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 our National Health Service. We’re continuing to offer you a 10% discount in store and online. Thank you. NHS Photo ID required.

Beware Scams Calls and Texts!

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

Information needed – hit and run in Buxton

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

Take A Tour of The Green Man Gallery

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

Lots of lovely stalls on Buxton market today!

 

Buxton Museum offers a lifeline to local artists!

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

Buxton Junior School PTFA Book sale ON NOW!

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

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

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

Wirksworth Festival is online- TODAY!

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

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

New restrictions will be in place from Monday (14 September) to help prevent the spread of coronavirus which is increasing. Read the latest guidance from Government here https://crowd.in/l5ocfg

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

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

Second hand book sale this Saturday at Buxton Market

THIS MONDAY – NEW RULES ON SOCIAL GATHERINGS

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

Keep your Distance

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

Transition Buxton Repair Cafe

On Saturday, 24 October 2020 from 10:30-13:30 at  Buxton Methodist Church Hosted by Transition Buxton Our Volunteer Repairers will be back soon! Bring your broken items and we will see if we can extend their life instead of going to waste. We will have a go at most things including; Toys, small appliances and tools, wooden…

Men, is it time to talk?

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

The Other Side – support local businesses to recover from COVID

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

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

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

Returning to School safely – advice from DCC

It’s natural for parents and children to feel worried about returning to school We have some useful resources on our website to help you feel reassured https://crowd.in/sx9HQn

The Wombles Charity Walk- Remember a Charity Week!

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

Blythe House Hospice care- Helen’s Trust

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

High Peak CVS- resuming voluntary services

Resuming Community and Voluntary Activities As community venues start to reopen you may well be thinking about resuming meetings for your voluntary or community group. We want our members to stay safe and have fun so we have compiled this handy guide to help you on your way. Download it now from our website http://highpeakcvs.org.uk/news.asp?ID=1416…

Free psychological impact of COVID online training

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

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

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

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

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

Blythe House – Peak District Challenge

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

Looking to employ a young person? Government help available

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

Should I see a pharmacist instead of a doctor?

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

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

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

Back to School

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

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

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

Riding out of Lockdown- A fundraiser for local organisations!

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

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

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

Claim your child’s free travel pass here…

If your child is entitled to a free bus pass and you haven’t yet applied, you can do so here https://crowd.in/7ak8CQ We’re currently experiencing problems with some of our phone lines so please do not call our contact centre to apply for a school bus pass or follow-up an application if your pass has not…

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

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

Mentell- mental health support for men

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

Need help getting to GP appointments?

Do you need help travelling to NHS services? | Find out what support is available to help you when travelling to your GP, hospital or other NHS services. https://bit.ly/34Dw31w

CONNEX bric-a-brac sale now on!

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

Opportunity to participate in The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study

For more information about participating in The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study, follow this link https://opinio.ucl.ac.uk/s

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

  Derbyshire County Council have shared information about Test and Trace – https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/test-and-trace/test-and-trace.aspx  

Beautiful cat missing from Dakin Avenue Buxton

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

Major changes to the furlough scheme coming next week

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing. Visit http://gov.uk/ to find full guidance.

LETS DANCE

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

GO OUTSIDE and help to raise vital funds for hospice care

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

Preparing for School

How to break the chains of COVIC-19 transmission

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

Start Small with the NHS Better Health Campaign

nhs.uk It’s never too late to get active to improve your health. Start with something small, it all adds up! For help and support to lose weight and get active go to: nhs.uk/BetterHealth

Riding Out of Lockdown! Sponsor Alan to raise money for local causes- including Buxton Street by Street!

https://www.alans-challenge.org.uk/images/come-on-Alan.MP3 WE NEED HELP As the impact of the Corona Virus on our community begins to be understood it is clear the support needed for the health, wellbeing and welfare of the people of Buxton and the High Peak is enormous. Organisations delivering voluntary and paid for services will be overwhelmed if we do not help them…

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

Find out more here: https://covid.joinzoe.com/?fbclid=IwAR3krzDAIEhFrCmBovQhxHmaPj5ebgK0Hu4rTIuwl7VvpB5Rto0ZgCcoI7c

Friends of Buxton Train Station

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

How to treat coronavirus symptoms at home

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

Citizens Advice Bureau – help with money worries

Money worries getting you down? Get help toward financial freedom with The Money Sorted in D2N2 project. You can find more information at https://moneysortedind2n2.org/. To book an appointment call our adviceline on 0300 456 8390.

Walk or cycle to school!

Can your child walk, cycle or travel by car to school instead of using school transport? Find out what changes we’re putting in place for children travelling to and from school to help minimise the spread of coronavirus https://crowd.in/qpVFf7

Buxton Swimming Pool news!

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

Anxious, Stressed or Overwhelmed? We Can Help

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

Phone Up Church Service 01298 443 012

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

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

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

Local Coronavirus information- fact checked!

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

SK Vipers youth all girls football team- now recruiting!

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

The Palace Hotel pool opens it’s doors!

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

Joined up Care Derbyshire- Join the conversation

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

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

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

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

Thinking of visiting a High Peak High Street?

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

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

  For information: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/06/i-am-self-employed-but-confused-about-whether-i-can-claim-my-bus      

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

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

8 Flat Cotton Sheets offered for anyone making Scrubs

8 all flat cotton sheets available for making scrubs? Please contact Anna Kay through our facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/buxtonstreetbystreet  

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

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

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

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

Light ginger coloured cat missing from Dakin Avenue, Buxton

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

CHARITY SHOPS – PLAN YOUR DROP OFF

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

HELP FOR THOSE WITH HIDDEN DISABILITES

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

FREE ONLINE TOURS OF PARLIAMENT

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

Funded Childcare for Working Parents

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

Churchyard Treasure Hunt

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

Bereavement support with Blythe House

Free school meals

Don’t forget to check if your child is eligible for #freeschoolsmeals ahead of September. A lot of people don’t apply for free school meals even though their child qualifies. Find out more and apply here: https://crowd.in/HIy99w #beststartinlife

Relaxation tips with MIND

   

Virtual health appointments- are they right for me?

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

Test and Trace- protect yourself from possible fraudsters

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

Got symptoms? GET TESTED!

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

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

Youth Activity Grant- Derbyshire County Council; Apply now!

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

Derbyshire County Council are recruiting for care workers

Please see link below for more details: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/working-for-us/jobs/coronavirus/coronavirus-recruitment.aspx?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Advert&utm_campaign=Carer%20recruitment%202020&fbclid=IwAR3EHyXq3zvOWA9otod0Ucyw6hkjljblYJur7qtOtgsgAsXV9yw6nXPyB_g

Haywill Animal Rescue Need your Goodwill!

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

WHO Advice on COVID-19 Contact Contamination

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

Virtual Balloon Race Ends With a Bang

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

HPBC Scam Alert!

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

Free Online Support Circles Available for Men

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

Second Grant Available for Self Employed

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

Hidden Disability Support from Morrisons

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

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

Doorstep scammers- IMPORTANT WARNING!

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/police-warning-over-doorstep-scammers-14989863 Just to warn people, someone was doing this in Dove Holes recently.

Library news…Read all about it!

Face covering exemption – be aware.

Some people are exempt from wearing a face covering, this includes: Face covering exemption Young children People with breathing difficulties People living with a disability Remember to be mindful and keep your distance https://crowd.in/MD6X2b #BeKind #DerbyshireSpirit  

TEST AND TRACE : How it works

Confused about how NHS Test and Trace works? This handy guide tells you what you need to do if you develop coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. Get a free NHS test – more information HERE  

Green Lanyards with Sunflowers may indicate an inability to wear a face mask due to a hidden disability

    A range of items with sunflowers on a green background indicate a person has a hidden disability. Some people may wear these into shops because they cannot wear a face mask. A recent program supported by a number of U.K. charities including; The National Autistic Society, RNIB, Alzheimer’s Society, Action on Hearing Loss,…

A lovely message to Buxton Street-by-Street

“Now I’ve moved out of Buxton, I want to say how grateful I am to this group, you helped me when I was in dire need in lockdown especially when we were on self isolation. You all deserve to be commended for helping the vulnerable people of Buxton in our hour of most need. Thank…

Green Man Gallery is open this Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th

Treat yourself to a visit to The Green Man this weekend. Their spacious Ground Floor Gallery is open on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August from 10.30am to 4.30pm. ‘COVID-safe’ adaptations are in place which includes a large area dedicated to prints and cards. If you’re looking for affordable art to refresh your walls you’ll be…

UPDATE We are pleased to report the man missing from Buxton has been found safe and well

Found! The man missing from Buxton has been found safe and well.  

Buxton kickstart charity bike ride fund raiser!

https://youtu.be/8y7yxUewUwA

Young Lives Vs Cancer

Letter from the Director of Public Health for Derbyshire

Healthwatch Derbyshire telephone support

Ash Trees event – 16th August

Tall beech trees, spreading chestnuts and elegant ash trees: exploring the woods of Buxton Country Park.Take a wander through the woods looking for squirrels and butterflies, birds and beetles and join our artists at the Visitor centre • Make your own woodland book • Add your own leaves to our woodland tree poem • draw…

Win a £10 Voucher with Tic-Tak Taxis!

From Tic-Tak Taxis: 🚕🚕💚 COMPETITION TIME💚🚕🚕 For your chance to win a £10 Voucher to be used in any of our Tic-Tak Taxis, All you have to do is: 💚 Like our Page 💚Give this post a like or love 💚Share so your fiends get a chance to win Winner will be announced on Thursday…

Vulnerable or Shielding? Talk to Us

  It might be helpful to some people to give our personal reasons as to the importance of social distancing and following guidance. If some of us in Buxton could explain how it feels to be vulnerable in this epidemic, maybe it will encourage some people to take more care.   Contact us (in confidence)…

Derbyshire Rural Crime Team Need Your Help!

From Derbyshire Rural Crime Team: Here’s an appeal to anyone who is out and about at the break of dawn. The Peak District has suffered three caravan theft incidents in the last week: one attempt and two successful. These are happening around the time it is coming light and the offenders are going to great…

Stop the spread – Covid-19 – Derbyshire County Council

Don’t forget that from tomorrow it will be law to wear a face covering in a few more places unless you’re exempt. This includes: 📽 Cinemas 🏛 Museums & Galleries 📚 Libraries 🙏 Places of worship Together we can help keep Derbyshire safe. More info here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-ownwear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

Rise in number of Covid-19 cases in Buxton

Slight rise in number of Covid-19 cases in Buxton. For more information follow this link: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/site-elements/documents/pdf/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/weekly-covid-19-surveillance-report-in-derbyshire.pdf      

Confused about how NHS Test and Trace works?

  Confused about how NHS Test and Trace works? This handy guide tells you what you need to do if you develop coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus  

Volunteering Opportunity in Buxton Scope Shop

Do you have any time spare to help out in our local Buxton Scope shop? Want something to boost your CV? If you are 14 or over, we would love to hear from you. Please pop into the shop, any day of the week, and ask about volunteering. Whether you can do 2 hours a…

Nordic Walking opportunity which can benefit fitness and improve mental health

High Peak CVS and local Nordic Walking expert Phill Alcock of Derbyshire based fitness organisation Lifefit are currently working together to develop new self-help walking groups in Whaley and Buxton under the banner of ‘Cando’. Cando aims to enable members to lose weight, increase fitness and improve mental health without the aid of gyms or special clothing.…

High Peak told to stay alert after a slight increase in Buxton COVID-19 cases

A statement published by Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health on 6 August calls on High Peak residents to stay alert “Although the extra ‘lockdown’ measures around Greater Manchester do not apply in the High Peak, there has been a small rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus in Buxton and Glossop.” The latest statistics  can be…

New day time delivery food service in Buxton

Cafe on the Peak can be found on the Just Eat website HERE  

IMPORTANT! Don’t put your face covering on your chin to eat or drink!

This is why you should never pull your mask down around your chin and neck  https://whi.ch/FaceCoveringsGuide It puts you at risk of contaminating your face covering. When you need to eat or drink, you should remove your mask completely with clean hands.

High Peak Rock’s snake has just a few ssssssssstones to go!

Buxton snake oh so close to the end of broad walk Some amazing rocks on it and people are replacing the gaps with new rocks…..it looks fantastic!! Keep on adding keep on painting Well done hp rockers and the high peak community Add yourself to Hp rocks(high peak) on facebook

Grants available from the Morrisons Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation is championing community projects across Great Britain supporting our nation’s most vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak. Children’s Hospices Across Scotland received a grant of £17,000 to create the UK’s first virtual hospice to support children with life-shortening conditions and their families throughout the pandemic and beyond. To find out how the Foundation…

Register online for your child’s free school meals

No child should ever go hungry; free school meals play a large part in ensuring that children have a nutritious meal to support their physical and intellectual growth. Research shows that diet has a “significant and immediate effect” on behaviour, concentration and cognitive ability (CPAG & British Youth Council report ‘Going Hungry’). Free school meals…

Time to talk?

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

Dementia and COVID-19

The Alzheimer’s Society have published their findings into the shocking impact of lockdown on the symptoms of people living with dementia. Of the 2,000 people who took part in the study who are living with dementia or are the carer of someone living with dementia, 82% reported a that dementia symptoms have become worse since…

Digital skills programme aimed at School leavers

A new digital skills programme designed to provide a bridge from education to career opportunities for young people has been launched. FastFutures is a unique programme designed to provide participants with the skills employers value now and in the future, future-proofing careers, and limiting a potentially damaging skills gap for this generation entering employment. Those…

Apply online for your child’s B-Line card

Have you applied for your child’s b_line card? It’s our travel discount and library card for children living in Derbyshire. You now have to apply or renew online. More info can be found here: https://crowd.in/AigW4I http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport-roads/public-transport/fares-tickets-passes/b-line/b-line.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2DXZkZ3phksPISVabZgvkTlSYkOKpEzCBqmtmEm3mGEwXrfWyQ28QIDMI  

Take the CVS Survey! Help ensure our voluntary services are prepared to help you!

Voluntary Organisations Survey ⏰DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10th AUGUST⏰**Survey Of Voluntary Organisations**Tell us about your experiences of the last few months and how we can support you moving forward.We want to hear from community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises of all kinds and all sizes, from all parts of #derbyshireThis includes established organisations (whether…

Buxton Street By Street continues to make a HUGE difference!

Message from Caitlin Bisknell: “Big Saturday shout out to all you wonderful volunteers out there who have helped to make Buxton Street by Street such a success. To date we’ve delivered in excess of 1650 food parcels plus 2500 Easter eggs – and working with For the Love of Scrubs Buxton have delivered PPE to…

Buxton’s own Lost and Found pet page!

Looking for a missing pet? Check out this new Facebook page where lost furry/feathery/scaly friends news is shared! https://www.facebook.com/Buxton-Lost-Found-Pets-Page-850393288335885/      

The New Normal- Keep the 3 C’s in mind says the World Health Organisation

Blythe House fundraiser at home with Accidental Fitness- This Sunday at 10:30!

Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton Public · Hosted by Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton, Accidental Yogis and Blythe House Hospicecare Tickets app.gymcatch.com This is a 2-hour online event to raise money for Blythe House Hospice; a local charity that offers free, individualised, holistic care and support for anyone in the High…

World Health Organisation advice re Air Conditioning

      Can I use air conditioning during COVID-19? A well-maintained and operated heating, ventilation and air conditioning system can reduce the spread of COVID-19 in indoor spaces by increasing outdoor air change. Avoid recirculated air.

Derbyshire Police Issue Dispersal Order – Pavilion Gardens 7.30 p.m tonight until Sunday 3 a.m.

    A dispersal order has been put in place to help officers target concerns about anti-social behaviour in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens this weekend. The order will start from 7.30pm tomorrow (Friday 31 July) until 3am on Sunday 2 August and gives police officers and PCSOs the power to move on anyone who they believe…

Explore Buxton reports on the Eat out to Help Out voucher scheme – Who’s Participating in Buxton?

In a bid to encourage people to return to cafés, restaurants and pubs, the Eat Out to Help Out government scheme will launches on Monday 3rd August and will run until 31st August, with the discount applying Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. How does the scheme work? Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at…

Help support the ECO Balloon Race Fundraser for Buxton Infants and Junior School

BUXTON JUNIOR PTFA & INFANTS PTA FUNDRAISER Buxton Infants and Buxton Juniors are coming together for the first time to raise much needed funds for the schools. With the recent Covid situation events have been cancelled so this is a way they are hoping will bring some fun to families while raising much needed funds.…

DO YOU HAVE AN EYE CLINIC APPOINTMENT? WATCH THIS FIRST

From Healthwatch Derbyshire:  

IMPORTANT ADVICE ON HOW TO COPE WITH HOT WEATHER

Healthwatch Derbyshire: The sun is shining today and it’s going to be a hot one! Many of us are still working from home this summer. Public Health England has created a helpful guide below to coping with hot weather during the pandemic.

Support Buxton Opera House

Equity UK has designed a 4 pillar plan to save theatres. There is a petition which you can sign HERE ALSO if you want to offer financial support to Buxton Opera House you can do so HERE

TONIGHT – WONDER WALK COMES TO BUXTON

This is coming through Buxton along the A6 and up to the Cat and Fiddle, approximately 8pm . They are walking 100k in 24hrs from Stockport and back via Macclesfield. Buxton Iron Man and Anna (Frozen) are joining them through Buxton. Please beep horns, wave and cheer if you see us! Celebrating STOCKPORT SPIDER-MEN hitting the…

Nominate a Key Worker! Deadline TODAY.

From the Old Clubhouse During these unprecedented times, our Key Workers have gone above and beyond, often putting their safety; and that of their families on the line, all to ensure that we, as a nation, were cared for, received our deliveries and were able to go out shopping – they made lockdown bearable for…

Opening Soon? Gallery in the Pavillion Gardens

Check opening times HERE: More about High Peak Artists can be found here: https://highpeakartistsassociation.weebly.com/

Prizes to be had THIS SUNDAY

A chance to win a prize just by attending our online Accidental Fitness event to raise money for Blythe House Hospicecare The perfect opportunity to try Clubbercise, Zumba and Yoga (you can dip in and out if you want to) from the comfort of your home The raffle prizes will be drawn after the yoga…

Young people and COVID-19; message from the World Health Organisation

What can young people do about COVID-19? It is hard to put your life on hold, but we need young people's energy, to take control of our society and our future, which includes fighting COVID-19 – Dr Mike Ryan, WHO Emergencies Programme Executive Direcotr Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2020

Childcare funding deadline

If you already have your code to apply for 30 hours free childcare, remember to reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months. If you apply more than 3 months before the term starts, you’ll have to reconfirm your eligibility in your account in order to keep your code valid. The deadline for autumn term is 31…

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue- what3words app launched… Know Exactly Where!

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has been using what3words since 2018 as a quick and efficient way to identify where a caller is located when they don’t know their address. This week we’ll be raising awareness of the free What3Words app through various posts, alongside other organisations, as part of the #KnowExactlyWhere campaign! You can…

How to help someone with dementia when out and about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivAoc4ytKeo&fbclid=IwAR3Mqs6ljJJFfPQt87yKxrNaxS1pOjYGyRfz7tjBg1OTUKR9ucvEAaNrm6g

Buxton’s Green Man Gallery is back! Drop in and soak in the atmosphere of this arts and crafts oasis!

Gallery in the Gardens opens it’s doors this Saturday!

Good news! Gallery in the Gardens in Pavilion Gardens opens this Saturday 1st August. Here is some of the amazing artwork created by local artist which you can see there: https://www.facebook.com/HighPeakArtists/

CONNEX Community Support need your handy-help to become COVID-Safe!

WANTED joiner/handy man! Connex Buxton would like to open to the public possibly from this Monday 3rd August In order to do so they need a door barrier/screen making out of wood and perspex. CONNEX will buy the materials- they just need help making it. Call: 01298 23970 or email: admin@connex.org.uk Visit their website: http://www.connex.org.uk/  …

Grove Goodies and Geekery – space for one more!

‘ Business opportunity! With social gaming being an unlikely possibility for the forseeable future I find myself with empty space in the shop, space I’d like to see used, so if you know of any local creatives or budding small businesses looking for shop space then let me know; comment, like, share and message, as…

Support Buxton PTAs – Buy a Balloon!

Thank you to local businesses that have helped support two Buxton School PTA’s by donating prizes or have purchased a balloon. Why not join the virtual balloon race (eco friendly) Any business that purchase a balloon will get a mention on the School PTA Facebook page. 🎈🎈 Balloons cost £3 each. Check out the link…

Travelling to School or College – Please Complete the Survey

From Derbyshire County Council: If you’ve got kids at school or college please take a few mins to fill in this survey about how you think they’ll get there when the new academic year starts in September. We need your info so we can do all we can to provide the right level of transport…

Buxton Team Parish – have your say

Have your say for how the church can be most helpful to you and your friends, family and/or community. Reverend Liz England would love to hear your views! We would be really grateful if you would invest a little of your time to complete these questions. We are consulting you about renewing our vision going…

Clubbercise with Accidental Fitness event for Blythe House!

Have a little bop or work hard Know that your pennies are going to a fab charity, whilst you work out to dance anthems from the 90’s to present day on Sunday 2nd August! Raffle prizes to be had too from local businesses Accidental Yogis, Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton, Dubbin good food,…

Most up-to-date list of all the active Derbyshire Voluntary and Community Groups – 3,682+

  COMMUNITY DIRECTORY DERBYSHIRE https://www.communitydirectoryderbyshire.org.uk/ 3,682+ Active Derbyshire Voluntary and Community Groups listed  

Plea for Help – Injured Dog Missing from Grindleford Derbyshire S32 – Substantial Reward

  💔💔Please help…💔💔 This is Wanda, with her mummy. Wanda is a four year old Boston Terrier. She chased a bird off her drive in Grindleford S32, Derbyshire, on the morning of 17/07/2020 and ran into the road, getting clipped by a passing car. The driver saw her run down the road towards Grindleford Station. Wanda…

Face coverings are mandatory in shops from Friday 24 July

Face coverings must be worn in additional enclosed public spaces from 24 July in England. Anyone who doesn’t abide by the regulations – and is not exempt under one of the categories set out in the regulations – could face a fine by the police of up to £100. Full guidance on wearing face coverings…

Should a person with dementia wear a face mask for coronavirus?

Advice from the Alzheimer’s Society Due to coronavirus, many of us now wear face masks or coverings while out shopping or on public transport. Some people with dementia may not like wearing a face covering, or understand why they should wear one. A person with dementia might consider wearing a face covering even just walking…

Accidental Fitness Fund Raiser for Blythe House Hospice

💙 Accidental Fitness Charity Event for Blythe House Hospice! 💙 Why not try Clubbercise, Zumba Fitness and Yoga with us on Sunday 2nd August at 10.30am! This is an online event where all proceeds go to Blythe House Hospicecare 🥰 There’s the potential to win some great raffle prizes too, just for turning up, from…

Home Care for People with COVID

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

The hug with two left hands that comes to you!

Psychological First Aid

Support Young Lives vs Cancer

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, were missing our usual in-store fundraising with our charity partners. Much of our fundraising for CLIC Sargent has been on hold since March yet they need our support more than ever. Cancer isnt stopping for coronavirus. The impact of the virus is being felt by each and every one of…

Chris Hills Sports – Coaches in Schools

Healthcare workers – how to cope with stress the healthy way!

Job vacancy – Buxton Bury and Hilton Estate Agents

*****Vacancy for a part-time Secretary/Receptionist at Buxton office******* We are looking to recruit a part time receptionist/secretary at our Bury and Hilton Buxton office. This post is a permanent part time role 9am to 1pm each day working alternate Saturdays 9am until 1pm. The role will be working in our busy estate agency office. You…

Buxton Market – for all your freshest fruit, vegetables and many other essentials- all safely outdoors!

Worried about being behind with your Council Tax? – Citizens Advice Bureau

Some of the Local Councils have started sending reminders for payment of the Council Tax. If you fell behind with payments and are worried, Citizens Advice Money Advisers are here to help… call them on 0300 456 8390    

How to wear a non-medical fabric mask safely – World Health Organisation

This is how to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19  

Derbyshire County Council Survey re School Transport in September

  If you’ve got kids at school or college please take a few mins to fill in this survey about how you think they’ll get there when the new academic year starts in September. We need your info so we can do all we can to provide the right level of transport to get them to…

CHCS Summer School – Final few places available to book

CHCS Summer 2020 final few places – Book NOW on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PI8nauHoosyuNh5VxIxz5aG57g0ewUkTIDWbnjHxSw8/viewform  

Last day for people on the official shielding list to sign up for priority supermarket deliveries

  Emergency food parcels for people on the official shielding list will stop on 31 July. If this affects you, you can sign up for priority supermarket deliveries. You have until Friday 17 July to sign up. More here https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/emergency-food-supplies/emergency-food-supplies.aspx?    

Department of Health & Social Care’s new Contain Framework

  The new Contain Framework supports local authorities to prevent and manage outbreaks: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/containing-and-managing-local-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreaks/covid-19-contain-framework-a-guide-for-local-decision-makers   From 18th July, local authorities will have new powers to restrict public events and close local businesses or outdoor spaces.    

News about special home test Royal Mail arrangements

Healthwatch Derbyshire   The Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC has partnered with @royalmail to set-up priority post boxes for returning home test kits. By skipping the need to book a courier, these priority post boxes will increase the speed in which tests are collected and results processed. Select your postcode then click…

Planning a holiday – read this first

Face Mask Newbies – watch this

   

Connex Community Support Update

Although Connex Community Support offices remain closed to face-to-face visitors at the moment, we are hoping to re-open some of our offices very soon, subject to appropriate safety measures being put in place.   We are still fully operational behind the scenes.  Watch this space for further updates. The following services are operational Handy Van Home…

Important Advice From The World Health Organization

“There are lots of things that we want to be doing right now, but they aren’t necessarily what we need to be doing right now – please make good choices. There’s so much you can do to protect yourself from getting infected and from passing COVID-19 on to others.” Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical…

Clubbercise and Zumba

Want to know a bit more about us? Watch the Video! Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton Mondays Clubbercise 6.45pm Wednesdays Clubbercise 7.30pm Thursdays Zumba Fitness 7.30pm Saturdays Zumba Fitness 9.45am Online classes £3.50 per household. For more info take a look at the pinned post at the top of our Facebook page. To…

Make your own face coverings!

From Derbyshire County Council: Did you know you can make your own face covering? Check out this step-by-step guide on the government’s website: https://crowd.in/iyNlyg  

Eat Out to Help Out in Buxton

From Derbyshire County Council: Do you run a restaurant, café or canteen in Derbyshire? Or a pub or bar serving food? Sign up to the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme to boost your trade. Customers get money-off through August & you reclaim the cost. More here: https://crowd.in/RsGGs5

Make your own face coverings

With new regulations taking effect from 24th July for those aged above 11 years to wear a face covering (except for those with an exemption) in all shops, you may wish to find out how to make your own face covering safely and easily.    Check out this step-by-step guide on the government’s website: https://crowd.in/iyNlyg…

Derwent Rural Counselling Services

Derwent Rural Counselling Service are still operating and have been throughout the epidemic, offering telephone and video counselling sessions to Derby and Derbyshire residents. They have been taking referrals by phone, email and web form. Their therapists are offering a lot of additional appointments and therefore their waiting times are very short, as soon as…

Accidental fitness- virtual Zumba and Clubbercise!

Come and have a giggle with us this week whilst we bop about, work hard and get a sweat on! Mondays Clubbercise 6.45pm Wednesdays Clubbercise 7.30pm Thursdays Zumba Fitness 7.30pm Saturdays Zumba Fitness 9.45am Online classes £3.50 per household. For more info take a look at the pinned post at the top of the Facebook…

So Long to Salad Days

Last of the beautiful salad bags from the Serpentine Community Garden today ❤️ Families in Buxton have had the pleasure of receiving one of these with their food parcels for the last 10 weeks. We would like to say a huge thank you to Madeline Hall and all the dedicated volunteers diverting this incredible community resource…

Free technology support from Abilitynet

Test and Trace extended to other ‘High Contact’ workers to help assess the prevalence of those without symptoms

The Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC have launched a new pilot to test some people who work in “high-contact” jobs – such as taxi drivers, cleaners and retail assistants.  Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/975-of-in-person-coronavirus-covid-19-tests-returned-next-day#high-contact-professions-testing   

Mentell- Local mental health support specifically designed for men.

Men, Is it time to talk? Find a safe and confidential space that offers you (males 18+) the opportunity to talk – free from advice and judgement. The only requirement is your desire to make progress. Find out more here: https://www.mentell.org.uk

MIND support helpline

The mental health issues related to lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression. MIND have a 24 hour helpline: 03001233393

Scam Warning!

From Derbyshire County Council: We are warning people about a scam call from someone pretending to be from trading standards, or anyone else, saying that you are owed money because you overpaid bank charges. Fraudsters will also claim to be from your bank, HMRC, other government department or other official body. No legitimate caller would…

Buxton Library Re-Opening

Buxton Library was planned to reopen yesterday. It will open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays until further notice, with people being asked to arrange appointments direct with their local library. ‘Book and borrow’ appointments for people wanting to take out books, can be arranged over the phone…

ZOOM DANCING

Trespass Dance – TOMORROW – We may not be able to dance together yet but our online sessions continue

News from Joli Nail & Beauty Studio

Sacro Lounge Reopens in Buxton

Wednesday 15th July is the date for reopening and is being marked with a competition – details here To celebrate the return of Lounging- both sit-in and takeaway – we’re launching an exciting COMPETITION. We’re giving YOU the chance of winning a sit-in meal for up to 4 people to either come and enjoy a…

Don’t Call Us! – Council Coronavirus Hotline on the blink

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing issues with our Community Response Unit (CRU) phone line and are unable to receive incoming calls. If you require assistance, please fill in the online form here: https://crowd.in/UeBshM  

Planning an event for Young People – checkout the guidelines!

Read the guidance here  

Superhero News from the Buxton Advertiser

An NHS fundraising campaign comes to Buxton – read more here

Buxton Schools are heading for Timbuktu

Support your local schools! Find out more here at this link Up Up and away! We are joining forces – Buxton Junior School PTFA and Buxton Infants PTA are coming together for the first time for a fantastic new fundraising event for the whole family to join in. A virtual balloon race over the Sahara…

Stay Safe Shopping

Here are some top tips from the World Health Organization.

Chris Hill Community Sports Summer 2020

  CHCS Summer 2020 is GO…. It’s going to be a summer like no other but we are finally in a place to offer :- ⚽️Sports & Crafts Camp 📅 1st time across 5 days 🏠 1st time across 2 venues All government, DfE guidelines adhered to. **Places are very limited. CHCS only have a…

  The Buxton Visitor Centre at the Pump Room is now open with limited hours: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am until 4.30pm Sundays 10.30am to 4pm. To find out more about what COVID-19 measures have been introduced visit https://buxtoncrescentexperience.com/reopened-buxton-visitor-centre-good-to-go

12 July 1pm – 4pm Tiny Day in Pavilion Gardens

  What treasures would you hoard? Where would you keep them? Who would keep them safe? Join us for this year’s Tiny! workshop. Decorate your own treasure box! Find some natural treasures! Mermaid, monster, pirate or dragon, who will guard your treasure? Location: in Pavilion Gardens you will find us on the grass beside the…

Coronavirus Statics for High Peak

    questmedianetwork.co.uk/news/daily-coronavirus-updates/coronavirus-pandemic-update-on-local-and-national-situation

National Trading Scam Team have introduced Friends Against Scams

    National Trading Scam Team have introduced a callblocker for people who are at risk from receiving telephone calls which are scams.  For more information check out their website. https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/callblocker

Please Help Measure the Impact of COVID-19 on the Town

BUXTON NEEDS YOU!! WANTED: Two hours of your time to count footfall in Buxton – we will supply a clicker! You do not need to speak to anyone – it’s purely about counting about people. WHEN: Tuesday 7 July, Saturday 11 July, Sunday 12 July. Tuesday 11 August, Saturday 15 August, Sunday 13 August. Three…

Red Light Spells Danger for the Arts

Lighting up the Opera House in Buxton with www.livelx.co.uk giving up time and equipment, it’s not just the beautiful venues that are closed or the artists you know and love that are out of work, but thousands of freelancers, small businesses and zero hours gig workers, programmers, marketers, Box offices, cleaners (who when we open will…

The Deep Blue Sea streaming from this Thursday

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Carrie Cracknell’s production is both clear-sighted and complex, and Helen McCrory is astonishing’ (WhatsOnStage) The Deep Blue Sea streaming from this Thursday with National Theatre at Home. whatsonstage.com/…/deep-blue-sea-national-helen-mccrory_409… Helen McCrory leads the cast of Carrie Cracknell’s ‘essential’ production WHATSONSTAGE.COM The Deep Blue Sea (National Theatre) | WhatsOnStage Helen McCrory leads the cast of Carrie…

How to Wear a Fabric Face Mask Safely

Watch this video to see how to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19 How to wear a fabric mask safely Watch this video to see how to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19 Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Montag, 6. Juli 2020

Wise words from Derby’s director of public health

Wise words from Derby’s director of public health: “People are starting to feel as though we are through this and it’s all over and I think that’s very difficult because it is absolutely not the case. “We also do expect that we will see a second wave of the virus developing as we get into…

Free 30 minute Online Dementia Training Tomorrow

You can join Rob the Morrisons Community Champion at the Dementia Awareness workshop tomorrow (06/07) at 12.30.  Sign up here The first step to taking action to help people with dementia is to learn about the condition and how it affects a person. You can become a Dementia Friend online by either attending a Session…

Online Fringe Presents ‘Once Upon A Time In Trieste’

Once Upon A Time In Trieste has been produced as an audio drama exclusively for Buxton Festival Fringe 2020. A 19th Century princess and a 20th Century revolutionary are trapped in a fairy tale castle, both struggling to come to terms with momentous events they have helped to shape. Over a night of prayer, cards and violence,…

Sunday 5th July- Happy Birthday NHS!

It’s the #NHSBirthday on Sunday, and we’re taking the chance to say thank you to everyone who has helped the NHS respond to coronavirus so far — our amazing staff, key workers and the public. Join us on Sunday at 5pm for a country-wide clap to say #ThankYouTogether.              …

The highly acclaimed Tradesman’s – the Cafe on the Market Place opens it’s doors again!

“We are all ready finally for opening tomorrow… Tables are moved, sanitizer points throughout, table service please, a visitor signing in book at the door.. Other than that… It’s business as usual.”  To find out more, visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tradesmans/ and via the Visit Buxton website  https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.visitbuxton.co.uk%2Fthe-tradesmans-entrance%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0pRTh18KCSbsMjAFevNDEqtszxts_VwIB3JsTDfpW6puGiHnifTUygMf0&h=AT3zjT2VXiv7194JJfI_M_wA9X19sEp3VNyHaBSllee4U4LSIW4CyS4k54IT7ld865CxHoeUVvRaUDcEaR6Lk-cL6lFNzmL5IRHxXIWS9-NMzg8aShtdIjqEhJOs_4D9TM Or call Caz and her team on 07950…

Matlock Farm Park is re-opening safely on Sunday the 5th of July!

BREAKING NEWS…. MATLOCK FARM PARK IS RE-OPENING THIS SUNDAY 5TH JULY, 10.00am-5.00pm!! They say; “You’ve been so patient through these difficult times and we are thrilled we are able to share this FANTASTIC news! Thank you to Visit England for awarding us the COVID-19 Industry standard acknowledging that we are following government and industry guidelines…

Tuesday 7th July 11 a.m. ‘ITV Granada Reports’ visiting Buxton’s Rock Snake

      ITV Granada Reports are coming to Buxton on Tues 7th July and are looking for people to come along to talk to about what the rock snake means to them – painters, kids, key workers: please spread the word, be great to have this on TV    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php  

Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire Monsal Trail is open for business

  Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire is looking forward to seeing you and getting you on ya bike !! https://www.peakblackwellcyclehire.com    

Morrisons Doorstep Deliveries for Vulnerable, Shielded and Self-Isolating People

    Doorstep Deliveries is a FREE shopping service offered by Morrisons to those who are self isolating, elderly, vulnerable or just home from hospital. It’s a TELEPHONE service so no online and its delivered 24 HOURS after you place your order. Just call 03456116111 and press for option 5, speak to the fabulous people…

Coronavirus advice for Employers, Businesses and Charities – Derbyshire County Council

  If you run a business, did you know you can now bring furloughed employees back to work part-time as part of the Government’s flexible furlough scheme. More information on the support available during the #coronavirus outbreak can be found here: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/employers-businesses/employers-and-businesses.aspx

Department of Health & Social Care – Video about Opening Businesses Safely

Opening businesses safely This Saturday more businesses across England will safely reopen. To help these spaces stay safe, all venues will now be asking you to share your name and phone number. This will allow us to notify you if a local outbreak occurs. More info ⬇️https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-asked-to-leave-a-name-and-number-with-venues-to-help-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19 Gepostet von Department of Health and Social Care…

Buxton Festival Diary of Online Events 2020

Buxton Fringe Diary of Online Events  To check out the Online Buxton Fringe Festival Diary  of Events, visit https://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/diary2020 There is something for everyone.   Keep Children entertained with the Online Buxton Fringe Shows.   These include a clown named ‘Curly In Isolation’ which will be presented by Frank Hussey and a show entitled The Red…

Still time to create your own Well Dressing Panel for your window!

Two Left Hands are pulling all the last bits together for their public alternative well dressing.  The big panels will be hung over the weekend and hopefully be up for the normal well dressing week. You can still make something for your garden or window and add to the trail. Just post your pics with…

This week’s Street Food Menu from Lonestar

    Lonestar’s Street Food Menu for this week!     Check out Lonestar’s delicious street food menu for this week! Available for collection from 12pm tomorrow! Great if you fancy something a bit different for lunch! https://lonestarbuxton.co.uk  

Exotic Bird lands in Buxton

The bird has been spotted in Spring Gardens and keen ornithologists at Buxton Festival Fringe need your help! Can you write to Floella? Floella is in Spring Gardens but is a bit lonely and would love to hear from children of all ages! https://buxtonfestivalfringe.blogspot.com/2020/07/will-you-take-floella-under-your-wing.html

Morrisons have a new look Café

Our new look cafés are opening this Saturday in England. We’ve put new safety measures in place, with sanitiser stations at every cafe entrance, thorough cleaning of our tables after every use, protective screens at the till and around our tables and our colleagues will be wearing visors. Plus there’s a new menu for you…

Support Live Music

Buxton Working Men’s Club are supporting this campaign: A campaign has been launched today asking for more support and guidance for live entertainment venues, musicians, singers and entertainers across the country… https://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/article/musicians-launch-campaign-to-let-the-music-play Our own Roving Recorder Roger has made it even easier for us all to support the campaign and our favorite artists with oodles…

Cloth Face Masks £1 each

Julie Addison can be contacted here Face masks £1 each pick up new mills or can post for postage

Potters is open again

Potters of Buxton opening hours: 10.00 – 1630

Help for Dairy Farmers

Derbyshire Country Council are offering help: The dairy response fund is now open for dairy farmers who are in need of financial support following the #coronavirus outbreak. Farmers can apply for up to £10,000. More info and guidance for businesses can be found on our website: https://crowd.in/OH3fFS

Cut your water bill

You may qualify to have your water bill reduced under this scheme:

Buxton Festival Fringe Opening day

Buxton Festival Fringe launches online today with over 80 offerings to watch and listen to in the comfort of your own home.

Buxton Festival Fringe Goes Live!

The Fringe launches in real life! Fringe Committee member Viv Marriott (behind), Marketing officer Stephanie Billen, Floella Flap-a-lot from the Sculpture Trail at Buxton Fringe with Floella’s creator Andrea Lewis outside Hawkshead in Buxton’s Spring Gardens celebrating the first day of the Fringe and a whopping 100 entries!   (Photograph by Rob Harrison)

Superheroes in the Pavilion Gardens!

** 1pm – 2pm Saturday 4th July ** 🦸🏻‍♂️👸🏻 Spread the word 🥀📖 Buxton Iron Man & Buxton Belle are heading to the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, to complete a SPONSORED WALK of 10 lengths of Broadwalk. Can you slow them down by requesting photos and songs whilst observing social distancing? 🎶📸😆 Come along to Broadwalk…

Buxton’s Super Saturday!

RE-OPENING IN BUXTON from 4th JULY   The Vault 4th July at 7pm Oxfam 8th July Coda Vinyl Café 4th July The King’s Head 4th July

Take a look at the Buxton Fringe blog for all the very latest festival news!

Wednesday 1st to Sunday 19th July 2020 The biggest open-access Fringe between Brighton and Edinburgh, Buxton Fringe hosts some 600 events with music, theatre, comedy, spoken word, dance, film, children’s events, street theatre, visual arts and more. http://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk Facebook.com/buxtonfringe Twitter: @buxtonfringe Find out more here: https://buxtonfestivalfringe.blogspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR3Fm6DrPTwteF5PVKkTFvO5Y2ulrjbevF3qmQRT8BSOktR_jgU9PHQwFUk

A message about the scheduled opening of Fairfield Club

“Dear members As you are all aware the Government have given pubs/clubs the go ahead to open from the 4th July. At present we have on going refurbishments which are preventing us from opening on this date. We are doing our best to make sure there is a comfortable environment for our members to drink…

Ex-hire bikes for sale!

Why buy an ex-hire bike? All of our ex-hire bikes are available to buy at a competitive rate and come fully serviced for that extra peace of mind. We have a huge range of mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, E-bikes and tandems suitable for both adults and children, with accessories including tag-a-longs also available. Rest assured…

Buxton Snake Famous!

A message from High Peak Rocks Buxton snake creator, Clare ‘Well…my claim to fame has finally arrived 🎙🎥📽🎞 ITV news have contacted me 😮 They are coming to Buxton at 11am on Monday 6th July at pavillion gardens at the covid snake…..I’m being interviewed…omg the camera doesn’t lie makeup and hair needs doing 😮😮 They also want recording…

Citizens Advice-Line Opening Times

Need help with a problem? Our friendly team is here to help you. You can call our Adviceline on 0300 456 8390. Open Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm, calls charged at local rate.      

Duke of York Re-Opening News

King Head Re-Opening News

Soooooo… The news we’ve all been waiting for… The Kings will be reopening on Saturday 4th July!!! We know you’re excited to come back and see us, and we can’t wait to welcome you back. But please bear in mind that we’ve had to make some changes to ensure we all stay safe. So here…

Helen Atkin Riding for Disabled Reopening Soon

Hi all our riders, volunteers and supporters. We have had various instructions from RDA National of what we need to put in place before we start back. Please be patient as figuring out how we can put 2 metre social distancing and still keep riders safe as well as providing adequate hand washing and sanitising facilities…

Help Voices From the Peak collect Local History Stories

Mark Gwynne Jones is collecting Peak District stories for the next chapters of Voices From The Peak.   Particularly interested to hear your snow stories; or the time you were on Kinder and the fog came down.   Feel free to Messenger me here or at email me. Talking more about it with Twiggy on Radio…

Is the Coronavirus Crisis a Chance to Reset the World?

Is the Coronavirus Crisis a Chance to Reset the World? Amol Rajan looks back through history at times when crises have led to profound changes in society watch here Play -3:13 Additional visual settings Enter Watch and ScrollClick to enlarge Mute

Welcome back NEW “The Hydro”

Welcome back NEW “The Hydro” These last few months have been challenging for all of us & we are all glad to be getting to normal. This is going to bring its own challenges & changes, so with this in mind The Hydro as we knew it is going to look & run a little differently.…

Famous regulars of the Fringe Three’s Company go online for a free production! Not to be missed!

Following 16 years of productions on the Buxton Fringe, award-winning theatre company Three’s Company are offering a new comedy podcast for this year’s mainly online coronavirus-proof Buxton Fringe (1-19 July). The Buxton-born theatre company – Yaz Al-Shaater, Tom Crawshaw and Michael Grady-Hall – first appeared on the Buxton Fringe in 2003. Subsequent years have seen…

Buxton Market is your one-stop shop for fresh fruit and veg and so much more!

     

For anyone needing employment support Zink at High Peak Foodbank can help

As we ease out of lockdown, Zink at High Peak Foodbank will offering help and advice to resolve issues that cause people to need foodbanks. Julie, Zink’s Advice worker, is on hand to help with benefit applications, furloughing and other finance issues, housing or homelessness problems and support with personal finances including making money go…

Message from Stewart Medical Practice

Following the government announcement this week that lockdown measures will be easing further for the general population on 4th July, we would encourage ALL our patients to continue to limit social contact and keep to the 2m distance as much as possible. Coronavirus is still in general circulation among the population and there is no…

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust is feeling very excited!

Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust is feeling very excited! The hoardings at The Crescent are down! Have you seen it? The Crescent looks magnificent doesn’t it?! So good to be able to see more of one of Buxton’s most iconic buildings after many years of being obscured.     http://buxtoncrescenttrust.org

Support Buxton’s Local Businesses – The Spa Town Florist is now open!

The Spa Town Florist is now open.  Support Buxton’s local businesses!     

Buxton Welldressing Windows

One of the Wellsdressing windows looking amazing! 😍 Have you one in your window?  We’d love to see it!  🤩Buxton  Add your welldressing window to https://www.facebook.com/groups/BuxtonStreetbyStreet/  

Face Covering Exemption Cards

Guidance from the government is that everyone must wear a face covering when travelling on public transport and visiting hospitals in England. Some people have a valid reason not to follow the face-covering rules, including those unable to put on, wear or remove a face covering, some reasons include: physical or mental illness / impairment,…

GlastHomeBury Weekend has Begun!

For any unhappy campers who should have been heading Glastonbury bound this week and are going to party hard in their gardens to make up for it here’s some live streams and Glastonbury links to help make your weekend at home more festive… https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/line-up/   🤩🌱🍻🌈🎤🥳🎡🚰🌞🎻🎪🍳💫☮️🥴🥂🎼🙈   Glastonbury Links – Today’s Greenfields Opening Ceremony  https://www.facebook.com/glastonburyofficial/…

Wanted : School Governors

Could you serve the local community by being a school governor? Applications for Burbage Primary School close at 12 noon on Tuesday 30th June 2020.

Donation

Jen Boardy is offering the following: I have a SilverCross Wayfarer system, Chicco stoller, bag of 0-6 months clothes plus a few other bits of equipment. I would like to donate to a womens refugee or similar organisation. Please message me if you are an organisation that could make use of this. Contact her on…

New Government Advice from 4th July 2020

The government has published its latest advice for England which comes into effect on Saturday 4th July. From this data social distancing guidance will change in England. Restaurants, pubs and cafes in England will also be allowed to reopen, providing they follow safety guidelines. Hairdressers will be able to reopen, as long as they take…

Chris Hill Community Sports – Now recruiting Lionesses!

Bright Opportunities is back!

So proud and happy to announce we have been working hard on a safe, phased, slow return to day services and we’ve been given the go ahead to invite people back We will contact people with a date of return, Every 3weeks 4 people will be welcomed back We are focusing on people from family…

Skill up to help others meet the challenges of these changing times!

Get psychological first aid (PFA) training and help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19. Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using PFA Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the…

What Next for Buxton Street by Street?

We need your Help! As restrictions lift we’d like to find out what we can do to help you get out and about, maybe for the first time. We’d also like to know how your neighbours and other Buxton Street by Street COVID-19 Support Volunteers have helped you manage being in isolation. Please could you…

Update on Wells-Windows

Please have finished pieces to us by 28th if you can to give us time to sew them up. Details on sizes and materials on Two Left Hands. We are beginning to take delivery of panels. All levels of artistry is most welcome. Don’t be shy. Not to be defeated, following the cancellation of the…

Alcohol and COVID-19

FACT: Drinking alcohol DOES NOT protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous. The harmful use of alcohol increases your risk of health problems.  

Keep Up to Date on the Fringe Latest

Countdown to Fringe 2020! We now have over 80 entries with more still coming in! We have some great online and other events in every category of entertainment! Keep up to date and book on to your Fringe Events here – https://buxtonfringe.org.uk/ Fringe COVID-19 Statement    

Guidance for Shielding Changing Soon

The advice for clinically extremely vulnerable people shielding from COVID-19 is changing. More info From 6th July, those shielding will be able to: ➡️ meet outdoors in groups of up to six people they do not live with ➡️ create a ‘support bubble’ with one other household    

Buxton Market Back Bigger and Better Each Week

🌞🛍️🍐🎉🌶️💞🥗🛒🌞 Buxton market is getting bigger and better every week. 🌞🛍️🍐🎉🌶️💞🥗🛒🌞 And still keeping a safe distance for everyone. 🌞🛍️🍐🎉🌶️💞🥗🛒🌞 It’s a sunny day, come up and have a look! 🌞🛍️🍐🎉🌶️💞🥗🛒🌞   +9

Community Response Unit Update

As more people get back to work and school, important social connections will be re-built. But those who have to self-isolate may start to find themselves with limited or no support. Our Community Response Unit is here for the most vulnerable by helping with essential services. Request help online    

Derbyshire Adult Education – find a course near you!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/derbyshire-adult-community-education-service-30423296698?aff=eand&fbclid=IwAR3gfdVKN-bOtlrLgQs3O_B6HHirT_uTrxse8l-XYKKSsb3oAgQg8lwHSXU

The World Health Organisation explain the signs of stress

WHO Stress Management guide helps people recognize the physical signs of stress e.g. Headache Neck & shoulder pain Upset stomach Heavy chest, etc. Advice for coping with stress:  bit.ly/WHOStressManagement

Buxton Market- finest produce on your doorstep!

Visit Buxton Market today and enjoy the freshest food and wide range of goods available in the safest way!

26TH – 28TH JUNE GLASTONBURY : BBC to air classic sets in festival’s absence

  At the centre of the BBC coverage will be three 90-minute programmes on BBC Two, broadcast on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-5280751 The BBC is to broadcast classic Glastonbury performances this year in the music festival’s absence. Previous headline sets from Beyoncé, Adele, Coldplay, David Bowie and Jay-Z will be…

13TH – 25TH JULY – BUXTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL – BIF DIGITAL 2020

Buxton International International Festival are thrilled to announce the BIF Digital 2020 season which will run from 13-25 July. We’ve recorded a series of special video interviews with guests including Charles Moore, Matthew Parris, Mark Cocker, Patrick Barkham, Gill Hornby, Laura Thompson, Jacopo Spirei, Wyn Davies and Paul Kerryson plus more. All will be free…

Buxton Street-by-Street’s Latest Success!

A little update from the food parcel delivery arm of Buxton Street By Street.   💥 Today (19th June) we delivered our 1000th food parcel. 💥 We are now regularly delivering food to 100 families across Buxton each week. We couldn’t do this without the support of our wonderful team of delivery drivers and parcel…

World Health Organisation Advice Video re Wearing of Masks

COVID-19 explainer on masks: who should wear them, when and how https://www.facebook.com/watch      

25TH JUNE – 2ND JULY – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – National Theatre at Home

25th June – 2nd July A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare National Theatre are all about experiencing theatre together. At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, they are excited to introduce National Theatre at Home.  You will be able to…

FREE Online Adult Education Courses

Looking to pick up a new skill or hobby? Derbyshire County Council Adult Education courses are moving online this summer in response to the coronavirus crisis. All courses are free and there’s sure to be something for everyone. Find out more: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/news-events/news-updates/news/summer-adult-education-courses-are-moving-online.aspx  

Get Ready to Yoga!

This was me yoga-ing about in the woods the other week. Attempting balances before the 3 second timer went and doing a yogi squat as I spotted a group of walkers who probably thought I was having a crafty wee 🤣🤣🤣   All in all yoga doesn’t have to be perfect. As long as it’s safe,…

What’s Your Budget Looking Like?

Making budgets can help you work out where you stand money wise. Get help and templates from StepChange… https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/how-to-make-a-budget.aspx How to make a budget plan – use free tools and templates to manage your money. Get free expert advice from StepChange, the leading UK debt charity. STEPCHANGE.ORG Making A Budget Plan. Free Templates & Help.…

Swim England Guidance Released

Swimming pool users will have to adapt to a ‘new normal’ to ensure the safety of everyone visiting and working at facilities, according to guidance published by Swim England. The recognised national governing body has issued its Returning to the Pool advice ahead of the Government giving the green light for a return to the…

SK22 Scam Alert from Safer Neighborhood Team

We’re alerting those in the New Mills and Buxton area, particularly within the postal code area of SK22, to a scam call that we have had an increased number of calls about over the past few weeks. This type of scam has led to significant financial loss. The call is from someone pretending to be a…

Phone in the Fringe!

Buxton Fringe have an exciting new event this year. Phone @ 5. 🎻🎭🎤🎨🎹🤹‍♀️🎸🎪🎧🎫🎬🎺 We cannot hold our usual Fringe @ 5 in Pavilion gardens so we are offering people the opportunity to receive a phone call. 🎻🎭🎤🎨🎹🤹‍♀️🎸🎪🎧🎫🎬🎺 You don’t need the internet to be able to enjoy the Fringe. This year some of our entrants…

Breastfeeding Network Event

Contact details are here on the network Facebook page.

Father’s Day offer at Stars Cafe

Treat dad this Sunday, with our “fathers day” platter. Must be pre-ordered by 1pm Saturday. £20 serves 2 Orders being taken on 01298 213207 Alternatively order through our page.

Supermarkets recalling Primula Cheese at risk from dangerous bacteria

This product recall notice affects 10 varieties of Primula Cheese tubes. A possible source of Clostridium botulinum” has been found in one of the products. “Botulinum toxin may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism and can be fatal.” The notice states that if you have bought any of these products, you should…

Accidental Yogis!

This is just the kind of rock you’ll be looking for this weekend! It will have a drawing of a yoga pose and the name underneath. The letter you need for the competition entry will be highlighted in gold Special thanks to the lovely Pip for doing these for me I think everyone will agree…

Ashley’s Window Cleaning Services

  ‘I am a local Buxton based window cleaner, looking for more work in the area. I cover Buxton, Whaley, chapel, Ashbourne Bakewell Matlock and all surrounding towns and villages I clean every 4 or 8 weekly and accept payments via Cash or bank transfer. I clean all the windows frames sills and doors and…

Morrisons and Food Banks

At Morrisons, we’re donating £10 million worth of food to food banks and local community groups across the country by the end of July. That doesn’t include the generous donations of our customers who have donated more than ever before, so we wanted to say a huge thank you for your support! #FeedingTheNation #Foodbanks #ItsMoreThanOurJob   Food Banks…

Share your views with Buxton Team Parish

Share your views, have your say about the Community and Church – Buxton Team Parish. When you have submitted one either remain anonymous or put your name below or message us and you’ll go in a draw for a prize…🥰😀🌼❤️ Rev. Liz x https://forms.gle/G98M9crHJq5NCdXEA Reverend Liz would love to hear your views! We would be…

Will Buxton Iron Man & Buxton Belle beat the Broadwalk?

🦸🏻‍♂️👸🏻 Spread the word 🥀📖 Buxton Iron Man & Buxton Belle are heading to the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, to complete a SPONSORED WALK of 10 lengths of Broadwalk. 💃🚶‍♂️ Can you slow them down by requesting photos and songs whilst observing social distancing? 🎶📸😆 *** 1pm – 2pm Saturday 27th June *** Come along to Broadwalk in your best…

Khomkhai Ward and her team thank our wonderful volunteers with a generous and delicious buffet!

   A huge thank you from the Street by Street to Khomkhai Thai Cuisine who provided the food parcel delivery team with a wonderful lunch in recognition of their hard work! ‘Kindness is the biggest gift you can bestow on the world’                  Our volunteers highly recommend Khomkhai!…

Buxton Market- New stalls added!

As well as the usual wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, antipasti and general groceries – today’s market includes handmade personal care products, plants, rugs and watches!   Come and support your local businesses in a safe way!  

DCC provide treat bags for our amazing carers!

On Monday, Derbyshire County Council will be begin to deliver treat bags to carers of our adults with disabilities who have been doing an amazing job of looking after there family member 24/7 during cov19- a very stressful job with no services to help. These bags have been made up by the social workers in…

PPE and scrubs are GO!

We have a thriving home-spun PPE arm to add to our our amazing initiative! Thanks to Katy of For the Love of Scrubs, Emma for her hard work contacting local public services to notify them of our offer and taking posters out to shops also raising awareness of our survey! Sami, Richard, Kevin and Jo…

FREE Website Design for Sole Traders and Small Businesses!

To help sole traders / small businesses during lockdown, Fruitcake Media, Macclesfield are offering free website design and setup to anyone located in Macclesfield and surrounding areas, including Buxton. They will need you to cover some small monthly costs for hosting, support, security, maintenance but all design work and getting your new site online, will…

Having difficulties with your mortgage repayments? or needing other advice?

The Financial Conduct Authority has recently confirmed an extension of payment deferrals if you can’t pay your mortgage due to Corona Virus.  You can now request a deferral of up to 3 months until 31st October 2020.  Contact Citizens Advice for assistance with this or other issues.     https://www.facebook.com/pg/CitizensAdviceDerbyshireDistricts

Support High Peak’s Local Businesses

SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN – PLEASE SHARE From Monday, non-essential shops will be able to re-open. Lots of small local businesses are facing a big struggle. Robert Largan, MP for High Peak asks the community to support our brilliant local businesses and our high streets.  

11TH – 18TH JUNE – June National Theatre at Home: The Madness of George III

National Theatre at Home: The Madness of George III A royally epic production from Nottingham Playhouse, streaming from 7pm UK time on Thursday 11 June, until 7pm UK time on 18 June     https://www.youtube.com/watch  

12TH – 14TH JUNE – CHARITIES TOGETHER FUNDRAISER – DOWNLOAD TV 2020

The wait is almost over – Download TV is coming THIS WEEKEND! JUNE 12TH – 14TH KISS – IRON MAIDEN – DISTURBED – SYSTEM OF A DOWN – DEFTONES AND MANY MORE https://downloadfestival.co.uk/download-tv/ That’s right, for ONE WEEKEND ONLY, you can enjoy 3 days of live streamed music, interviews, interactive content and loads more from…

12TH – 14TH JUNE – ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL COMES TO YOUR FRONT ROOM!

Absolute Radio reveal Front Room Festival line-up, a celebratory Isle of Wight Festival programme airing 12th – 14th June 22 Iconic Performances Airing 12th – 14th June from Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, The Who and more… Absolute Radio have combed the Isle of Wight Festival archives to programme an…

Cupcake Day! Raise some dough to help people affected by Dementia

  This year Cupcake Day is whenever you want it to be. So dust off your baking bowls, whip out your whisks and raise some dough to help people affected by dementia. For more information see https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/cupcake-day

Buxton Flowerpot Trail – 2020

    A fun activity for the family is making a Flowerpot Person, or following The Buxton Flowerpot Trail!   For all those wanting to join the trail for 2020, the deadline to enter is Friday 26 June – simply email your flowerpot person’s/sculpture’s location to hello@funnywonders.org.uk. Last year there were 28 dots on the…

BBC Bitesize help with home schooling

BBC Bitesize can help you with home schooling. It’s full of resources including wellbeing advice for you as parent and teacher… See website

Clap for Carers Week

This week is Carers Week, and although the Carer’s Clap has been officially called off people up and down the Country are being asked to Clap their Communities Hidden Carers this week, whether young or old, or anywhere in between!   We would like to ask all carers to please remember your neighbours are there…

15 June – Virtual Coffee Morning

No one should have to face coronavirus alone. During this crisis, we’ve all made sacrifices and dealt with challenges. For years, the UK has already faced an epidemic of loneliness. And a decade of cuts to mental health and public services has only made things more difficult for people in need of support. When this…

Buxton Street by Street breaks it’s own record – 32 food parcels in one day!

‘Thanks to Morrisons, Aldi UK and Waitrose & Partners!’ (Stacey can no longer see her kitchen floor 😉

Latest Council business re-opening information

Next week sees a further easing of the Covid-19 restrictions with more non-essential retail businesses opening their doors. St Ann’s Well in Buxton as well as public toilets at the town hall & Pavilion Gardens will also re-open from 15 June. Most facilities will operate on a one-in-one-out basis and toilets will need to close…

Vision Buxton share latest local business and attraction updates

There are new updates on our Business & Groups information page including the latest government guidance. Public toilets and St Anne’s Well are to reopen and cafes and shops are starting to reopen (with measures in place) #supportlocal Anything to add? Please get in touch. http://www.visionbuxton.co.uk/business-group-information-updates-in-response-to-covid-19-pandemic/ #Buxton #BuxtonBusiness #BuxtonCommunity #HighPeak #BuxtonLockdown #BuxtonCOVID19 #coronavirusuk #covid19uk

Community donations of laptops for High Peak Food Bank who get IT support provided in kind by local business!

A message of gratitude from Stacey Hawtin of High Peak Food Bank and Buxton Street by Street: “Thanks to everyone who has donated laptops to help Zink clients to retrain online at home in preparation for applying for jobs. Also huge thank you to Stuart at IT Solutions in Buxton who has generously given his…

Morrisons offer FREE deliveries to those who are shielding, vulnerable and elderly

Morrisons are offering a FREE Delivery service to anyone who is shielding, elderly or vulnerable. Theres no special letters needed! NO online needed, you just phone 03456116111 option 5 and talk to the fabulous people at the other end and the NEXT day your shopping is picked and delivered from your local Morrisons. Any questions…

A tribute to our key workers shone onto trees in the city- Proper Manchester!

The project comes from Ramsbottom-based Illuminos, an artist duo responsible for some of the digital works seen at the likes of Bluedot festival and Chinese New Year. Trees across the city centre will be illuminated with the faces of nominated key workers in a touching ‘tree tribute’. There is set to be 33 trees, known…

The many virtues of Zoom- here’s how to start!

Wondering what all this Zooming about is about!? Here’s an introduction from the Global Free Learning Community (https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/) to help you get Zooming off to your next Quiz Night or Party https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/zoom/getting-started-with-zoom/1/

Glastonbury comes to you!

INTRODUCING THE WORLD’S LARGEST VR music and arts festival For its 11th incarnation, and in response to the pandemic affecting the planet, the team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La has reinvented itself once more by teaming up with VRJAM and Sansar to create the world’s largest independent music and arts festival in virtual reality, Lost Horizon. Lost…

Carers Week – because carers matter, every week.

Are you a carer or do you know someone who is? We recognise that the lockdown during COVID 19 has been especially tough, perhaps with increased stress, responsibilities, anxiety and fatigue. Recent research has found that the number of carers around the country has increased amidst the pandemic, largely due to extended family no longer…

Virtual home pet show brought to you by the RSPCA- 14th June

Join us on June 14 for Virtual One Fun Day – an event for you and your pets to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. On Sunday 14 June join us from 10am for a day of animal focused fun. A range of interactive animal-themed activities will be beamed in to your home…

Wear a Hat Day with flowers and raise money for Brain Tumour Research!

Register and find out more here: http://www.braintumourresearch.org (and go to the ‘fund raise’ tab)

Take the Knee Tomorrow

For everyone who would like to show their solidarity with Black Lives Matter  and Justice for George Floyd Movements and still stay at home, here’s something to help you take part

Help Save Chester Zoo

🐘🐢 SAVE OUR ZOO 🦁🐧 As the UK’s biggest and most popular charity zoo, we’ve tried to stay positive during this pandemic. Our conservationists have continued to prevent extinction, our virtual days have cheered up the nation, and our learning resources have helped thousands of home-schooling families. We wanted to remain a beacon of hope. We really tried.…

Free Socialisation Workbook from the Puppy Nanny

Free Socialisation Workbook from the Puppy Nanny The Puppy Nanny at Contented Canines Training School ‘Thank you so much to everyone for your support over the last couple of months. It has been a really scary time for my business and I have wondered many many times if it would survive. It has been really…

Morrisons Doorstep Deliveries

We’ve now delivered to 100,000 customers since we started our Doorstep Delivery service back in April, helping our elderly and vulnerable customers get the groceries they need. Our brilliant Community Champions are here to explain how the service works. If you know someone who could benefit from this service, then please let them know we’re…

Making Masks

For anyone wanting advice on making and wearing face masks here’s a handy how too and some advice from the World Health Organisation on wearing them… If you are adding a filter please don’t use a hoover filter or any which might contain micro-plastics.   Learn how to make a fabric face mask at home…

Test and Trace Full Fact Scam Advice

Here’s how you can verify that you’ve actually been contacted by NHS Test and Trace ► fullfact.org/online/test-and-trace-scam   How to avoid scammers exploiting Test and Trace launch Here's how you can verify that you’ve actually been contacted by NHS Test and Trace ► fullfact.org/online/test-and-trace-scam Gepostet von Full Fact am Freitag, 5. Juni 2020

Thank You Neighbours!

🍾🤩 It’s Day 7, and the last day of Volunteers Week 2020 🍾🤩 We hope in this weather our neighbours are enjoying a busy, or quiet, weekend, doing whatever they want (safely please! 😉 ) When the Pandemic began and lockdown was looming, the Viral Kindness Initiative was the heart of Buxton’s COVID-19 Support and that neighbour support remains…

WHO – Fabric Mask Advice

Get full advice on Fabric Face Masks from the WHO here

Cat & Fiddle Announce New Opening Times

Hello! We’ve been cautiously opening a take out service for the past couple of weekends and are now in a position where we can extend it slightly! Here’s the boring bit:   😼Shop open Weds to Sunday 10am-4pm😼 😼Max 4 people inside at any one time 😼 😼One way system in operation at all times 😼 😼Takeaway…

From 0 to 750 – Must be a Dervish About!

Drum roll please…. As Volunteers Week draws to an end, can we please say a big thank you to our wonderful food box delivery team. Today we delivered our 750th food box. I think you’ll agree, that’s not bad for a small operation set up from scratch just a few weeks ago! Thanks to Morrisons…

Zink Project Wins Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

FANTASTIC news! The Zink Project which runs the Highpeak Foodbank and employability service, supporting people to get back into work has won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a charity can receive.   An incredible achievement by an group of people who have also been collaborating with the Street by Street team…

PPE Advice and Supply for Care and Key Workers

😷😷😷 Following the latest guidance on wearing face coverings on public transport from June 15th here is their guidance on making and wearing face coverings. 😷😷😷 We’d like to remind all medical, care and key workers that they get priority passes to the Love of Scrubs PPE, and would ask you to let us know…

Easter Take Two!

Easter came early, or late depending if you a glass half full or empty kinda person…   22 boxes going out to the community today. As always with thanks to Morrisons, Aldi UK, Waitrose & Partners, Highpeak Foodbank, the amazing street by street gang and ALL OF YOU supporting.   Please donate at Foodbank stations in morrisons or…

5 Days of Volunteers Week Thanks

Ultimately, on Day 5 of Volunteers’ Week, a huge thank you once again to all of our volunteers across Connex Community Support who are the lifeline of our charity: our Befrienders; our Drivers; our Group Facilitators; our Home from Hospital volunteers; our Receptionists – we couldn’t make a difference without you! A special thank you…

Day 4 of Thanks from Connex

Thank you to all our super Befriending Volunteers today on Day 4 of Volunteers’ Week. We are so grateful for the difference you make and for the difference many of you continue to make in challenging circumstances and from afar. Thank you. Hats off to all our unsung hero and heroines who support people through…

Derbyshire 0-19 Service, DCHS and Healthwatch Derbyshire – Here to help!

Find out what services your School Nurse and Health Visitng team offer and how to contact them along with up-to-date information on COVID-19 at:  http://www.derbyshireschoolnurses.org.uk/ and http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/healthvisiting         Derbyshire Community Health Services provide a wide range of services to our community.  Go to their website for full details http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/  http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/home/coronavirus/for-patients-and-visitors for information specific to…

Mental Health, housing and financial Support for Veterans- By Lily Jones

Mental Health, Housing and Financial Guide for Veterans When a member of the British military retires from active service and returns to civilian life, the adjustments required can be significant. Unmarried soldiers with no children may have no dependents, but if they have been serving overseas the idea of finding a new home via a…

Home From Hospital Derbyshire – celebrated by CONNEX Community Support

This Volunteers Week CONNEX wanted to recognise the brilliant voluntary work Home from Hospital Derbyshire are doing! As part of Volunteers’ Week, the spotlight is on our super Home from Hospital Volunteers. Our Home from Hospital volunteers support anyone recently discharged from hospital or at risk of hospitalisation. Although they can’t visit people at this…

Chris Hill Community Sports Football Club – Players wanted!

Business top-up grant fund announced – details on how to claim here

TOP UP GRANT FUND APPLICATIONS OPEN Last month the Government announced a discretionary fund for local councils, designed to help businesses that fall between the cracks of other support schemes. High Peak Borough Council have now launched the scheme, businesses can apply here: https://myforms.highpeak.gov.uk/DISCRETIONARYGRANTFUNDAPPLICATION/launch Criteria are set out here: https://highpeak.gov.uk/Coronavirus-Business-Financial-Support If you are a business…

Healthwatch Derbyshire – up-to-date advice on shielding

‘Shielding’ is the word used to describe how to protect those at highest risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus. To help you with the latest government advice about shielding and your access to the outdoors please see Healthwatch Englands article which contains the link to the detailed government guidance: https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/advice-and-information/2020-03-26/coronavirus-what-does-shielding-mean Healthwatch Derbyshire is…

Chakra Lounge Opens This Week!

Happiness is… feeling EXCITED. Re-opening on 5th June for takeaway and collections only.  The Chakra Lounge website will be launching soon for pre-orders and online shopping. We will be implementing a new system to follow all social distancing & hygiene guidelines.

BBQ Free Peak District

Peak District National Park are pleading for a BBQ free Peak District as Discarded BBQ’s spark fires…   Today, we are asking retailers and forecourts across the #PeakDistrict to follow the positive steps taken by Spar/Barrons in our National Park and voluntarily remove disposable BBQs from sale. The devastating impacts from discarded BBQs have been made starkly…

Latest FA Guidance for Grassroots Football

The latest guidance for any potential grassroots restart has just been released. The FA have issued further guidance to all grassroots football and informal football activity outside the professional game following the Government’s relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions from 1 June 2020.   Consistent with Government advice published on Monday 1 June, the following outdoor football activity…

Super Snakes Slither across the High Peak

🐍🐍🐍 Have you been to see Buxtons snake yet? It looks fantastic! 🌈🐍 We have snakes in Buxton, Peak Dale, Whaley, Dove, Chapel, New Mills and Chinley!  As well as the adults finding that inner artist it’s lovely to see so many wonderful creations from the children. 🐍🌈🐍   It’s lovely to see families having…

Let Us Know What Next – Take Our Survey!

Hi all! 😊 We’ve checked in with our wonderful neighbour volunteers and can say, with thanks, that we’re all still here and staying at home when we can 😍 If  you or anyone who is staying at home needs our help please remember to let us know, and, if you don’t mind, we’d like to…

Waste recycling in Derbyshire

Household waste recycling centres Our household waste recycling centres are open for essential visits only – that means if you have waste you can’t store safely at home without it causing injury or harm. Please use your kerbside collections run by your local district or borough council as you normally would and hang on to…

‘Life in Lockdown’ Over 65? Become an author!

Connex Community Support shared a post: ‘Life in Lockdown’-writing project Over 65? Ever fancied becoming an author, enjoy writing stories and poetry, fancy being a blogger? If so Connex would like to hear from you! Connex would like to put together a collection of local stories, poems and blogs about ‘Life in Lockdown’ so we…

Dropkick Murphys LiveStream Tonight

😊🎼🎻🎸🥁🎤🎼😊 From the hallowed grounds of their hometown Boston ballpark, Dropkick Murphys will be STREAMING OUTTA FENWAY with a full-on live performance – FREE from the infield dirt !!! 😊🎼🎻🎸🥁🎤🎼😊 presented by Pega. Watch Live on Facebook 11.00 p.m. Tonight

Meerkat Music Presents Take That & Robbie Williams

🎼🎤🥁🎸🎻🎧🎼 Meerkat Music Presents Take That & Robbie Williams 🎼🎤🥁🎸🎻🎧🎼 On Friday 29th May at 8pm my buddies Take That & Robbie Williams play music extravaganza, from their homes, to yours! It is promise to be a night you’ll Never Forget! Although Sergei probably will. He’d forget his tie if it weren’t clipped on.

At Home shouldn’t mean At Risk

If you have any concerns about Domestic Abuse, you can contact Derbyshire Constabulary in the following ways: • Facebook – send us a private message. • Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact • Website – complete the online contact form. • Phone – call us on 101. If you are concerned that…

NHS Test and Trace service launched.

The NHS Test and Trace service launched.   Here’s how YOU can play a part in controlling the virus, if you: 🟦 get coronavirus symptoms OR 🟨 have been in contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus   If you are advised to isolate locally please don’t forget Buxton Street by Street Neighbours are set up…

Hoglet season has started

Advice from Chesterfield Charity Pet Samaritans for helping hoglet’s – Please be extremely vigilant when clearing debris from your garden over the coming months as hedgehog breeding season is in full swing. If a hedgehog nest is disturbed or damaged it will very likely lead to devastating consequences for the hoglets if no action is taken. …

Citizens Advice Money Advice Line

If you need debt advice, call the Money Advice Line on 0300 456 8390 Our Money Adviser helped a very thankful client write their debts off… ‘Thank you again for your help. This is life changing for me. I’d recommend Citizens Advice to anyone who needs help.’ Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts

Told to Isolate? We’re ready to help!

Following today’s government announcement and the expected roll-out of the Test and Trace system, we wanted to share our streamlined ‘request for help’ and ‘offer to help’ platforms. If you are informed to immediately isolate, we want to make sure that you call on us so you have everything you need to stay isolated and…

Journaling for beginners!

Are you thinking of keeping a daily journal about your personal experience of your life under lockdown and beyond? This may be a therapeutic way of channelling the rollercoaster of emotions that many of us are feeling, giving you the chance to reflect on the positive outcomes as well as the challenges. It may be…

Do you have a question for the government’s daily Coronovirus press conference?

Ask a question at the coronavirus press conference Submit a question for the daily coronavirus (COVID-19) press conference. If your question is chosen, a cabinet minister will answer it during the live broadcast. You must be 18 or over to submit a question. https://www.gov.uk/ask?fbclid=IwAR3yxTfigqsGVDnpGzjsg28JCWOCVLpuNI91pgwmk2PYPfWotedo2qcv7fo An independent polling organisation chooses the questions at 10am each day.…

Calling all over 60s creatives!- King Lear Prizes announced!

The new national creative arts competition for older people stuck at home because of Coronavirus Many people in the UK are still staying at home due to Coronavirus, and older people have been particularly restricted in what they can do and who they can see. Our greatest writer, William Shakespeare, was faced with a similar…

Grants for young people aged under 25 living in Fairfield – deadline 31st May

Live in the parish of Fairfield? Aged 25 or under, and in education or training, learning an instrument or a sport – you could be eligible for a grant from FEST. Deadline is Sunday 31 May Fairfield Endowed School Trust – FEST Applications for educational grants are invited from persons: in secondary or post 16…

Citizens Advice Bureau release COVID-19 employment impact report

856,000 more people claimed unemployment benefits in April. “Each job loss can mean a household struggling to make rent, cover their bills or pay for the food” Read our latest #CoronaVirus impact report focusing on employment. If you need help with an employment issue, call our Adviceline on 0300 456 8390. Open Monday to Friday,…

Get out of the Rain and into the Theatre

Looking for something to snuggle up under a blanket to escape the rain? Check out the National Theatres You Tube Page   There’s only 5 days left to watch the fantastic Gillian Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire Filmed on stage at the Young Vic by National Theatre Live.   Order, order. This House is…

Help Derbyshire small businesses get back into business with the #Iamopen Campaign!

Join our ‘I Am Open’ campaign to help Derbyshire businesses bounce back from lockdown As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, it is still causing huge problems for businesses across Derby and Derbyshire. Help is at hand though, as people across the city and county have joined our new #IAmOpen campaign to support businesses impacted…

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue service advice on using public waterways

Buxton Markets – Saturday 23rd May; come get your fresh produce!

Antibody testing

Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC We’re launching a new antibody testing programme to provide tens of thousands of tests. Learn more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-offer-antibody-tests-to-health-and-social-care-staff-and-patients-in-england NHS and care home staff in England will be prioritised for tests, while patients and care residents will be eligible at their clinician’s request. Accurate and reliable lab-based antibody tests…

Radio One’s Big Weekend!

Big Weekend 2020 takes place this weekend (Friday 22 – Sunday 24 May 2020), but with a twist: it’s a virtual festival. Radio 1 and the world’s biggest artists will be joining you remotely while you stay at home. The likes of Sam Smith and Jonas Brothers will be performing from their homes and maybe…

Boots Opticians

Hope everyone is keeping safe and well 🌈 If you require an essential or emergency appointment please get in touch through Facebook messenger https://www.facebook.com/Boots-Opticians-Buxton-106340424415150/ref=gs&eid=ARBFqCmyzkDXDtHE8hEhMuqC7UHKUv4Bjek3Rf5FYgSXdekWluwdfxuT191QeouwW2rD0rFIkVAJdRsW&hc_ref=ARTt_T_Fl-_mb2b6LqwbjHf_1IjFtG6SjOVdbJJJ0OkQw7i2UiBg8s25QPi0c9fYyo&fref=gs&dti=560370601245794&hc_location=group_dialog, email direct to Paul.amadi@boots-opticians.co.uk or call us on 01298 22443. Our experienced team will be able to help you and arrange an appointment if it is clinically necessary. Please stay alert,…

Morrisons- another helping hand for young readers!

Thank you to National Literacy Trust and our key worker colleagues for donating and helping to distribute 175,000 books and art kits into their local communities to the children who need them most. #Morrisons #FeedingTheNation #ItsMoreThanOurJob #LocalCommunities #FoodBanks #Books Our Buxton Street by Street volunteer drivers; Stacey, Maddy, Carmel, Steve, Richard, Barry, Mel, Jackie, Georgia…

How to treat COVID-19 at home

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19), but you can often ease the symptoms at home until you recover. Treating a high temperature If you have a high temperature, it can help to: get lots of rest drink plenty of fluids (water is best) to avoid dehydration – drink enough so your pee…

Derbyshire Florence Nightingale Home and COVID-19 test booking link

The Care Quality Commission have just given fast-track approval to Derbyshire County Council using a brand new care home to set up a special Florence Nightingale Home to exclusively take patients discharged from hospital who need to rest, recuperate and isolate after suffering from COVID-19 but aren’t yet ready to go home. This temporary Florence…

Give Space to Guide Dogs

Street by Street Service Update

We just wanted to say thank you to all of you who continue to offer help to your community. We are getting regular feedback about what this personally means to so many of those in need amongst us. You are amazing 🌈❤️🌈 We are working on a central request for help and volunteer sign –…

Text Scam Alert from Elmwood Medical

Elmwood Medical Centre have received reports of a possible scam (18/05/2020) Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for their cervical screening (smear test). The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details. These messages are…

Tests Available for over 5’s with Coronavirus Symptoms

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can ask for a test to check if you have the virus. Important – Please help the NHS and only ask for a test if you or someone you live with has symptoms now. Information: If you need medical advice about your symptoms: England: NHS 111 online…

COVID 19 Symptom – Loss or Change to Sense of Smell

A loss or changed sense of taste or smell has been added to the NHS coronavirus symptoms list alongside a cough and fever. Anyone suffering loss of taste or smell, or a noticeable change, should now self-isolate for seven days to reduce the risk of spreading the infection.  

No Stalling the Return of Buxton Market

🍳🍓🍯 Great news, Debbie will be back on Buxton Market tomorrow, with farm eggs, jams and preserves.🍳🍓🍯 Debbie will be setting up alongside but at a safe distance from Vinny’s fresh fruit and veg, Jamie’s fresh fish and Bash’s olives and greek pastries. As ever please follow our social distancing rules and queue safely.

JIGSAWS AVAILABLE TO TAKE/SWAP

❤️🥰❤️ Over the past few weeks Connex Community Support have had nearly 40 jigsaws donated which  has been amazing, thank you! ❤️🥰❤️ We have managed to get some out to our clients and have many left over ready to be given out to whoever would like one. If you are wanting a jigsaw then please get…

Recycling Queue Times – Hourly Updates

The recycling centres opened up again today (18/05/2020) ❤️🥰❤️ Here’s a link to waiting times  ⚠️⚠️⚠️Check queue times  for our recycling centres before you travel. ⚠️⚠️⚠️ ✔️ Our website will be updated every hour with the latest details here   ✔️ We’re expecting our sites to be very busy today so please avoid if possible and…

Divine Trash Click and Collect

Good news! Divine Trash will be at the shop this week for our wonderful click and collect customers! As well as adding new stock to the site we also have the amazing 5 days of 50% off offers online (that’s a tongue twister!) so we thought it would be a good idea to be at the shop…

Chelsea Flower Show 2020

💐🌹🍁🥀 Chelsea Flower Show 2020 💐🌹🍁🥀   Determined not to let all the hard work of their green fingered supporters go to waste the RHS have moved this years Chelsea Flower Show Online!   Today is members day but the show gardens open to their virtual public tomorrow.  See the website for what’s on and…

From Boxes to Bellies

Sunday was another successful morning for Mai and the Street by Street dream team. 🌈 ☀️ 💓 20 boxes out to local families. With thanks to all involved including Morrisons, Aldi, Serpentine Community Garden, and the High Peak Foodbank 🌈 ☀️ 💓

New ‘Bob a Job’ Service Starts Up

How it Works | A Bob A Job! ‘A Bob A Job’ Works by allowing anyone with jobs to complete (or projects as we call them) to post them on this website. Other people looking to help or to find work (Freelancers) can respond with a proposal and this proposal can then be accepted or…

Salad Days and Pots of Chutney Goodness

Here’s our very own Anna collecting delicious fresh salad from a very safe distance at the Serpentine Community Garden this weekend with the added of bonus of chutney from the Boardman kitchen. The salads and chutneys will be distributed in our food parcels with much thanks! You can find out more about the Serpentine Community…

High Peak Fruit & Veg Giveaway

🌟 Giveaway 🌟 High Peak Fruit and Veg are offering one lucky liker the chance to win a free fruit and veg box this week! All you need to do is share their facebook page Like their post on Facebook and add a friends name to their post to help spread the word about the amazing Fruit…

Morrisons Doorstep Deliveries Hit the Streets

Morrisons key worker colleagues have been out and about again this week doing more Doorstep Deliveries. If you’re an elderly, vulnerable or shielded member of our community, then we could deliver the groceries you need to your doorstep. Click here to find out more. Our key worker colleagues have been out and about again this…

Be Kind for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

This Week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is kindness 🤗 How appropriate as we’ve so many kind people out and about helping our community! 🤗 Here’s this years campaign site where you can get involved and find out more about the week and campaign 🤗 And the NHS resources on…

Buxton Market – fresh fruit, veg. local meat, olives, baclava and groceries!

Every Tuesday and Saturday – social distancing regulations in place for everyone’s safety and wellbeing.

Derbyshire Health Watch- up to date information on changes to health and social care provisions

Are you looking for some help to find the right information about changes to health & social care services in Derbyshire? Healthwatch Derbyshire is here to help you and your community access service information as they adapt during COVID-19: 01773 880786 10am – 3.30pm Mon – Fri   For online up to date service information…

Citizens Advice Bureau – Help making your Universal Credit claim

Do you or someone you know need support to make a new Universal Credit claim? We offer free, confidential and independent phone and webchat advice: 📱 Phone 0800 144 8 44 🌐 Chat to us at https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/helptoclaim  

Waterswallows Recycling Centre access arrangements

Diversions will be in place to direct traffic travelling to our recycling centre at Waterswallows in Buxton from Monday. Find out more here: https://crowd.in/XUqRMN Remember, only travel if it’s essential for waste you can’t store safely at home & check our safety advice before you travel.

Information from the Community Response Unit about food parcels for the shielded groups

Contact DCC’s Community Response Unit tel: 01629 535091. Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Or check the website https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/if-you-need-help/if-you-need-help.aspx You can also contact us using the contact form on this website.  

RECHARGE 2020 FESTIVAL

Streaming Saturday May 16th from 10.30 a.m. Delivered Live, in partnership with the Victorian Government, are thrilled to announce the inaugural Recharge 2020 Festival set to breathe life back into communities across the state. Catch full performance, in-studio sets from Tones and I, Missy Higgins, Pierce Brothers, The Jezabels, The Black Sorrows, Archie Roach, Ainslie Wills, Dallas Frasca, Fanny Lumsden,…

Queen for a Weekend

Queen will make the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness available on the band’s YouTube page from 7.00 p.m. tonight to raise money for the World Health Organization. The show will be available to watch for 48 hours, and for every dollar donated during the stream, Google will match with a $2 donation.

Stay in with the Motley Crue

I don’t understand what this means but it’s the weekend and we try to bring live streams to keep you home and entertained so here you go…   🤘 Tonight 11.30 p.m. 🤘   Watch #TheDirt with the Crüe & special guests on Netflix Follow along with special commentary right here on Mötley Crüe’s twitter…

A Killers Invite

Caution by the Killers is number one at AAA and ALT radio! Thank you for all your support, and thanks to the radio stations playing it out! This is making us want to talk a little, maybe answer some questions 😉 We’re going to do a YouTube Live Q&A on May 15 at 8.00 p.m.…

Five4Five Fest Starts Tonight!

Five4Five Fest is a stay at home music festival founded by Gav Gates and Tom Pullen. The original idea was to have five bands perform from home on the 16th May, referencing the ‘5-4-5’ donation drives on social media. With an overwhelming interest, this spun out of control, and we ended up bringing more friends…

A message from the Eurovision

A message from the Eurovision acts to their fans… The #Eurovision acts have recorded this message to fans who’d normally be watching this week. It’s part of Newsbeat‘s documentary about the cancellation of the song contest. Watch in the UK Watch internationally

Mobile Phone Repair Services

Need your Mobile Phone Repairing?   Danny from Setup2Repair is carrying out COVID Safe repair appointments. Please use the contact page to book your appointment Also available to help fix iPhone and other models is Dave from DNA. Please call 07889 864055 or check out the DNA Facebook Page

Tonight – CHCS Adult Dance Fitness Live!

Tonight! Time to shake off them beer bellies live from Jennie’s Kitchen! 🌈🏋️‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤾‍♀️🤺🌈 Join Jennie and the team on Facebook Live later –

Council Tax Support

The Government has announced additional funding of up to £150 per working age household in receipt of Council Tax Support. There is no need to apply for this – it will be applied to qualifying accounts automatically, your direct debit adjusted and a new bill issued. If you need support with your council tax please…

High Peak Connect COVID-19 Support Grant

Applications for the High Peak Connect COVID-19 Support Grant is now open. Grants are available for up to £500 to groups and organisations impacted by the current pandemic. Any voluntary/community groups or local people within the High Peak area who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community during the pandemic are…

80s Lockdown Festival Livestream

🎼🎧🎤🎹🎷 A retro music festival is coming to your living room this weekend (16/05/2020) 🎼🎧🎤🎹🎷 Headlined by some of the biggest names of the 1980s.  80s Lockdown Fest will be headlined by the likes of Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, and Jason Donovan, all to raise money for charity. Streaming live to your living room…

Self-Employed Support Eligibility

SELF-EMPLOYED INCOME SUPPORT UPDATE The Government are working ahead of time to deliver support to the self-employed and from this Wednesday the scheme will be open for applications. In the meantime use the online checker to see if you’re eligible and have the money in your account by 25th May. Please share this with anyone…

Furlough Scheme Extended

The Chancellor has just announced that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended to the end of October. It will remain under the same conditions until the end of July, at which point it will then change to allow employers to bring furloughed employees back part-time if needed. If it’s utilised from August to October…

Deliveries From the Shore to your Door

R G Morris & Son are suppliers of the best fresh fish, delivered daily throughout Derbyshire, Cheshire, South Yorkshire and Staffordshire. If you appreciate good food and are looking for the finest fresh fish, game and poultry delivered to your door, please take a look at our door-to-door service. Due to high demand R G…

Buxton Market is blooming!

Every week sees more fresh produce arriving on Buxton Market Place, breathing renewed life into this precious commodity… These pictures I am sure don’t do the fayre on offer justice, but if you are looking for the best food stalls in town- look no further than a Tuesday and Saturday on our very own Buxton…

Vision Buxton – new updated information about local businesses and services

Go directly to their website to read a full list of what’s changed and what’s the same:  https://www.visionbuxton.co.uk/business-group-information-updates-in-response-to-covid-19-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR3CYJji0gH08mh9_SWE9dUJLjqQ8JkMDdSrnVc2bLt0VYo_vCOfcWDeFdo

Every two meters could Save a life- important update from Buxton GP Practice

Important message from Stewart Medical Centre Following the Government’s announcement on Monday of a gradual easing of lockdown rules they have now published further guidance for the public on what these changes mean for day-to-day life. Full guidance on the new measures can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing In brief: It is very important that people continue…

Breastmates Online offer virtual Wednesday lunchtime support.

Find out more here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/3006254679432091/?event_time_id=3006254699432089  

Recycling Centre to re-open

Derbyshire County Council has announced that it’s recycling centres will open from Monday 18 May – but it is urging residents visit only if they have waste they cannot store safely at home. Vehicles will be allowed into recycling centres on certain days depending on whether the last number on their number plate is odd…

Mental Health Awareness Week with PT Corner Buxton

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week. 📅 Currently 1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by mental health at some point in their lives. 😔 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Around 450 million people are CURRENTLY suffering with some form of mental health condition. 🌍 And with the current situation we are going through it…

Making sense of the new COVID-19 advice

There is a plethora of information available for those seeking clarity around how the lifting of present COVID-19 restrictions will affect them. Here, we have listed the most accessible and credible, up-to-date ones: Visit: Public Health England https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/ General Government Guidance https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus NHS https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ And read the latest New Scientist article, which offers a national…

Buxton Market 12.05.20: Fish, groceries and fruit and veg!

Fresh fish is back on the menu at Buxton Market tomorrow, alongside Vinnys excellent fruit & veg plus Steve & Anne’s groceries 😎      

Fly-tipping increased

Fly-tipping is illegal and can cause damage to our local environment as well as being a risk to health and safety of residents. Only dispose of your waste with a registered waste carrier or wait until the tips reopen before having a clear-out. Otherwise you could find that your waste is being disposed of illegally…

CDC Guidance on Face Masks

With the announcement today that face coverings be worn in enclosed spaces here is a link to the CDC guidance on wearing and making cloth face coverings.   Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing. If anyone is making,…

Tonight – Dirty Laundry Theatre Live Stream Borders

An unprecedented production of BORDERS as adapted streaming version of the play will be performed live tonight by the actors in their homes. What divides or connect two people who meet online? The virtual fantasy, the distance, the foreignness, the border? Boaz and George meet on Grindr. They are attracted to one another instantly and want…

Rise Up New York Live Fundraiser – Tonight!

It may be Sunday but we don’t foresee an early night! A galaxy of stars will be on hand on May 11 for Rise Up New York!, a citywide virtual telethon to raise awareness and funds to help New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, organized by iHeartMedia and New York’s largest poverty-fighting…

USA Mothers Day Live Stream – Tonight!

Inspired by Billy Bragg’s recent Mother’s Day video release for his song “Can’t Be There Today,” City Winery and Billy are co-producing a special multi-artist Mother’s Day Concert that will be broadcast on YouTube on May 10th, 2020 beginning at 10 p.m. tonight. We’ve invited some of our favorite artists from the City Winery family…

Tonight – Royal Albert Hall @ Home Presents…

Legendary British singer-songwriter Richard Thompson will deliver an exclusive set from his home as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions. This session will be broadcast for free at 19:30 BST on Sunday 10 May 2020 In these strange times, closing the Hall’s doors is the best way to look after the world, but we…

Alzheimer’s Society Tips to Support Carers

There are many carers living with a person with dementia who are having a difficult time during the coronavirus pandemic. To help you, Alzheimer’s Society has put together five tips to benefit your wellbeing during the COVID-19 lockdown. Here are our five tips for carers to look after your wellbeing 1. Keep connected Family and friends can be a…

Time is Running Out for you to Score!

Chris Hill Community Sports have been hard at work keeping us all fit and engaged in the local sports community whilst we’ve been in lockdown. Today is the last day to enter the #chcschallenge of recreating a goal.  Prizes are available for the most perfect match to the video which recreates the goal.  Keep it…

Shouting Out Our Appreciation for Aldi!

Big shout out today to Aldi UK who have been giving us their surplus food every day for around three weeks, which we our lovely volunteers are distributing to families in need and/or isolating in Buxton, THANK YOU! We know from the messages we get back from families that these extra parcels are making a big difference…

Seeing Stars for Breakfast and Dinner!

After a crazy day of delivering Afternoon Tea’s for the VE 75 Rememberance Picnics Stars Cafe, Buxton took a well deserved day off on Saturday. They’re back today (Sunday 10/05) though, with telephone orders for breakfast and a few Sunday Dinner delivery sports left available. Stars award winning breakfast is only £4.95 and their fabulous…

More of Market Opens Up

Great to have Steve & Ann back on the market this week with all their goodies! And great to see Market Stalls keeping lots of space for safe shopping in the sunshine too! For updates please like the Buxton Market Facebook page 😊

Snake Loose in Pavilion Gardens!

🐍🐍🐍 There’s a baby snake loose in the Pavilion Gardens are we need people to help feed it! 🐍🐍🐍

On Now – Fearless Records Livestream

Playing now…   Fearless Records ‘Fearless at Home’ Livestream….   📷ALL THAT REMAINS 📷*August Burns Red 📷AS IT IS 📷*Capstan 📷EAT YOUR HEART OUT 📷GRAYSCALE 📷IDKHOW 📷I PREVAIL 📷*Ice Nine Kills 📷KILL THE LIGHTS 📷LOCKET 📷MOVEMENTS 📷MY KID BROTHER 📷OCEANS ATE ALASKA 📷PIERCE THE VEIL 📷PLAIN WHITE T’S 📷*Set It Off 📷STARSET 📷THE ALMOST 📷*The…

Pooch Poop Piling Up!

We’ve seen lots of funny post’s about dogs getting lots more walks at the minute and it’s great that they are benefiting from lots of exercise! HOWEVER please make sure you are cleaning up after your dog – bag it and bin it, any public bin will do. We've seen lots of funny post's about…

Come together for VE Day!

This Friday on VE Day get your flags out and make some bunting to put up whilst you enjoy a picnic from your own garden to honour our heroes past and present! See also the virtual event Buxton Street By Street has set up – post pinned to top the top of the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/events/858539427965217/…

Citizens Advice – Coronavirus impact on Food Banks

Bank Holiday Pharmacy opening hours

For your local Pharmacy opening times this Bank Holiday Friday 8th May please visit: https://www.derbyandderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/…/opening-times-m…/ We join your community and the whole of the nation at 8pm every Thursday to recognise the amazing work that every health, social care and key worker is doing every day to keep us safe and well. A special shout out…

Temporary Testing Centre Sets Up

THE TEMPORARY TESTING FACILITY IS AT GRINLOW COUNTRY PARK COVID TEST CENTRE BUXTON Grinlow Car Park, Ginlow Road, SK17 6UJ FROM COVID TEST CENTRE, BUXTON: We haven’t been advised officially, and we believe that the Gov.uk website has just put Buxton as the location but no address. We believe the centre is there for the…

Zooming in on your Footy Skills

Chris Hill Community Sports are inviting any football fans out there to join then in  a Football Pub Quiz tonight (07/05/2020) Happening after the weekly Clap you’ll need to download Zoom to take part.  Call or text the number below for more info! The team at Chris Hill Community Sports are doing a great job…

Overshoes available!

If you could use some overshoes for visiting houses as a tradesman or key-worker, we have had a donation to Buxton Street by Street! Let the team know if you would like to arrange collection (using the contact form on this website) 

‘Accidental Fitness’ Clubbercise

Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore! Have a dance about in your living room with Clubbercise online! 🥳🥳🥳 Some awesome tunes to get the heart pumping and body moving ❤️💪🏻 And see other HUMANS, as there’s chance to chat afterwards for those that want it 🤗 For more info take a look at the…

Government Bounce Back Scheme Now Live

  Emergency measures, including business grants, tax deferrals, and the job retention scheme, are already helping hundreds of thousands of small businesses weather the impact of Coronavirus – but many need cash injections to keep operating. The Government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme is now live and enables small businesses to borrow up to £50,000 and…

A Discretionary Fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme

The Government has announced a discretionary fund that has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme https://www.gov.uk/government/news/top-up-to-local-business-grant-funds-scheme This additional fund is aimed at small businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs. The government are asking local authorities to prioritise businesses in shared spaces, regular market…

Get Well with the Wellness Society

The Wellness Society are a registered CIC offering free holistic, fluff-free and beautifully designed self-help, therapy and coaching tools. Their aim is to bridge the gap for people who find long-term private therapy unaffordable yet are reluctant (or unable) to get help from overstretched mental health services. Fortunately, research shows that self-help tools are often…

Helping Health Workers from Home

Across the Country people are keeping occupied and helping their local Care Workers at the same time through making scrubs, masks, and coveralls. Here are just two of the Facebook Groups who have set up locally. For the Love of Scrubs – Buxton Last week For the Love of Scrubs sent out at least 228 Bags;…

Nikon Extend Free Online Photography Workshops

Nikon’s mission has always been to empower creators. In these uncertain times, we can do that by helping creators stay inspired, engaged and growing. That’s why we’re providing all of our Nikon School Online courses free. Let’s come out of this even better. Here are just some of the workshops available on the Nikon Website:…

UNICEF Cleaning and hygiene tips

Cleaning and hygiene tips to help keep the COVID-19 virus out of your home From doing laundry to preparing meals — every day measures to help protect your family UNICEF have tips on how to keep your home and family safe and virus free. Find out more here.

Enjoy Your ‘VE Day 75’ Afternoon Tea with Stars

Stars Cafe are doing a special on Friday 8th May, for V.E Day. Order now to avoid disappointment. Our Special Afternoon tea £9.95 a head, collect, or delivery slots available, CURRENTLY ONLY ABLE TO DELIVER IN THE BUXTON AREA, APOLOGIES. You can add beer, prosecco, or wine, (over 18 only). Celebrate VE Day with us.…

Post Offices Open Today

Just to confuse everyone at home a little bit more, today is NOT a Bank Holiday! Instead this year’s May Day Bank Holiday has been moved to this Friday to help as many people as possible take part in the VE Day 75 celebrations (still happening, still at home!) See our earlier post and VE…

May 4th Be With You!

So it’s May 4th today! Aka Star Wars Day! 🤠🚀🛰🎥🔫☢️🤖 To celebrate, Emerald City Comic Con are hosting a ‘May 4th be with you, and Revenge of the 5th’ Star Wars Convention, all online from your sofa! – See here for more. Not only that but Disney have announced the launch of ‘Star Wars: The…

The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2020 for 10 – 17 year olds – Writing East Midlands

The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2020 A CREATIVE WRITING PRIZE FOR 10-17 YEAR OLDS BROUGHT TO YOU BY WRITING EAST MIDLANDS SUNRISE ON THE SOLSTICE Writing East Midlands have announced the launch of the 2020 Solstice Prize, now in its fifth year. They’d love to see entries of poetry (up to 40 lines) and…

Feeling Creative? – Writing East Midlands launch the National Short Fiction and Poetry Prize 2020

http://www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk   Aurora Prize for Writing 2020 The Aurora Writing Prize is a national  competition run by Writing East Midlands, in partnership with  The Society of Authors. In 2020 , the prize will be awarded to  outstanding new writing in two categories, short fiction (of up to 2,000  words) and poetry (of up to 60…

Stars Licenced Cafe is now open again for takeaway orders only

  Stars Licenced Cafe is now open again for takeaway orders only. Limited deliveries available in Buxton, or collection. Our Sunday roasts will be chicken or beef, full breakfast menu is available, roast dinners, and afternoon teas. Telephone pre-orders preferred to avoid queuing. Place your orders now on 07969465399.

CONNEX are requesting donations of jigsaws, puzzle books, cross stitch kits and more

    WANTED *JIGSAWS *PUZZLE BOOKS *CROSSWORD BOOKS *SUDOKU BOOKS *COLOURING BOOKS FOR ADULTS *MAGAZINES *CROSS STITCH KITS   Here at Connex we run a befriending service and we also run groups for older adults to attend. Due to our current situation, the groups are on hold and we cannot do 1 to 1 befriending…

VE Day 75 Remembrance Event

  Help us spread the word about the Royal British Legions Remembrance Day call to the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home! Here are some handy links to help you get involved – Starting with how to make your own bunting so you don’t have to go out searching for…

Fresh fruit and veg on Buxton Market today!

Vinny’s fresh fruit and veg 🙂 Social-distancing rules apply- take a walk in the sunshine and support your local grocers!

Scriveners plant sale in aid of Medecin Sans Frontieres

Dental Services

In line with national guidance issued in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, dental practices in Derbyshire are currently closed for routine “face to face” dental appointments. People seeking help with dental problems should not visit local dental practices but instead phone, between the hours of 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday, for information or advice on alternative…

Condoms by post- Your Sexual Health Matters

Update from Derbyshire Community Health Services- Integrated Sexual Health team Changes to Integrated Sexual Health re. Coronavirus (COVID-19) We have temporarily changed our sexual health services in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to protect our staff, patients and local communities. We will no longer be accepting “walk-ins” at our clinics during this time.…

Free online resources that can help keep your body physically fit and your mind calmed and balanced.

Exercise is vital for our mental and physical health. With gyms closed and government advice to stay home it’s time to take your exercise inside and there are lots of free online resources that can help keep your body physically fit and your mind calmed and balanced.   High Peak Council offer this list of…

How to Report Abuse

Derbyshire Safeguarding Board has created a useful guide on how to report abuse. Visit their website to find out more. https://www.derbyshiresab.org.uk/what-is-abuse/how-to-report-abuse.aspx  

NHS Workers send a message that we should continue to seek medical help for health issues

  Health workers are clear in the message to us all that we should continue to seek medical help for health issues such as stroke, cancer and concerns throughout pregnancy as well as coronavirus. You should contact your GP practice 🏥 use NHS 111 online 💻 or by phone ☎️. If you are told to…

National Prize Competition for people over 70 years to be creative – literature, poetry, music, drama and art

  Many people in the UK are staying at home and are not able to go out for social gatherings due to Coronavirus. Our greatest writer, William Shakespeare, was faced with a similar situation, with outbreaks of the plague throughout his career, and in particular in 1605-06, when he wrote his King Lear. We have…

Aldi introduce Shopping Vouchers as a Cashless Payment System

        Introducing the Aldi Vouchers. Aldi’s way of helping you shop safer, for you and your loved ones. Find out which one’s for you here: https://vouchers.aldi.co.uk  

Fun Competitions for All Ages at the Virtual Country Fair!

      Roll up..roll up!   You’re cordially invited to the BLC Apprenticeships Virtual Country Fair!🎪🏆 With the help of our extremely talented apprentices we’re hosting a variety of FREE online competitions for the whole family to enjoy!🥳 Whether your little one’s a modern day Picasso or you’re channelling Mary Berry whilst in lockdown-…

Derbyshire County Council Household Waste Recycling Centre Information

  We know many people are asking for our Household Waste Recycling Centres to re-open, and we’re doing all we can to make this happen asap. It will take us a few weeks rather than a few days, for lots different reasons, not least that we need to make sure our contractors can take away…

Hospitals set up ‘Letters of Love’

Do you have family or friends in hospital? All hospitals in Derbyshire have now introduced messaging services to help patients stay in contact with their families. Please follow the relevant link for service details during the current visiting restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Derby Royal & London Road Hospitals Chesterfield Royal Hospital Cavendish Hospital,…

Coronavirus Test Booking System

BOOK A TEST – PLEASE SHARE We now have capacity to offer tests to anyone who has to leave their home to work, all over 65s, and anyone in their households who are symptomatic. Tests are available following this link Tests are available across the country.

Government Advice re applying for Universal Credit if you have a Tax Credit Claim

A Government Information Video re Universal Credit https://www.facebook.com/DWP/videos/1126127187762910 If you receive tax credits and you’re considering applying for #UniversalCredit, read our simple guide before you apply. Applying for Universal Credit will mean that your tax credit claim will end immediately. It isn’t possible to re-open a tax credit claim once it has closed. Find out…

VCS Funding Review Deadline Imminent

Tomorrow (Thursday 30/04/2020) sees the deadline of a public consultation on the future of infrastructure support within Charities and Voluntary Organisations (VCS) across the High Peak and Derbyshire. Although a deadline extension was requested as organisations and charities are all tied up with COVID responses and support, this has not been possible, so we’d like…

The NHS is still here for you for other illnesses

  A video by Sheffield Teaching Hospital   https://www.facebook.com/SheffieldTeachingHospitals/videos/655148828550882/

Derbyshire have now introduced messaging services to help patients stay in contact with their families

Do you have family or friends in hospital? All hospitals in Derbyshire have now introduced messaging services to help patients stay in contact with their families. Please follow the relevant link for service details during the current visiting restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Derby Royal & London Road Hospitals: https://www.uhdb.nhs.uk/latest-news/uhdb-launches-new-messaging-service-for-patients-families-8602?fbclid=IwAR1E3Md_WZ0WjR4j2yCrKWyYXWVSk1iiriLMGPWQAvBMBZz-2wzwwzAyi5U Chesterfield Royal Hospital: https://www.chesterfieldroyal.nhs.uk/our-charity/letteroflove?fbclid=IwAR3WNCimxRnSC1LxxBWPtaP_naFnsTYHgLh4xRH34mMMb1mAv4zsqLV7zp0…

Covid-19 Test extended to Over 65s and anyone in their households who are symptomatic

  The UK now have capacity to offer tests to anyone who has to leave their home to work, all over 65s, and anyone in their households who are symptomatic. Tests are available following this link: https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/test-type Tests are available across the country.  

Derbyshire Law Centre offers free confidential advice

  As a legal charity, we are still providing free legal advice to Derbyshire’s residents. We advise on furlough-related issues such as employment, housing and debt. Call: 01246 550674/0800 707 6990 Txt: 07781 482826 dlc@derbyshireshirelawcentre.org.uk Textphone: 18001 01246 550674  

Take part in Derbyshire’s Voluntary and Community Services consultation – deadline 30.04.2020

DCC are proposing a new way of working with VCS infrastructure providers to ensure funding is allocated in a fairer and more consistent way. The aim is to encourage the sector’s long-term sustainability while supporting our own ambitions and priorities. As this could impact on providers, we are consulting on the proposals and would like…