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

Pizza Party 18-29s

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

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

Peak District Highland Games 2021 Sunday 29 August

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

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

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

Titania, the Queen of the Fairies needs you!

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

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

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

Connex Community Support

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

Healthwatch Derbyshire

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

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. https://mindovermountains.org.uk/events-1/buxton-2021 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 ShopAppy.com 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. https://crowd.in/xQJp61

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 https://crowd.in/X94dJk  

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 https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/talk-us/. Here’s my pledge – what will yours be? #charity #supportothers https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/talk-us/ #buxton #ashbourne #samaritans

Buxton Film August Programme

August programme announced – https://mailchi.mp/55600847d88f/buxtonfilm-aug-21-4796082 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! https://createsend.com/t/y-3CE8553D86A1BCAC2540EF23F30FEDED

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…..

nhs.uk  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: https://www.nhs.uk/…/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.

nhs.uk 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. bbc.com 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

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

Buxton Wild Weeks

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

Summer holidays activities in the pool

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

Get your skates on…..

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

24 Best Walks and Hikes in the Peak District & Derbyshire

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

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: https://peakdistrict.cinolla.com/ranger/courses/you%2C-me–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: info@newmillsfestival.org.uk

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: https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/whats-on/category/take-part

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

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

Blythe House Hospice Care and Helen’s Trust

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

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

Fundraiser for a Defibrillator on Heath Grove Rec.

Fundraiser for a Defibrillator on Heath Grove Rec.

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

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

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

The Hydro Cafe Food Waste Project

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

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? https://connex.org.uk/tea-talk-and-tech/

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): https://www.happity.co.uk/…/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 www.funnywonders.org.uk. 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 (buxtonfestival.co.uk) 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… http://bit.ly/pdnp_mindfulness It is scientifically recognised that being outside, particularly in a woodland, brings many health benefits. We also know that mindfulness helps with physical and mental health. It…

Craft Workshop: Kids Origami (Ages 6+)

For more information click here

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

For more information click here

St Anne’s Drop-in Playgroup

For all those interested in our Wednesday morning playgroup. We now have a Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/StAnnesDropIn

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.. https://www.mentell.org.uk/campaigns/turn-your-bar-blue

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

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

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 https://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/descriptions2021.html

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: bit.ly/weekendofwalkins #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. http://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/

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: https://www.happity.co.uk/…/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: https://buxtonstreetbystreet.co.uk/ 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: https://www.happity.co.uk/…/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 nhs.uk/CovidVaccination 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: https://buff.ly/3yjsV7N 

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! https://www.blc.ac.uk/…/distance-learning-short-courses-2/ For…

Covid vaccine: 25 to 29-year-olds in England invited

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57384099 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 . https://buxtoncrescentexperience.com/plan-your-visit/#covid19

Advice for Greater Manchester has been updated today

Full update is here – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do#if-youre-in-an-area-where-the-new-covid-19-variant-is-spreading  

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 stannesplaygroup@protonmail.com. 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 (www.nhs.uk)

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 (cdc.gov) 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 https://www.mentell.org.uk/campaigns/turn-your-bar-blue

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

https://www.mentell.org.uk 

New Breadline Charity will help struggling Buxton Families

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

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: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/npmp-2023/

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 http://bit.ly/3tdQOdE

Countryfile Peak District 70th Anniversary Episode!

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

Free, 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 derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum. 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.. https://www.mentell.org.uk/campaigns/turn-your-barbers-blue 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 slopes@buxtontownteam.org

Morrisons Buxton: Children’s Books Donations Wanted

  -Morrisons Buxton

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: https://explorebuxton.co.uk/famous-names-furniture-were…/

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 gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do    

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

NCT High Peak – What is Maternal Mental Health?

NCT High Peak https://fb.watch 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 fb.watch) 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! https://www.facebook.com/290252464333962/posts/6011564445536040/?d=n 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 https://www.mentell.org.uk/campaigns/turn-your-bar-blue

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

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

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. http://ow.ly/sFkU50EzFcT 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 – https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

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. nhs.uk/CovidVaccination

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: nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/anxiety/

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: https://www.blc.ac.uk/virtual-information-april/ 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  nhs.uk/CovidVaccination

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

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 https://www.leisurecentre.com/buxton…/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: https://bit.ly/3tErpua : 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 admin@buxtonmarkets.co.uk. 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: https://explorebuxton.co.uk/hargreaves/

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?

Visit buxtonfestival.co.uk for more information

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 https://fb.me/e/6rj8lLLY9

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 buxtonbabybank@gmail.com

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   https://www.gov.uk/how-to-vote  

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: https://explorebuxton.co.uk/advertise-with-us/ 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…

Crafty Quirky Vintage Market- May 1st

Crafty Quirky Vintage Market at Buxton Market- Saturday 1st of May from 9am The first Saturday of each month is the Craft, Quirky & Vintage Market. Local craftspeople, artisan foods, vintage and collectibles. Enjoy browsing a great range of stalls, buy al fresco from local independent traders. Food & drink, clothing, accessories, homeware, gifts and…

Buxton International Festival Needs You!

Interested in volunteering? This is a great opportunity to be involved in one of our town’s major events & to see some astonishing performances.   We’re looking for volunteer stewards to help with #buxfest21 8-25 July. Free training will be given and there will be opportunities to sit in on some events. Find out more…

Know Before You Go – Buxton Information / Festival Dates / Attractions

This page has essential local information here, relevant to Buxton and FAQs about what you might need to know about local facilities and businesses in the town.   Please remember to follow current guidance.  You can read in detail on the latest update on measures here.  

Explore Buxton – Promote Your Business For Free

Buxton businesses! As you reopen, we’re here for you! Tell us your reopening and safety info and claim a FREE promo on our website https://explorebuxton.co.uk/bouncebackbuxton-free-promo/

Ride The Monsal Trail

Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire

Pavilion Gardens

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

Looking To Gain A New Qualification?

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/adult-education/find-course/find-an-adult-education-course.aspx

Buxton Flowerpot Trail – Sign Up Now

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

Libraries Now Open

Our libraries are now welcoming people back through the doors for limited browsing and pre-booked computer sessions. You won’t need an appointment to browse but, due to space, your visit may be limited to 15 minutes. The standard three-week loan period is back, though all books currently out on loan don’t have to be returned…

Corona Virus Restrictions Update

There are lots of changes happening this week as restrictions are eased further. Find out everything you need to know and what you can and can’t do here Corona Virus Restrictions

County Council Elections Are On May 6th

If you want to have your say and vote in the county council elections on 6 May 2021 you may need to check you’re registered to vote. You can vote in person, by post or by proxy. More info here Elections Information

Second Vaccinations Are Very Important

It’s very important to have both doses of the vaccine. While the first dose will give you some protection from COVID-19 infection, you will need to have the second dose, so your body can further increase your level of protection Find out more about the vaccination online at vaccination information

Buxton International Festival Needs You!

Buxton International Festival Needs You! We’re looking for volunteer stewards to help with #buxfest21 8-25 July. Free training will be given and there will be opportunities to sit in on some events. Find out more https://buxtonfestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs

Message from Buxton Civic Association RE Grinlow Woods Sculpture

We are absolutely devastated to report that our very popular sculpture of ‘Jack’ the lime worker in Grinlow Wood has been significantly vandalised and had very inappropriate graffiti carved into him. We are investigating what we can do to repair him or if we can repair him. Meanwhile we will have to cover him. This…

Buxton Businesses- Explore Buxton is here to help you!

    Buxton businesses! As you reopen, we’re here for you! Tell us your reopening and safety info and claim a FREE promo on our website: https://explorebuxton.co.uk/bouncebackbuxton-free-promo/

Update on Buxton Well Dressing Festival 2021

We are sad to announce that the Buxton Well Dressings and Carnival have been postponed and will not go ahead in July as originally hoped. The continuing uncertainty and risks involved with the pandemic have led us to this decision. The safety of the hundreds of people involved in the preparation for the events is…

Buxton Smokehouse at Buxton Food & Drink Market

How to get your Free Coronavirus Home Testing Kits

From Friday 9 April local people will be able to pick up free coronavirus home testing kits from our community testing centre in the Pavilion Arts Centre, which is open seven days a week, 7.45am to 7pm. You will be able to pick up two boxes of seven tests.  https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/news-events/news-updates/news/derbyshires-community-testing-sites-to-offer-free-kits.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1UH4Kk0rXdq2-b4VMf_1c32_84TZ_G-QUwXZFLvapqLSb-HRa6hCoBiRk  

Update from Stewart Medical Centre on the Astra Zeneca vaccine

There is a lot of information circulating regarding the Astra Zeneca vaccine following the announcement by MHRA yesterday. They key things to remember are: • If you have had a 1st dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine, you should continue to have your 2nd dose as planned • If you are aged over 30, you…

Join The Big Buxton Conversation!

If you live, work, study, own property or run a business in Buxton you are invited to The Big Buxton Conversation on 24 April. We will explore the Buxton we want to live in in 2030, then work out how to create our chosen future together. The process is fun, interactive, and, thanks to a…

Peak District National Park Turns 70 – Appeal For Memories

The Peak District National Park https://www.facebook.com/peakdistrictnationalpark turns 70 this month and we want to hear your memories and connections to the hills and valleys. Whether you woke up early to see the sunrise, did a charity event with friends, got engaged there or have been rescued by one of our amazing mountain rescue teams let us…

Buxton Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Appeal

“Officers investigating the theft of a distinctive Peugeot from a High Peak home are appealing for information. The black Peugeot 108, which has 3 distinctive white lines along the side of the car, was stolen in the early hours of this morning, Monday 5 April between 0200-0212 hours, after the keys were taken from a…

Retail Volunteers Needed At Scope

2021 Flowerpot Trail: get involved!

Fairfield Endowed School Trust: Grant Applications now open

Applications for FEST grants 2021 are now open! Grants are awarded for a wide range of courses from music and sports lessons, to A levels and degrees. To help with purchasing books, travel or equipment and tools for apprentices. Each year FEST Trustees make around 100 grant offers To qualify you need to be under…

Happy April Fools from Peak District National Park!

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

Get Involved in a Fundraising Abseil for Hospice Care!

    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. Read more and how to get involved here!

Nominate your Local Pub for Mentell’s TYBB Campaign

1st March would have been the start of March’s Turn Your Bar Blue! For those of you who don’t know what TYBB is: It is an amazing way to get your local boozer to help spread the good word about Mentell. When a pub or bar sign up, the Mentell community team will arrive with…

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

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

Buxton International Festival Programme

The full 2021 Buxton International Festival programme is online! Time to start planning a summer full of opera, music and books. See here for more information.

National Forest Virtual Challenge

Stay active and join a FREE virtual challenge. Navigate the 75 miles of the National Forest Way, from anywhere!   For full information visit here.    

Buxton Team Parish at Easter

We’re marking and celebrating Easter in lots of different ways this year – from online services as well as those in the church buildings, outdoor crosses to decorate with flowers, the Wander and Wonder trails and the Puzzle Hunt. Please see the posters below for more details and contact us if you’d like to book…

Know the Latest for Buxton and Beyond

Keep up to date with which venues and attractions in and around Buxton are open as we move along the restrictions roadmap with the Know Before You Go page on the Visit Buxton website.   For further information see here.

FREE Easter Egg Hunt -April 3rd

Egg Hunt for families and people all around. Chocolate eggs will be hidden all around the pavilion gardens – free of charge ☆ From 11 am . Please stay in family bubbles only and follow social distance guidelines. And 1 egg per person – be kind and don’t take them all!! https://fb.me/e/DoMMQFf

Your Chance to Celebrate a Pandemic Hero!

Do you know someone who has put others first, showing kindness, compassion, enterprise and strong community spirit during the pandemic? Derbyshire County Council have joined forces with Derby City Council, the High Sheriff and the Lord Lieutenant to launch the Beacon of Hope award to recognise individuals and groups who have gone the extra mile.…

Pavilion Gardens Boats are back!

First customers waiting for the boats this morning! Boats open daily from now throughout to the 18th April. Then weekends after that.

Childcare Deadline TONIGHT

Today’s the day!   It’s the deadline for parents to take up additional childcare for the summer term!   If you have a child aged three or four-years-old you could be eligible for 30 hours funded early education a week.   Make sure you check and apply before midnight tonight (March 31) https://crowd.in/Rd8qUn

Surgical Masks on Offer

We have been kindly donated quite a number of these surgical masks. Are there any local businesses or organisations, schools etc that could benefit from some free face masks ? Please message our page if you are interested Thanks, Buxton SNT https://www.facebook.com/BuxtonSNT

Cafe Reopening

it’s been a while, and we’ve missed you all so much, but it’s not much longer now! We’re so looking forward to seeing you all so we can’t wait any longer before telling you all that on the 12th of April, we’ll have the teacakes toasting, the paninis pressing, and the cappuccinos a’frothing! We are…

Local Election Postal Vote Information

Local elections can be won or lost by just a handful of votes – as I know only too well. The safest & easiest way to vote, especially this year, is to get a postal vote – it’s quick & easy – follow this link https://www.highpeak.gov.uk/…/3387/Voting-by-post-or-proxy

Buxton Team Parish Puzzle Hunt and more….

We’re really busy at the moment….. Not only do we have various services this Holy Week (more details to follow) and our Wander and Wonder trails ……We’ve also got a Puzzle Hunt starting on Saturday – it’s a fun, free, family friendly excuse to get outside for a walk and there are prizes to be…

New Hardship Grant for High Peak Businesses

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

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

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

Updated – Know Before You Go – Explore Buxton

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Latest Government Advice: 29/03/21

GOV.UK (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

Transition Buxton: Survey for possible ‘LIBRARY OF THINGS’.

Transition Buxton are looking at setting up a Library of Things/borrowing service in Buxton. Would you mind completing this survey which is designed to gauge local interest in a scheme like this? It only takes 3 minutes to complete. Thanks

Bouncing back with ‘Explore Buxton’

How can we help your business bounce back? Our #BounceBackBuxton21 campaign is helping businesses recover in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, with free promotion for any business in the Peak District on our website. Plus, there are premium paid packages for those who want to gain extra exposure to our audience, currently at discounted prices  …

Morrisons: Quiet Hours for customers with additional sensory needs

This week is World Autism Awareness Week. At Morrisons, we continue to support our customers with Quieter Hours, where we make the store environment quieter and calmer for customers with additional sensory needs, like autism. This is by dimming the lights, turning off the music, stopping announcements on the tannoy, reducing the movement of stock…

Wander and Wonder….

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

BUNNY HUNT ….get hopping

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

MENTELL has been into Buxton.. Men is it time to talk?

MENTELL has been into Buxton.. We have left awareness cards & posters @ Boots pharmacy, The Chakra Cafe, Starz Cafe & The Chip Shop on the Market Square.. Thank you to these businesses. MENTELL is a men’s mental health charity offering support every Monday night via zoom 7-9 Please contact: community@mentell.org.uk For promo materials. To…

Buxton Market still going ahead this Saturday!

Despite the prospect of some snow overnight, we are going ahead with the market tomorrow. We will have fresh fruit and veg, Greek and Turkish food, vegan street food, cheese, meat, plants and pet food for sale. Pop along and see us

Buxto Baby Bank now up and running!

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

Get involved with WWF UK’s Earth Hour 2021

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

Derbyshire County Council Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT! People have reported receiving texts and phonecalls from a number claiming to be Derbyshire County Council telling them they are entitled to a council tax rebate. Please just hang up, or delete the message. Scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated. A legitimate organisation will NEVER ask for your full password, or bank or card…

Changes to socialising rules: Monday 29th March

From Monday (29 March) the rules around how many people you can meet outside are changing…https://crowd.in/7Brkjd

Buxton Civic Association- Stronger Roots Project

Our woodlands form part of the mosaic that is Buxton. Throughout the pandemic they have provided us with refuge, solace and recuperation. In the coming months our Stronger Roots Project will offer a series of FREE activities and workshops that will further improve our health, well-being and connections with nature. Please keep an eye out…

Happy Birthday to us!

Happy Birthday to us– and Thank You to our wonderful volunteers!     On Tuesday BSBS – Buxton Street By Street – celebrated its first birthday.     When we set up this little Facebook group a year ago, ahead of the first national lockdown, little did we anticipate the impact it would have. We…

Bunny Hunt Family Fun

Starting next Friday – Fun for all ages. An event that can be done safely within your family bubble. The images will be displayed so they can safely been seen from outside. Looking for things to do during the Easter break ? Buxton Junior school PTFA have organised a Bunny hunt. 15 pictures of famous…

Buxton Advertiser reflects on Lockdown Anniversary

As the anniversary of the first lockdown passes, Buxton Advertiser take a look back at the past year, the impact the pandemic as had on our town, and how community spirit it has been generated. It says: “One of the earliest indications of that spirit was the Street by Street support network which sprang up…

10,000 Covid-19 Vaccines to Buxton Residents in 10 weeks!

Well done to Buxton’s Medical staff and all the volunteers who’ve helped out, and a special shout out to our Street by Street’s Toni who organises the rotas for the volunteers; all 250 of them! See here for full story.  

Health Watch Derbyshire Need Your Views On The Covid-19 Vaccine

Healthwatch Derbyshire wants to hear from local people about why they won’t or can’t have the Covid-19 vaccine. We would be grateful if you could fill out this short survey to share your views on why you don’t want the vaccine, or if you will face any issues receiving it. Feedback will be shared anonymously…

Vaccine Update From The Stewart Medical Centre

Vaccine update: We still have spaces available in our clinics this coming weekend for anyone aged 50 or over, or those identified as clinically vulnerable. With current uncertainty over the number of first-dose vaccines available over the next few weeks, now is a great time to get booked in if you have not yet been…

Free Summer Learning From Derbyshire County Council

Free summer learning from Derbyshire County Council   Free courses information

Green Man Gallery – Buxton Festival Fringe

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

Buxton Market – come and enjoy some local shopping

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

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

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

How Derbyshire peoples lives changed forever since Covid-19

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

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Wellbeing for Wise Woman – online support

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

Buxton Baby Bank

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

BBC Tiny Happy People – Easy activities that can help your little one’s wellbeing

BBC Tiny Happy People Easy activities that can help your little one’s wellbeing from 0-5 Find a free interactive version on our site                                                                …

National day of Reflection 23rd March

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

Carnival fitness with Cheryl – get ready

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

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

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

Macclesfield College Virtual Open Day

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What to expect when going for a COVID-19 vaccination- BSL

What to expect when going for a COVID-19 vaccination British Sign Language version:  

International Day of Happiness

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on the 20th of March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012The 2021 International Day of Happiness campaign theme, Happiness For All Forever, seeks to unite the great human family in common purpose, to enhance and advance the happiness…

Thank you volunteers, from High Peak Foodbank

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

First Food and Drink Buxton Market of the year- this Saturday!

We are looking forward to welcoming back some of our traders at our first food and drink market of the year on Saturday We have 18 confirmed traders for our first food and drink market of the year tomorrow. Pop along to buy some yummy food and drink. Claire will be there selling cakes, Michelle…

Defibrillator is installed at Temple Fields

We are very proud to announce that Buxton JFC alongside Buxton Community School PTA, Buxton Cricket Club and High Peak Athletics Club have raised funds to make a defibrillator publicly available at Temple Fields for the local community. By using a defibrillator before an ambulance arrives, you can significantly increase someone’s chance of survival. According…

Get creative for Global Recycling Day!

 It’s Global Recycling Day and we’re getting creative by making our very own piggy bank from recyclable materials found around the house. Why not give it a go and share your pig or piglet money bank creations with us!? If you’re looking to keep the kids entertained this weekend, have a go at making a…

Buxton Baby Bank update

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

Watch out for Courier Fraud

Courier fraud occurs when a fraudster contacts victims by telephone purporting to be a police officer or bank official. To substantiate this claim, the caller might be able to confirm some easily obtainable basic details about the victim such as their full name and address.       The caller may also offer a telephone…

Morrisons Buxton Community Champion Food Bank Donations

Last year Morrisons donated 10 million pounds to help stock the foodbanks. This year the company has committed a further 5 million, enabling me to donate food to two foodbanks: Waste Not Want Not and High Peak Foodbank.  

Blood Donation Session 26th March 2021

Pavilion gardens, Buxton The donation service would like you to be aware that they still need donations as normal. Please be assured that during lock down in England all blood donation sessions will continue to run as normal. They have extra safety measures in place and every precaution is put in place to eliminate the…

Easter fun from Buxton Junior school PTFA

Looking for things to do during the Easter break ? Buxton Junior school PTFA have organised a Bunny hunt. 15 pictures of famous bunnies from film/tv will be displayed in shop windows from the 1st till the 23rd April. Entry forms cost £2. All correct entries will be put in a draw to win a…

Books for only £1

We have more books for sale, kindly donated by Mark Cocker – all proceeds to Buxton Field Club suggested minimum £1. For collection only from central Buxton. Message me if you are interested.

Buxton’s GP practices deliver 10,000 vaccines in 10 weeks!

An amazing milestone as Buxton GP Practices pass the 10, 000 vaccines delivered in just ten weeks. The plan now is to invite patients for their vaccinations in line with the National Booking System so, with vaccine supply increasing, there should be no need for anyone to have to go anywhere else for their vaccine.…

Morrisons Support Buxton Junior Easter Fundraiser

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

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

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

Know Before You Go – Buxton – Covid 19 Updated Information

Know Before You Go – Buxton

Serpentine Community Garden – New Website

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

Waste Not Want Not – Name The Bear Food Raiser

Green Man Gallery: MAY GATHERING

 

High Peak Foodbank Lottery – New Prize

  New prize in High Peak Foodbank’s lottery: A £500 bike voucher! That’s in addition to the weekly £25,000 and local prizes. Only £1 a week to enter and help local families in need: https://l.facebook.com/l.php

Government consultation about Violence against Women

Following the tragic murder of Sarah Everard, If you have views you wish to share you can complete an online survey or submit a report. Here are the relevant links: Easy Read Strategy Document – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/…/Final… Easy Read Survey – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/…/VAW_G_survey… More detailed information – https://www.gov.uk/…/violence-against-women-and-girls…

Buxton Junior School Easter Funraiser

Harpur Hill Health and Safety Site:

Ever wanted to take a behind the scenes look at HSE in Harpur Hill ? … now you can CLICK HERE::  https://fb.watch/4ftL_mMB_6/ to watch exciting snippets of our science filmed pre-COVID at our Buxton Science and Research Centre which is now operating with COVID-secure measures in place. For more information on HSE science and evidence see…

Number of Covid Tests carried out at Buxton’s test site so far!

How many tests have been carried out at at Buxton’s Community Test Site so far?  Read more to find out here!  

Morrisons extends 10% discount for NHS Staff

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

Hathersage Swimming Pool: Reopening Information

Reopening Information We are now able to share some information on our reopening. We will reopen on Monday 29th March with 3 days of ‘soft opening’ these will be shorter days before we proceed to a full timetable from 1st April. We anticipate demand for the pool to be at an all-time high for the…

A guide to staying active at home during the Pandemic

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

Stream The Royal Ballet’s Elite Syncopations

Friday 12th March at 7pm.   To view click here.  

How ‘wilding’ with farming can build back biodiversity

Join Buxton Field Club’s final talk of the season, on 20th March – UN World Rewilding Day at 7.00pm A brilliant Peak District account of wilding Livestream here

Help Raise £10,000 for Sensory Room

Bright Opportunities is a learning disability community interest company in Buxton.     We are seeking funds to buy a state- of -the art sensory room within our building. Since Covid-19 hit in 2020 we have had to re-think how we deliver services, we are now limited to what we can do as lack of…

Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust Community Hub

Our Community Hub continues to offer services to patients and carers throughout the pandemic – including telephone and online support, and COVID-secure face-to-face meetings. They offer treatment and advice including around: Carer and family support Changes to treatment plans and understanding the healthcare system during COVID-19 Help with managing symptoms such as pain, anxiety, breathlessness…

Why Two Doses of the Vaccine is Important

It’s very important to have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. While the first dose will give you some protection from COVID-19 infection, you will need to have the second dose, so your body can further increase your level of protection. You also need to carry on wearing a face covering & sticking to current…

Jigsaw Swap

Anyone want to do a jigsaw swap? I have these available and happy to come to your doorstep (Buxton).  Message here.  

Misreporting on Covid-19 Vaccines Risk

Facebook users have shared links to several websites which misreport government data on Covid-19 vaccines. These websites claim the data shows that 460 people have died in the UK because of the Covid-19 vaccine, and 243,612 have suffered “injuries”. This is not true.     These figures come from the UK’s Yellow Card scheme, which collects and monitors information on…

Online Support for Women

Many benefit from being able to talk and we also offer simple methods to manage and change emotions. These nights have been a great support to many ladies. It is hard to be human sometimes and whether its the fear of the future, stress threatening breakdown, challenges with kids going back to school or home…

Carnival Fitness….free online taster session via zoom…

High energy fun and motivating fitness classes. Expect the best in afro Caribbean music and having a non stop smile on your face, all at the same time as keeping fit and healthy!     Click here for more information.

Grassroots football is returning. Get ready for the big restart with a grant from the Football Foundation

https://footballfoundation.org.uk/game-on

Helping People Back Into Work With FREE Industry Recognised Business Courses

BLC is helping people back into work post COVID-19 with free industry recognised Courses… https://www.blc.ac.uk/subject-areas/misc/distance-learning-short-courses-2/ Also suitable for those wishing to upskill / enhance their CV. Distance Learning FREE to most UK postcodes. To find out more or to sign up, please visit: https://bit.ly/2PQ5Zer

National No Smoking Day – March 10th – Get Help From Derbyshire County Council

Call us on 0800 085 2299 Visit: https://www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk/home.aspx  

The NHS is sending text messages to some people to invite them to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Find out more about how we contact you: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/how-you-will-be-contacted/

Dog Theft and How to Prevent It

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

Luminescent enzymes not in Covid-19 vaccine and other myths debunked

https://fullfact.org/health/nottingham-conspiracy-theories/

Temporary Tunnel closure on Monsal Trail

Information from Peak Park https://www.facebook.com/peakdistrictnationalpark/                 Temporary tunnel closure Please be aware that Cressbrook Tunnel on the Monsal Trail is closed from MONDAY 8 March for two weeks due to scheduled maintenance. The closure will only be during weekdays, so the tunnel will remain accessible during weekends. Alternative walking routes…

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

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

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

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

Derbyshire County Council – Are you a working parent with a 3 or 4-year-old?

Derbyshire County Council Are you a working parent with a 3 or 4-year-old? You could be eligible for 30 hours free childcare for the summer term. The deadline to apply is 31 March. Find out more: https://crowd.in/nhBBDP

Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire – Monsal Trail – Reopen 12th April

Blackwell Mill CYCLE HIRE Monsal Trail   REOPENING MONDAY 12th APRIL 2021 . Time to get on our Bikes and cycle the Magnificent MONSAL TRAIL

Chakra Lounge – This International Women’s Day

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

Important information about recycling centres

We’re starting to see an increase in the number of people using our recycling centres. Please remember: • Government guidance still in place says ‘you must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary’ • Social distancing measures are still in place at our sites and you may have to queue. Please…

Crossroads Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Services

Crossroads Derbyshire is a voluntary organisation and registered charity (number 1134679) dedicated to helping women, men and children break free from domestic abuse. The website is a safe platform where anyone can seek help. Or if you would like to help by volunteering or fundraising, find out more on the website as well. http://www.crossroadsderbyshire.org/?fbclid=IwAR1ydWYSVkLej4Ioqp_twMBWBIH_7QczSUdarkRh5c6F2JMUOg7_jBDF5p8

Green Man Gallery: May Gathering Open Exhibition

​The May Gathering is a completely open exhibition with no competitive element. Its aim is to showcase, promote and celebrate recent work by local artists. Artists and makers over 18 who live or work in the Peak District and its borders (e.g. Cheshire, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire etc) are invited to take part.  Submission guidelines and link to the submission…

Digital Mental Health Services for Young People

Mental health support for children and young people is available and views are being sought on how these services should be shaped…. please encourage and give feedback using these short surveys https://www.derbyandderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/have-your-say/engagements/digital-mental-health-services/?fbclid=IwAR17stFg80XqCOn7TlyMAZfGhHTEh3AVVBLYtfMyw_ybCVJrA-EEPG80as8

Message from Buxton Swimming Centre about swimming lessons

Unfortunately Derbyshire school swimming lessons won’t start back until September. Don’t forget we hope to start our children’s swimming lessons from Monday 12th April

What to expect when going for a COVID-19 vaccination

Watch this video for a short and simple explanation of the vaccination process, from start to finish

Buy One Give One Free: food bank Morrisons scheme

Buxton Opera House (Re)connect project

Throughout spring 2021, Buxton Opera House are offering an exciting community-centred projects for and including young people, children, families, adults, and community groups. During this time in the pandemic, as we move forward, communities need to be given time, space, and opportunity to (Re)Connect, Take Stock, Emerge and Celebrate… https://explorebuxton.co.uk/buxton-opera-house-reconnects-with/?fbclid=IwAR3MhWIxowIOvO5QqL1_mg_lk9HrebKl9L-PDrAF2GrmJyGUHa4mpHLXbEw

M&S building in Buxton to feature unique video illumination!

Local theatre makers, Babbling Vagabonds and digital projection specialists Illuminos, are creating a visual delight to brighten up Spring Gardens later this year and they need the help from local people. “We need your stories and images of Spring Gardens to be part of an exciting new arts project,” said Mark, Joint Artistic Director of…

Community testing vs NHS testing: know the difference

What’s the difference between community testing and booking a test through the NHS? Community testing – for people who don’t have coronavirus symptoms. NHS testing – for people who do have symptoms and are self-isolating. More info below. https://crowd.in/R0v5fU

Morrisons Foundation donate books

For the third year, the Morrisons Foundation have funded a selection of books to donate to a local school for world book day.   This year the books were donated to Buxton Junior School.      

Volunteer Graphic Designer wanted

Thomas Theyer Foundation is looking for a Volunteer Graphic Designer. This charity is looking for a creative volunteer, who can design leaflets, posters, banners, and other promotional material. In addition to printed items, they need digital materials to include PDFs and design for social media, website, and blog content. Experience of website design and content…

Public Relations Volunteer wanted

Thomas Theyer Foundation-Public Relations Volunteer This charity is looking for a PR specialist who can help to increase awareness of the Thomas Theyer Foundation and generate positive media coverage of its activities/ events and achievements. Key activities include: • Identifying media opportunities to promote the charity, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, social media sites and…

Need to talk?

Are you finding it difficult to cope? There’s always someone to talk to. You won’t be judged. You can call the Samaritans on 116 123, any day, any time. Please share – it could make a big difference to someone else. Get help here..  

Mild side effects after COVID-19 Vaccine

You may experience mild side effects after your COVID-19 vaccine. This is because vaccines work by triggering a response in a person’s immune system. Most side effects are very mild, and only last a short time. Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine on our website.

Zink Project receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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

High Peak Food Bank Job Opportunity in Admin support for 18-24’s currently unemployed

High Peak charity, The Zink Project of which High Peak Foodbank is part, has set up a partnership of local employers offering vacancies to unemployed young people as part of the government’s kickstart scheme. We’ll advertise these over the coming days on Facebook. The first vacancy is Admin support working for Zink: This is a…

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

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

The World Health Organisation are sharing a COVID-19 update

Are you working on site during the COVID-19 pandemic? The World Health Organisation teamed up with IOSH to provide an online course on how to stay healthy & safe in your workplace now or whenever you return. Start learning on OpenWHO today, it’s free for all: http://bit.ly/3pN7RAW

Buxton Baby Bank

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

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

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

How did they develop the vaccine so quickly? Covid – 19 Fact Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council  ·  Covid is a global issue so every country has worked on quickly finding a vaccination. All new vaccinations have passed the same rigorous safety and quality checks as any other vaccination. To get the facts, not fiction, about Covid-19 visit https://crowd.in/iWhxp6

MENTELL.. A free, confidential space for men to talk..

MENTELL.. A free, confidential space for men to talk.. Monday 7-9 on zoom.. But we also run a campaign called ‘Turn Your Bar Blue’ we supply you with all the promo materials & beer mats.. the campaign runs the 1st Monday of a new month for 1 week only.. its tried & tested & works..…

Calling all dog-walkers:

Information from the Peak Park Lambing and bird nesting season is almost here, so if you’re out in the countryside local to you and you see livestock or bird nesting signs, then please… keep your dogs on a lead                             keep to the…

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

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

Community Covid Testing in Buxton

    For details, click here: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-testing/community-testing-for-covid-19.aspx  

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

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

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

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

Visit Buxton Market on this sunny Saturday for your freshest and most varied local produce!

Buxton market tStp1onnlgsore7dh  ·  Beautiful buxton and we are so excited to report we are expecting a sunny day for the market tomorrow! We have our regulars selling fruit, veg, plants and local meat. Debbie from the cheese cavern is back for the first time this year too 🙂

Buxton dog theft awareness

As most people know, dog theft is at an all time high. Please be cautious and if you see suspicious activity report to the police and share on Buxton websites to make people aware.U Dog Theft Awareness: be alert and be vigilant. Check your home and garden security and never leave you dog unattended anywhere.…

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

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

Allied Taxis Buxton Easter egg donation

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

Free virtual Wildlife talk with Buxton Field Club!

‘The Oldest Lake in Europe: The Birds and Wildlife of Lake Prespa’ my talk at 7pm on Sat 6 March 2021 Really looking forward to this talk about a very special place for two SPECIAL and formative institutions for me – the Buxton Field Club and the Derbyshire Ornithological Society. If you are a member…

Special virtual event with Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner

High Peak residents are being invited to meet Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa in special virtual event to discuss crime and policing on Thursday 11th March. The virtual event will enable residents to raise any concerns about crime or policing in their district as well as learn about how partners are working together…

Covid-19. Get the Facts

There’s lots of misleading information circulating about #Covid-19 & you might wonder what’s true and what is not. Our campaign ‘Covid 19. Get the Facts’ provides #trusted, professionally sourced information about some of the main issues you might have questions about. To get the facts, not fiction, about Covid-19 visit https://crowd.in/wKjxTP

Your coronavirus vaccination questions answered

You can’t catch Covid-19 from the vaccination. It doesn’t contain the live virus and cannot give you COVID-19 infection. It is possible to have caught COVID before your appointment however and not realised you have symptoms until you have been vaccinated. To get the facts, not fiction, about Covid-19 visit https://crowd.in/64Bsz9

Download the NHS Covid-19 app and help save lives

Over 21 million people have already downloaded the NHS COVID-19 app. Join them to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. App Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-covid-19/id1520427663 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

COVID-19 Vaccine- Frequently Asked Questions

Covid-19 Vaccination FAQs from Joined Up Care Derbyshire  Find the answers to all your questions here: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/covid-vaccine-faqs?fbclid=IwAR31L03xOo9bYm2nm7LPbXc9wZCujnL6AONtWqCBzbalWOrJ9aOUGCN7ihU

What’s in the vaccination? Key terms explained

When it comes to vaccines, there are three words you may have heard: pathogen, antigen, and antibody. Learn and share what they mean in 35 seconds:

Take a look at the High Peak’s new testing site

The High Peak’s new walk-in coronavirus testing site is open and the message to the community is to use it. Open 7 days a week, 9am to 7pm and for people without coronavirus symptoms. For more information, a tour of the testing site and some excellent advice, watch the clip below: https://www.questmedianetwork.co.uk/news/daily-coronavirus-updates/high-peak-community-encouraged-to-get-covid-test-at-walk-in-site/?fbclid=IwAR0-QegjkFb6mcshpYN91A8x-hcJwBJECbFH-ZxJqmJkEpvrB6WWtgeijEY

LDL Cleaning Ltd

There is light at the end of the tunnel! Going back to work? Worried about having time to clean? Or opening your offices again and need a commercial cleaning company you can trust? Don’t worry, LDL Cleaning are here to help – contact us today for a free, no obligation quote and start using your…

High Peak CVS are here to help

High Peak CVS provides support to community and voluntary groups in the High Peak area of Derbyshire, through advice, practical services, information, training, facilities and identifying funding.   Look here for more information.

Prayers and Reflections on Lent From Buxton Team Parish

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