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…

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

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

Support for elderly people with technology from Age UK

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

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


MENTELL – Safe and secure support for men every Monday evening

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

Debunking COVID conspiracy theories…

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

Digitalisation grants for Derbyshire tourist economy

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

Be Internet-Safe with the Legends Family Adventure

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

Debunking Vaccine Misinformation

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

The Hydro – Temporarily Closed

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

Service Dogs in an Emergency

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

Hands, Face, Space – Reminder from HPBC

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

The Sunflower lanyard hidden disability scheme

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

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

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

Hathersage open-air swimming pool opening times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do vaccines work? Vaccines contain weakened non-dangerous parts of an antigen It’s enough that our body can learn to build the specific antibody This will prompt our immune system to respond & defeat the real antigen in the future More info bit.ly/3efxPJe

Virtual open day at Macclesfield College

Sign up to attend here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=pf0jh6peB02YQzdDwpa66D6g40QP4KJCn2VUD7hjtFdUNTQ4N0VMSTk5TEE1NVc1Qkc3RTlQUTc4UC4u&fbclid=IwAR11SOt51EXwZB7nBRQrLGxJIQTKfNPpAMsyEWFVl9WWObBNMwnEZSIu-0k  

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

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

Latest shop and service information during uncertain opening times…

Explore Buxton have put together a useful one-stop shop of information on shop and services opening times here: https://explorebuxton.co.uk/takeaway-at-cafes-restaurants-in-buxton/?fbclid=IwAR0Ri7f3WeTu-UTfNUiopizndpVHxDJyRXUBnNBlaa-q30qN39VB7AExgqw

Lone Star opening hours

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

Chesterfield Shop Mobility opening times

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

Emotional wellbeing support

We know that this may be a difficult time for you and your family. If you’re concerned about a child or young person’s #mentalhealth, you can get free, confidential advice via phone, email or webchat from the Young Minds Parents Helpline: https://crowd.in/0NaoYV

MENTELL- 7 Principles

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

Find you family’s military past free this week!

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

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

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

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


Competition Time at The Corner Cupboard

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

Lockdown – Council Affected Services

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

Blythe House Hospice care – there for you.

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

Furlough extended until March

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

Harpur Hill Living Advent Calendar event

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

Derbyshire Law Centre

At home shouldn’t mean at risk

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

Be a Secret Santa!

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

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

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

12 days of Christmas event

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

Working together to feed Buxton families

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

Local business updates:

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

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

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

Take Care of your Winter Wellbeing

Gritting Tonight

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

Get It While It’s Hot!

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

Isla Fine Art – Get Christmas Done Early

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Stars Café – Takeaway and Delivery

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

Tradesmans Entrance – Resuming Deliveries

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

Lone Star Restaurant – Competition

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

Mortgage Holiday Extended For Up To Six Months

From the BBC.    

Serpentine Community Garden Closure

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

New National Restrictions Across England From 5th November

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


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

Re-homing commercial hens since 2009

Which? reviews face masks

See their review here: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/face-masks/article/best-reusable-face-masks-awLeA3A6XoZD?fbclid=IwAR2QCLJ74zyHWtUNJNVdnkE24_fjd-jKLiNNHjRhFKu4pp5WAkjiEtdYQGI

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

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

Buxton Saccro Lounge offer support to those most in need

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

Stepping Hill Hospital has to cancel operations due to beds pressure

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

Buxton Medical Centre offers flu vaccines to over 65s

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

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

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

Lest We Forget with Buxton Team Parish

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

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

Fangtastic Halloween activities for children and families!

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

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

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


Mentell- find a circle near you!

Find out more about mental health support for men here: https://www.facebook.com/mentellcharity/videos/262071351719353  

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

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

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

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

Free School Meals finder

Find a local cafe or restaurant providing free meals to school children this half-term and beyond and sign the End Child Food Poverty petition inspired by Marcus Rashford here: https://schoolmealfinder.org/?fbclid=IwAR1mQAXT1UzINfWzTpfCkY0P5NiPmim-s6pZ56N-iqr0NRxJhEGx0dl-zQw No child deserves to be hungry, no child should be without food. Inspired by Marcus Rashford’s efforts to get school meals extended through the holidays…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visiting Buxton and the surrounding areas?

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

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

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

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

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

Green Man Gallery bring you a Winter Emporium!

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

Buxton Tap House is open again

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

Wash your hands this Halloween

Dementia Support

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

Alan’s Challenge

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

CONNEX Community Support given a lifeline!

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

Morrisons doorstop delivery available for those in need

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

Christmas delivered to those most in need

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

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

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

Easter re-visited at the Kings head!

Plans for the Broadwalk snake

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

Libraries news

Library users can now request books from branches across the county again. The request service was paused in March at the start of the pandemic. Extra safety measures are in place at all county libraries to ensure the safety of customers and staff https://crowd.in/XGk1Te

Apply for your child’s secondary school place

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

Coronavirus updates provided by Derbyshire County Council

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

Care Home Friends and Neighbours inter-generational integration project

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

Derbyshire COVID-19 Postcode checker

If you live in Derbyshire you can use our postcode checker to find out your coronavirus alert level. Simply type in your postcode to find out whether medium or high restrictions apply in your area and what that means for you: https://crowd.in/Cf9cVQ

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

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

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


Coronavirus Support for Dementia Friends

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

Christmas for the Community Update

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

Derbyshire County Council Support for Self Isolation

If you’re self-isolating we know it can leave you feeling anxious or lonely. You can find financial, emotional and practical support to help you through your period of isolation on our website: https://crowd.in/T2nKp4

Buxton Field Club Zoom in on Mushrooms

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

Alan’s Challenge Update – Halfway Up the Hills!

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

App Alert for Parents from Buxton Police

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

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

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

WHO guidance – Wearing Face Masks Safely

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

Street by Street Lottery Winners!

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

Local Covid Alert Level Checker

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

The Buxton Advertiser outlines restriction changes across the High Peak

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

Zoom for the visually impaired

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

Beware Penalty Charge Notice scam

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

High Peak residents urged to heed extra restrictions


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

We’ve teamed up with Connex Buxton!

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

Buxton Team Parish – Phone-Up Church Service

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

Happening Tonight – Why I Believe Devotional

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

Peak District Artisans – online event

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

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

Mobile Testing Unit in Glossop

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

New ‘Go Viral’ Game aims to Combat Online Misinformation

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

Morrisons Extend Quiet Times

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

COVID-19 and Young People

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

Help Get the Lights Switched On for Christmas

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

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

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

What Are The COVID Rules Where You Live?

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


Please help Buxton Infant and Junior Schools PTA.

COVID19 and Grandparents

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

WHO Helping Grandparents enjoy their Grand children COVID safely

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

Our man with the bag: MENTELL

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

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

Derbyshire County Council Don’t forget to apply for your child’s secondary school place. The deadline is Saturday 31 October 2020 https://crowd.in/6XkqzF

Buxton Holiday Sports Camps

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

Discount on The Crescent bookings for Derbyshire residents!

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

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

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

The NHS App and the NHS COVID-19 App are two different apps – here is a quick guide on the difference between them both. For the NHS App visit: https://bit.ly/2EH3Egz For the NHS-19 Covid app visit: https://bit.ly/3i6WyQ5

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

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

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

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

Connecting industry and businesses

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

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

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

Mobile libraries

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

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

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

Alan’s Challenge: More messages of support!

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

Mental Health Support for men- Mentell Online Circles


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

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

Donations Please! Help Buxton Infant and Junior PTA

Sponsored Prayer Walk

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

Christmas For The Community

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

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

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

Care Navigator opportunity with Blythe House Hospice

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

Advice for school children and parents about attending school and COVID

Closure advice: Monsal Trail

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

Healthwatch Derbyshire telephone support line

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

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

Buxton Team Parish ‘Mini Church’ Sessions

Complete this online form if you are interested or want to know more details…For you, whether you believe in God or not! https://forms.gle/TAjEvbkWx78W53dW8 We have started ‘Mini-Church’ this September and you can be part of this if you would like to meet new people, talk about God and share your own thoughts and ideas. All…

Morrisons Shop Safely Update

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

DCC Social Gathering Information

Bag 2 School Request

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

Vacancy – Care Navigator (Blythe House)

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

Autism Support on Mask Wearing

https://www.autism.org.uk have released information on wearing face masks and autism, and a medical exemption card which you can find here –

Help Turn the Bar Blue!

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

NHS COVID-19 App Now Available

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

How to Home Work Healthily

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

The Science Un-Masked

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

Stay safe! Watch this short film showing you how!

Are you wearing your face covering properly? A face covering worn incorrectly doesn’t help reduce the spread of infection. Protect those around you and make sure you’ve #GotItCovered. Please be mindful of those who are exempt. https://crowd.in/bnr6yU#DoitforDerbyshire Gepostet von Derbyshire County Council am Dienstag, 22. September 2020

Genuine Test and Trace processes- beware of scammers

High Peak sees Coronavirus spike

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

Riding Out of Lockdown

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

Coronavirus NHS QR Codes

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

Watercolour Workshop at the Green Man Gallery

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

Haywill Animal Rescue and Therapy Centre- plea for volunteers

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

Toolkit for businesses on Test, Track and Trace

Do you run a business where you need to log customer details for NHS Test and Trace? You can access a toolkit with useful guidance and posters to help you communicate with your customers about new rules and measures. More info here: https://crowd.in/ZAJKc8

Virtual fostering event

Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/324146132135564

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

Read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54145299?fbclid=IwAR1B1u0vNvMtk73SwWgG4hiLlWJdrbELbhs9eM0Btfckchz8WDZ7ktEnIAo

Hope Valley College – open evening goes online!

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

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

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

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

Buxton Markets is in full swing!

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

Sunday Lunch now being served at Dubbin Good Food

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

How To Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19

Morrisons Doorstep Deliveries set to Continue

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

Healthwatch Derbyshire Testing Advice

Tests are having to be prioritised after the Health Secretary admits ‘challenges’ with COVID-19 testing after ‘sharp rise’ in demand: https://bit.ly/2GZ32ni Visit the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website for the latest on testing for Covid19 (includes info on NHS Test and Trace) https://bit.ly/3kqNY0n To find out if you meet the criteria for getting a test:…

Job Available at Bar Brasserie

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

Help Us Ride Out of Lockdown

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

NHS Morrisons Discount Scheme

All of us at Morrisons would like to say a huge thank you to the brave people of