shop. What was the best experience you had there? What fruit is the juiciest?…

Connex Tea, Talk and Tech Project

Check out this new project Connex have just launched., aimed at helping older people in care homes to get digitally connected. For more details, why not pop across to our website and watch the video?

Busy Little Monsters: pop-up play village

Today we had our first ever Autism and Additional needs friendly session and it was so wonderful that I’ve added another date before the Summer Holidays (and because we won’t be able to run on the first Thursday in August) Link to booking the ASD friendly session Thursday 8th July (siblings welcome too):…/buxton-community-church-08…

Art Installation in the Pavilion Gardens

Anansi in situ looking fabulous! Come by and see him. Near the children’s swings in the Pavilion Gardens…. spot the flags of stories of Buxton hand made by local folks in his web….colourful and creative. #artupclose

Activity Church- King Sterndale Church

The next Activity Church will be held in a socially distanced way on Sunday 4th July on the path outside Christ Church King Sterndale. The theme for July is ‘Teddy and Dolly at Pentecost’. There will be activities and actions and lots of fun. Please Please Please can you let me know if you are…

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 Town Team – Have your say!

—– PLEASE CLICK THE PICTURE & FILL IN OUR SURVEY! —– At last, years of research and ideas have come to fruition – with the publication of the Town Team’s Buxton on the Move consultation. ​ Getting around town and accessing the places we need to be has long presented a challenge. This resulted in the establishment…

Buxton’s Zinc Community Hub is taking shape!

Due to open in September this year, the ZCH will offer a cafe, an Enterprise Zone to assist people back to work, training or education and many more support services for the local community. Take a tour here: (7) Facebook

Buxton Market events schedule 2021

Buxton Flower Pot trail starts today!

Printed trail maps will be available from The Green Man Gallery, Poole’s Cavern & Country Park and The Pump Room. An electronic trail map can be downloaded from our website Thanks to Derbyshire County Council for supporting the running costs of this year’s trail. #Buxton #BuxtonFlowerpotTrail #GoWild Buxton Crescent Heritage Experiences

Thursday Market at the Pavilion Gardens- ON NOW!

Support you local High Street

It costs nothing to give a nice review or post a photo on social media, and it just takes a few minutes of your time, but the benefits to the company may be enormous. If you’ve had a positive experience with a local business, let others know! 1. Post a photo of a local business…

Come and support Buxton Wild Week!

Jackie Wragg- youth engagement officer for National Lottery Heritage Funded project the South West Peak Landscape Partnership, says “The first Buxton Wild Week has been a huge success thanks to school staff and volunteers. Sessions focusing on awareness, appreciation and action for our local wildlife have been delivered to almost 1,000 pupils in just one…

Bereavement Support – a new evening group

If you go down to the woods (on July 7th and 8th)!

Buxton Civic Association is at Poole’s Cavern & Country Park. The good folk of Buxton are exceedingly lucky . A lot of fantastic things are coming to Buxton in the coming weeks. We are very pleased to have a range of FREE events, workshops and activities as part of @buxtonfringe and Buxton Wild Weeks. Our Stronger Roots…

Buxton International Festival 8th to 25th July

Featured events at Buxton International Festival – Buxton International Festival ( A Little Night Music A Little Night Music Thu 8 – Sat 24 July 2021 2.00pm – 4.00pm 7.15pm – 9.15pm LIMITED Margaret MacMillan Fri 9 July 2021 10.00am – 11.00am DISCOVER Festival Walk: Wildlife Walk with Mark Cocker Festival Walk: Wildlife Walk with…

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… 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

St Anne’s Drop-in Playgroup

For all those interested in our Wednesday morning playgroup. We now have a Facebook page.

Raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide 💙

170 pubs signed up to ‘Turn Your Bar Blue’ Raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide Wherever you are in the UK.. you can receive a pack!.. Please sign up in the link..

Take part in your Wildlife and Your Neighbourhood Local Residents Survey 2021 Take part in your local residents survey now Take this survey powered by 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…

Visit the Octagon today and the Thursday Market next week!

Market in the Octagon today. Boats, Train and some children’s rides out. With Crazy Golf on the Promenade. Gardens and play areas open. Catering outlets – Pavilion Kitchen, Ice Cream Parlour and Kiosk open. Flower Shop, Gin Garden, Art Gallery, Retail area and Conservatory all open. Next Week, our Thursday Market is back too. Have…

It’s nearly Fringe time! Here’s how to find out what’s on!

Our guide to the Fringe is here! Boxes kindly stored in the hidden vaults of The Green Man Gallery and being distributed by our crack team of volunteers. Remember listings are online this year, find them on our app and on the website

Explore Buxton – Our pick of our favorite places for Afternoon Tea!

Updated for 2021, we bring you our pick of the best afternoon tea offerings in Buxton. You’ll find an afternoon tea to suit all tastes here, depending on the occasion, whether its formal or a more a casual affair and there’s places that can accommodate children too. Let us know what you think and if…

Covid vaccinations for ALL ADULTS IN ENGLAND THIS WEEKEND! Walk-in Weekend happening NOW!

NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG · Walk-in Covid-19 jabs for all adults available from Friday 25 to Monday 28 June in Derby and Derbyshire as part the ‘Super Weekend’ for vaccinations, where all eligible adults can get their first or second jab. No appointment necessary #Bolsover #Chesterfield #ClayCross #Derby #Ilkeston #LongEaton #Matlock #Normanton Details: #WhatItMeansToMe…

Buxton 4 Youth (Bright Opportunities) open up Defibrillator use to general public

After last weeks football incident , when Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during the match versus Finland at Euro 2020, it prompted us to check our defib sat on a shelf In our day centre and Just how important Defibs actually are to save people lives. so we have now registered our…

Repair Cafe- Happening NOW!

Buxton Methodist Church: 10:00 until 14:00 TODAY!

Blythe House Community Hub (FAB)

Vaccine Information

We believe that it is vitally important to you, your relatives health as well as the country as a whole that you get your vaccine. We have now sent out invites to all over 18 year olds, and though we have had a good response, we still have a good number of appointments available to…

Buxton Festival Fringe

It’s on its way! Our guide to the Fringe is being printed right now! Due to the volatile situation regarding Covid restrictions, no listings or diary have been printed this year, but you’ll find all the event information on-line or on our app.

Brighten Someone’s day by being a Telephone Befriender

Support your Local High Street

By combining our efforts we can make a difference. When you choose to support local, you help make your local community prosper.  

Raising Money for Connex

Lovely interview with the indomitable Alan Thompson on his enduro challenge raising money for Connex Community Support Buxton street by street COVID-19 support and The Breadline. Watch the video here.

Covid-19 Vaccination

It’s still incredibly important to get your Covid-19 vaccination. Don’t worry if you’ve missed your appointment – you can re-book; and if you’re struggling to get to the vaccination centre, help is at hand to get you there. Full details in the posts below!

Bring Your Own Bag for Buxton Baby Bank

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Buxton Baby Bank are in desperate need for some funds!!! So to raise funds we are holding one of our first events. BYOB Sale (Bag not Bottle) The Bring Your Own Bag sale is huge sale of our incredible donations to raise money for baby essentials we need to buy brand…

Pop-up Play Tomorrow!

Space to play THIS Thursday!! Busy Little Monsters: pop-up play village Book 12.30pm:…/buxton-community-church-24…

76 Year old takes on Biking Challenge

Good luck Alan Thompson! The 76-year-old daredevil is back in the saddle today to finish off riding 19 of the toughest mountain bike trails in the Peak District. His charity challenge was put on hold for four months after he was injured in a crash.  Watch video here.

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: End of an era… Caitlin’s final Buxton street by street COVID-19…

Busy Little Monsters – 💜Autism and additional needs friendly sessions💚

Booking now live:…/busy-little-monsters-buxton… Autism and Additional Needs Friendly sessions for ages up to 7 years. (0 – KS1) Exclusive sessions for children with autism or additional needs to play in a low stimulus environment. sensory equipment ️ small group size ️ soft play ️ quiet calm music and low light reduced set up of…

Buxton Festival Fringe is Back!

With so much time given to entertaining ourselves over the last fifteen months, the return of Buxton’s Festival Fringe is especially welcome. From the 7th to the 25th of July, the town will explode with a mind-boggling variety of theatre, music, film, art and comedy; as usual events will take place in a variety of venues across…

Buxton Town Team want to hear your views!

How accessible is Buxton? How easy is it to move around the town? We want to hear your views as part of the consultation on the draft sustainable whole-town travel plan. It has been produced by Buxton Town Team volunteers, working with High Peak Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, University of Derby and local voluntary…

Errwood Reservoir Carpark Closed

Our car park at Errwood Reservoir in the #GoytValley (know as ‘The Street’) will be closed from the 21 June for two weeks (Monday to Friday only). This is to enable felling operations of Larch trees that are sadly infected with Phytophthora – work to be completed by Forestry England.

Vaccinations now available to all adults

All adults can now book their life-saving COVID-19 jab. If you’re aged 18 or over, visit to book yours.

Covid Vaccines for 18+ at Stewart Medical Centre

COVID VACCINES OFFERED TO ALL PATIENTS OVER 18 Stewart Medical Centre have now sent out invites for a Covid vaccination to ALL patients aged over 18. If you have not received an invite by text, it may mean we don’t have your up to date details on your records. Please either update your details via…

Defibrillator Funding for Sunnyfields

We desperatley need access to a defibrillator at our sports ground, for everyone in our Rugby, grassroots football and local community. We are reaching out for support as a club for the help in raising the funds to obtain a defibrillator at the sunnyfields sports club that we can save lives with if needed. Read…

Attention all Buskers!

Buxton Fringe 2021 needs you! read more here

Funding Workshop 17th June

Our funding workshop is tomorrow and we’d hate for you to miss out on the chance to get £1000 in funding!  Make sure you sign up TODAY using: 

Mental Health Support

We are a small voluntary group based in North Somerset UK We promote positive mental health & raise awareness through events, media & partnerships. Visit our Facebook page for further information.  

Urgent Recall: TESCO Cottage Pie Baby Food

See here for full information:

Is this the Best View in Buxton?

There are no shortage of amazing viewpoints over the the beautiful town of Buxton. I always thought that the best was from Solomon’s Temple above Grin Low Woods. I set out to see if I could prove myself wrong. Come along for a walk through bluebell woodlands and via disused waterworks to see some alternative…

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…

Lifeguards Offer Child Safety Wristbands

What a Good Idea

People aged 23 or over can now book a COVID-19 vaccine

If you’re aged 23 or over, or if you turn 23 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine. More Info

High Peak Food Bank Are Looking For A Volunteer Driver

We’re looking for a volunteer driver to pick up from a Buxton supermarket on Wednesday mornings, dropping off at the foodbank around midday. Please message if you’re available and would like to do it! High Peak Food Bank

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

This Week’s High Peak Covid Update

It’s now the over 25’s turn for the vaccine, which has seen more success since the X Factor! There were that many take ups, the NHS website crashed and scenes were described similar to Glastonbury. More than a million coronavirus vaccine bookings were made on the NHS website on Tuesday (8th June) which was a…

Buxton Covid-19 Mobile Test Centre

The Buxton Community Covid-19 Test Centre is now a mobile centre – based opposite the swimming pool in Pavilion Gardens. It’s only open Fridays 9am to 5pm; plus Saturday & Sunday 10am to 2pm. If you have NO Covid-19 symptoms you can pick up a set of self test kits here – and/or get a…

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

The Peoples Summer Photo Competition

Here’s a great opportunity for the people of Buxton. A chance to have your photos exhibited in Buxton Museum, Win cash prizes and help a good cause!  

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!…/distance-learning-short-courses-2/ For…

Covid vaccine: 25 to 29-year-olds in England invited Corona Virus Vaccine Information

NHS Volunteer Responders Survey

After a very constructive meeting yesterday, the following survey has been created to find out the positives and negatives of the NHS Volunteer Responders service and how (or if) this could be implemented differently in the future. It is also a chance to show how valuable the voluntary sector was during this pandemic. Follow the…

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 .

Advice for Greater Manchester has been updated today

Full update is here –  

Busy Little Monsters – Buxton’s first pop up role play village for children

Busy Little Monsters: pop-up play village· Busy Little Monster’s is a pop up role play village, the first of its kind in the High Peak, and will be opening next week on Thursday June 17 at Buxton Community Church. The idea behind the play centre, where imagination is key, comes from former teacher and mum…

Calling Youth Workers!

Hello all! We are on the look out for youth workers to do some sessional work in our creative programme – please pass it on! Especially looking for a woman who can work Saturdays! Calling Youth Workers! We are looking for a new youth worker (or 2) to join us for some sessional work. Click…

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.

Quirky & Vintage Market this Saturday

Tomorrow’s Craft, Quirky & Vintage market is set to be our biggest yet, definitely one you won’t want to miss. Lots of traders we haven’t seen for a while are back, plus we’ve lots of new ones, and of course this is alongside our regular favourites. Come along to Buxton Market and make a day…

St Anne’s Drop In Playgroup

We’re ready! Bookings are now open for Wednesday 9th June, please email your name and the number and ages of the children you will bring to We will reply to confirm you have a place and to give you some details. We need to restrict numbers at the moment so I apologise if you…

Crazy Golf at Pavilion Gardens this weekend!

Crazy Golf for all the family and ages on the Pavilion Gardens Promenade, Buxton today (Friday) Saturday and Sunday

Buxton Lions’ Art Competition Exhibition

Buxton Lions Art Competition Exhibition – opens Friday 4th June. Congratulations to the 200+ children and young people who entered the Lions’ Art Competition, ‘Images of Lockdown’. There is some fabulous, imaginative and very thoughtful work now on display in our Workshop Room upstairs. Congratulations also to Buxton Lions for organising it and to stalwarts…

Volunteers needed for Buxton Fringe 2021!

Volunteers needed Well it has certainly been a strange 12 months. We were delighted with the success of our mostly on-line Fringe last year. This year we are expecting to have some on-line events but are also hoping to have a number of live events. We will be following government guidelines and are keeping our…

Important NHS Data update for all

DO YOU WANT TO OPT OUT OF DATA SHARING? NHS Digital has told GP practices across England that a new programme to extract data from GP IT systems will begin from 1 July. The General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service will replace the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) system that has been…

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

Buxton Festival 2021 going ahead

Buxton Festival 2021 to go ahead with ‘opera for everyone’   find out more here!

Mentell Campaign- Turn Your Barbers Blue

Help raise awareness of Mentell at your barbers, hairdressers or salon. sign up 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,…

30 or over? It’s time to book your first vaccination!

Follow the link below: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (

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…

Buxton Town Team launch Travel Plan Consultation

Buxton Town Team 28 May at 09:04  ·  We are officially launching our travel plan consultation this week. Throughout the summer, residents and frequent local visitors will be able to give their views on a whole range of ideas to help keep Buxton on the move. The Access, Parking, Travel and Transport project team have been working for some…

Recent COVID statistics across the High Peak:

Update from the High Peak Covid Community Messaging Partnership (For last week) Number of Cases in High Peak: 68 37 Male, 31 Female Hadfield West and Gamesley – 11 cases Dinting Simmondley & Charlesworth – 6 cases Glossop – 5 cases Hadfield East and Tintwistle – 4 cases. Other areas have 3 or fewer cases.…

Poole’s Cavern is back!

Poole’s Cavern has reopened to visitors and online advance ticket bookings are now open. The return of one of Buxton’s most popular tourist attractions is a cause for celebration and a sign that Buxton is bouncing back, after a devastating year to for the tourism and leisure industry. As one of the Peak District’s most…

It’s volunteers week!

Ashgate Hospicecare Care for a Cuppa event

Did you miss Care for a Cuppa when it was postponed earlier this year? We certainly did, so we are very excited to be bringing it back this summer! Throughout July, we are asking you to hold your own Care for a Cuppa event, where you can invite your friends and family along and fundraise together. But don’t worry if July…

The Breadline – Please donate now

My name is Carolyn Kidd and I am the proprietor of The Tradesman’s Entrance Café on the Market Place in Buxton. Six years ago I took the decision to open the café on Christmas Day – we called it “Christmas for the Community” – to welcome and feed anyone in the local community who had…

Buxton’s Tony Owen’s Birdsong in Bedlam is an alternative to the virtual theatre era!

Struggling to come to terms with the loss of his wife, Eddie turns to drink and drugs before meeting the mysterious Morana, who takes him on a fantasy journey of self discovery for the truth that lies within. Coming to the Albert Halls, Bolton 8th – 14th August 2021. A musical like no other you’ve…

Centre for Disease Control share new vaccine information

Take a look at the following link for more information: Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines ( What You Need to Know COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. You may have side effects after vaccination. These are normal and should go away in a few days. It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to…

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

What’s open in the Pavilion Gardens this Weekend

Weather is looking great for the weekend ahead. All areas planned to be open. Boats, Train, Rides, Crazy Golf and play areas. There is a market on in the Octagon on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. All catering outlets open. Kinders Garden Little Shop of Flowers, The Forest Distillery,High Peak Artists and Discover Buxton will be…

Buxton Town Team want your views and ideas

We are officially launching our travel plan consultation this week. Throughout the summer, residents and frequent local visitors will be able to give their views on a whole range of ideas to help keep Buxton on the move. The Access, Parking, Travel and Transport project team have been working for some time gathering data, and…

Special Great Outdoors Market @Buxton Market

It’s our special ‘great outdoors’ market tomorrow. We have @buxtonmountainrescue @woodlandtrust @bcawoods @serpentinecommunitygarden, Derbyshire Cave Rescue and Buxton Town team (consulting on new cycle paths and a Travel Plan for Buxton) all on the marketplace. Come along and see some great local organisations

Inflatable Fun Sessions back at the Octagon

Inflatable Fun Sessions are back this half-term in the Octagon at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton – tickets are now LIVE! Tuesday 1st June – Sunday 6th June 9.30-11.30 12.00-14.00 14.30-16.30 More new inflatables Covid Compliant £5 per child – adults go free Ages 1-12 years Under 3s area Food and Drink Available Due to limited…

When Buxton Visitor Centre was a microscopic museum

When Buxton Visitor Centre used to be the world’s only microscopic museum read more here

Mental Health in Young Adults Training

1.5hr webinar introducing Vitaminds IAPT service followed by a CPD session on Mental health in young adults. Sign up here:

12 Brand new places to check out in Buxton

Explore Buxton has picked out 12 brand new places to check out in Buxton in 2021 they love the look of – we’d love to hear what you think:  

Volunteer for the British Legion in Buxton

The British Legion in Buxton are looking for volunteers to help manage the poppy appeal in Buxton. Please see the details below.

Help Connex get a Movement for Good Award!

Help Connex to get a £1000 Movement for Good award! Your nomination really counts. £1,000 could make a real difference to the work we do. Maybe it could help us to get a new social club going for older people (so important once restrictions lift) or maybe help us to organise some trips out for…

A history of Buxton in Museum Objects

A History of Buxton in Museum Objects – Part One Check out this fascinating online gallery from Buxton Museum which tells the story of Buxton’s past, through objects!

Buxton Pupils Pitch Tents for Homeless

  Student and families from Buxton Junior School will be leaving their beds behind for a night and sleeping in tents to raise money for the High Peak Homeless Help charity.     The Big Camp Out is taking place on June 12 and will be a chance for families to do something fun and…

Buxton on the Move Consultation

The countdown has begun!! Consultation on Buxton Town sustainable travel plan to keep Buxton on the Move starts on Saturday. Watch this space for more details on how to get involved.

Transport for Greater Manchester Bus Giveaway

Transport for Greater Manchester are giving away decommissioned yellow school buses to suitable projects! Individuals, schools, community groups, sports teams and volunteer organisations have until Friday 18 June to submit their proposal online. Entries will be judged on several criteria, including originality, creativity and benefit to the community before the winners are announced in July.…

Mentell – could your pub join in?

        Pubs/Bars.. Would you like to join the 118 pubs signed up to MENTELL’s TYBB.. ‘Turn Your Bar Blue’ Raising awareness of men’s mental health and male suicide To receive you FOC pack, sign up in the link

Calling all Artists – ‘Art on the Railings’.

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…

Monsal trail reopens – get out and enjoy

Peak District National Park Monsal Trail closure update – re-opened We’re glad to confirm that the Rusher Cutting section of the Monsal Trail is now open again. Additional measures have been put in place by the neighbouring landowner to minimise further risks from rockfalls in this area. The trail can now be accessed for its…

mentell – Support Sunday, ways to support a someone today 

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…

Mental Health Support in Derbyshire

Search the Google Map to find Mental Health Support Groups and more, near you.  

Keep an eye out for Buxton Crescent Experience Free Resident Tickets!

* SOLD OUT * The first allocation of our Free Residents Tickets are now fully booked. Thanks to everyone who booked, we can’t wait to welcome you and if you missed out this time around, please sign up to our newsletter and follow us closely on social media to be among the first to hear…

Have your say in the future of the Peak District National Park

Can you help shape the future of the Peak District National Park? We want your help to decide the most important issues facing the Peak District, so they can inform the National Park Management Plan. Have your say in the future of the Peak District National Park at:

Aqua is back at Buxton Swimming Pool!

Aqua is back! Aqua has restarted this week and we have had brilliant feedback so far All sessions need to be booked in advance, this can be done via our website or app ‘leisure centre’ Aqua Fit Tuesday’s at 10.30am Aqua Jog Thursday’s at 10.30am

New Indian Variant in Glossop and Derbyshire Dales calls for Caution

People who live or work in the Glossop area and the Derbyshire Dales are being urged to remain cautious after 4 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to be the new Indian variant that spreads more easily. Three cases of the Indian strain of the virus – classed as a ‘variant of concern’ – were confirmed…

Pavilion Gardens Antiques Fair this Weekend

The Annual Antiques Fair, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 11am-5pm.

Kinders Garden Little Shop of Flowers in Buxton

Check out this new business in Buxton! High Quality Fresh Cut & Long Lasting Flowers. Beautiful Indoor and Out door Plants. Bouquets, Weddings, Christenings & Funerals catered for suiting any budget Pop in and say hello at Water Street, Buxton 07966 495043

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,…

Derbyshire Recovery & Peer Support Service

Do you or somebody that you know struggle to stay connected online due to anxiety or other mental health concerns? Our incredible initiative ‘Tech Buddies’ may be able to support you to reduce digital isolation and become more confident using devices and the internet to keep in touch with you support network and live independently.…

Get Involved-New Campaign to help maintain Peak District National Park

The Peak District Proud Fund aims to raise money to buy equipment for community organisations to help care for the park.     Peak District National Park Foundation hopes the campaign will also raise awareness about problems posed by litter – including danger to wildlife and fire risks.     In the longer term, the…

Plastic Free Buxton-Can you help?

Could your business or organisation eliminate 3 items of single use plastic from their operations? Take the pledge (on the Transition Buxton website) and help us achieve Plastic Free Community status for Buxton?   Please sign up to reduce the use of single use plastic within your business. Reuse, recycle and find plastic-free options wherever…

Dementia Action Week

Led by the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. This Dementia Action Week, Alzheimer’s Society is asking you to help cure the care system by urging the government to reform social care now. Decades…

Marlborough Road area-be vigilant!

There have been reports of recent attempted break-ins and thefts of cars and property in Marlborough Road area. Please be vigilant.

A History of Buxton in Museum Objects

How much do you know about Buxton? If you’ve been to Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, you may have seen its famous Wonders of the Peak gallery which delves into the history of the Peak District but there are also many curious artefacts from the town itself. From fossils that reveal an entirely different landscape…

Women’s Sport & Fitness in Buxton Group

Are you a member of a women’s sports group in Buxton, are you interested in finding out about what sports and fitness is available in the town? please join this group and start sharing information

Free Woodland Yoga!

Our latest BCA Stronger Roots events have just gone live. Come along and have a go at Woodland Yoga. All are welcome. No experience needed. More info on our Eventbrite pages

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!

Free, short group walks in Buxton!

Are you, or have you been supporting a neighbour who is over 65 and wants to join a small social group in a short walk? Contact Carol at Connex to book your place on a Park Pootle!

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…

Buxton Museum reopens- everything you need to know

After months of closure, Buxton Museum reopens to visitors on Tuesday 18th May, 2021. To find out about visiting and to pre-book admission tickets go to Read more here

Weekly Social Ride- Starting this Sunday!

From Sunday the 16th of May, a new weekly social ride will be starting to take place, meeting outside Peak Ascent Cycles at 10am on Buxton High Street. This casual ride is independent to Peak Ascent Cycles but some of our regulars are planning on participating. The ride will be suited to mountain bike terrain,…

Connex Community Support recruiting Support Workers

We’re recruiting enthusiastic, reliable, experienced (preferred) Support Workers to work with children and adults with additional needs in the High Peak area. You will be promoting independence and supporting clients to lead a life that is as fulfilling as possible by enabling them to participate in social based activities and day to day tasks. We…

Get your entries in for Buxton Fringe 2021

Artists wishing to take part in Buxton Fringe 2021 have until May 18 to submit their entries. Find out more here

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…

Step 3 Roadmap out of lockdown

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the next steps in easing of the current lockdown measures, with indoor hospitality and indoor mixing to return from 17th May 2021.   For full details see the Explore Buxton page.     

Poole’s Cavern Reopening

Poole’s Cavern is due to welcome back visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 and online advance ticket bookings are now open. The return of one of Buxton’s most popular tourist attractions is a cause for celebration and a sign that Buxton is bouncing back, after a devastating year to for the tourism and leisure industry.…

Mental Health Week – Online Peer Support Group


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

Poole’s Cavern Reopening – Everything You Need to Know

Updated Covid Regulations: from 17th May

Step 3 Roadmap out of lockdown – PM confirms next steps can go ahead

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…

Join the campaign in support of raising awareness of men’s mental health & male suicide..

Northern Souls Barber Shop sharing Mentell’s new coasters TYBB Turn Your Barber Blue, is MENTELL’s new campaign.. Sign up in the link to join the campaign in support of raising awareness of men’s mental health & male suicide..

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…

Buxton Baby Bank Bundles Available

Here’s an example of the gorgeous bundles we do for new parents. It has everything – clothes, a Moses basket, toiletries, nappies, wipes, blankets – EVERYTHING you’d need for a new addition to the family. This mum has opted for formula, so we have gifted some powdered formula and cartons for on the go, as…

The Arches Market Buxton- Rent a Shelf Offer

We are having an offer on our ‘Rent a Shelf’ section of the shop. Shelf rent will be half price for the months of May, June and July! £5 per week rather than £10! If you are a local artist/crafts person wanting to display your goods in The Arches please get in touch on facebook…

Monsal Trail Temporary Closure

Monsal Trail temporary closure, Rusher Cutting Following our earlier safety closure in April, the Monsal Trail will be closed from Friday 7 May for at least two weeks to the west of Millers Dale Station. There will be no through route to Blackwell Mill as the riverside footpath below will also be closed. Additional concerns…

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…

Buxton Town Team Volunteers Information

Buxton Town Team volunteers of the Slopes Care Team taking a well-deserved break during their spring cleaning session on the Slopes this morning. The team meet on alternate Thursday and Saturday mornings 10am -12 noon. They will next be in action on Saturday 15th May If you want lend a hand, email Jim on

Morrisons Buxton: Children’s Books Donations Wanted

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Local Elections Tomorrow

For those who previously used Fairfield Methodist Church as their polling station, very sadly it closed last year. This means that St Peter’s Church (SK17 7EA) is now our polling station tomorrow. Please heed the safety notices and any verbal instructions when you exercise your right to vote. There is limited parking just inside the…

Emotional Support Helpline

Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service offer an Emotional Support Helpline to ANYBODY who feels they would benefit from having someone to talk to about things they might be having difficulty with. You can call the helpline on 01773 734989 and press option 2.

Local Business Bounces Back

Great to see another local business, Famous Names Furniture, bouncing back after such a tough year. We’ve picked out a few of favourite items from their latest arrivals:…/

Know Before You Visit Buxton!

This page has essential local information relevant to Buxton and FAQs about what you might need to know about local facilities and businesses in the town.   See here for full information.     Check current restrictions before you travel. You can read in detail on the latest update on measures at    

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

Healthwatch Derbyshire is supporting NHS England’s campaign to increase registration with a GP

Healthwatch Derbyshire Healthwatch Derbyshire is supporting NHS England’s campaign to increase registration with a GP. There is a common misconception that everybody needs to have certain documentation to be able to register with a GP such as photo identification and proof of address which is not the case. This campaign will help those who are…

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

High Peak CVS 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…

NCT High Peak – What is Maternal Mental Health?

NCT High Peak Today’s focus for Maternal Mental Health Week is – What is Maternal Mental Health? Please take a look at the photos on this post (Follow link they describe symptoms of Perinatal Anxiety, Antenatal Depression, Postnatal Depression, Perinatal/Maternal OCD and a condition which is an Emergency Postpartum Psychosis. Many of these…

The Transition Repair Cafes are back!

The Transition Repair Cafes are back! Details Event by Buxton Methodist Church and Transition Buxton Buxton Methodist Church Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10 AM  Our Volunteer Repairers will be back soon! Bring your broken items and we will see if we can extend their life instead of going to waste. We will have a go at…

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…

Turn your Bar Blue Mentell

Many Thanks to Dove Holes Cricket Club, The 19th Hole & The Lee Wood Hotel for signing up to MENTELL’s Turn Your Bar Blue campaign & supporting men in your community

Day Zero: Buxton’s zero waste shop now online and 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…

Quirky Vintage Market- This Saturday!

It’s our first craft quirky vintage market of the year and we have almost 40 stalls! We welcome back some of our craft traders including SomethingOldSomethingNew selling their upcycled and preloved items; Sarah Gusterson and her handmade cards and Barbara from the purple shop just off the market place. We have lots of new traders…

Buxton Opera House Cleaning for Reopening

Thanks to Johnsons Hygiene & Clean who are helping us get the opera house ready for reopening. To make sure everyone can safely enjoy the opera house, we’re regularly misting the entire building to help #StopTheSpread of #Covid19

May Bank Holiday at the Pavillion Gardens

  For the May Bank Holiday weekend ahead we have the following areas open; Boats Train Children’s rides Ice Cream Pav Kitchen Lakeside Hut Gin Garden The Forest Distillery Gallery in the GardensHigh Peak Artists Retail by Forest Distillery The Octagon indoor stalls Toilets On Saturday there is also Crafty, Quirky, Vintage market on at…

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…

Where to get Covid-19 Rapid Home Test Kits

You can get Rapid home test kits for Coronavirus at your local chemist as well as the Pavilion Gardens. Please do not go to the Chemist or gardens if you have symptoms though. Instead phone 119 or book a test here –

Over 40s Vaccinations: Book Now

If you’re aged 40 or over, or if you turn 40 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

Green Man Gallery Exhibition Opening

Opening next weekend, our annual open exhibition this year is renamed The May Gathering. This vibrant showcase of original work created in our region can be viewed every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday for the whole of May.

Top Tips for Dealing With Post-Lockdown Anxiety

As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease, some of us might be feeling a bit anxious. The Every Mind Matters website is full of helpful tips and advice for dealing with anxious feelings. Click here:

New Parent and Toddler Swim Sessions

Due to the overwhelming positive response yesterday when we announced that the small pool is opening for Parent & Baby swims, we have just added PARENT AND TODDLER swims to the timetable Sessions will start Tuesday 4th May 2021 The sessions will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 13.00 – 14.00 The sessions are strictly…

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…

Octagon Reopening Bank Holiday Weekend

Really looking forward to welcoming people back into the Octagon this Bank Holiday weekend. Of course there are Covid restrictions in place like one way systems, social distancing, hand sanitizing stations and signage to direct you around the building. We have our Good to Go accreditation and look forward to seeing you soon.

Reducing Emissions with Buxton Car Club

Buxton is playing its part in cutting emissions and reducing the number of motor vehicles on the road – by launching its own car club. The new club, initiated by Buxton Town Team, offers the chance for members to book a vehicle whenever they need to – without the cost of maintenance, road tax, insurance…

Parent and Baby Pool Sessions

You will be pleased to hear that the small pool will be opening for Parent & Baby Sessions from Tuesday 4th May 2021! The sessions will be Monday – Thursday from 9.00am – 10.00am These sessions MUST be booked in advance, Telephone or in house bookings only will be accepted The sessions are strictly one…

Last Virtual Open Evening Tomorrow!

It’s not too late to book, visit: Wednesday 28th April: Childcare Public Services Adventurous Activities/Outdoor Sport Indoor Sport Media Art Culinary Hair Beauty Thursday 29th April: Business

Bereavement Support Group OPEN NOW

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, we have been able to open a new bereavement group in Buxton. If you or someone you know is dealing with the loss of a loved one and needs some support, High Peak CVS run a number of bereavement groups through the High Peak. For more…

Covid Vaccines for aged 42 or over

If you’re aged 42 or over, or if you’ll turn 42 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your Covid-19 vaccine. Book online

Morrisons offer Sanitary Products to those in need

If you’re in need or struggling for sanitary products, you can head to our Customer Service Desk at any of our stores and ask for a package for Sandy. Our colleague will then give you a discreet envelope with what you need, for free, no questions asked. Let’s end period poverty.      


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 Civic Association is at Corbar Woodland – Into the Bluebell Woods

Buxton Civic Association is at Corbar Woodland Next weekend has just become a lot more exciting . We’ll be hosting a FREE event in Corbar Woods. Come along and explore the woodlands whilst creating your own nature booklet. This event is open to all, but may especially appeal to families who would like to spend some…

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…

St Anne’s Drop In Playgroup for 0-5s – Update

UPDATE!! St Anne’s Drop In Playgroup for 0-5s. Thanks for all your interest and messages We plan to start up after half term on Wednesday 9th June. We’d love to start sooner but we are starting completely from scratch so we need to source toys and equipment and make sure we’re doing everything right.

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

Chippy’s Plaice Open For Delivery

Open Tonight for Delivery! 4pm- 7pm 01298 299548 Home made cheese and onion pie

Presenters wanted for volunteer project

The Zink Project that runs High Peak Foodbank is looking for presenters. Could you present Countryfile or would you have liked to have been on Tiswas? And are you willing to spend a few hours helping out a local charity? Please message with your ‘phone number if you live in the High Peak or nearby.

Monsal Trail Close Section Update

Monsal Trail update Good news – we’re pleased to tell you that the closed section at Rusher Cutting is now re-open – the area has been made safe again for all users. Thanks also to the neighbouring landowner for prompt action to allow us to re-open for the weekend!

Buxton Swimming Pool New Timetable

GOOD NEWS!! We have added more lane swim sessions to our timetable, including afternoon & Sunday sessions Check out the timetable here…/classtimetable All sessions do need to be booked in advance but you don’t need to be a member, you can pay per session too

Mentell Turn Your Bar Blue Campaign

The response has been amazing! Turn Your Bar Blue is back and the sign up rate has been bigger than Mentell ever expected. For those of you who don’t know about TYBB, it’s Mentell’s soon to be famous awareness campaign. Basically lots of bars and pubs, like our latest sign up the @highburylibrary pictured above,…

The Octagon is back! Diary of Events

The Octagon is back! Bank Holiday weekend 1st-3rd May. Our first indoor market of the year is now sold out for stall holders!! Other dates; Weekend Market – 8th – 9th May Arts & Crafts Fair – 15th – 16th May Antiques Fair – 20th – 23rd May Bank Holiday weekend 29th – 31st May…

Check out Alzeihmer’s Society’s free sports & activities guide

We think this video is tee-riffic! This 80 year old resident at Berelands House Care Home, who is living with dementia, has wowed us all with his golfing abilities! Take a look at our free, dementia friendly sports and activities guide, here: : Teresa Mangonon/Berelands House Care Home

Have a stall at Buxton’s Quirky Market!

It’s our first Craft, Quirky, Vintage Market of the Year next weekend on 1st May. If you are a Peak District artist, craft maker or selling anything quirky please do get in touch via social media or send an email to It is only £20 for our basic stall.

Buxton Baby Bank is here to help all parents!

Buxton Baby Bank is here to help ALL parents in the Buxton area. We have baby clothes from premmie to 2 years, prams, cots, high chairs, nappies and much much more. We understand that times are hard, and have been especially with lockdowns and furlough. So if you need help in any way, please let…

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…

Support Hospice care in the High Peak and Dales

Adrenaline junkies are being invited to take part in an exciting challenge to help raise funds for hospice care across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.     Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust are hosting a fundraising abseil at the iconic Millers Dale Bridge in the Peak District National Park, on Sunday 25th April.  …

Yummy takeaway lunch at Hargreaves and Son Limited

Find out what’s new, in our special feature on their reopening earlier this month:

Connex is Open!

We are delighted to say we are partially re-open! Our Buxton office is now partially open to the public, using a temporary ‘serving hatch’ that is placed in the door entrance. The door will be open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 9.30am to 12.30pm, and from 1pm to 2.30pm. For the moment we…

Buxton International Festival-Can You Help?

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Jingle Bell Jog Research

We are really humbled that hospice supporter, Amie Worrall, who is a student at the University of Derby, is basing her dissertation on our annual Jingle Bell Jog! Amie is looking into the motivations of why local people take part in the Jingle Bell Jog and whether they feel such events are beneficial to the…

Turn your Bar Blue!

Turn Your Bar Blue is a campaign running across the United Kingdom, open to all bars and pubs willing to display Mentell marketing materials for the first week of each month. For full details visit here.    

Thomas Theyer Counselling Up and Running

We are pleased to share that our new counselling service is up and running. Offering free talking therapy to children and young people with additional needs or difficult life circumstances and a donation based service for their parents/carers. We also offer a paid for counselling service open to the wider community. TO FIND OUT MORE,…

Buxton Barber offers Mental Health Support

A Buxton barber has joined the national Lions network, offering mental health support to struggling customers As customers return from a hard winter in lockdown, one Buxton barber is offering an extra therapeutic service after signing up for an nationwide mental health initiative. To read the full story visit here.      

Join the Bug 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 make it happen

Can You Help? Cot Needed Urgently

If you have a cot in great condition that you’re willing to donate, please let us know as we have a parent in need Thanks in advance! See here or email

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…

Local Elections Are On May 6th

A useful guide to voting in the UK  

Buxton Lions appeal for images of lockdown as part of new art competition

Buxton Lions are inviting schoolchildren from across the town to showcase their images of lockdown as part of a new art competition. Buxton Lions appeal for images of lockdown as part of new art competition Buxton Lions are inviting schoolchildren from across the town to showcase their images of lockdown as part of a new…

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!

Advertise your business with Buxton’s #1 website!

  Reach more Buxton visitors and residents than any other publication With a surge in visitors as people plan their getaways, now is the time to get your business in front of them. Advertise with us from only £60: Get your business seen by thousands of visitors and residents on Buxton’s #1 website! Premium…

Buxton Opera House reopening date announced

  Buxton Opera House will officially re-open on Thursday 8th July in grand style with the Buxton International Festival and an exciting co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s wickedly entertaining musical comedy, A Little Night Music directed by Chief Executive Paul Kerryson (8th July – 24th July 2021). Read more here

A message from Buxton Baby Bank: Volunteers needed

We’re currently at 555 likes! As we get busier, we are going to gradually need more volunteers. At the moment it’s mainly me (Kirsty), along with help from the wonderful Jo Taylor, who has been absolutely awesome in helping me. I’ve also got two great volunteers who have started doing hits and pieces in the…

Community testing centre Buxton- pick up your self-testing kits

Now that more people are out and about, its more important than ever to make sure you stay covid safe. We are lucky to have our own community testing centre in Buxton – and now you can pop along to get a test and pick up some kits to test yourself at home. It’s quick…