Local Elections Tomorrow

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

Emotional Support Helpline

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

Local Business Bounces Back

Great to see another local business, Famous Names Furniture, bouncing back after such a tough year. We’ve picked out a few of favourite items from their latest arrivals: https://explorebuxton.co.uk/famous-names-furniture-were…/

Know Before You Visit Buxton!

This page has essential local information relevant to Buxton and FAQs about what you might need to know about local facilities and businesses in the town.   See here for full information.     Check current restrictions before you travel. You can read in detail on the latest update on measures at gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do    

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

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

NCT High Peak – What is Maternal Mental Health?

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

The Transition Repair Cafes are back!

The Transition Repair Cafes are back! https://www.facebook.com/290252464333962/posts/6011564445536040/?d=n Details Event by Buxton Methodist Church and Transition Buxton Buxton Methodist Church Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10 AM  Our Volunteer Repairers will be back soon! Bring your broken items and we will see if we can extend their life instead of going to waste. We will have a go at…

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

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

Turn your Bar Blue Mentell

Many Thanks to Dove Holes Cricket Club, The 19th Hole & The Lee Wood Hotel for signing up to MENTELL’s Turn Your Bar Blue campaign & supporting men in your community https://www.mentell.org.uk/campaigns/turn-your-bar-blue

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

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

Quirky Vintage Market- This Saturday!

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

Buxton Opera House Cleaning for Reopening

Thanks to Johnsons Hygiene & Clean who are helping us get the opera house ready for reopening. http://ow.ly/sFkU50EzFcT To make sure everyone can safely enjoy the opera house, we’re regularly misting the entire building to help #StopTheSpread of #Covid19

May Bank Holiday at the Pavillion Gardens

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

Cherry Tree Project in Ashwood Park

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

Where to get Covid-19 Rapid Home Test Kits

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

Over 40s Vaccinations: Book Now

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

Green Man Gallery Exhibition Opening

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

Top Tips for Dealing With Post-Lockdown Anxiety

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

New Parent and Toddler Swim Sessions

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

Grinlow Woods’ Jack Statue Repaired!

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

Octagon Reopening Bank Holiday Weekend

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

Reducing Emissions with Buxton Car Club

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

Parent and Baby Pool Sessions

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

Last Virtual Open Evening Tomorrow!

It’s not too late to book, visit: https://www.blc.ac.uk/virtual-information-april/ Wednesday 28th April: Childcare Public Services Adventurous Activities/Outdoor Sport Indoor Sport Media Art Culinary Hair Beauty Thursday 29th April: Business

Bereavement Support Group OPEN NOW

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


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

Buxton Town Team-Ashwood Park

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

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

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

The Big Buxton Conversation

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

Chippy’s Plaice Open For Delivery

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

Presenters wanted for volunteer project

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

Monsal Trail Close Section Update

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

Buxton Swimming Pool New Timetable

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

Mentell Turn Your Bar Blue Campaign

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

The Octagon is back! Diary of Events

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

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

We think this video is tee-riffic! This 80 year old resident at Berelands House Care Home, who is living with dementia, has wowed us all with his golfing abilities! Take a look at our free, dementia friendly sports and activities guide, here: https://bit.ly/3tErpua : Teresa Mangonon/Berelands House Care Home

Have a stall at Buxton’s Quirky Market!

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

Buxton Baby Bank is here to help all parents!

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

Post-lockdown volunteering opportunity: Slopes on the Move project

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

Yummy takeaway lunch at Hargreaves and Son Limited

Find out what’s new, in our special feature on their reopening earlier this month: https://explorebuxton.co.uk/hargreaves/

Connex is Open!

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

Jingle Bell Jog Research

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

Turn your Bar Blue!

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

Buxton Barber offers Mental Health Support

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

Join the Bug Buxton Conversation

Still time to register if you’d like to join the Big Buxton Conversation 24 April, free and open to anyone who lives, works, studies, runs a business or owns property in Buxton Lets imagine the future we want and work together to make it happen https://fb.me/e/6rj8lLLY9

The Big Buxton Conversation 24 April

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

Local Elections Are On May 6th

A useful guide to voting in the UK   https://www.gov.uk/how-to-vote  

Vaccination Transport- Running totals for 2021

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

Advertise your business with Buxton’s #1 website!

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

Buxton Opera House reopening date announced

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

A message from Buxton Baby Bank: Volunteers needed

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

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

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

Crafty Quirky Vintage Market- May 1st

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

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

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

Explore Buxton – Promote Your Business For Free

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

Ride The Monsal Trail

Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire

Pavilion Gardens

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

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Libraries Now Open

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

Corona Virus Restrictions Update

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

County Council Elections Are On May 6th

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

Second Vaccinations Are Very Important

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

Message from Buxton Civic Association RE Grinlow Woods Sculpture

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

Buxton Businesses- Explore Buxton is here to help you!

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

Update on Buxton Well Dressing Festival 2021

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

Buxton Smokehouse at Buxton Food & Drink Market

How to get your Free Coronavirus Home Testing Kits

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

Update from Stewart Medical Centre on the Astra Zeneca vaccine

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

Join The Big Buxton Conversation!

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

2021 Flowerpot Trail: get involved!

Fairfield Endowed School Trust: Grant Applications now open

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

Happy April Fools from Peak District National Park!

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

Get Involved in a Fundraising Abseil for Hospice Care!

    Adrenaline junkies are being invited to take part in an exciting challenge to help raise funds for hospice care across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales. Read more and how to get involved here!

Nominate your Local Pub for Mentell’s TYBB Campaign

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

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

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

National Forest Virtual Challenge

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

Know the Latest for Buxton and Beyond

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

Your Chance to Celebrate a Pandemic Hero!

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

Childcare Deadline TONIGHT

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

Surgical Masks on Offer

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

Cafe Reopening

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

Local Election Postal Vote Information

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

New Hardship Grant for High Peak Businesses

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

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

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

Updated – Know Before You Go – Explore Buxton


Latest Government Advice: 29/03/21

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

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

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

Bouncing back with ‘Explore Buxton’

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

Morrisons: Quiet Hours for customers with additional sensory needs

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

Wander and Wonder….

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

BUNNY HUNT ….get hopping

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

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

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

Buxton Market still going ahead this Saturday!

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

Buxto Baby Bank now up and running!

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

Get involved with WWF UK’s Earth Hour 2021

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

Derbyshire County Council Scam Alert

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

Changes to socialising rules: Monday 29th March

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

Buxton Civic Association- Stronger Roots Project

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

Happy Birthday to us!

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

Buxton Advertiser reflects on Lockdown Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

Vaccine Update From The Stewart Medical Centre

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

Free Summer Learning From Derbyshire County Council

Free summer learning from Derbyshire County Council   Free courses information

Green Man Gallery – Buxton Festival Fringe

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

Buxton Market – come and enjoy some local shopping

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

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

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

How Derbyshire peoples lives changed forever since Covid-19

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

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Wellbeing for Wise Woman – online support

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

Buxton Baby Bank

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

National day of Reflection 23rd March

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

Macclesfield College Virtual Open Day

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

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

International Day of Happiness

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

Thank you volunteers, from High Peak Foodbank

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

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

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

Defibrillator is installed at Temple Fields

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

Get creative for Global Recycling Day!

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

Buxton Baby Bank update

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

Watch out for Courier Fraud

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

Morrisons Buxton Community Champion Food Bank Donations

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

Blood Donation Session 26th March 2021

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

Books for only £1

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

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

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

Morrisons Support Buxton Junior Easter Fundraiser

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

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

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

Know Before You Go – Buxton – Covid 19 Updated Information

Know Before You Go – Buxton

Serpentine Community Garden – New Website

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

Green Man Gallery: MAY GATHERING


High Peak Foodbank Lottery – New Prize

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

Government consultation about Violence against Women

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

Buxton Junior School Easter Funraiser

Harpur Hill Health and Safety Site:

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

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

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

Morrisons extends 10% discount for NHS Staff

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

Hathersage Swimming Pool: Reopening Information

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

A guide to staying active at home during the Pandemic

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

How ‘wilding’ with farming can build back biodiversity

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

Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust Community Hub

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

Jigsaw Swap

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

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


Helping People Back Into Work With FREE Industry Recognised Business Courses

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

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

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

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

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

Dog Theft and How to Prevent It

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

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


Temporary Tunnel closure on Monsal Trail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chakra Lounge – This International Women’s Day

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

Important information about recycling centres

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

Crossroads Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Services

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

Green Man Gallery: May Gathering Open Exhibition

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

Digital Mental Health Services for Young People

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

Message from Buxton Swimming Centre about swimming lessons

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

What to expect when going for a COVID-19 vaccination

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

Buy One Give One Free: food bank Morrisons scheme

Buxton Opera House (Re)connect project

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

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

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

Community testing vs NHS testing: know the difference

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

Morrisons Foundation donate books

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

Volunteer Graphic Designer wanted

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

Public Relations Volunteer wanted

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

Zink Project receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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

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

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

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

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

The World Health Organisation are sharing a COVID-19 update

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

Buxton Baby Bank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calling all dog-walkers:

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

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

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

Community Covid Testing in Buxton

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

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

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

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

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

Buxton dog theft awareness

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

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

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

Allied Taxis Buxton Easter egg donation

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

Free virtual Wildlife talk with Buxton Field Club!

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

Special virtual event with Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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

Covid-19. Get the Facts

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

Your coronavirus vaccination questions answered

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

Download the NHS Covid-19 app and help save lives

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

COVID-19 Vaccine- Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

High Peak CVS are here to help

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

Please note this update from Stewart Medical Centre on 23rd February

Please be aware that due to unforeseen staff absence, as well as additional vaccine clinics, we are particularly short of routine appointments this week. Today (Tuesday 23rd February) we will be able to offer urgent appointments only. If you are unwell and need urgent treatment please call us as normal. For non urgent issues, please…

***FREE return transport to your local vaccination centre***

***FREE return transport to your local vaccination centre*** Free return transport to your local vaccination centre is available to ANYONE over 18 years of age. Please call the Buxton office on 01298 23970 if you live in the High Peak. Or call 01335 344 700 if you live in the Derbyshire Dales Connex website

Psychological First Aid Training Available From PHE

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

Serpentine Community Garden

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

Serpentine Community Garden – Seeds In Exchange For Donations

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

Buxton Medical Practice Request For Patience Re Vaccinations

Please do not call the Practice about where you are with regards to the Covid Vaccination or what is happening with the second vaccine. At present we are working to the Government guidance. This has not changed with the recent roadmap out of Lockdown, and cannot be sped up. Though we can understand the anxiety…

Government Announce Roadmap Out of Lockdown

The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’, setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. Steps will be moved through depending on four tests and decisions at each step will be made on the latest data and we will be cautious so that we do not undo the progress…

Buxton Station Fan Window’s many colours

Click on the picture to watch Youtube footage of the illuminated Fan Window at Buxton Station. (Search for ‘the many colours of fan window at Buxton Railway Station!’

Tuesday Market, 23rd February

Monday has been a beautiful day in Buxton but we have high winds forecast for Tuesday.  Our hardy regulars will be there selling fish, vegan treats, fruit, veg, plants, eggs and jams #unpredictableweather #buxton #peakdistrict #nofilterneeded #marketdays #markettraders #shoplocal

COVID TESTING now available in Buxton

Buxton’s Coronavirus Testing Centre is now Open! High Peak residents are being asked to come for a coronavirus test as part of Derbyshire County Council’s targeted community testing programme. The county council testing centre is at Pavilion Gardens (access from the promenade)on St John’s Road in Buxton, SK17 6BE. The opening times are 9am to…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calling all Arts, Culture and Heritage Groups

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

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

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

giffgaff is supporting families home schooling by providing100GB free data

giffgaff https://www.facebook.com/giffgaffmobile/ We’re supporting homeschooling families by providing 100GB of free data through Department for Education What’s giffgaff doing about Coronavirus Covid -19 – Find out more here: https://www.giffgaff.com/help/ar

Buxton Market is leaving a little earlier today! Go and pay them a visit…

Zoom talk on Madagascar’s endemic species, tomorrow 7pm!

Reminder for Buxton Field Club’s talk tomorrow at 7.00pm Madagascar and its endemic species. Live streaming https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrg0DPEb7LrOTzoShH6ZRkA… Zoom link for members of Buxton Field Club on request

Update on shielding for the clinically extremely vulnerable

As more is learnt about Coronavirus and new variants guidance on who are clinically extremely vulnerable also changes. You can check this ‘shielded’ list as well as extra advice and guidance here – https://www.gov.uk/…/guidance-on-shielding-and… The latest update has been issues this week and if you have one or more of the conditions listed below you may…

A message from The Duke in Buxton

A message to all our customers: As some of you are by now aware, we have taken the extremely difficult decision to leave The Duke in April after almost 8 years. The lack of income over the last twelve months, together with the ongoing costs of staying closed and the general uncertainty around the future…

The Buxton Smokehouse now taking deliveries!

Buxton Smokehouse is taking orders for free delivery on the 28th February- order by noon on Monday 22nd

Update on Buxton Vaccination Programme

The Covid vaccination programme is continuing at a rapid pace, with the first 4 priority groups being seen nationally as ‘completed’. If you are aged over 70 and have not yet had your vaccination please get in touch with us as soon as possible. Derbyshire has the second highest uptake in the country across the…

Ideas to mark lent- Buxton Team Parish

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

Dog enrichment ideas whilst at home

5 dog enrichment ideas: how to keep a dog entertained at home Whether you and your dog are stuck inside on a rainy day, or you work at home 5 days a week, it’s always useful to know how to keep them entertained at home… https://www.myfamilyvets.co.uk/5-dog-enrichment-ideas?fbclid=IwAR0Z-1OC-m7l0Ekd45AmlA0K2GOBJZdq8Gr8yJvFc82-0GsKpK2xjrWS3ng

Find out if you can book a coronavirus vaccination

Despite what was said at Monday’s briefing, if you are 65+ you do NOT need to wait to be invited, you can book BOTH of your appointments on line, now. You can only use this service if any of the following apply: you are aged 65 and over you have previously received a letter saying…

High Peak Youth Forum

A great opportunity to have your say and get involved.   Open to young people under 18.   Email lynne.allen@derbyshire.gov.uk or mikey.heald@derbyshire.gov.uk, or phone 07812 503449    

Commonwealth Day Teaching Resources

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

Octagon Set Up For Covid 19 Testing From 17th February

Great work in the last 24hrs to set the Octagon up as a community testing centre for Covid 19. More information on the link below but headlines below. Walk up for a test Wear a face covering Use hand sanitiser Keep social distance with others Open 7 days 9am – 7pm Can I attend if…

It’s Good To Talk

Buxton Civic Association

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

Buxton Market Open Tuesday 16th.

  It’s pancake day tomorrow and it looks like the forecast will be ok! Vinny will be selling oranges and lemons perfect for your pancakes. Shane and Diane will be back selling plants and Debbie with her eggs, cheese and jams. Bash is selling his Greek and Turkish goodies. We have a full house with…

Half-term Help from Buxton Street-by-Street

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

Funny Wonders – planning for Flowerpot Trail

Remember these? We’re starting to plan the Buxton Flowerpot Trail 2021! If you’d like to get involved for 2021 and help us with the project, remotely or (fingers crossed) otherwise, please get in touch – email hello@funnywonders.org.uk.

Mentell dates

MENTELL awareness days… Mentell provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement. https://www.mentell.org.uk/

Applications now open for Buxton Football Club’s Training Academy

Applications are open for the Buxton FC Academy! Your opportunity to be part of our elite football and education offering: Full-time Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity (equivalent to 3 A-levels) Represent Buxton FC in the National Alliance Under 19s League, playing teams such as Tranmere Rovers, Preston North End & Rochdale…

Buxton Field Club’s next talk: ‘Madagascar’

Buxton Field Club’s next talk is Madagascar: its weird and wonderful endemic species with Louise and Stephen Moon 7.00pm Saturday 20th February. Louise and Stephen’s longstanding love of wildlife has taken them to numerous countries around the world, seeking out and photographing the weird and the wonderful. This talk will convey their passion for Madagascar,…

Buxton Market cancelled- Saturday 13th February

Buxton looks like Narnia and feels like the Artic at the moment. The forecasts say it will feel like – 14 degrees centigrade with the wind chill tomorrow so we have decided to cancel the market. I know Buxton traders and customers are hardy folk but it’s even a bit chilly for us  

Ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Buxton

9 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in lockdown in Buxton

Self-isolation support and guidance

Emotional health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak It’s perfectly natural to feel anxious or lonely if you’re required to self-isolate .There’s plenty of support and guidance on our website to help you look after your emotional wellbeing. Take a look here https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/emotional-health-and-wellbeing/emotional-health-and-wellbeing.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0rPEe7w5M_HfHtB0_6hWDBOiVdOswjxdr7dKf3zsw4aBuLfIYgn69FNrw 

Home Broadband Financial Help Available

Being at home broadband has become almost as important as electricity, gas or water as a home service. If you are having difficulties paying your bill, a number of providers including BT, Sky and Vodafone can help. Come and get a little help from Money Sorted at the Derbyshire Law Centre Call: 01246 550674 /…

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with Morrisons Doorstep Delivery

Treat someone special to our Valentine’s Day Prosecco Afternoon Tea for 2, for just £15. Now available from our Café as part of a Doorstep Delivery order. Our Doorstep Delivery service is available to anyone elderly, vulnerable, shielding or self-isolating, 7 days a week. Simply call 0345 611 6111 and select option 5 to place…

Tunnel Closures, Monsal Trail

Tunnel Closures, Monsal Trail  Due to a high number of large icicles and icy conditions on ground surfaces, tunnels on the Monsal Trail will be closed from today for safety reasons until further notice. Please do not enter the tunnels until they are safely re-opened. Our rangers will review the conditions regularly, and will make…

The Chakra Lounge- Valentine’s Day Deliveries

Valentine’s Day special Deliveries at The Chakra Lounge  01298 938280  

Derbyshire Music Hub activities for young people!

Music at Home Ideas and resources for continuing music learning from home – for all ages and stages of education: https://derbyshiremusichub.org.uk/get-involved/music-at-home/music-at-home.aspx

Free advice from Derbyshire Law Centre

Even during lockdown, our Housing Team are here to help if you have been unlawfully evicted. For free, impartial advice contact the Derbyshire Law Centre on 0800 707 6990 / 01246 550 674 or email dlc@derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk Mondays- Fridays, 9.30am-4.30pm For more information go to our webpage on housing: https://derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk/advice-category/housing-and-homelessness/

Mentell- Become a Facilitator

Become a Facilitator Are you interested in joining Mentell as a facilitator and running a support circle for Men? Continue to learn more or apply now. Learn more Apply

Free Counselling & Talking Therapy

Self Referral form access at Trent PTS- because no one should have to deal with mental health problems alone. Click on the link or picture below: https://www.trentpts.co.uk/self-referral?fbclid=IwAR3D5dMc8luLWWLt-GZ30PYTUUi-owPY7Pk3A6LaEJhkkRGQWxivv5-bctg

Lost key

Key found near the Crescent opposite the well. Left on the step in case anyone is looking for it Wednesday 10th 11.50.

Elton John and Michael Caine in new Covid vaccine ad

Staying Safe Online

A lot of people have come online to get connected during the pandemic. BBC bitesize have some advice here for checking fake friend requests and messages, to help keep all of us safe.

False death figures go viral

Contrary to a viral Instagram post, there were 77,000 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 deaths in 2020 than there were in 2019.  Read here for more information.

Urgent – HPBC Want to Know What YOU Think About Our Parks By 14th February

Do you want the Parks in High Peak to have rich, natural, biodiverse areas that protect and help wildlife and pollinators, have native trees, bird boxes, no pesticides? Then you need to complete High Peak Borough Council’s survey on their draft Parks Strategy and Management Plans https://www.highpeak.gov.uk/article/6415/2020—2030-Parks-Strategy  It asks a number of questions, which you can…

Buxton Venues Give Thumbs Up To The Fringe

PRESS RELEASE February 4th 2021 – For immediate release Venues across Buxton and beyond, both indoors and outdoors, have told Buxton Fringe they are ready to welcome Fringe performers this summer. Buxton Fringe is set to make a splash from July 7th to 25th as artists gear up to entertain audiences however they can. Fringe…

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

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

Viral Influencer Video Debunked by FullFact.Org

We were alerted to a viral influencer video that makes an astonishing number of false claims about Covid-19 and the pandemic. We’ve fact checked them one by one Read the fact check http://fullfact.org/…/viral-influencer-video-full-false…

Buxton International Festival 2021

Buxton International Festival CEO, Michael Williams, shares an update about the 2021 Festival dates and programme. You can find the other BIF platforms here: https://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk​ https://www.instagram.com/buxtonfestival​ https://www.twitter.com/buxtonfestival​ https://www.facebook.com/buxtonfestival​   If you have enjoyed the video, and are able to, please consider making a donation to keep the Buxton International Festival alive https://bit.ly/BIFDigitalDonate

Buxton Vaccination Centre Update

We’ve had a check in with Buxton Medical Practice today (09/02/2021) following the announcement last night that over 70’s can book their own vaccines now.  BMP have said it is expected that in Buxton all eligible* over 70’s will receive a text or phone call offering them a vaccine appointment for this Friday at Buxton’s…

Live feed from traffic cameras

Did you know that you can look at live pictures on DCC’s website for 8 traffic cameras on our roads? Great for checking out conditions before you travel if snow is forecast. Here’s what they looked like  yesterday, and here’s the link to page. Stay safe! https://apps.derbyshire.gov.uk/applications/traffic-cameras/traffic-cameras.asp

Guide Dogs Quiz Fundraiser

Guide Dogs Quiz Fundraiser: Get a free quiz pack! Keep quizzing and change a life.

High Peak Borough Council wants to hear from you

High Peak Borough Council was one of the first 50 areas to be selected to develop a business case for the Government’s £1 billion Future High Street Fund. The purpose of the fund is for Councils and their partners to deliver “transformational and structural changes to address local and national challenges and diversify town centre uses…

Derbyshire County Council Snow update

Our gritting crews will be out in force again this afternoon and in the early hours with another cold night forecast and further snow showers likely, possibly becoming heavier and more prolonged by early morning. As always, we’ll continue to monitor the conditions and are ready to respond. Check out our latest update here https://crowd.in/sfIfLV

Crossroads Derbyshire- Domestic Abuse Services

If you think you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, help is available. You can reach the Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline by phone on 08000 198 668 or by text on 07534 617 252. They can provide discreet emotional and practical support. http://www.crossroadsderbyshire.org/get-in-touch/?fbclid=IwAR2U7AgqHWhGzVyMNTcJdDaMF9xkPLfVhSwGkEeUwYVgxu36KNYpIWH1LZg

The Chakra Lounge Buxton now delivering!

Indulge yourself in our all-new Valentine’s special: The Royal Maharaja and Maharani Vegan Burgers with the flavorful pink rose drink ‘Gulabo Rani’ (The Queen of the Roses)! Collect in store or get it delivered via Just Eat UK (Buxton) Happy Munching Stay Safe x

Become a vaccination volunteer

Find your role with St John Ambulance vaccination volunteer programme here: https://vaccinationvolunteers.sja.org.uk/roles/?fbclid=IwAR36DrMiET3P_mqCsM9CwI100HAr_ZUqeHyMm1TxFp_idu2gv948nJexg_0

Takeaway Cafes and Restaurants in Buxton

Takeaway at Cafés & Restaurants in Buxton during Lockdown 3.0

Waste Not Want Not name the bear competition!


Hargreaves of Buxton virtual shopping service

We are here for you with our video calling service. Call us on 01298 23083 Monday to Saturday 1-4pm, so we can get you connected by video chat on your preferred platform – Facebook, Messenger, Zoom or MS Meets.  

Can you help High Peak CVS?

We Need Your Help! High Peak CVS, The Bureau, Glossop and Derbyshire County Council are now working together on a new initiative, aiming to ensure that clear, relevant and up to date information is shared to those that need it across our community. If you are a member of a community, voluntary or faith organisation…

150 Years of the Pavilion Gardens

In August this year Pavilion Gardens will reach its 150th anniversary. As part of plans to mark the occasion we want to bring someone’s idea to life! If you have an idea for an event or an activity to mark the milestone, please let us know and your idea could be part of the celebrations.

People-less Protest Against Selling Hogshaw

This Sunday (07/02/2021)  1:30 PM Lets make it clear to High Peak Borough Council that we don’t want them to sell off our Rec to developers. Due to COVID lockdown we cannot gather in anyway. So we have to be creative. – Make a Placard along the lines of – “Save Hogshaw”, “Hands Off Hogshaw”,…

Shared Sound – Free Community Singing Project.

Love to sing? Maybe you sing in a choir, along to the TV or out loud in the shower? We want to bring together voices from the community, to create a space of connection through singing with our Shared Sound Project. We invite anyone aged 10-100+, whatever your ability, to join us in weekly sessions…

Help Develop BIF programme 2021

Buxton International Festival   We will be announcing our line up for the 2021 Festival very soon. However, as we navigate our way around the issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic it’s essential that we get your feedback.   We would be very grateful if you could fill in this questionnaire, which takes about 5…

WHO Vaccination Advice

This week’s Science in 5 gives you answers on following questions: -If you already got your COVID-19 vaccine, when the immunity kicks in and how long it lasts -Can you still catch COVID-19 and can you infect others -How long do you need to take precautions after vaccination

Emerge from lockdown…. dancing!

Call out for local participants! Do you want to Emerge from your home dancing? Buxton Opera House are looking for 2 groups from the local community to take part in an exciting new project led by local dance artist, Jennie Le Port. Whether you are an experienced dancer or have only ever tapped a toe…

Financial support for disabled children – The Family Fund

Apply for a grant If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and need support with essential items, we can helpRead more Around a million families in the UK are raising disabled children Impact of Coronavirus Latest updates on how the Coronavirus is affecting our support to families. Help and support – Coronavirus (COVID-19)…

Try this Vaccine Queue Calculator!

Find it here: https://www.omnicalculator.com/health/vaccine-queue-uk?fbclid=IwAR3KML9326GOl7xP4LidmsSn7FecchCquj8L0kg8HSLIpuBJMUy3sOEdhrA

Lockdown learning with BBC Bitesize

Buxton Fringe 2021 is open for entries

COVID vaccine fraud alert

 The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS. We will never ask for: your bank account or card details your pin or banking password copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips. For details on how you will be contacted by the NHS…

Light snow but snow problem for the Buxton Market Traders! ON NOW!

Vinny is hopeful that his bananas will be the right colour this week!

Find out which Derbyshire roads have been gritted

Some of us were lucky enough to see the sun for a while today, but it’s set to be a chilly night (29/01), especially in the Peak District where our gritters will be out on the higher routes from 9pm. We’ll be monitoring conditions in case anything changes. https://crowd.in/XhwTG1

Derbyshire Vaccination Programme Information

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway Derbyshire’s hospitals and GP practices have begun vaccinating priority patients and staff against COVID-19. Priority is based on age and existing health risks. If you are in a priority group then you are at high risk of getting coronavirus, especially if you have a long-term condition which are…

Help your business grow with ShopAppy

Want to find out more about the ShopAppy scheme? The website allows local businesses to display their goods and services online. ShopAppy runs 5 webinars a week where you can find out more – how it works, how to get started and to ask any questions! For more info: https://crowd.in/ScI5dY

Help Zink Community Club get set up

Exciting News! Zink, the charity that runs High Peak Foodbank, have acquired new premises that will become the Zink Community Hub. We have brought plans forward so we can open in summer and start to address issues like mental health problems, unemployment and isolation especially caused by Covid. Please donate to help get the hub…

How to protect yourself from Covid-19

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth so you should avoid touching your face in order to prevent the #COVID-19 virus from entering your body. -Healthwatch Derbsyhire

Big Garden Birdwatch-join the fun!

The weekend is here and it’s time to take part! Remember to submit your results by 19 Feb. Take part in Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend 29-31 Jan. Sign up for all you need, plus 20% off and free delivery in our shop. Already taken part? Tell us what you saw here. https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/?fbclid=IwAR1gV_RsQlBo7HV2x_ciJ6cpNrPp_xbLfS9foPgLimEzvU702EzJe2tY_R0

Buxton Junior School Cookbook soon on sale!

Soon to be on sale Buxton Junior School lockdown cookbook. During the first lockdown the children got busy cooking and baking and sent in their recipes and photos. The PTFA have put them all together (over 30 recipes) . They will be on sale for £5 with all money raised going towards the school curriculum…

Can you help Buxton Baby Bank?

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

Urgent job opportunity at NQIS

**URGENT** **JOB OPPORTUNITY** NQIS (National Quarries Industrial Service) have several positions available as Cabin Cleaners. (you will be sanitizing welfare cabins during a site shutdown) currently 6-8 positions available. hours options are; 6am – 2pm £9.25 weekday – £11.10 Saturday – £12.33 Sunday 2pm – 10pm £9.25 ” ” 10pm – 6am £11.10 weeknight £13.88…

Talk insects with Buxton Field Club live on zoom!

Buxton Field Club’s next talk is on Insects, with Steve Orridge Saturday 6th February at 7.00pm on zoom (link below). Please join us. With approximately one million insects described so far, and maybe another five million to discover, entomology offers a life time of study. With such a vast subject we can only provide a…

Emergency Timetables and Changes for High Peak Buses

Due to staffing issues as a result of the Covid emergency, High Peak will be running reduced services from Wednesday 27 January 2021.  The 199 service will now be servicing Fairfield  The Transpeak has reduced to two-hourly services The 442 will be servicing Harpur Hill (Thank you Andrews of Tideswell Coaches) Andrews will be running…

A Huge Thank You from Buxton’s Vaccination Centre!

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

Vaccine Related Scams on the Increase

Important information about the booking link for covid-19 vaccination appointments – With an increase in vaccine-related scams, we understand patients look for ‘nhs.uk‘ links as a sign that they are legitimate but which may be a scam. When the NHS contacts you you will ONLY be asked for a date of birth when booking the…

COVID-19 Vaccination How to and Update

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway Derbyshire’s hospitals and GP practices have begun vaccinating priority patients and staff against COVID-19. Priority is based on age and existing health risks. If you are in a priority group then you are at high risk of getting coronavirus, especially if you have a long-term condition which are…

Buxton Baby Bank is here to help!

Find them here: https://www.facebook.com/Buxton-Baby-Bank-106546998100879 Thank you for taking the time to check out our page! Buxton Baby Bank is a new project aiming to help local parents and babies in the Buxton area. Wether it be through supplying clothing, and baby care essentials such as nappies and toiletries, or signposting to helpful organisations and charities, we…

Stories from the vaccination roll-out and COVID-19 front-line

Staff at Buxton for Youth – Bright Opportunities receive their vaccinations Buxton Mountain Rescue team help transport people to their vaccination appointment Avid followers of our callout posts on social media may have spotted that we usually finish with a comment relating to cleaning kit and the vehicles as part of our Covid-19 protocols. The…

Citizens Advice Bureau can advise tenants at risk of eviction

Your landlord is responsible for repairs if your rented home is affected by flooding from rain. Check your rights here… http://ow.ly/yuRD50Dfzvt

WHO: Looking after your mental health working from home

If you’re working from home due to COVID-19, look after your mental health by: sticking to regular working hours taking breaks during the day to reduce stress and stay productive

Plea from Buxton Police regarding Buxton Golf Course

Following the recent issues at Buxton Golf Course we have been in contact and will be working closely with club in the future to prevent damages. There has been multiple damages at Buxton Golf Course over the past few months with off road vehicles driving across the course, flags being snapped and dog excrement being…

Crossroads Derbyshire- Domestic Abuse Service

Get in touch with Crossroads Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Service Find more information on their website: http://www.crossroadsderbyshire.org/get-in-touch/?fbclid=IwAR2xmBEkodjO2X9ecuchi8Fv8fwXSmmv-iWU9MZS_IhmQ5LSmxxzVo7gddY If you think you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, help is available. You can reach the Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline by phone on 08000 198 668 or by text on 07534 617 252. They can provide discreet emotional and practical support.…

LDL Cleaning Ltd Service

Looking for a 5 star, trusted cleaning service? Look no further; Call, Email or DM today.

Morrisons School Meal Boxes for Children

Since November, we’ve been working with local schools to provide isolating kids who would normally be eligible for free-school meals with food for breakfast and lunches. Whilst schools remain closed, we continue to offer these School Meal Boxes to those children who need it most. Each box costs £15, and provides at least £15 worth…

FREE Online Family Story Making Workshop!

Into the Woods- A Shared Journey (online event) FREE Family Story Making Workshop with the Babbling Vagabonds Once again we are stranded, the pandemic is ruling our life, but if we could take a walk through the woods what would we find? What creatures are lurking and what stories would we find as we journey…

NHS: Social distancing guidance after vaccination

If you’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s vital that you continue to follow social distancing guidance. Read the latest guidance here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/what-you-need-to-do/?fbclid=IwAR3slD8kxv-P_9o0fx_N0OARdwc1ydA_T70VESY4krCMP8CNH8rBfaMFJKg

Support from Derbyshire Careers Association

The lockdown will have brought about new challenges for carers, but Derbyshire Carers Association is still available to support you. They offer many different types of support including: – Information, advice and guidance on a range of Carer issues, including practical and emotional support – Befriending and counselling – Peer support with other Carers to…

Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Service

Mental health support is now available to Derbyshire residents of all ages through a new mental health helpline and support service. Call 0800 028 0077 – this is a freephone number and calls from landlines or mobiles should be free. The support line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. https://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/getting-help/coronavirus-covid-19/mental-health-support-line?fbclid=IwAR3J-pR0JmHadRnmcm6nuSL6L3FtPYPO312dzUvnMkNuP185TfHAUv5JhhI

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

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

Ashley’s window cleaning services

Do you need a window cleaner? Or Any repairs? I’m currently looking for more work in the area to expand my rounds. I’m based on the outskirts of Buxton. I cover Buxton, Whaley, chapel, dove holes, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and all surrounding towns and villages I’m looking for customers who would like a clean every…

Community Covid Survey

Could you take this survey and encourage as many people as possible to complete please https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MDKW93L It’s run by The Bureau for Glossop’s ‘Community Messaging Partnership’ which is seeking to ensure people are getting trustworthy information and feeding back to Public Health the ways they can improve getting their message across.

Jokes On You Dementia

For one night only this March, comedic legend and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Jo Brand will headline an online comedy event, hosted by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, to raise money for people affected by dementia. Jo and Hugh will be joined by a stellar line up of well-known faces from the comedy world, with more…

What’s your view of the stars?

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

Ring in to ROFA Remote

Following the rise in cases in Fairfield recently ROFA have taken the decision to close temporarily however help is still on hand!

Text Message Scam Alerts

Watch out for Scams on your text messages. If in doubt find a phone number and ring or google ‘is this text a scam?’ and look for your message. Here’s advice from which.co.uk  

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

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

The Guardian reports how the benefits of vaccine roll-out to be seen in weeks- but there is no room for complacency

First fruits of vaccine rollout ‘should be seen in weeks’ Experts agree that the impact of the jab will vary regionally and among different groups 0 A former nightclub has been turned into an NHS vaccination centre in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters Analysts are involved in an urgent effort to gauge the impact of…

La Capris are still delivering!

La Capri’s ………..LaCapris at home……… Tapas Pizza Pasta Cicchetti Burger Paella Vegetarian We have something for everyone Takeaway pick up or delivery were ready for you. To secure your slot message us here or ring the team on 01298 71392 Saturday 4.30pm – 9.00pm Have you tried our Sunday roasts? We have Roast Beef, Orange…

BBC Bitesized- a varied menu for home- learners!


Morrisons Click and Collect and doorstep delivery

We’re here for you. There are now more ways to shop with us than ever. Our Click & Collect service is really easy to use, simply order online, choose your collection slot, and head to your local store collection point. #ClickAndCollect #HereForYou Our Doorstep Delivery service is here for anyone unable to get to the…

Minion Kevin joins Red Riding Hood for a jaunt up to Harpur Hill!

Residents of this area! Look out, listen for the bells, wave, smile – keep your distance – donate and join STOCKPORT SPIDER-MEN group for updates, live auctions and stay@home activities. Be kind always! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jason-baird2…

Vaccine or virus? Which is safer?

NHS Covid-19 vaccine information

The COVID-19 vaccines work by teaching your immune system how to defend itself against attack from the virus. Read more important information and FAQs here: nhs.uk/covidvaccine

Advertising opportunity in the Buxton Junior School cookbook!

Last lockdown the kids at Buxton Junior School sent in recipes with photos of all the delicious things they had been cooking/baking. This lockdown we want to get it printed and made in to a cook book to raise funds for the PTFA. If you have a local business that you would like to advertise…

Notice from Derbyshire LMC about the COVID vaccination programme

Practices are getting inundated with queries and complaints about the COVID vaccination programme. Please note, Practices do not control: 1) the vaccine supply chain- cancellations will happen if vaccine stocks don’t arrive. We are as frustrated about this as you are. 2) the priority groups i.e. the order of who can be vaccinated. We are…

Free webinar event by Mentell

Feb 4th, is it time to talk? To highlight time to talk 2021, Team Mentell would like to invite you to a free webinar, Thursday afternoon (1:00-1:30pm) Feb 4th. Learn how the charity helps men find safe spaces to talk, the power of a meaningful conversation and how we can support our community in challenging times. Including…

Paignton Zoo offer a virtual lesson to Key Stage Two children this Friday!

8eshtSarip JoSgnsaosnurasrreeisy ate n1do1:cm0d1  ·  FOR ALL TEACHERS AND HOME-SCHOOLING PARENTS Next Friday 15th January at 11am we’ll be presenting a short lesson from the zoo! The lesson will be designed for KS2 pupils exploring habitats, and the animals that live in them – but all children are of course welcome to watch. Including: What is a habitat? How…

Statement from Chris Whitty- HM Chief Medical Officer on National alert levels

Press release Statement from Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty on national alert levels Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty writes about the UK’s battle with Covid-19. Department of Health and Social Care We have faced several grave moments during our battle against coronavirus. But right now, the country is perhaps facing the most serious…

Buxton’s first COVID Vaccination Hub

Buxton Medical Practice We are now able to invite the first wave of patients for a covid vaccination at the Buxton vaccination based here at Buxton Medical Practice. Patients will be contacted either by phone or text to book their appointment. It is vitally important that you wait for us to contact you for your…

Chris Hill Community Sports take to You Tube – take a look!

Check out their channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7TaKx0-LR90V8wvY3kOhdg?fbclid=IwAR0SCjROUsL9xUmimIjdNXeuhsu96nfOcWaVmlqtJuarHN-p16ooJvoa4ss  

Advice on the COVID vaccine and how to stay safe, protect the NHS and help prevent tighter restrictions

Joined Up Care Derbyshire website provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including frequently asked questions, information flyers and daily county vaccination programme updates. https://bit.ly/35iF53O Remember to still follow the “hands, face, space” rule even after receiving the vaccine. Visit their website: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine?fbclid=IwAR1WNwhrD5s0h1KhMZH7RLnTiCYf1rCfMBHcFM1P9PHzhu_EzB4BXEpBoUU

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Vulnerability Fund funding workshop takes place on 14th Januray

Don’t forget to sign up for our Funding Workshop focusing on Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Vulnerability Fund on Thursday 14th January at 1.30pm. To book your space follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/132809347333​ For more details: http://highpeakcvs.org.uk/news.asp?ID=1498 Please contact us at hello@highpeakcvs.org.uk if you need any help.

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

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

Free transport to your vaccine appointment

Libraries online

Our libraries are continuing to support children, families and other borrowers during the third lockdown. The service is still running events for youngsters and adults but they are taking place online via Facebook and Twitter. This month’s events for children include story time, rhyme time, activity club and family bookshare. Among the adult events are…

Morrisons issue new face covering rules

LGBTQI+ – come and join the conversation!

Free online learning resources for children!

Oak National Academy Online Classroom Nearly 10,000 free video lessons, resources and activities, covering most subjects, from Reception to Year 11 Find Lessons

COVID Vaccination first priority groups explained

Buxton Street by Street volunteers deliver food to those most in need again!

While we may not be delivering as many food parcels this time round – we are still out and about helping schools and families. This week our gallant delivery team has distributed 25 food parcels and collected 10 trolleys full of surplus food from Aldi UK The surplus food is taken to High Peak Foodbank…

COVID Vaccination site volunteers wanted!

As COVID deaths reach the highest number since 21st April (the peak) we are within touching distance of the beginning of the end! Let’s bring it forward together! CAR PARK VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED for the COVID VACCINATION HUB in BUXTON Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January (other future dates are yet to be…

COVID Vaccine Information – your questions answered.

CONNEX offer of transport to COVID vaccination appointments

If you’re offered an appointment for a covid test, but are worried about getting there – call Connex 01298 23970 – they will try to arrange a lift for you

Lockdown learning

Peak Ascent Cycles has some fantastic bikes to kick start your new year!

Get back into gear for the new year with Peak Ascent Cycles. We hope you’ve all had a very relaxing Christmas break. We’re kicking off the new year with these four bikes on a budget to help you shift those Christmas calories. We have three Forme Mountain Bikes – The Curbar 1 MTB at £600,…

Ideas for happiness and wellbeing during the pandemic!

MENTELL Monday 7-9, offers a safe, confidential space for men to talk/listen via zoom at present. If, as a community you would like some promo materials please inbox me.. it’s all about raising awareness or if you would like to volunteer https://www.mentell.org.uk/

Stewart Medical Centre being offering vaccines at the Buxton Vaccination Hub

Stewart Medical Centre We have now begun inviting the first wave of patients for a covid vaccination at the Buxton vaccination hub based at Buxton Medical Practice on Temple Road. Patients will be contacted either by phone or text to book their appointment. It is vitally important that you wait for us to contact you…

Hargreaves have the perfect real time shopping solution: Meet your personal shopper!

Hargreaves and Son Limited Welcome to our new live stream personal shopper! During lockdowns we can offer a personal shopping experience whilst our doors are closed via Facebook Messenger video chat from the comfort and safety of your home. One of our team will personally be able to take you around our store to view…

Need a lift to your COVID vaccination? Buxton Mountain Rescue… to the rescue!

Along with Kinder Mountain Rescue Team Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is on standby to help elderly members of the community get to Thornbrook Medical Centre for vaccinations against Covid-19. It is a unique task which attracted attention from Sky News who came to interview the team leaders this morning. You can see the story on…

Driving in the Snow – Advice

Turn your Games Console into a Computer

Instructions on turning your console into a pc have been sent out by schools to help with home learning. If you need a keyboard please look / ask on the following recycling sites or email us and we may be able to help… Freegle Rehomed Buxton Buxton Recycled Alternatively Buxton Argos is open to click…

Libraries News Update

In line with current government guidance our libraries are open for our book and borrow service. Our free e-lending and online service and the home library service are also continuing. Read more here  

Help Dove Cat Sanctuary rehouse Older Cats

Dove Cat Sanctuary has had requests for help in homing older cats. This is where the elderly owner’s of the cats have had to go into care homes and can no longer look after their much loved pets. Anyone interested in offering a loving home to one of these cats please get in touch…. Photos…

Buxton Street by Street swing into action again!

Please get in touch if you wish to register your help during this next lockdown or if you are isolating or shielding and need support with shopping, a friendly call- telephone befriending, transport to a medical appointment, emergency supplies or dog walking. PLEASE stay safe, follow the scientific guidelines and together as we did before..…

NHS guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)

Advice for people at high risk from coronavirus (shielding) If you’re at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from coronavirus (COVID-19), you’re advised to take extra steps to protect yourself. Information:This advice is for people who have received a letter from the NHS or their GP saying they’re clinically extremely vulnerable. If you’re not sure if…

Help with children’s and young people’s data usage costs during home-schooling


CONNEX is here through this next journey together

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

BBC to provide significant education support to children during Tier 5 lockdown

BBC delivers biggest Education offer in its history – including devoting significant airtime to Education on BBC Two The BBC is to deliver the biggest education offer in its history across more of its platforms. It will bring together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver a new education offer…

Which? review hand sanitisers and provide efficacy results

Hand sanitiser gels sold online fail Which? tests Three of the 18 hand sanitisers tested didn’t contain enough alcohol to effectively kill the COVID-19 virus or other germs By Hannah Fox4 Dec 2020 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare by email Independent Which? tests have revealed that some alcohol-based hand sanitisers contain a fraction of the…

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

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

10% discount for NHS workers, teachers, school staff and Blue Light card holders at Morrisons

Nurses and Doctors share how they are struggling to cope with the worsening COVID-19 crisis


Kinder Scout- The People’s Mountain: Buxton Field Club’s next Zoom talk; don’t miss it!

Buxton Field Club’s next online talk Saturday 16th January 7.00pm: Kinder Scout: The People’s Mountain: a celebration of a northern English mountain and our role in its creation. John Beatty reveals the social, political, cultural and ecological developments that have shaped the physical and human landscape of this enigmatic and treasured hill. Join Zoom Meeting…

Being at home shouldn’t mean being at risk of abuse- where to go for help

Details of the £4.6 billion Government business support and self-employment grants

Information on Click and Collect services

Some services and click and collect shops who were closed in March are able to continue in this lockdown, for example Argos is doing click and collect at the store entrance and specsavers appointments are continuing with this guidance https://www.specsavers.co.uk/…/your-new-store-experience? Explore Buxton have been ace at updating us on the changes so keep your eyes…

Check the Highway Code’s advice on driving in snowy conditions

Click on the link to see some important advice on driving safely in ice and snow https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/icy-and-snowy-weather.html  

Chris Hill Sports announce temporary closure in Tier 5

Following tonight(4/1/21) announcement, all of sessions will closing (in person) for now We will keep everyone updated as soon as we are able via different platforms. Scary times as a small business as it is for many others . Thanks for your patience, kind words and support And too all the fab CHCS Coaches –…

Delay to the start of term for Buxton schools

From High Peak Live: High Peak Junior School is first to close for another two weeks. Fairfield Juniors in Buxton Derbyshire will not open tomorrow as planned. The school will in fact move to online teaching for pupils for the next two weeks. Headteacher Mrs Parkes says “I’m very sorry but looking at the staffing…

Primary school places – apply now!

From Derbyshire County Council: Choosing the right school is an important decision for your child. Apply now for your child’s primary, infant or junior school place before the 15 January 2021 deadline https://crowd.in/o1JPwp  

Tier 4- Stay at Home

Mental Health and winter lockdowns

Suicide and COVID-19 restrictions; find support here:

Tier 4 should not mean more tears… Domestic abuse support is available

Don’t drink/drug and drive

From Buxton Police: Another drug driver taken to custody this evening, the vehicle also had no insurance so will be seized. A big thankyou to the Old Hall Hotel in Hope, for their coffees that kept us warm whilst waiting for recovery! #buxtonsnt #staysafestayhome #DontDrinkDrugDrive #DontDrinkNDrive #DontGetWrecked #seized

Bin collections disrupted by the weather – rescheduled

Jingle Bell Jog

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

Buxton Weather Watch

From Buxton Weather Watch: After heavy snow expected last night, substantial travel impacts likely. Please consult our page / local authorities for road & travel updates during this time.  

High Street Funding hope for Buxton

£830 million funding boost for high streets Funding from the Future High Streets Fund to help 72 areas in England to recover from the pandemic and deliver ambitious regeneration plans. Published 26 December 2020 From: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, and The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP The government…

Alzheimer’s support with Talking Point

Crossroads Derbyshire- supporting victims of domestic abuse throughout Christmas and beyond

Crossroads Derbyshire The festive season is a happy time for many, but for anyone living with domestic abuse, the risks increase over Christmas. If you think you or someone you know is suffering abuse, help is available. Please phone the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. The free helpline is confidential, non-judgemental and…

Blythe House Hospice Care and Helen’s Trust

Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust 2hluttl4i SDecdpeombgcenrts atS ohou10iodl:df5redal9  ·  As we get set to celebrate Christmas, you may be thinking of a loved one who is sadly no longer here, and remembering them at this special time with fond memories of love, laughter and joy. You can pay a unique tribute to the person that you’re missing…

Recent Links to South Africa? Please Quarantine Now

If you have travelled to South Africa in the last two weeks, or been in contact with anyone who has, please isolate straight away. If you need help to do this please visit https://bsbs.helpnextdoor.co.uk/ and request help with shopping etc or food support. T Thank you. Find out more about the new ‘South African’ variant…

Travel Guidance and Christmas Bubbles

It is vital that we each take personal responsibility this Christmas to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones, particularly if they are vulnerable. One in three people with coronavirus (COVID-19) have no symptoms and will be spreading it without realising it. So the safest way to celebrate Christmas this year is…

Latest COVID Data for High Peak

A statement from the Office of Robert Largan MP After the increase in cases last week, I’m pleased to report that the latest figures show a fall in cases in the High Peak. Our rolling case rate has fallen by 33.6% to 98.2 per 100,000 with most of the High Peak seeing cases fall, including…

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

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

Harpur Hill Living Advent Calendar – Window 22

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

Buxton Crescent Heritage Experiences – yellow dot sale!

From Buxton Crescent Heritage Experiences: YELLOW DOT SALE! *20% off ALL Christmas stock* This week in Buxton Visitor Centre Opening hours this week: Mon 21st, 10am – 4pm Tue 22nd, 10am – 4pm Wed 23rd, 10am – 4pm Thu 24th, 10am – 2pm, early closing Fri 25th – Friday 1st Jan – CLOSED Sat 2nd…

Cruse bereavement support in High Peak

From High Peak CVS: Bereavement and grief is hard at any time, but over Christmas it can be an incredibly difficult time for many. If you need support over the holiday period there are plenty of options available. Our friends at Cruse Bereavement Care have put together some help and advice for dealing with grief…

Pharmacy Christmas opening times – Buxton

A Helping Hand is here until Wednesday!

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

Morrisons Tier 3 Christmas opening times and doorstep delivery

We know many of you will have had your Christmas plans affected by the government announcement yesterday. We’d like to ensure you know it’s safe to shop in our stores and the different ways you can shop with us. – To make shopping safer face coverings will be worn in our stores in line with…

Indian Palace Buxton share changes to their opening times

Indian Palace Notice For Christmas Dinner: Unfortunately as buxton has been put under tier 3 lockdown again we will be unable to serve customers for Christmas dinner to dine in the restaurant as a alternative we can bring the meal to you or you can collect it. People who have booked for Christmas dinner can…

Bin the uncertainty! Find your bin day over the Christmas break

High Peak Borough Council Make sure you stay up to date with your bin collections this Christmas by visiting our website. Collections of brown and black bins due on Christmas Day, Monday 28th December and New Year’s Day have been rearranged. Green-lidded bin collections will be suspended from Monday 21st December to Friday 1st January.…

UK Government extends Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme

Chancellor extends furlough and loan schemes The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021 with the government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages – giving businesses and employees across the UK certainty into the New Year, the Chancellor announced today. Published 17 December 2020 certainty for millions of jobs and businesses…

Hargreaves extend their Christmas closure times to give their staff a much needed break

Hargreaves and Son Limited We are overwhelmed with support this year, but we need a break and are extending our Christmas closure. We value our employees and want to give them extended family time. Thank you for your support. See you in 2021! #hargreavesofbuxton #christmasclosure #buxton #derbshire #shoplocal

Grants for pubs that mainly serve alcohol during Tier 3

High Peak Borough Council Wet led Pubs Christmas Support Payment is now available. These grants are for pubs that mainly serve alcohol rather than provide food and have been severely impacted over the festive season due to temporary local restrictions. Find out more and apply https://www.highpeak.gov.uk/Coronavirus-Business…

Buxton Crescent Heritage Experience and Tier 3

Buxton Crescent Heritage Experiences   The announcement of Derbyshire remaining in Tier 3 means that, while the Pump Room will continue to open until Christmas Eve, we will have to keep the Buxton Visitor Experience in the Crescent closed for the rest of the year. Keeping the new attraction mothballed during lockdown reminds us of…

Harpur Hill Window Calendar reveals more magic for passers by!


Update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team

It was an early start this morning for SNT officers! Three juveniles have been arrested and taken to Chesterfield Custody, where they are currently being interviewed. This is in relation to an incident on 30th November 2020, where a building was broken into at Pavilion Gardens and a window was smashed at the Leisure Centre.…

Tier 3 and Christmas Bubbles

There will be no change to Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire’s tier three allocations. It follows the latest government review of the three-tier system after officials met on Wednesday. The three counties were put into the most restrictive tier when the national lockdown ended earlier this month. It means pubs and restaurants in these areas will…

Deadline for Childcare Support Approaching

If you’re a parent who is eligible for 30 hours childcare a week, make sure to check if your code is still valid. If you applied more than 3 months before term starts, you’ll have to reconfirm your eligibility.   The deadline for autumn term is 31 Dec. Find out more: https://crowd.in/P6TlfC      

Sir Ian McKellen says he feels ‘euphoric’ after receiving coronavirus vaccine

One time Sir Ian McKellen is right to ignore his own advice to ‘Keep it secret, keep it safe’. We hope that his sharing news that he has received the covid 19 vaccine will encourage others to follow suit… The Lord of The Rings star, 81, was photographed having the jab, which was administered to him…

CONNEX Community Support receive some very well-deserved feedback!

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

Morrisons are still offering Christmas Click and Collect services- here’s how to do it!

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

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

Derbyshire County Council’s Winter Support Scheme

Update from Derbyshire County Council about the Winter support grant: If you are a family on a low income you could get food vouchers for your children over the Christmas period. The money to pay for these vouchers has come from the government through its COVID-19 winter grant scheme which is over and above the…

Stay warm this winter- here are some useful tips…

Monday evening MENTELL supportive mental health session for men

 Everyone’s road to find a mentally happy place is different. We understand that for some, one circle will enable them to make the necessary changes and for others a weekly talk will be really beneficial. Here at Mentell, we are completely FREE OF COMMITMENT. This is our fifth principe You will never be asked to…

NHS will contact you if you are eligible to be vaccinated

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this…

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


Stars Cafe opening hours this weekend

We will be back open Saturday and Sunday for takeaway only for now. From 11am Come and grab, a turkey, stuffing and cranberry bap, and a slice of our homemade cheesecake with our signature luxury hot chocolate. Festive choices available also.

Morrisons release Christmas Click and Collect slots!

Helping Hands this Christmas- opening times

Helping Hands @ The Source…. Don’t forget we’re open today, Saturday 12th, 9:30-2:30pm. If you’re struggling financially this year to make Christmas work for whatever reason, furloughed, UC, minimum wage etc. we can help. Pop in and see us. We’ve amazing new and good quality second hand toys, Lego, books, presents and more. A Helping…

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


Help out the High Peak Youth Forum

Working in Partnership, Derbyshire County Council and High Peak CVS are setting up a local Youth Forum to give young people the opportunity to voice their opinions of what is needed across the High Peak – click here for full details. The first forum meetings will take place on the 16th and 17th December To…

Applications for Primary, Infant or Junior school places open

Is your child due to start school in September 2021? Apply for their primary, infant or junior school place now It’s quick and easy and can be done through our website. Find out more and apply here https://crowd.in/rfFb9o

Buxtonians – A Never Ending Story

Finally, at last! Buxtonians “a never ending story” is now complete and available for purchase at the price of £9.99 . Watch this space for updates on where its available from this weekend.  Thanks for all the support! – Yvonne This never ending story includes a piece about Buxton’s response to Covid 19 and Buxton…

High Peak Foodbank update:

Working with High Peak Foodbank we’ve had some terrific donations from local supermarkets Aldi UK and Morrisons as well as from individuals and local groups. If you, or anyone you know, would like a little extra help please do get in touch. Thank you to our friends in Unite Federal Mogul branch for their very…

Helping Hands opens it’s doors to Bright Opportunities!

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

Friends of Buxton Station at the National Community Rail Awards

From Friends of Buxton Station: Facebook Friends, please support us at the National Community Rail Awards online event on 9 December, this Wednesday evening. It is not a Zoom thing, but more of a video presentation for an hour or so. We are up for three Awards and our Mini-saga Challenge features significantly. Help us…

Pound Per Delivery at The Chakra Lounge

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

Buxton and the High Peak see the positive effects in new Covid cases through lockdown #2

Christmas markets in Castleton!

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

High Peak CVS Bereavement support

High Peak CVS 2 December at 13:35  ·  This week is Grief Awareness Week. Grief is incredibly hard to deal with at anytime but it is important to recognise how COVID-19 has impacted those dealing with bereavement in exceptionally difficult circumstances. Isolation and not being able to see loved ones during these times can have a huge impact on…

Shop local… shopAppy!


Re-opening arrangements for the Pavillion Gardens cafe, restaurant, shops, conservatory and cinema.

Pavilion Gardens 4 December at 10:11  ·  Great news! We are reopening next Saturday, 12th December. 10am – 4pm. We will offer a takeaway service for food and drink, our Gifts & more….retail space will be open as will the Gallery in the Gardens. In the Octagon we shall host an indoor market which will be part of our…

Girl’s football with Chris Hill Community Sports

Buxton Fringe opens for entries!

Buxton Fringe opens for entries! PRESS RELEASE November 24th 2020 – For immediate release Buxton Fringe opens for entries for its 2021 festival on December 1st with an improved entry procedure designed to be even easier for performers to use. Creator of the online system, Fringe Webmaster Dan Osborne explains: “We know that people are…

None-elite football information issued by the FA

UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE ISSUED FOR ‘NON-ELITE’ FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND AFTER LOCKDOWN Tuesday 01 Dec 2020 Shares Expand Grassroots football can return from Wednesday 2 December, but the level varies from Tiers 1 to 3 We have today issued updated guidance for ‘non-elite’ football in England following confirmation from the UK Government that organised sports can…

Art brings festive joy around the town!

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

Helping Hands for familes who are struggling to find the money for their children’s Christmas presents

Christmas raffle now on!

Christmas Raffle tickets now on sale! £2 a ticket to be drawn on December 20th. Tickets can be paid via cheque, cash or Bacs. Please ask for any details you need. Thankyou to everyone who has sent a prize, they are all fantastic! Here’s a few to be won; Body shop goody bag – by…

A sneak preview of the amazing gifts available for between £1 and £5 through the Helping Hands initiative – starting THIS Thursday!

Here’s a peek inside The Source Cafe getting ready for opening A Helping Hand…. this THURS 3rd DEC… Thanks to St Anne’s CVA Buxton, Burbage Primary School and Buxton Church in the Peak for all their time, help, donations as well as the venue! #communityspirit #communitylove #communitysupport #communitymatters #helpthischristmas #noappointmentnecessary Open 9:30-3pm Tuesdays, Wednesday and…

Morrisons doorstep deliveries information

Chris Hill Community Sports – new dance classes with a festive feel!

Dance is back – Live and in person Delighted that Trespass, Sat Dance and Ballet all back this week in person 3 weeks left of term, meaning 3 weeks of dance all with an Xmas feel. Drop us a line/ inbox to book and come BACK to dance Spread the word #buxton #dance

Samaritans – ‘We are always here’.

Get some help with Christmas presents for your family this year! Get a Helping Hand and raise money for High Peak Food Bank!

Choose coffee!

From Dubbin Good Food:

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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!  

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…

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,…

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. https://crowd.in/gspIFB

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

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. https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/christmas2020silentauction

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…

Morrisons food bank packs

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

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  


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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…

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 https://crowd.in/NjD1lv  

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!

Pure Peak bring sparkles to Buxton this festive season!

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

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.

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!


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…

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…