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The Harmony Project – support for homeless women and their children in Derbyshire

From Domestic Abuse Support in Derbyshire: Across Derbyshire there are various options for those who have no choice but to leave their homes and move into refuge accommodation as a result of abuse. We support victims of abuse to leave safely, and we offer support to help them move on to more secure, long-term accommodation.…

Saturday morning football is back!

From Chris Hill Community Sports: It’s back, for boys and girls – and dads too! Saturday morning 10-11 am at Buxton FC.    

Christmas at Chatsworth House – delayed opening

From Chatsworth House: We are very sorry to announce that due to Derbyshire being placed in tier 3, we are unable to open the house for Christmas as planned on 2 December. Tiers are reviewed every two weeks and we hope to be able to open on the 16th. We will be contacting all those…

Christmas Eve Jingle 2020

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

Black Friday deals with Bounce Back Buxton! Shop locally and support our businesses…

See following link: Buxton shop owners – we’re here for you after lockdown2! Claim a free promotion for your business – just drop us a line to give us your opening info #bouncebackbuxton2

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

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

Update from Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre

I hope you haven’t all forgotten about us? I’m sure you have seen the news and seen High Peak will be placed in tier 3 when lockdown ends. This means the Gym and the Pool will be open on Wednesday 2nd December. Swimming lessons will also start on that day. Booking in for sessions will…

Green Man Gallery Reopens Dec 4th

Cue drum roll…….   We’re very happy to announce that the gallery will be re-opening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December starting next Friday (4th) with the opening of our gorgeous Winter Emporium.   We’ll be open from 10.30am to 8pm on that day so there’s plenty of time to browse and find a…

Explore Buxton Black Friday Deal

Buxton shop owners – we’re here for you after lockdown2! Claim a free promotion for your business – just drop us a line to give us your opening info #bouncebackbuxton2 Shops can re-open again when lockdown ends next week. Buxton shoppers want to know who’s open, and what’s new in-store #lockdown2 is lifted…In the the…

Taylor Made to your School

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

What is Tier 3

The UK government has announced which areas across England will be placed into which covid alert level in the three-tier system, once lockdown ends next week. Across England, cases are down by 19% and hospital admissions are down by 7%. Matt Hancock addressed the house of commons in a statement to confirm that the current…


SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2020 AT 9.15AM Be Quick! Registration closes on Monday 30th November! Run, walk, dance, prance, jog or jingle your own 5km route to raise funds for Blythe House Hospicecare! Whilst the Jingle Bell Jog cannot take place in it’s usual format this year, we can still get in the festive spirit and…

Healthwatch Derbyshire Experiences of Virtual Medical Appointments

During the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a significant rise in the use of digital services in place of face to face services, such as telephone appointments, video consultations, text messaging and others. Virtual health appointments rely on patients having access to technology. Depending on the method of appointment this ranged from needing a telephone…

Thank You for your Helping Hands

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

Buxton Market Braves the Rain

Our regular traders providing essential goods ( food, plants and toiletries) will be at Buxton Markets today.   Even though we are in Tier 3, next weekend we will be able to welcome back all our traders and we have our specialist Vintage, quirky and craft market  

The Cèilidh Project – Livestream This Weekend

Although the prospect of attending a cèilidh in 2020 remains off the cards, The Wee Theatre Company’s latest venture is The Cèilidh Project – a digital celebration of Scottish and Scotland based artists, showcasing their talents as part of a series of interactive live streams as part of St Andrews Day. We will be hosting…

Cat & Fiddle Still Open

*WE ARE STILL OPEN!* You asked, we delivered! Our branded glasses are now available in singles! Our Crystal Cut Highball Glass are £6.50 & our Glencairn Glass is £7.50 A perfect stocking filler for Christmas! The A537 is currently closed for resurfacing. But you can still access us, just let the lovely workmen know that…

Introducing Fiveways Roast Dinners!

Introducing Fiveways Roast Dinners! Available Sunday 12-3 for collection as a Small, Large, Vegetarian meal or on a bap. Ring 01298 402 434 for enquiries, pre orders welcome!  

Thomas Theyer Foundation Lake of Lights

Light a light on our virtual lake and receive a yellow memory ribbon!   The festive season can be especially difficult for those who are coping with a loss. The Thomas Theyer Foundation Lake of Lights is an event open to all who have lost someone and would like to remember that person by dedicating…

Blythe House Light Up a Life

If you’re doing you’re weekly shop in Morrison’s at Buxton this week, keep your eyes peeled for the Blythe House stall showcasing Light up a Life. You can also dedicate a light in memory of someone you love, online now: blythe-house-light-up-a-life

Robin Hood, Buxton Lions, and Street by Street all set to help Santa

Robin Hood and his Merry Men at the Nottingham Building Society will again be organising a Reverse Santa to enable members of the community to  contribute Christmas presents for children and young people whose Christmas would otherwise be present-less. They are supported by Buxton Lions, who will be using their long-established relationship with Santa to…

Deb’s Cakes are the perfect start to your weekend!

Were having a massive choice this week ….variety box £6 … choc overload cupcakes…box of 6 …£7.50….. cornflake tart £6…. choc sprinkle sponge….£6…cornflake choc crunch £6….kinder cookie dough pot 3 pounds….tarmac….£5…delivery to buxton mini mum of 2 items and 2 pound delivery….collect friday from 6 crossings avenue chapel sk23 9te

The One Lottery scheme

This Christmas, give a gift token for High Peak Foodbank’s lottery – a chance of winning £25,000 and smaller prizes every week whilst helping local families in need. Visit:

Buxton Swimming Pool post lockdown opening times

Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre Good morning everyone, Role on 2nd December !! It’s exciting news that we can open. We are working extremely hard to ensure the centre is sanitised for your return. All our ventilation is ready and set to provide 100% fresh and clean air!! We will post later in the week…

Elf yourself and help raise funds for the Alzheimers Society with Rob Harrison – Morrison’s Community Champion Robert Harrison: ‘I am talking part in #elfday for Alzheimer’s Society because I want a more dementia friendly community Event: Elf Day 2020, on December 4, 2020’ Elf Day 2020 Elf Day 2020 run by Alzheimer’s Society Ready, Set, SNOW! Unleash your inner elf, dress up and get festive to support people affected by dementia.…

Derbyshire Carers Association invite you to a virtual coffee morning!

Derbyshire Carers Association Yesterday at 16:45  ·  Coffee and Chat Virtual Social group this Wednesday 25th November This is a relaxed social group that meets to have a friendly conversation and discussion around how we are coping and a chance to hear about the different hobbies, groups and activities we can get involved in. Pop the kettle on,…

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

Dispose of your mask safely!

Please remember to dispose of your face coverings responsibly. Discarded masks can harm wildlife. To cut down on waste, buy reusable fabric ones or make your own.

Full Fact on COVID-19 death figures

  The Daily Mail’s chart of Covid-19 death figures doesn’t use the real numbers 23 NOVEMBER 2020 WHAT WAS CLAIMED Weekly death figures in late 2020 are barely higher than the maximum in the previous five years, once you adjust for population growth. OUR VERDICT This is false. The figures used assume a level of…

Be safe this Christmas with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue

High Peak Toy Bank appeal extended!

EXTRA WEEK OF DROP OFF PLEASE SHARE Drop off locations for this week of 24th of November- 30th November (this will be the last chance to donate physically). Please when donating make sure all gifts are – New – Wrapped – Labelled with a post it note stating what the average age is, unisex/gender is…

A Helping Hand this Christmas

Hathersage Swimming Pool post-lockdown opening hours

Blythe House Hospice donations table is at Morrisons- please give generously!

Rail to Refuge scheme for victims of domestic abuse extended to March 2021

Today, we’re pleased to announced that our Rail to Refuge scheme, which enables survivors of domestic abuse to travel to refuge for free, is being extended until the end of March 2021. This is thanks to the generosity of the Rail Delivery Group, the membership body for the rail industry. Domestic abuse has worsened during…

Take a look at the CVS News!

Citizens Advice Bureau is here for you!

Join the Breastmates auction! (Closes 25.11.2020 at 21:00)

Have you taken a look at our online Auction yet? Please do and share with family and friends. You can also simply donate through links on the thank you cards and e-cards.

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

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

Morrisons Pick up Packs – for as little as £1

At Morrisons, these Pick up Packs are full of the things food banks really need. They are available for you to buy for as little as £1 and donate in store, so through your kindness, no one’s left behind this Christmas. #Morrisons #Christmas #MakingChristmasSpecial

Morrisons offer emergency service personnel, armed forces and care workers 10% discount

Emergency services, armed forces and care workers to receive 10 per cent Morrisons discount Morrisons has announced that care workers, armed forces and emergency service staff will now be eligible for a 10 per cent discount at the supermarket. The decision to include members of the armed forces, care workers and those who work in the…

Stone and Water Shoebox Pantomime Giveaway!

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

Royal Variety Performance 2020 – live stream

The Royal Variety Performance 2020 will be filmed by ITV for television broadcast in December. Register now for your chance to view the unedited theatrical stage show streamed live from Blackpool’s Opera House on 29th Nov 2020.

Morrisons food bank packs

Food bank packs available to buy and pick up in store.  

Mentell Monday – is it time to talk?

From Mentell: There was a time when men would talk to each other and it wouldn’t be ‘weird’ or ‘uncomfortable.’ ⁠ ⁠ It would be normal for men to express emotion ⁠ ⁠ We want to bring this act back to life which is why we host a virtual circle every MONDAY NIGHT ⁠ ⁠…

Morrisons #TeacherDiscount

From Morrisons: We love helping schools in so many ways, from supplying children with free fresh fruit, to making donations for school gardens and sending baking ingredients. To continue to help support teachers, we’re offering a 10% discount in store. Simply show your school photo ID at the checkout. #TeachersDiscount  

Hidden Disabilities – Lockdown Regulations

From Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme: As we continue to follow lockdown rules, here’s a reminder of what we can and cannot do in England under the current Covid regulations.


URGENT MESSAGE We currently have no internet and therefore no access to computers/ records. Please bear with us. Please ONLY call if you need an URGENT appointment today This message will be updated as soon as the situation is resolved.

Home. Hope. Song. – virtual carol concert from Shelter

From Shelter: You’re invited to our unmissable free virtual carol concert: Home. Hope. Song. Join us on 3rd December. Proudly sponsored by the Nationwide Building Society. Get your free ticket here!

Christmas giveaway from Tic-Tak Taxis!

From Tic-Tak Taxis: EXCITING NEWS!!!! Here at Tic-Tak, we understand that 2020 has been a difficult year for pretty much everyone, so we’re hoping to bring a little festive cheer with our Christmas Giveaway…a way of saying thank you for supporting a local business through challenging times. More details will follow soon, so make sure…

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

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

Derbyshire primary school applications – deadline 15th January, 2021

From Derbyshire County Council:   Choosing the right school is an important decision for your child. That’s why it’s important you apply for your child’s primary, infant or junior school place before the 15 January 2021 deadline Apply now  

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

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

Morrisons supports Crossroads support for the victims of domestic abuse!

Staff at Buxton’s Morrisons supermarket are asking customers to take time during their Christmas shopping to leave a little gift for those worse off than themselves. The supermarket workers are backing an appeal by domestic abuse charity Crossroads Derbyshire for new good quality children’s toys to make sure everyone gets a Christmas present this year.…

Morrisons doorstep deliveries!

Breastmates online auction is live now!

Our Auction is now live please take a look we have lots of treats and gifts including those donated from local businesses Rachel Slyfield Temple Spa and Mooreish Baking x

Pure Peak bring sparkles to Buxton this festive season!

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

Helping Hands Christmas gifts for families – still taking donations at the Source Cafe

  Pop in with your as good as new items for babies, children and young people to the Source Cafe, Terrace Road Buxton!

Visit the illuminations at Chatsworth for 33% off until January 3rd!

This winter you’ll be able to see Chatsworth in a whole new light, with a delightful Christmas trail and illuminated features in the garden from dusk. They’ve lowered their prices too – enjoy up to 33% off until 3 January 2021.

Pooles Cavern pop-up cafe – open this weekend!

Our pop up takeaway coffee and snack shop will be open this weekend so if you are planning a stroll to Solomon’s Temple viewpoint please call by and get a lovely winter warming Buxton roastery coffee for your walk.

Potters of Buxton gets into the Christmas spirit!

‘All is calm all is bright’ The trees are up and we’re feeling a little festive #christmas #christmasspirit #tree #buxton #shoplocal

Flu jabs for the 50-60 year-olds

You will no doubt have heard in the media this morning, that those age 50-64 will be able to receive a flu vaccine from 1/12/20. General practices are learning this information at the same time as you via the same sources as you. Practices are doing all they can to prepare and source vaccines, they…

Eat in the Park festival: Help celebrate Buxton’s Pavilion Garden’s 150th Anniversary!

Next year The Pavilion Gardens in Buxton is 150 years old! Myself & Jake Burnham are delighted to launch Eat in the Park which will take place in August 2021. It’s something we both have wanted to do for years…a festival in our home town! Amazing food & drink as well as great entertainment throughout…

The best market for your Christmas goods! The once monthly bonanza market is happening NOW!


Join the Snowman Sketch Challenge!

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

Christmas for the Community Hampers

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

Let the Turkey Tally Begin!

T U R K E Y CHRISTMAS S P E C I A L Gingers of Fairfield will be starting the huge Christmas buttys on Tuesday 24th November along with the Turkey Tally !! Last year the Turkey Tally started off as a bit of fun but got very competitive with our regular customers For…

Have you Got it Covered?

Dean Wallace, Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health, has raised concerns about the number of people choosing not to wear a mask or wearing them incorrectly. He says covering up, along with regular hand-washing and social distancing, is one of the key things people can do to help stop the spread of coronavirus and has stepped…

Morrisons Hardship Heroes

The ‘kindest of strangers’ appeared at the Buxton store after hearing about a campaign to feed children during the half-term holidays. After filling two trollies – spending £130 – he presented the haul to Robert Harrison – a community champion at the supermarket. You can read the full story in the Buxton Advertiser   Also this…

Hargreaves help you to Shop Local

Hello From Hargreaves! You can’t come to us, so we’ll come to you. Order online or by phone with free local delivery, click and collect or by post. Today’s video feature’s Zyliss kitchen tools and gadgets. (purchase of age restricted products with blades can only be made in store when we reopen sorry).

Help out the HENmergency

We need your help desperately. Hens are available throughout the country on 28 Nov, 5 Dec and 12 Dec.   To reserve a hen go to and complete the application form. Thank you     We really are in dire need of homes. If you can’t have any hens please share this post to…

Support a Hunger Free Future with a Virtual Christmas Party

Have a Christmas do with a difference this year, host a virtual get-together.   Signup today and receive our fun filled party pack!   Raise money to help families unable to afford the essentials. #Hungerfreefuture

Christmas Comes Early with Rona’s Cheesecakes

We are getting very excited for Christmas already! We know Christmas might be a bit different for us all this year but you don’t have to miss out on delicious, homemade treats and what better time to support local businesses? We are currently taking orders for Christmas and New Year with the last date for…

Derbyshire Health Visiting Service – how to get in touch and what we are offering

Derbyshire Health Visiting Service  ·  *Getting help and support during COVID-19* Our Derbyshire health visiting team are continuing to deliver services during COVID-19; we are working through review visits and supporting our local families as quickly as possible. However, we are experiencing high volumes of call to our information line. We know that this is…

Next Buxton Field Club Zoom event

Buxton Field Club: The Rivers of Derbyshire – The good, the bad and the recovering with Scott McKenzie (an online talk Saturday 28th November 7.00pm – see zoom link below) Derbyshire contains some wonderful and diverse rivers, ranging from the tumbling upland streams in the Dark Peak; the limestone rivers through the White Peak; through to the wide…

Helping Hand donations event is TOMMOROW! (18/11/20 and 20/11/20)

We will be at The Source Cafe tomorrow, Wednesday, morning from 9:30-10am to collect any donations you may have for A Helping Hand, supporting low income families this Christmas. Below is a list of the GOOD QUALITY items we are looking to collect. Remember these will be going to another child as a Christmas present.…

Support for elderly people with technology from Age UK

Age UK Derby and Derbyshire are running a project in the High Peak to help older people to use digital skills to access many of the things they are missing right now. They are looking for people who need a helping hand to make the most of their mobile phone, tablet or PC and patient,…

Internet safety for all the family- take a look at this quick animation!  

MENTELL – Safe and secure support for men every Monday evening

Every Monday evening, we host a digital circle 7-9pm.⁠ ⁠ Lockdown has stopped our ability to speak face to face; however, we will not let it stop you from talking and us from listening ⁠ We understand that speaking to a screen is not the same. This might trigger confidentiality worries; you might live in…

Fundraising Lockdown2 gig!


Debunking COVID conspiracy theories…

Get the facts: Vaccines 17 NOVEMBER 2020 The figure for a dose of a potential Covid-19 vaccine covers the cost of delivering the treatment GP practices are private companies that receive funding from a range of places. Read more… 16 NOVEMBER 2020 Ticketmaster won’t demand proof of a Covid-19 vaccine for concert entry The company…

Digitalisation grants for Derbyshire tourist economy

Digitalisation grants of up to £10,000 available for Derbyshire visitor economy businesses 12th November 2020 Categories: Latest News Visitor economy businesses based in Derbyshire are being encouraged to apply for digitalisation grants of up to £10,000 to enable them to adapt, recover and rebuild in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is…

Blythe House Hospice Care are here to help

We are on hand to provide free care and services to people across the High Peak and Hope Valley throughout the ongoing pandemic. Our compassionate and expert staff are on hand to provide COVID-secure: 24/7 palliative and end of life care for patients in their own home. Shopping and prescription deliveries; telephone chats; transport to/from…

Be Internet-Safe with the Legends Family Adventure

From The Legends Family Adventure Join the Legends Family in this short, animated series as they go on a journey to Interland and learn some very important lessons about internet safety along the way.  

Debunking Vaccine Misinformation

From Full Fact: “𝙒𝙚’𝙫𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙖 𝙝𝙪𝙜𝙚 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙫𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙨.” Our Editor Tom Phillips spoke to Sky News about vaccine misinformation. And on our podcast tomorrow, we discuss vaccine hesitancy and debunk myths with the Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project. Subscribe for free ►  

Grants for High Peak Businesses

From Visit Peak District: Visitor economy businesses based in Derbyshire are being encouraged to apply for digitalisation grants of up to £10,000 to enable them to adapt, recover and rebuild in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is offering business grants to support the development of valuable digital assets such as…

The Hydro – Temporarily Closed

From The Hydro Unfortunately The Hydro is closed from today onwards. We will confirm the reopening date in another post. Thank you for the support in these hard times. Stay safe and well. Wishing you all good health. Should you need Kids Meals Boxes please get in touch and we will arrange them for you.…

Service Dogs in an Emergency

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

Hands, Face, Space – Reminder from HPBC

From High Peak Borough Council With the country now in lockdown 2.0 and cases of Covid-19 rising rapidly it’s more important than ever to make sure you follow the guidance in place – you may not think it will affect you but it WILL affect someone in your community. Remember Hands, Face, Space and only…

The Sunflower lanyard hidden disability scheme

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme llt11ihS cNeovtpegomndcbfeherfd gugaltm s1ore4:S2d8  ·  The Sunflower Shopping experience Now that visits to the shops are limited and shopping for essentials takes on greater importance during the lockdown, we want to hear from people with a hidden disability about their shopping experiences. People with hidden disabilities may struggle to do things that other people…

Use the APPYSHOP app to but locally! Join the revolution in your own high street and help save businesses

Calling Derbyshire retailers – there’s a new way of reaching customers launching in your town. Sign up for your free 12 month subscription to courtesy of councils in Derbyshire and take your business online. Find out more

Hathersage open-air swimming pool opening times

As it stands the pool will reopen on Thursday 3rd December – pending no further lockdown restrictions being imposed or extended. All tickets for 3rd December to New Years Day will go on sale on 20th November. We will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day but will be open all other days! So…

Taylor Made for caring – Susan Taylor donates masks she has made to local Secondary Schools

We’d just like to say a big shout out of thanks to Taylor Made in Chapel who have donated face masks to Buxton Community and Thomas Moore’s Schools this week to help the students carry on schooling safely. Thanks Suzy, you’re a star! xx You can visit her site and order beautiful masks of every…

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

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

If you go up to Corbar Woods… there may be a Christmas surprise!

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

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

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

What is a vaccine? Let the World Health Organisation explain!

How do vaccines work? Vaccines contain weakened non-dangerous parts of an antigen It’s enough that our body can learn to build the specific antibody This will prompt our immune system to respond & defeat the real antigen in the future More info

Virtual open day at Macclesfield College

Sign up to attend here:  

The UK Government is not to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory

The government is not proposing to make a Covid-19 vaccine mandatory 11 NOVEMBER 2020 WHAT WAS CLAIMED A UK government document is circulating promoting mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. OUR VERDICT Evidence submitted to a parliamentary committee by four academics argues that the government may want to consider making a Covid-19 vaccine mandatory. This is not being…

Latest shop and service information during uncertain opening times…

Explore Buxton have put together a useful one-stop shop of information on shop and services opening times here:

A Helping Hand – donation arrangements for babies to teens Christmas present initiative

Details above for the type of donations we’re looking for….items will be collected and stored then sold to those families in need this Christmas at a fraction of the usual price. All profits made will be donated directly to The Food Bank. Drop off at The Source Cafe from Wednesday 23rd Nov at times shown.…

Lone Star opening hours

Dear loyal customers We are delighted to announce we are resuming our takeaway service next Thursday! We are looking forward to hearing from you all and serving you lots of tasty lockdown meals . We will be taking bookings on our phonelines from Wednesday and look forward to hearing from our customers old and new.…

Chesterfield Shop Mobility opening times

Chesterfield and district Shopmobility We are open for daily, weekly and long term hire Servicing and repairs Monday – 10am – 3pm Tuesday – 10am – 3pm Wednesday Closed Thursday 10am – 3pm Friday 10am – 3pm Saturday 10am – 3pm For further details please call 01246 559331

Movember – help to have conversations about mental health difficulties

Lockdown. It’s tough. We’re isolated, apart from the people we care about. Now’s the time to check in with anyone who might be struggling. Phone them, message them, email…make sure they’re doing OK. It can be difficult to know what to say. That’s why we’ve put together resources to help you know how to reach…

Emotional wellbeing support

We know that this may be a difficult time for you and your family. If you’re concerned about a child or young person’s #mentalhealth, you can get free, confidential advice via phone, email or webchat from the Young Minds Parents Helpline:

Information on the present Furlough scheme from Derbyshire Law Centre

The furlough scheme has been extended until March 2021. If you need free legal advice on furlough and what you are entitled to, give the Derbyshire Law Centre a call on 01246 550674 / 0800 707 6990 Covid: Rishi Sunak to extend furlough scheme to end of March Published5 days ago Related Topics Job Retention…

Radio 5 are looking for families who have used High Peak Food Bank to share anonymously their experiences over lockdown

MENTELL- 7 Principles

Studies show that winter weather has a negative effect on mental health.⁠ Our 7 key principles are: ⁠ Safety⁠ Confidentiality ⁠ Respect⁠ Free of Judgement ⁠ Free of Commitment ⁠ Free of Advice⁠ Free to Share or Listen⁠ ⁠ During this time people stay inside more and unconsciously detach from normal activities. This form of…

Find you family’s military past free this week!

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

High Peak Foodbank ask for your views to help shape their future support

Were you or your family affected by school holiday hunger over half term? High Peak Foodbank, supported by the University of Sheffield and Derbyshire County Council is looking at how to solve this in our area. If you struggled to feed your children over the last or any other school holiday, please get in touch…

Buxton Market- come and see what fantastic fayre is available on your doorstep in a COVID safe place!


Mentell Zoom Meetings

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

Sunday Mindfulness

From Silver Surfers:

Visiting Care Home Residents During The Current Lockdown

From the Department of Health and Social Care: This week we published guidance on visiting loved ones in care homes during the #COVID19 national restrictions. Click to read the full guidance…/update-on-policies-for-visiting..


Competition Time at The Corner Cupboard

From The Corner Cupboard: *** COMPETITION TIME *** With everything being so glum at this current time and everything being cancelled we’ve decided to do something for the children! We’ve teamed up with Chocolate Posies who have made us some fabulous chocolate posies as prizes! So here’s what you’ve got to do – Draw any…

Lockdown – Council Affected Services

From Derbsyshire County Council: The new national lockdown means there will be changes to some of our services. We’re still working to deliver essential services for our residents but we’ve temporarily closed some services for the safety of residents and staff. You can find all the latest information here

Harpur Hill Living Advent Calendar

Only 23 days to go! Windows light up at 6.30 pm, daily. All donations to Blythe House.

Blythe House Hospice care – there for you.

Following Saturday’s announcement about a second national lockdown, we want to promise that we are right here for anyone in our community who is affected by life-limiting illness or bereavement. Also those who are isolated, lonely, elderly or vulnerable. That includes Hospice at Home; advice and support via Zoom and telephone; counselling and bereavement sessions;…

High Peak Toy Bank appeal

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

Furlough extended until March

Rishi Sunak extends Covid job furlough scheme until March 2021 Latest U-turn follows growing pressure for more support to protect jobs and the economy as second wave hits Play Video 1:53  Rishi Sunak announces extension of UK’s coronavirus furlough scheme – video Rishi Sunak has been forced into a U-turn over the government’s flagship job support…

Harpur Hill Living Advent Calendar event

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

Derbyshire Law Centre

At home shouldn’t mean at risk

With a new set of national restrictions coming into effect yesterday we are keen to remind victims of domestic abuse that they do not need to stay home if it is not safe. Government regulations have been brought in from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December and people must stay home, except for specific…

Be a Secret Santa!

SHORT AND SWEET. kids are going with out food and with Christmas round the corner possibly no presents due to Covid times. Please help me to raise funds to put the magic back into a childs life. Let fight the fight with the Grinch and save Christmas. GOAL…. I WILL DO 50,000 (( THATS RIGHT))…

Message from Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health- Dean Wallace

MESSAGE TO DERBYSHIRE RESIDENTS FROM DERBYSHIRE’S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR Hello, I’m Dean Wallace and as Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health it’s my job to protect the health and well-being of everyone in the county. For the past few months, a huge part of mine, and my team’s work, has been to help prevent the spread…

Poppy Appeal

Please support the Poppy appeal Poppies are on sale until Wednesday 11th November at Morrisons Buxton you can pay by cash but you can also add a donation to your shopping bill just ask the cashier when paying Then pick up a poppy on your way out

12 days of Christmas event

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

Working together to feed Buxton families

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

Local business updates:

  Charlotte’s Chocolates: So, folks, we’re heading back into lockdown, so here’s our cunning plan: This week, it’s very much business as usual Monday-Wednesday. We’ll be open 10am-5pm (last orders 4.30pm). Then, from Thursday through to Sunday, we’ll be resurrecting our Lockdown Takeaway Service, where you will be able to buy drinks & snacks and…

Visit Buxton Market for your fresh provisions and much, much more!

Under the new Lockdown2 rules, we are allowed to stay open for ‘essential goods’. Best available advice is that this includes Food & Drink (including hot food to take away), household goods (ie cleaning and washing products), pet supplies, flowers and plants, off-sales and a few others. So while we will have to cancel this…

CHCS Community Dance Sessions – Update

CHCS Community Dance Sessions – Update With the new lockdown measures and government guidelines from Thursday we are unable to run our Saturday Dance , Trespass and Ballet sessions in person In order to attempt to keep our sessions running and support our dancers and our freelance coaches in this time we are looking to…

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme The Sunflower is here for people to choose to indicate that they have a hidden disability and may need support, understanding or a little more time as they go about their daily lives. Our Sunflower lanyards are available for free, to anyone with a hidden disability that needs one, from…

A Way to Remember from Stars Cafe

This Sunday. Remembrance Sunday afternoon tea from Stars Cafe… Sharing platter for two £21. Single box. £10.50. Collection from the cafe, some delivery slots available. £1 in Buxton. Book to avoid disappointment on 01298 213207 between 9 and 2.30. Or message the Facebook page.

Pubs and Microbreweries Allowed to sell Takeaway Alcohol

Pubs and Microbreweries will be allowed to sell takeaway alcohol in a relaxation of planned lockdown rules in England. Pre-ordered alcohol can be collected by customers as long as they do not enter the premises, legislation says. They must order their drink via a website, phone or text message. Deliveries are also allowed.

Mac Burnhams – Home Delivery service.

Mac Burnhams – Home Delivery service. From Furness Vale to Buxton & everywhere in between. Delivery days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays (3pm to 6pm) We also offer an in shop collection service. Just call us on 01298 812795, email, text 07848035592 or message us on Facebook. Home Deliveries ordered before 11am will…

Bonfire Night Advice for you and your Little Critters


Lonestar Lockdown Takeaway Menu released

Say hello to our NEW takeaway menu! DELIVERY/CURB-SIDE COLLECTION starting 5th NOV Pre-orders for this week will OPEN from 12.30pm Thursday! (5th nov)We’re OPEN 4pm-9pm THURS-SAT 4pm-8pm SUN To book, just call 01298 73301 And tell us: DELIVERY OR COLLECTION ADDRESS OR NUMBER-PLATE THE DAY YOUR PREFERRED TIME SLOT YOUR CHOICE OF FOOD CASH OR…

Recycling Christmas with Stone and Water

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

Take Care of your Winter Wellbeing

Village Saver to Stay Open

Having been inundated with messages & calls asking about lockdown regulations The Village Saver Buxton would like to clarify and reassure everyone that ‘throughout the pandemic, and now, we remain open for business. We would like to thank all our customers, once again, for your loyal support. Stay safe’

Michelangelos Stay Open for Take Aways/Deliveries

Michelangelos Buxton Hi there guys ! As we enter the second national lockdown on Thursday and have to close our doors for a while for dine in ! We have decided to stay open for takeaways ! We will keep you updated as we are just finalising a few details for deliveries etc ! We…

Crescent Visitor Experiences Update

The November Lockdown: an update from the Trust It is with a very heavy heart that, in line with the full lockdown announced by the Government over the weekend, we will be closing the doors of the Visitor Centre in the Pump Room and the Visitor Experience in the Crescent at the end of the…

CHCS After School Club News

CHCS After School Clubs Wb 2/11/20 at Burbage Primary School, Harpur Hill Primary School & Nursery, and St Anne’s. Following the national announcement on Saturday CHCS after school sports and clubs due to start this week at the above venues are being put on hold until we receive further clarity on guidance from the government…

Gritting Tonight

Brrr, going to be a cold night tonight, so for the first time this winter our ace drivers will be gritting all secondary routes from 1pm this afternoon, and then all primary routes at 9pm. Wrap up warm folks.

Explore Buxton’s Guide to Late Night Shopping

As England heads back into a national lockdown on Thursday this week, non-essential shops will have to close their doors once again. If you’ve had your eye on something in one of your favourite independent shops in Buxton as a potential Christmas gift or indeed something all for yourself – alas, there’s still time to…

Green Man Gallery Open Tomorrow

STOP PRESS! With our Winter Emporium Launch plans scuppered, we’ll be open for Pre-Lockdown Gift Shopping on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th November from 10.30am to 4.30pm. You’ll find original gifts both large and small for a wide range of affordable prices alongside original unframed paintings, prints and photography ideal for posting alongside…

Stay safe and say Saluti with La Capris

Join us and enjoy a free drink on us!  This Tuesday & Wednesday. We would like to thank all our customers new and old for supporting us throughout the last 8 months since we opened as LaCapris. We will be closing the restaurant from Wednesday at 10pm and re-open 2nd December just in time for…

Get It While It’s Hot!

Cafe on the Peak has a hot cooked meal available for collection tomorrow.

Mentell: Support For Men

From Mentell: On the back of the announcement last night, everyone connected with Mentell is in no doubt that times are going to be tough for many men across the country. We don’t have the answers but we can provide the online space for men to talk, listen and navigate their way through these challenging…

Isla Fine Art – Get Christmas Done Early

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Stars Café – Takeaway and Delivery

From Stars Café: Normal service until Wednesday. Then from Thursday, we are offering our takeaway collection and limited delivery service. See our winter warmers specials too.  

Simply Thai – Takeaway and Delivery

From Simply Thai: As we are heading to the second lockdown from Thursday the 5th of November and will be doing a takeaway for collection. Delivery is available on request within 2 miles radius with minimum order of £30 during lockdown only. Just wondering how many of you will fancy a Thai takeaway for Lunch?…

Buxton Field Club Zoom Meeting – Badgers and Wildlife of the Peak District

Buxton Field Club’s next on-line talk is on Saturday 14th November at 7.00pm with Tesni Ward. Badgers and Wildlife of the Peak District Badgers are heavily misunderstood and maligned animals that very few people ever have the pleasure of seeing in the flesh. Those lucky few who have can attest to the fact that badgers…

Tradesmans Entrance – Resuming Deliveries

From The Tradesmans Entrance Café: We have been asked during the next lockdown to do our beautiful Roast deliveries again… So as of next weekend, we will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for takeaways on our normal breakfast menu and Sunday Roasts collection or delivery.. Happy lockdown folks, we are here to support each…

Lone Star Restaurant – Competition

From Lone Star: COMPETITION TIME! We will be resuming our takeaway/delivery service on Thursday the 5th of November! Keep and eye out for the release of our amazing takeaway menu soon! But for now here is a sneak peek, our “WinterSurvival Box” available from Thursday the 5th of November! 1x Red Rooster Burger 1x Bacon…

Mortgage Holiday Extended For Up To Six Months

From the BBC.    

Serpentine Community Garden Closure

From Serpentine Community Garden: We’ll keep working to keep growing. For now, and for everyone’s health and safety, we’ll do it behind a closed Garden gate. We look forward to opening again in brighter times. Best wishes.

New National Restrictions Across England From 5th November

For information about the new national restrictions which come into force across England next Thursday, check the government’s website.


New National Restrictions from 5 November Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available. Published 31 October 2020 Contents 1. Stay at home 2. Staying safe outside the home (Social Distancing) 3. Meeting with family and…

Re-homing commercial hens since 2009

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

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

Which? reviews face masks

See their review here:

10 % discount at Morrisons for teachers until after Christmas and same NHS discount continues!

“All of us at Morrisons would like to say thank you to the nation’s school teachers. We’re offering a 10% discount on your shopping in store, from this Monday until after Christmas.           And we’re continuing to offer our very hard working NHS workers a 10% discount. Thank you.    …

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

Winter Emporium at the Green Man Gallery

Buxton Saccro Lounge offer support to those most in need

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

Stepping Hill Hospital has to cancel operations due to beds pressure

Greater Manchester hospitals start cancelling operations as patient numbers near April peak Exclusive: As pressure grows, Wigan’s NHS trust has suspended non-emergency operations, while Stockport has also cancelled some procedures until the weekend. Jen Williams reports. A paramedic steps from an ambulance after delivering a patient with Coronavirus to the Nightingale Hospital in April (Image: Joel…

Buxton Medical Centre offers flu vaccines to over 65s

Over 65s Flu Clinics Good news, more Flu vaccinations have arrived for the over 65s category. This means we will be opening a clinic session on the afternoon of Wednesday, 11 November 2020. If you are over 65 and have not had your flu vaccination yet please ring to book your appointment. When you come…

Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team impose a dispersal order on areas of Buxton this Halloween

A dispersal order has been put in place to help officers target concerns surrounding ongoing anti-social behaviour in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens this Halloween weekend. This order gives police officers and PCSOs the power to move on anyone whom they believe could cause anti-social behaviour or crime in the area. Children aged 16 or under can…

Chris Hill Community Sports online events this half-term

Booking is now LIVE for all our sessions for Half Term 2 (nov-xmas) Trespass Dance –…/1P4HyLC…/edit Ballet –…/1S1_PBvSQrjqJRKA…/edit Sat Dance –…/1l6PJpYN6phAfyOjHpEnT0gV…/edit St.A A/School –…/1ZT68kOo1D1SamKavBn…/edit Burbage A/School –…/1j6k8TGdiQRP__XESbalm…/edit Harpur A/School…/1eNjZo7nQsPgVpHqINTD00KX…/edit

Lest We Forget with Buxton Team Parish

The Kings Head Buxton offering value for money this half-term

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

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

The RSPCA say; Stay at home on Halloween and watch your pets on a pet show!

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

High Peak CVS are delighted that we have been nominated for a High Peak Hero Award for going ‘above and beyond to help local people in the High Peak’. See the website for the full story: They say: ‘Thank you to all those that nominated us’!

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

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

A reminder that if your child qualifies for free school meals, Cafe@ The Green Pavillion are offering free meals this half-term!

Please let us know if we can help. Message us before 9.30am so we can get it ready for you #marcusrashford #fsm #freeschoolmeals #kind #kindnessmatters #cafe    

Lone Star bring bags of food for children in need this half-term

Lonestar’s young guns creating a culture of youth community engagement helping those most in need and increasing awareness of needs within our community. Proud to give something back! Over 200 packed lunches

Fangtastic Halloween activities for children and families!

Vandals cause damage to an already struggling Buxton top tourist attraction.

As a charity we have tried this year, we really have…. The closure of Pooles Cavern earlier this year left us with no income other than a small amount of membership fees. We’ve fundraised and begged and borrowed to keep us going, to keep our staff employed and to continue to look after all our…

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

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

The Cheshire Cheese Longnor offering excellent value for money this Friday!


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

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

Halloween Fund day at the museum – Thursday 29th October

Mentell- find a circle near you!

Find out more about mental health support for men here:  

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

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

Cafe at the Green Pavilion join the army of incredible local businesses offering to feed our children 01298 77480 Opening times: Monday: 09:00 – 16:00 Tuesday: 09:00 – 16:00 Wednesday: 09:00 – 16:00 Thursday: 09:00 – 16:00 Friday: 09:00 – 16:00 Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00 Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00

Free School Meals finder

Find a local cafe or restaurant providing free meals to school children this half-term and beyond and sign the End Child Food Poverty petition inspired by Marcus Rashford here: No child deserves to be hungry, no child should be without food. Inspired by Marcus Rashford’s efforts to get school meals extended through the holidays…

Add an extra item in your basket for High Peak Food Bank when shopping at Morrisons

Keep a look out in your local store and please donate where you can. Our colleagues are making up food bank donation packs, easy to pick up whilst doing your shopping and donate on your way out. We distribute these to help those most in need in our communities. #donate #foodbanks #fooddonation

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

Sam and Dibs Hulme have taken the recent announcement that the UK government will not fund free school meals during the half-term to heart and have decided to take action to support local organisations who provide food to those most in need… you can donate to this incredibly worthy cause here:  

Where to turn to for support if you are struggling to feed yourself or your family

Buxton Street by Street are working with High Peak Foodbank, Connex Community Support, local schools and Lia Roos at RoFA- we are continuing to help get food to families in need. If your family is in need, it’s easy to get a referral to the Foodbank or you can contact them yourself on 07977 618232…

The future of Tee-Shirts!

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

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

Visiting Buxton and the surrounding areas?

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

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

Self isolating? PLEASE follow these steps and protect us all!

Alan Thompson receives a visit from the Home From Hospital service he is raising funds to support! Yesterday I received a visit from the Home from Hospital service provided by Connex Community Support. So, here I am taking advantage of the service that is a feature of my fund-raising. I am delighted to report it works perfectly and if you listen to the video it appears that the most important thing…

Green Man Gallery bring you a Winter Emporium!

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

Blythe House Hospicecare ·  Would you like to work in a busy local shop and help support your local hospice on a voluntary basis? We would love new volunteers to join the team at our Whaley Bridge department store. Vacancies are currently available for shifts on Tuesday and Friday afternoons – roles include serving customers,…

Buxton Tap House is open again

WE ARE OPEN AGAIN!!!! The team at the Tap House are excited to welcome everyone back for drinks this evening. We want to say a big thank you for all the kind messages of support we have received, during our short closure. We’re Back pulling the best beers in Buxton!! —————————————————————— Opening Times: Tues: 5pm…

Wash your hands this Halloween

Dementia Support

Healthwatch Derbyshire We know that this is a worrying time for people living with dementia, their families and carers. However, health and social care services remain open and it’s important that people access support and advice if they are worried about their memory or diagnosed dementia. Joined Up Care Derbyshire has produced a questions and…

Alan’s Challenge

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

CONNEX Community Support given a lifeline!

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

Morrisons doorstop delivery available for those in need

If you’re unable to get to the shops, elderly, vulnerable, isolating or shielding our Doorstep Delivery service is here for you. Give us a call on 0345 611 6111 and select option 5 to place your grocery order, and we’ll deliver it the very next day. You can find out more here:

Christmas delivered to those most in need

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

greater Manchester enters into Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions from Friday

Greater Manchester will move to England’s highest tier of coronavirus restrictions from Friday at 00:01 BST, the prime minister has announced. Speaking at No 10, Boris Johnson said “not to act now” would put the lives of Manchester’s residents “at risk”. He said a “generous” offer of financial support had been made to the region…

Easter re-visited at the Kings head!

Plans for the Broadwalk snake

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

Libraries news

Library users can now request books from branches across the county again. The request service was paused in March at the start of the pandemic. Extra safety measures are in place at all county libraries to ensure the safety of customers and staff

Mentell – join a men’s circle near you

Need to OFFLOAD your stress & worries? Feeling isolated? Ready to do something about it? Joining a mens circle at Mentell is easy! (Men have been doing this for thousands of years – Its just its online now!) Step1. Click the link below… enter your name & email address… Step2. On a Monday morning we’ll…

Apply for your child’s secondary school place

Is your child in Year 6? There are just two weeks left to apply for their secondary school place for September 2021. The deadline is midnight on Saturday 31 October. Find out more and apply here #beststartinlife  

Alternative Halloween for Buxton children

WHO: Low Risk Isn’t no Risk

From the WHO: Low risk isn’t no risk. Follow your national health advisory to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Buxton Brewery Tap House – Temporary Closure

From Buxton Brewery Tap House and Cellar Having followed all government guidelines throughout this period, we have taken the extra precautionary step to temporarily close. This is due to a part-time member of staff testing positive for COVID-19 this morning. We are closed while we review the situation, and hope to be open again very…

Halloween – Pumpkin Trails in Buxton

Fairfield and Harpur Hill are in!

Jingle Bell Jog Reimagined! for Blythe House

To get you in the Jingling spirit we wanted to share some photos from last years event! Although this year will be a bit different, we can still get festive and raise money for local patient care: Jingle Bell Jog Reimagined 2020! Run, walk, dance or jog your own 5km route & raise funds…

Coronavirus updates provided by Derbyshire County Council

Calling all residents of Glossopdale, Erewash, Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire. For the latest news, guidance and support following the Government’s new coronavirus high alert level restrictions for your area, sign-up to receive our coronavirus update for your community via email . For more info:

Care Home Friends and Neighbours inter-generational integration project

Primary Menu HOME ABOUT US THE STEPS RESOURCES WHAT’S GOING ON? INTERGENERATIONAL LINKING PROJECT REMOTE INTERGENERATIONAL LINKING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONTACT US Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project is an exciting national initiative from My Home Life England and The Linking Network . We’re promoting young people’s engagement with care homes,…

Derbyshire COVID-19 Postcode checker

If you live in Derbyshire you can use our postcode checker to find out your coronavirus alert level. Simply type in your postcode to find out whether medium or high restrictions apply in your area and what that means for you:

Alan’s Challenge – Riding Out of Lockdown; keep supporting this incredible initiative!

A short video from ride 10 yesterday – The High Peak Circuit, a bit of a beast. Pictures available on the page and of course a longer video to follow soon. This gives you an idea of the wonderful scenery though….Keep your support coming in, its all helping young Alan and old man Chris…

It’s a bumper Buxton Market today! Two more months until Christmas!


Coronavirus Support for Dementia Friends

How can I stop someone with dementia from leaving our house? Are people with dementia at higher risk of catching coronavirus? The person I care for is in denial about coronavirus. What can I do? Head over to Alzheimer’s Society’s support pages to get answers to some of these coronavirus & dementia FAQs:…/frequently-asked-questions

Blythe House Hospice Looking for Volunteers

In partnership with Helen’s Trust, Blythe House hospice programme that supports people who are affected by life-limiting illnesses in their own homes, is looking for volunteers across the Derbyshire Dales. The award-winning community volunteer programme was set up in 2018 and is now extending its services to cover Dales towns including Bakewell, Matlock and surrounding…

Christmas for the Community Update

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

Derbyshire County Council Support for Self Isolation

If you’re self-isolating we know it can leave you feeling anxious or lonely. You can find financial, emotional and practical support to help you through your period of isolation on our website:

Buxton Field Club Zoom in on Mushrooms

For all those who were planning to attend Buxton Field Club’s talk by Patrick Harding – bad news and good news!! Patrick has sadly had to cancel but we have secured the wonderful Neil Barden to talk instead – date and time moved to Sunday 25th October at 5.00pm – thus giving additional light to the start of our…

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

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

Alan’s Challenge Update – Halfway Up the Hills!

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

App Alert for Parents from Buxton Police

— Parents of the High Peak — Are you aware of which Apps your children are using on their devices/smartphones etc? We have had reports of children in a High Peak High School being added to a WhatsApp group called ‘YEET’ Please can all parents speak to their children to see if they are in…

High Peak residents can now apply for Self-Isolation Support Payments

A big ‘Thank You’ to Explore Buxton for the following guidance about Self-Isolation Support Payments…. Eligible individuals in the High Peak who are entitled to a Test and Trace support payment or discretionary support payment of £500 can now apply online. This is to support people on low incomes who are unable to work from home if they are to self isolate by…

WHO guidance – Wearing Face Masks Safely

How to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19: Don'ts How to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19: Don'ts Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Mittwoch, 23. September 2020

Street by Street Lottery Winners!

The Buxton Street by Street team have been promising exciting news for a while now, and here it is! Over the last few months we have been working with Connex Community Support to put in a bid to the Lottery for funding for a partnership to support what we have all been doing as neighbours…

Local Covid Alert Level Checker

Please remember there is no ‘Low’ area of transmission, Buxton is currently medium but SK17 alone in a post code check covers a large area, including areas which are in different alert levels. Please enter a full local postcode, and check the government post code checker to check our local alert level and restrictions.…

The Buxton Advertiser outlines restriction changes across the High Peak

Parts of High Peak placed into Government’s Tier 2 ‘high alert’ lockdown Parts of the High Peak have been placed into the ‘high alert’ level of the Government’s three tier coronavirus lockdown restrictions. By Darren Burke Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 10:16 am Due to a worrying spike in Covid cases, Glossopdale will be put under Tier…

Stop smoking and breathe this Stoptober!

Have you #quit this #Stoptober? What are your top tips for going #smokefree? Get ideas to help you stop smoking for good online at #LiveLifeBetterDerbyshire here:

Belated Father’s Day at the Kings Head Buxton!

Zoom for the visually impaired

Using Zoom virtual meetings if you are visually impaired Zoom is an app that allows people to have virtual meetings and stay connected, as long as they have access to an internet connection. With Zoom, you can hold conference calls for up to 100 people using both audio and video. Our Digital Enablement Officer, Richard,…

Free guitar, bass and ukulele lessons from Fender!

3 Months Of Free Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Lessons

When quarantine began, we invited the world to make some noise with free access to Fender Play. Six months in, the world is louder than ever – and music still has the power to connect us all. There's never been a better time to grab a guitar, so our invitation is back for a limited time only. Sign up now for 3 months of free online guitar, bass & ukulele lessons. PLAY LOUD. PLAY FREE. PLAY ON.

Gepostet von Fender am Donnerstag, 8. Oktober 2020

High Peak Food Bank and Zinc receive the Queens Award

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

Beware Penalty Charge Notice scam

Buxton residents urged to adhere to safety measures as COVID-19 figures force local lockdowns

High Peak residents urged to heed extra restrictions

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

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


BBC News are covering the UK Government announcement today at 15:30 about the incumbent plans for the North West on the back of rapid rises in COVID infections now leading to more hospital admissions since March. Please arm yourself with factual information to keep you and those around you safe and protect our NHS

Domestic Appliances Services in Buxton

From Rachel Browett: DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS: We are now fully open for service for all domestic appliance repairs. In line with government advice and as a key worker. We will be following the advice around social distancing so please respect that we will be asking you a number of questions prior to coming out and…

Peak District Moments on Mental Health Day

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

We’ve teamed up with Connex Buxton!

So, as you know we have been promising exciting news for a while now, and here it is! We’re a little bit nervous about it and hope you share in the excitement. Over the last few months we have been working with Connex Community Support to see if what support they could offer us –…

Buxton Team Parish – Phone-Up Church Service

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

Happening Tonight – Why I Believe Devotional

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

Mobile COVID-19 testing unit in Glossop

A mobile unit has been set up in Glossop to help local people to get a coronavirus test. Situated on Fauvel Road, it opened last Friday (2 October) and is scheduled to be in place until Friday 16 October. It is open for pre-booked appointments only, which need to be booked in advance through the…

Buxton Field Club presents a foraging tutorial on Saturday 17th October – online event!

Buxton Field Club’s next online Zoom talk on Saturday 17th October 7.00pm start is on: Fungi – why are they so important, where should we look for them, how do we go about identifying the commoner species, which are the best edible species, the hallucinogenic ones and the role of fungi in folklore, literature and…

Baby Loss Awareness week

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

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

Blythe House celebrating Hospice care week

For Hospice Care Week, it was hard to choose just one figure to showcase the incredible work of our community volunteer team during the COVID-19 lockdown! So here is the lockdown lowdown – we are incredibly grateful to our amazing volunteers for making this happen between March and September: Our community volunteer team grew from…

Introduction to CONNEX Community Support and Alan Thompson’s Riding Out of Lockdown initiative

Free mental health e-learning

FREE mental health e-learning. World Mental Health Day – get free learning resources. Gepostet von Health Education England NHS am Freitag, 9. Oktober 2020

Today is World Mental Health Day- don’t suffer in silence

Peak District Artisans – online event

Online event Peak District Artisans are going online for their annual flagship event which is usually held live at the Devonshire Dome, Buxton. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In recreating a virtual Great Dome Art & Design Fair we aim to give visitors a complete experience with artists’ individual shops, demonstrations and introductory talks. Join us from 6pm…

Belated Mothers Day at the Kings!

Buxton Market is open for business! (Don’t forget your umbrella today! 🙂

Elves on Shelves will need to Quarantine!

Mobile Testing Unit in Glossop

A mobile unit has been set up in Glossop to help local people to get a coronavirus test. Situated on Fauvel Road, it opened last Friday (2 October) and is scheduled to be in place until Friday 16 October. It is open for pre-booked appointments only, which need to be booked in advance through the…

New ‘Go Viral’ Game aims to Combat Online Misinformation

 Misinformation about COVID-19 is being shared far and wide  Play Go Viral! and learn how to spot the tactics used to spread misinformation. Based on the latest findings from Cambridge University, Go Viral! puts you in the shoes of a media manipulator so you uncover their tricks and build your resilience to misinformation in the…

Men! Get Help with your Mentell Wellbeing

If you are looking for a space to talk and be heard, or just to listen to other men share what is going on for them during this challenging time, you can sign up for Mentell’s free online support service. You are never obligated to attend. Circles run every Monday from 7pm. To learn more…

Morrisons Extend Quiet Times

From this Sunday, 11th October, we’ll be having a Quieter Hour on Sunday mornings for the first hour of the store being open, as well as on Saturday mornings 9-10am. We will dim our lights, turn the music off and reduce our in store noises to promote a quieter and calmer environment for our customers…

COVID-19 and Young People

There is much speculation of how bad it is for young people and students if they catch Coronavirus with some reporting it’s like a very bad bout of flu and others sharing their much more serious battles with the virus   A Dublin teenager has told of his harrowing battle with Covid-19 and is urging young…

Virtual Christmas Market for local buyers and sellers

A local Virtual Christmas market has arrived in time for you to start buying and selling! Organiser Fran Hobdey  is keen to set this space up online for local buyers and sellers, a market place where anybody is allowed to join but if you have things you want to sell please check in with Fran…

Keep the Wheels on the Move Alan!

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

Alan’s Challenge – Ride 6!

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

Help Get the Lights Switched On for Christmas

Weʼre raising £1,500 to provide more Christmas lights throughout Buxton Town Centre to help make Buxton brighter this Christmas. We need your help to raise funds for Christmas lights throughout Buxton town centre to help make Buxton brighter this Christmas! In this current pandemic many bonfire and Christmas lights switch on events are having to be cancelled, let’s…

Accessing a supermarket priority slot for a non-shielded vulnerable person

If you are vulnerable because you are self-isolating either temporarily or long-term as a result of Covid 19, the Community Response Unit can help you get a supermarket priority slot at Tesco and Iceland supermarkets to access food and essential items if you meet certain criteria. This includes: vulnerable people who have no other support…

Alan’s Challenge – Hassop Ride

Pensioner Alan going downhill extremely fast!

What Are The COVID Rules Where You Live?

Check this BBC page to check local and national restrictions in your area. All you need is your postcode.  

I Loved This Elephant!

From Funny Wonders: Do you remember our MASSIVE, wish-covered elephant?? This year marks twenty years since our first big project – MASSIVE. It aimed to make people smile, to brighten up a drab and dull day in Buxton and give our local community the opportunity to create an image of something that made them happy.…


Please help Buxton Infant and Junior Schools PTA.

Is It Time To Quit?

From Derbyshire County Council: Is it time to quit? There’s never been a better time to stop smoking so why not take the first step and get in touch with Live Life Better Derbyshire? We offer FREE, online and phone support, free NRT and more. Visit

High Peak Rocks!

Join the Facebook group here!  

COVID19 and Grandparents

From the World Health Organisation: How can grandparents spend time with their grandchildren during COVID-19?

WHO Helping Grandparents enjoy their Grand children COVID safely

How can grandparents spend time with their grandchildren during COVID-19? How can grandparents spend time with their grandchildren during COVID-19? Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2020

Charles Lawley runs for High peak Foodbank and Syria Relief

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

Our man with the bag: MENTELL

Mentell   Our man with the bag… represents everything that men carry around with them that in reality we dont see… AND for most of us… the idea of carrying a heavyweight around our shoulders all day, every day doesn’t sound too appealing. Yet most of us do it…in this modern world we rush around…

Apply for your child’s secondary school place before 31st October

Derbyshire County Council Don’t forget to apply for your child’s secondary school place. The deadline is Saturday 31 October 2020

Will Hawthorne performs for Alan’s Challenge

Buxton Holiday Sports Camps

Aim High Coaching  is feeling excited at Fairfield Endowed Junior School  Buxton  ·  Buxton October holiday sports camp We are delighted to announce we will be running our Buxton holiday camp. Monday 26th October till Thursday 29th October Fairfield Junior School Group 1 9:15am till 3:15pm Group 2 9:30am till 3:30pm £15 per day or £50 for…

Discount on The Crescent bookings for Derbyshire residents!

Historic Buxton Crescent has opened its doors as a luxury hotel following £70 million pound redevelopment involving Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council. The restoration of the Grade I listed building to its former glory as a Georgian spa is giving the local economy a much-needed boost, anticipating a creation of 140 permanent…

Keep all of us safe! HANDS, FACE, SPACE!

Alan does Gradbach!

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

Blythe House Hospice…. the ‘C’ word!

Yes, this is a post about Christmas already – and yes we’re very excited! Join us for the Jingle Bell Jog Reimagined 2020… Keep your eyes peeled for more details coming very soon!

NHS COVID-19 and NHS Test and Trace app- know the difference

The NHS App and the NHS COVID-19 App are two different apps – here is a quick guide on the difference between them both. For the NHS App visit: For the NHS-19 Covid app visit:

Buxton Market- Here to serve you the best in Buxton despite storm Alex!

Storm Alex is being kind to us so far. There are a few of our Craft, Quirky and Vintage stalls plus a new Coffee & Cake horse box, the Vegan Street Food with todays warming Cauliflower and Chive soup, a gorgeous selection of Cheeses, Mycock’s best fresh meat and pies, Shane’s plants and cut flowers,…

Breastmates Online Breastfeeding Brunches

COME AND JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST, COFFEE, CAKE… THIS SUNDAY 10:30-12noon! Did you had a baby during lockdown? Did your baby arrive during the pandemic? Were you loving Maternity only for COVID to bring it to an almighty halt? Are you Pregnant and wanting to breastfeed? If any of these apply to you please join…

Alan’s Challenge – Todays Ride

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

Useful advice on COVID-19 and self-employment / small limited companies

Coronavirus Self-Employed & Small Limited Company Help Your rights if you’re self employed, incl details of NEW support grants Amalia Illgner, Money Reporter & Writer and Kit Sproson, Money Writer | Edited by Johanna Noble, Associate Editor 29 September 2020 Facebook Twitter Print Mailme Last week the Government announced an extension to the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme,…

Connecting industry and businesses

If you’re a business owner in the High Peak we would like to invite you to our next meeting on Friday. It’s an opportunity for you to showcase your business to our members and visitors, build new connections, WIN new business and end 2020 on a high! Register your interest here…/tJwldOmsrTIvHtWzlyO16XhU6yr… We look forward…

Another bumper day on Buxton Market! Every Tuesday and Saturday…

Delicious Coffee and takeaway food on Buxton Market tomorrow. Plus fresh fish, fresh fruit and veg, olives, Greek and Italian pastries, scotch eggs, plants, women’s fashions, jewellery and accessories, cosmetics, bath products, household goods, vintage and collectibles … The perfect socially distanced shopping venue!

Mobile libraries

Derbyshire County Council Our mobile libraries are back on the road, with new routes and an appointment system in place to keep everyone safe. Borrowers will need to book a slot by phone and will be able to pick up a maximum of 10 books. They will be asked what type of books they like…

Get involved in ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’ to help shape Joined Up Care Derbyshire’s mental health support

The ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’ project, run by @Joined Up Care Derbyshire has been set up to start a conversation with the public and those who run services in Derbyshire. Joined Up Care Derbyshire want to hear from local people to give you the opportunity to shape the future of local healthcare. Their next conversation will be…

Alan’s Challenge: More messages of support!

  Find out more about this amazing fundraiser in aid of our local town and donate whatever you can today!

Mental Health Support for men- Mentell Online Circles

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

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

Alan’s Challenge – Riding Out of Lockdown

From Alan’s Challenge: Some more wonderful photographs of the successful launch of Alans-Challenge yesterday kindly provided by Andrea Lewis …. get involved and help support this wonderful cause. Like our page, share our posts, send us your own video’s and if you can please donate at

Donations Please! Help Buxton Infant and Junior PTA

HealthWatch Derbyshire – Telephone Helpline

From Healthwatch Derbyshire: In response to changes brought about by #Covid-19, there is a phone support line for people looking to access health or care services. If you don’t have access to the internet or can’t find the info you’re looking for online at please get in touch: 01773 880786  

Self Care Is Important

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

Sponsored Prayer Walk

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

Christmas For The Community

From Christmas For The Community: As many people may know, we run a Christmas meal on Christmas day for anyone who may not be able to afford Christmas or on their own. We get many people coming to this Christmas meal including families. This year it will be different with covid19 and more people in…

Plea from Dementia Friends

With shops and cafes having to operate differently right now, it can mean longer queues and sometimes confusing rules to follow. For someone with dementia, these can be additional barriers to getting out and being part of a community. One simple action we can all take to help can be summed up in just two…

Government Guidance Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Updated 22 September 2020

Search Coronavirus (COVID-19)Guidance and support Home Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and wellbeing during coronavirus Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Cabinet Office Guidance Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Updated 22 September 2020 Contents 1.Changes from 22 September 2.Social contact 3.Visiting public places and taking part in activities 4.Clinically vulnerable…

Care Navigator opportunity with Blythe House Hospice

Could you help our patients and their families to understand the wide range of services available here at Blythe House, provide guidance and support, and ensure that their journey to better well-being is as easy as possible? If so, we might just have the role for you! We are on the lookout for two Care…

Advice for school children and parents about attending school and COVID

Closure advice: Monsal Trail

Temporary closure reminder… Two sections of the #MonsalTrail will be closed for conservation and maintenance work (weekdays only) for two weeks, from this Monday (28 September). Other parts of the trail will still be available for use. Full details

Healthwatch Derbyshire telephone support line

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

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

Christmas for the Community

Hi , as many people may know we run a Christmas meal on Christmas day for anyone who may not be able to afford Christmas or on their own. We get many people coming to this Christmas meal including families. This year it will be different with covid19 and more people in need than ever.…

Buxton Team Parish ‘Mini Church’ Sessions

Complete this online form if you are interested or want to know more details…For you, whether you believe in God or not! We have started ‘Mini-Church’ this September and you can be part of this if you would like to meet new people, talk about God and share your own thoughts and ideas. All…

Dementia Friends Zoom Session

Morrisons Community Champion Rob will be hosting a free 30 – 45 minute Dementia Friends Zoom Session on 28/09/2020 to help understand more about how you can help someone with Dementia.      

Morrisons Shop Safely Update

To ensure you can shop safely at Morrisons, we’ve introduced thousands more colleagues to help out: – Store entrance greeters – ensuring your store doesn’t become too busy and that social distancing guidelines are followed. – Checkout queue management – with clear signage for basket shops and trolley shops. – Face coverings – our colleagues…

DCC Social Gathering Information

Bag 2 School Request

Lots of you responded to the request of book donations to support Buxton Junior School PTFA and over the summer so many of you purchased a balloon for a virtual race. Your generosity and support is much appreciated. This time I’m asking for a bag of good quality items for re-use. Men’s, ladies, children’s clothing,…

Vacancy – Care Navigator (Blythe House)

Could you help our patients and their families to understand the wide range of services available here at Blythe House, provide guidance and support, and ensure that their journey to better well-being is as easy as possible? If so, we might just have the role for you! We are on the lookout for two Care…

Derbyshire Constabulary Domestic Abuse Support

  We’ve just opened our Domestic Abuse Live Chat, and will be online from now until 10pm. To take part, head over to and use the event code #YouAreNotAlone. You can ask questions anonymously or privately and they will be answered by Detectives from our Domestic Abuse Unit, and our partners from the Elm…

Autism Support on Mask Wearing have released information on wearing face masks and autism, and a medical exemption card which you can find here –

Help Turn the Bar Blue!

Want to Turn You Bar Blue? Help Spread the Word… Mentell supplies Beer mats to bars & pubs to increase awareness… Mentell a place for men 18+ to talk &/or listen to either lighten their load or top their cup up. Next Beer Mat Changeover Date’s 5th -11th October… if you can HELP and would…

Mentell Help Lighten Unemployment Load

  34% of unemployed people experienced mental distress, compared to 16% of those in employment. source: If your unemployed you’re than X2 as likely to experience some form of mental distress than if you’re in employment… I dont know about you… BUT here at Mentell we think thats really SHOCKING when we know talking…

NHS COVID-19 App Now Available

The new #NHSCOVID19app, now available in England and Wales, is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from coronavirus. Designated business and organisations are now legally required to log details of customers, visitors and staff for NHS Test and Trace and are required to display official NHS QR code posters for people to…

How to Home Work Healthily

Government guidance is to work from home if you can to reduce social mixing and slow the spread of #Coronavirus Healthwatch Derbyshire have put together some tips on how to look after yourself whilst working from home. Additional resources … Supporting your mental health while working from home via  Mental Health First Aid England 5…

The Science Un-Masked

With mask wearing increasing indoors this week one of our Street by Street Volunteers Kim has turned to reputable sources for more reassurance on mask around wearing masks.  Thanks Kim :o) Oxford University: “The evidence is clear that people should wear masks to reduce virus transmission and protect themselves, with most countries recommending the public…

One Action is all it Takes – Dementia Friends

  With shops and cafes having to operate differently right now, it can mean longer queues and sometimes confusing rules to follow. For someone with dementia, these can be additional barriers to getting out and being part of a community. One simple action we can all take to help can be summed up in just…

Stay safe! Watch this short film showing you how!

Are you wearing your face covering properly? A face covering worn incorrectly doesn’t help reduce the spread of infection. Protect those around you and make sure you’ve #GotItCovered. Please be mindful of those who are exempt. Gepostet von Derbyshire County Council am Dienstag, 22. September 2020

Genuine Test and Trace processes- beware of scammers

High Peak sees Coronavirus spike

High Peak residents urged to stay alert following coronavirus spike Published: 21 September 2020“If you’ve got symptoms, act like you’ve got it and stay at home.” That’s the message from Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health for people in the High Peak following another sharp increase in coronavirus cases. The number of cases is rising throughout…

Mentell Circle Sign Up

Mentell provides free circles for men aged 18+ to talk (or just listen) in a safe and confidential space. If you would like to sign up, click here.

Riding Out of Lockdown

The wheely wonderful Alan Thompson is ‘Riding out of Lockdown’ in support of Buxton Street by Street and Connex Community Support. 🤩🚴🤩 We’re asking you all to share how you would ride out of lockdown too (keep it clean please! 🤣). Just film yourself and share your video link with us here or email it to…

Coronavirus NHS QR Codes

Create a Coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue at the government’s website here.  

Watercolour Workshop at the Green Man Gallery

From The Green Man Gallery ‘Some lovely results from ‘Getting Bold with Watercolours’ Workshop at The Green Man Gallery, Buxton yesterday. A second workshop is available on 26th September, 10 am to 1pm. To book contact me, Jenny McKenzie, on 07380 668745 #lovebuxton #supportlocalartists #getcreative #covidsafe #artworkshop Thank you for taking part. I really enjoyed the…

Haywill Animal Rescue and Therapy Centre- plea for volunteers

I volunteer for Haywill Animal Rescue and Therapy Centre In Glossop, my priority is the feeding, cleaning and caring for the animals but there are other jobs on the yard that need attention, not enough hours in the day, I wondered if anyone runs any Groups ie, Scouts, Guides, Army Cadets or any other Groups…

Toolkit for businesses on Test, Track and Trace

Do you run a business where you need to log customer details for NHS Test and Trace? You can access a toolkit with useful guidance and posters to help you communicate with your customers about new rules and measures. More info here:

Virtual fostering event

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Different symptoms of common illnesses- what’s the difference and is it coronavirus?

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Medicine blister pack recycling service now available in Superdrug!

Blister packs from medicines can now be recycled via some Superdrug stores. So far nearest looks like Stockport. If you’re in our local Buxton branch please ask when they might join the scheme. If enough folks ask they might take action.

Hope Valley College – open evening goes online!

Donate plasma to help treat those with COVID-19- Here’s how….

If you’ve had #coronavirus, your blood plasma could be used to help save lives. Donation is safe and easy, and your body quickly replaces any donated plasma and antibodies. Sign up today:…/plasm…/who-can-donate-plasma/  

‘Rule of Six and how it will work for you….

These are all of the activities and groups exempt from the government’s ‘rule of six’ On Monday September 14, it became illegal to meet with more than six people who are not a part of your household in England. The rules were introduced after a resurgence in coronavirus cases, driven largely by younger populations. The…

Support Buxton Opera House!

BOOK ONLINE OR CALL01298 72190 Support us We feel very lucky to have such a wonderful theatre, but running costs are high and we face the constant challenge of operating a Grade II listed building with all its beautiful, but difficult, quirks. In 2017/18 it cost well over £1million just to keep our doors open.…

Buxton Markets is in full swing!

High Peak Food bank are there too! Go and visit and help support this wonderful and incredibly valuable cause who are supporting so many people every day!

Sunday Lunch now being served at Dubbin Good Food

Due to popular demand, Sunday lunch is now also available and diners can sit in or takeaway, open on Sundays from 12 noon to 6pm. “So many people asked us about Sunday lunch, we all love a roast dinner don’t we?! All our ingredients are sourced locally where at all possible, local produce always tastes…

How To Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19

Morrisons Doorstep Deliveries set to Continue

Our Doorstep Delivery service is still available for people who are elderly or unable to get to the shops, vulnerable, isolating or shielding. To place your order call our friendly team on 0345 611 6111 and select option 5. You can find out more here: #FeedingTheNation #ItsMoreThanOurJob

Healthwatch Derbyshire Testing Advice

Tests are having to be prioritised after the Health Secretary admits ‘challenges’ with COVID-19 testing after ‘sharp rise’ in demand: Visit the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website for the latest on testing for Covid19 (includes info on NHS Test and Trace) To find out if you meet the criteria for getting a test:…

Job Available at Bar Brasserie

Wanted.. Full time member of staff to join our fantastic team.. To work days and evening shifts must be flexible on weekends (not expected to work all weekend) Must be able to work alone and part of a team, Hours to be discussed.. Good rates of pay. Christmas/ New year off every year.. Must be…

Arts Derbyshire – A Necklace of Stars!

Green Man Gallery announce!…..

Find out more here!

Local School Bubble Enters Isolation

It has been confirmed tonight (14/09/2020) that year 11 at Buxton Community School has been instructed to remain at home due to a case of Covid 19 within that year group bubble, following advice from Public Health England. Please take extra care with your own covid safety measures. Have your anti bac / hand sanitiser…

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

Free Introduction to mindfulness online workshop on Thursday 24 September at 6pm (approx 90 mins). The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health is a local charity that has been delivering Mental Health support to local people for over 30 years. Over that time our service delivery has helped in the development of our mental health resources…

Help Us Ride Out of Lockdown

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

NHS Morrisons Discount Scheme

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

Little Music Monsters Re-Opening!

From Little Music Monsters on Facebook:   🌟Booking open for 0-6m / non-mobile babies 🗒 NOVEMBER 2020 ➡️ Diaries out! 😆 🙋‍♀️ 7 weeks £38.50 👶🏼 At Trinity Church, Buxton. ⛪ 📝 Please complete and send via private message to Little Music Monsters: Your full name: Baby’s full name: Baby’s age in months: Mobile number:…

Beware Scams Calls and Texts!

From Dave Mitch on facebook: If you get a text message like this it is a scam don’t click on it!

Information needed – hit and run in Buxton

From Graham Starkey on facebook:   “Hi all Looking for help to locate a car and owner who was involved in a collision with a cyclist in Buxton yesterday around 11.50am near the palace hotel roundabout, the cyclist received a cut face and more seriously a broken hip and is currently in Hospital, this driver…

Take A Tour of The Green Man Gallery

Take a virtual tour around the exhibitions at The Green Man Gallery, Buxton – an independent gallery and arts centre, managed and run by artists.      

Lots of lovely stalls on Buxton market today!


Buxton Museum offers a lifeline to local artists!

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

Buxton Junior School PTFA Book sale ON NOW!

Please come and say hello on Buxton Market today. I am doing a second hand book stall for Buxton Junior school. Lots of really lovely, great condition books for all ages. 9am till 4pm!

CONNEX Community Support (Buxton Market Place)- fundraising sale ON NOW!

Connex Community Support  is feeling positive. We’re having a sale again tomorrow (Saturday 12th) and again on Tuesday 15th September. Lots of great bargains to be had- books, DVDs, bric a brac, clothes. we hope to see you there!

Wirksworth Festival is online- TODAY!

Wirksworth Festival Online 2020 Programme (Saturday) Wirksworth Festival Online 2020 Programme (Saturday) **FIND ALL THE EVENTS SCHEDULED THROUGHOUT THE DAY IN THE ‘VIDEOS’ SECTION OF OUR FACEBOOK PAGE** Although venues in Wirksworth won’t be full of people this year, you can still enjoy so much of what the town and its community has to offer…

Be aware of new restrictions coming into force on Monday 14th September

New restrictions will be in place from Monday (14 September) to help prevent the spread of coronavirus which is increasing. Read the latest guidance from Government here

Blythe House urges men to visit the GP if they have symptoms of prostate cancer

Blythe House Hospicecare ·  Local men are being urged to visit their GP if they are concerned about symptoms that could be prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer UK says: ‘Right now there are potentially thousands of men with clinically significant prostate cancer who could be cured, but have not been diagnosed because of Covid-19. ‘The pandemic…

Second hand book sale this Saturday at Buxton Market


At-a-glance: What are the new rules? Social gatherings of more than six people in England will not be allowed in law from Monday 14 September The new rule applies to people in private homes, indoors and outdoors, and places such as pubs, restaurants, cafes and public outdoor spaces It applies to all ages The rule does not apply to schools and…

Keep your Distance

DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL Coronavirus myth buster! Myth : wearing a face covering means we don’t have to social distance Truth :  wearing a face covering does reduce the spread but we still need to keep our distance and leave space Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Updated 9 September 2020 READ MORE…

Transition Buxton Repair Cafe

On Saturday, 24 October 2020 from 10:30-13:30 at  Buxton Methodist Church Hosted by Transition Buxton 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 most things including; Toys, small appliances and tools, wooden…

Men, is it time to talk?

Mentell provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement.   7pm tonight – Your Opportunity to “Pay it Forward” Providing the people around you with the knowledge that Mentell exists… has the potential to save life… AT 7PM TONIGHT we’re launching a new 2…

The Other Side – support local businesses to recover from COVID

The other side… by The Cafe at the Green Pavilion in Buxton, England, United Kingdom £4,911 raised of £7,500 target 128 supporters 65%6 days left Support Us This project will only be funded if at least £7,500 is pledged by 16th September 2020 at 10:44am Please help us to come out the other side of this crazy situation…from a…

Recent rise in COVID-19 cases ‘a great concern’.

Coronavirus: Rise in UK cases a great concern, Van Tam says Coronavirus pandemic Media captionPeople need to “start taking this very seriously again” – Prof Jonathan Van Tam The latest “big change” in coronavirus infections across the UK is of “great concern”, England’s deputy chief medical officer has warned. Prof Jonathan Van Tam said people…

Buxton Field Club presents!

Buxton Field Club returns with its all new programme for Autumn and Winter with a mix of live and on-line events. First up, on Saturday 3rd October at 7.00pm, a pair of contrasting illustrated talks: Winter in Yellowstone National Park – the Reintroduction of Wolves – with Louise and Stephen Moon and The Wildlife of…

Riding Out of Lockdown!

WE NEED HELP As the impact of the Corona Virus on our community begins to be understood it is clear the support needed for the health, wellbeing and welfare of the people of Buxton and the High Peak is enormous. Organisations delivering voluntary and paid for services will be overwhelmed if we do not help them and…

Returning to School safely – advice from DCC

It’s natural for parents and children to feel worried about returning to school We have some useful resources on our website to help you feel reassured

The Wombles Charity Walk- Remember a Charity Week!

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

Blythe House Hospice care- Helen’s Trust

Blythe House Hospicecare Stronger together – Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust have joined forces to provide more Hospice at Home care to dying patients across the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire. We have been discussing our organisational compatibility for over 12 months, and this formal partnership – officially launched today –…

High Peak CVS- resuming voluntary services

Resuming Community and Voluntary Activities As community venues start to reopen you may well be thinking about resuming meetings for your voluntary or community group. We want our members to stay safe and have fun so we have compiled this handy guide to help you on your way. Download it now from our website…

Free psychological impact of COVID online training

Subjects  Courses  Using FutureLearn  Search term Search Sign in Register Online Courses Psychology & Mental Health COVID-19: Psychological Impact, Wellbeing and Mental Health 4.7 (364 reviews) Explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on wellbeing and mental health at an individual, group and societal level. Join course for free 21,480 enrolled on this course Duration3 weeks Weekly study2…

COVID Cases In Your Area

Find up-to-date information for your area here.

Charity Walk for MIND

From: Marion Higton   Please help support our local Posties and friends who are doing a charity walk on 13th Sept over Mam Tor raising funds for ‘MIND’ in memory of Kev Higton. Donate on their just giving page, sponsor forms in the Mind shop/ Burbage Stores and also W H Smith Buxton where we…

Shine a light on the long term impact of COVID-19 with Medical Reel

Medical Reel is the personal channel of Dr Nick Hayward MBBS PhD. Medical Reel shares videos for medical students, health professionals and others. #coronavirus Hello! I’m a UK doctor looking for #COVID19 survivors with long term symptoms to share their stories in a new video series. The aim is to promote awareness of COVID19 long haul issues. Please…

Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) are creating a new network called ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’- have your say!

The first of these meetings will take place at 11am on the 10th September, where there will be the opportunity to hear about Derby and Derbyshire’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the restoration and recovery of services going forward. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end. The meetings will be…

Help a child learn to read

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

Blythe House – Peak District Challenge

2020 has been a year for daily walks and discovering our beautiful surroundings! Why not set yourself a challenge and raise money for Blythe House Hospicecare by taking on the Peak District Challenge in just a few weeks’ time?  The Peak District Challenge is an exciting series of team trekking (walking and/or running) challenges based…

Looking to employ a young person? Government help available

If you are a small business owner or employer in The High Peak or Derbyshire Dales and want to employ a young person funded by the government Kickstart Scheme, please get in touch with Find out more HERE

Should I see a pharmacist instead of a doctor?

ADVICE FROM HEALTHWATCH  Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals who can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses. The pharmacist will let you know if you need to go and visit a doctor however they can help you with a number of things first. Can a pharmacist prescribe medication? Pharmacists can…

Thank you, ladies we couldn’t do this without you!!

Lets take a moment and raise the flag! Mentell circles are men only circles, but what about the women in Mentell? If you come across Mentell other than in circle, maybe at an event raising awareness or a bag pack at your local supermarket you’ve most likely have met some of the women that…

Back to School

Encourage your kids to get #BackToSchoolSafely by cycling, walking or scooting where possible. Information and guidance about going #BackToSchool:

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

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

Buxton Team Parish- New painted stones around St Mary’s Church war memorial

Buxton Team Parish A great start to the stones at St Mary’s. Look for them on the base of the war memorial.

Riding out of Lockdown- A fundraiser for local organisations!

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

Come and talk to Buxton Safer Neighborhood Team Police at one of their Harpur Hill clinics

Buxton Police SNT Harpur Hill beat surgery Thursday 3rd September 6pm – 8pm Buxton Rugby Club Come and discuss any concerns that you may have with a member of your beat team Social distancing to be adhered to and a one in one out policy will be in place

Claim your child’s free travel pass here…

If your child is entitled to a free bus pass and you haven’t yet applied, you can do so here We’re currently experiencing problems with some of our phone lines so please do not call our contact centre to apply for a school bus pass or follow-up an application if your pass has not…

Green Pavillion Cafe – buy your fresh coffee and fabulous food now in time for their public re-opening and ensure the Cafe’s survival

The other side… by The Cafe at the Green Pavilion in Buxton, England, United Kingdom £4,561 raised of £7,500 target 120 supporters 60%14 days left Please help us to come out the other side of this crazy situation…from a coffee to a day at GP HQ…it will all help us to survive this X On the 23rd of March…

Mentell- mental health support for men

What is a Mentell circle? Men have been gathering together in circles to share their experiences for 1000’s of years. In these circles – men, of all ages, supported, encouraged and learned from each other by regularly listening and talking about their day to day experiences. A good circle fosters support and enables men the…

Need help getting to GP appointments?

Do you need help travelling to NHS services? | Find out what support is available to help you when travelling to your GP, hospital or other NHS services.

CONNEX bric-a-brac sale now on!

***SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST*** We’re holding one of our super bric a brac stalls again. We should be set up from around 9am! Come and grab a bargain. most items £1 or less! We have books, DVDs, toys, bric a brac, school uniform, shoes, kids fancy dress items, ladies and gents clothes and home ware. We…

Buxton market is bursting at the seams with the best produce around!

The rain has taken a day off- Head down there today! You won’t be disappointed! 🙂 

Events return to the Pavilion Gardens this Bank Holiday weekend!

Visit the Explore Buxton website to find out more!  

Opportunity to participate in The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study

For more information about participating in The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study, follow this link

Test and Trace Information – includes information in BSL and other languages

  Derbyshire County Council have shared information about Test and Trace –  

Beautiful cat missing from Dakin Avenue Buxton

  Missing, Please check garages, sheds and outbuildings.  Fluffy grey and white female cat missing from Dakin Avenue area of Buxton since Tuesday.  Please report any sightings on our facebook page

Major changes to the furlough scheme coming next week

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing. Visit to find full guidance.


What better time to try an online class than RIGHT NOW! At some point soon (I hope) we will be going back to our classes at Buxton Community School, but for now we are still dancing and loving it online! If you were a bit nervous to try a dance fitness class, now is the…

GO OUTSIDE and help to raise vital funds for hospice care

Find out more HERE Blythe House Hospice Care Jack and Noah enjoyed some quality family time at Tittesworth Reservoir and got involved in #GoOutsideDonateFive. Why not do something fun outside with your family and help to raise hospice funds? It’s really easy to get involved – all you need to do is text OUTSIDE to…

Preparing for School

How to break the chains of COVIC-19 transmission

No matter where you live or who you are, each of us can help to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission. Watch the video to find out how to protect yourself and others…

Start Small with the NHS Better Health Campaign It’s never too late to get active to improve your health. Start with something small, it all adds up! For help and support to lose weight and get active go to:

Riding Out of Lockdown! Sponsor Alan to raise money for local causes- including Buxton Street by Street! WE NEED HELP As the impact of the Corona Virus on our community begins to be understood it is clear the support needed for the health, wellbeing and welfare of the people of Buxton and the High Peak is enormous. Organisations delivering voluntary and paid for services will be overwhelmed if we do not help them…

COVID symptom study- help slow the spread of COVID-19

Find out more here:

Friends of Buxton Train Station

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

How to treat coronavirus symptoms at home

Treating a high temperature If you have a high temperature, it can help to: get lots of rest drink plenty of fluids (water is best) to avoid dehydration – drink enough so your pee is light yellow and clear take paracetamol or ibuprofen if you feel uncomfortable Is it safe to take ibuprofen if I have symptoms of coronavirus?…

Every portrait tells a story in the Healthcare Heroes Exhibition

  Find out more here:  

Citizens Advice Bureau – help with money worries

Money worries getting you down? Get help toward financial freedom with The Money Sorted in D2N2 project. You can find more information at To book an appointment call our adviceline on 0300 456 8390.

Walk or cycle to school!

Can your child walk, cycle or travel by car to school instead of using school transport? Find out what changes we’re putting in place for children travelling to and from school to help minimise the spread of coronavirus

Buxton Swimming Pool news!

Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre 7h  ·  We are getting ready to welcome you back to our pool. Here are some FAQs. Can I just turn up and use the pool? Swimming sessions are bookable, lane swimming only and must be booked online at, or on our App ‘leisure centre’ If you are not already…

Home Care for People with COVID-19

From the World Health Organisation: Home caregivers for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should: ✅ Ensure the ill persons rests 🛌 , drinks plenty of fluids and eats nutritious food. ✅ Wear a medical mask when in the same room with an ill person. Do not touch the mask 😷 or face during use…

Anxious, Stressed or Overwhelmed? We Can Help

From Healthwatch Derbyshire: Recently, you may be feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, but it’s ok if you feel you need somebody to talk to. Joined Up Care Derbyshire have put together a resource of support services that are available to help. #MentalHealth

Phone Up Church Service 01298 443 012

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

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

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

Local Coronavirus information- fact checked!

How to check coronavirus cases near you 5th Aug 2020 If you live in England, it is easy to check how many cases of Covid-19 are being reported in your area each day. The government publishes this information every afternoon, along with other data, on its coronavirus dashboard. How to check First, visit and click on “Cases”…

SK Vipers youth all girls football team- now recruiting!

We are looking for 2 unattached players to join our team!! Does your daughter love football? Send us a message and pop along to a trial session free of charge!! We train Thursdays 6-7pm at silverlands stadium, Buxton, and will be joining the Cheshire league this coming season with matches on Saturdays!

The Palace Hotel pool opens it’s doors!

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

Joined up Care Derbyshire- Join the conversation

The Trussell Trust

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

Coronavirus Symptoms? Drive-through only Testing Site until Sunday 23rd August

If you have coronavirus symptoms a drive through-only testing site is in place at County Hall in  Matlock until Sunday (23 August). You must book an appointment first, it’s easy to do online. If you’re not able to drive you can order a home testing kit. Book a test here –

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

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

Thinking of visiting a High Peak High Street?

  Message from HIgh Peak Council: If you’re thinking of visiting a High Peak high street this weekend don’t forget to follow our information to help keep everyone safe.        

Martin Lewis’ Moneysaving Expert Advice if your business is adversely affected by coronavirus

  For information:      

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

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

8 Flat Cotton Sheets offered for anyone making Scrubs

8 all flat cotton sheets available for making scrubs? Please contact Anna Kay through our facebook page –  

Buxton Team Parish introduce Phone-Up Church Service from Sunday 23rd August

Starting Sunday 23rd August and each Sunday everyone in Buxton, Burbage, Harpur Hill or King Sterndale can phone a local number to hear a service led by the Buxton Team Rector Liz England The service is short and you can switch the phone on to speaker phone so you can listen more comfortably. There are…

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

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

Light ginger coloured cat missing from Dakin Avenue, Buxton

  This cat went missing from the Dakin Avenue, Buxton yesterday, 20th August.  The family have said she wasn’t very well last and has now gone missing.  They are desperate to find her to get her to the vets. Please can anyone near check there gardens, sheds/garages etc she is quite a pale ginger colour…


Some Charity Shops in Buxton only accept donations at certain times – check before you drop off.

Lockdown Questionnaire

CONTACT Camille Ivie Hi Everyone! I’m doing a survey for my church, it’s just a couple questions if you’re willing to answer. You can just directly message me your answers and I would love to hear them! 1. What was most important to you before lockdown? Why? 2. What is most important to you now?…


HEALTHWATCH DERBYSHIRE The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability, such as mental health conditions, autism, dementia or sensory impairments, and may need extra help. Morrisons have announced that they will be introducing this scheme in their stores, if you have a…


Book your free guided tour HERE Guided online tour of the Palace of Westminster In this 45-minute free online talk your presenter takes you on a guided 360° virtual tour. You will have a detailed look inside several rooms including the Commons Chamber, Lords Chamber and Central Lobby with its magnificent octagonal ceiling. The presenter…

Funded Childcare for Working Parents

DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL Calling all working parents. Don’t miss the 31 August deadline to check if you’re eligible for 30 hours a week funded childcare. If you already have a code for your extra hours, remember to confirm your details every 3 months to remain eligible. Check your eligibility HERE

Churchyard Treasure Hunt

News from Buxton Team Parish   THIS FRIDAY, as well as starting the Bible Stones, we’re also excited to announce our Treasure Hunt. It’ll run from the 21st August – 4th Sept and includes 5 different churches within our Parish: Christ Church King Sterndale, Christ Church Burbage, St James’ Harpur Hill, St John’s and St…

Online fitness (accidentally) – ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM I want you in my room!!

Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton My own parody for our cheesiest tune to dance to! See you for Clubbercise online for 7.30pm There’s new tracks too eeeeee! Newbies always welcome, why not try online classes, before we go ‘back to life, back to reality…’ (Oo that should be a cool down for when…

Bereavement support with Blythe House

Free school meals

Don’t forget to check if your child is eligible for #freeschoolsmeals ahead of September. A lot of people don’t apply for free school meals even though their child qualifies. Find out more and apply here: #beststartinlife

Relaxation tips with MIND


Virtual health appointments- are they right for me?

Healthwatch Derbyshire is currently conducting a new research project and we would like to invite you to get involved. We are looking to gather experiences of people who have accessed virtual appointments, as well as those who haven’t been able to. Your feedback will help identify where virtual appointments may not have met the needs…

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

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

Test and Trace- protect yourself from possible fraudsters

Derbyshire County Council 17 August at 11:00  ·  NHS Test and Trace will never ask you to make any form of payment, for details of your bank account, for any passwords or pins or to download anything. All tracers will do is email, phone or text if you’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for…

Got symptoms? GET TESTED!

Free fundraising for small businesses or groups affected by COVID-19

100% Free fundraising for those affected by Coronavirus With Crowdfunder’s Pay It Forward scheme, each pound pledged will help any small business or community project recover from the financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The acts of kindness, love and generosity that we’ve seen have been heartwarming and a vital part of seeing us…

Youth Activity Grant- Derbyshire County Council; Apply now!

Youth Activity Grants now on offer Published: 14 August 2020Community groups, clubs and charities that work with young people are being invited by us to apply for a share of £220,000. Up for grabs are grants for projects for young people aged from birth up to 19, or up to 25 if they have a…

Derbyshire County Council are recruiting for care workers

Please see link below for more details:

Haywill Animal Rescue Need your Goodwill!

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

WHO Advice on COVID-19 Contact Contamination

COVID-19 spreads primarily through close contact with someone who is infected, but it can also spread if you touch contaminated objects and surfaces. You can protect yourself: clean your hands and your surroundings frequently!

Virtual Balloon Race Ends With a Bang

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

HPBC Scam Alert!

High Peak Borough Council have been made aware that some residents in Derbyshire have had an email from saying they are eligible for a Council Tax refund and asking for their bank account details. THIS IS A SCAM. Report the scam by contacting Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

Free Online Support Circles Available for Men

Free Online Support for Men No strings attached. ‍ Who is this for? Men aged 18+ ‍ What to expect? 2 hour online Zoom session hosted by a facilitator in groups of 7-12 men using a simple structure based on talking, sharing and listening. ‍ What can I talk about? Anything that matters to you,…

Second Grant Available for Self Employed

Over 2.7 million self-employed people have benefited so far from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. Today, the Government has opened applications for the second grant worth up to £6,570. Details of how to apply are in the link below. Please do share this with anyone you think would benefit from the scheme. If you need…

Hidden Disability Support from Morrisons

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

Support small businesses without purchasing a thing! Here’s how:

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

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

Help a local student research social inequality between two Buxton areas!

Hannah Quince:   ‘Hi, I’m a student doing A level geography and I’m doing an investigation on social inequality between Burbage and Fairfield in Buxton. I would be very grateful if you could fill in this form. It will only a take a couple of minutes. Thank you!’ Complete the short survey here:

SCOPE Buxton needs YOU!!

Doorstep scammers- IMPORTANT WARNING!