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Our projects include everything from gardening and crafts to transport and events...

All our key projects are listed below – along with others which have now been completed.

We give details of ways to get involved via our regular newsletters. If you're interested in a particular activity you can also sign up for a WhatsApp group, to keep in touch with like-minded members.

For more details on any project, just click on the title...

Active Projects

For more details, click on project title...

Sustainable Travel Plan

We are encouraging people to leave their cars at home by supporting an initiative to develop a Walk & Ride Network of safe and pleasant routes for walkers, cyclists and in some cases horse riders. The aim is to link residential areas with schools, places of work, the town centre and shops – as well as existing cycle trails and footpath networks. This project is one of several initiatives led by our Sustainable Travel Group. Others include the Revolution VLR electric train trial; Buses & Boots walking and activity guides; and Moving Together, a new online platform designed to help local people find local transport solutions.


Slopes Team & Friends of the Pavilion Gardens

Weekly work sessions on The Slopes have become a regular activity for Town Team volunteers – who meet each Thursday and Saturday during the spring and summer to take care of everything from weeding, trimming, cleaning moss from stone walls, urns and railings, and painting the benches. Recently their sessions have been doubled to include numerous sites around the town too. And in 2023 the group merged with the Friends of the Pavilion Gardens.

Buxton Baublers

Each year we work with other organisations to decorate the town for Christmas – putting the seasonal sparkle back into Buxton. And the decorations aren't just for the winter... we dress up the town for the summer festival season too. Decorations are created by the Baublers, who meet most Mondays and Tuesdays at their barn home in Harpur Hill.

Big Spring Clean

A town clean-up has become an annual event – and everyone is welcome to bring their buckets and join in. We split the area into zones, each covered by a different team, who clean signs, litter bins, post boxes and anything else they come across, as well as picking up litter and clearing any weeds.

Operation Ashwood Park

This neglected garden alongside the River Wye has been transformed thanks to volunteers who have planted flowers, cut back trees and cleared the river. They have also driven valuable initiatives such as Rewilding the River Wye. Our latest project involves raising funds to replace the Ashwood bridges, making them safe, usable and accessible to all.

Fairfield Road – Gateway to Buxton

Fairfield is one of the main routes into town, but it wasn't the greatest advert! So a group of local residents got together to improve it by cleaning, tidying and beautifying with planters to make the area bloom.

Utilising Corporate Volunteer Hours

Employees from a number of larger companies have used paid 'volunteer' time off to help the Town Team with projects including repainting bridges in the Pavilion Gardens and benches on the Slopes. We even had one group with members of ten different nationalities, who gathered in Buxton for a team-building session. New ideas and volunteers are always welcome.

Litter Picking Group

Once a month, the group meets somewhere around the town, taking bags, barrows and litter pickers with them, to clear out the rubbish and keep Buxton looking beautiful. 

Regency Ball

For the last few years we have joined forces with the Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust to run a spectacular Regency Ball in the Crescent. This year's event takes place on September 28 – volunteer helpers always welcome. 


That’s not all: we're always on the lookout for new projects. If you have a suggestion that fits in with Town Team objectives – or if you'd like to get involved in helping with any of our projects – we’d love to hear from you. Contact details below.

Completed Projects

All our completed projects are listed below, others are ongoing. 

To read more details about any of these projects, please visit our Google Drive archive here: ARCHIVE

Turner's Memorial Restoration

Buxton Means Business

Vox Pops

Winter Lights Competition

Welcome to Buxton Station

Buxton on the Move Day

Utilising Corporate Volunteer Hours

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Peak District Boundary Walk

Shop Local Scheme

Open Gardens Trail 2017


Markets Regeneration

Friends of Buxton Station

Pop-Ups & Incubators

Green Man Gallery

Market Place Enhancement

Crescent Planters

Buxton BID

Buxton, Too Lovely to Litter

Buxton in Bloom 2016
Open Gardens 2016

Buxton Spring Fair 2016

Buxton Market Revitalisation

Buxton Railings Clean 2016
Buxton on the Move Conference
Tour of Britain 2015
Buxton in Bloom 2015
Talking Signposts 2015
Buxton Spring Fair 2015

Buxton Spa Prize

Spring Clean & Railings Clean 2015
2020 Vision: the Buxton Conference
Artisan Market Trials

Beautifying Buxton Phase I

Buxton in Bloom 2014

Talking Signposts 2014

Buxton Illustrated Map

ATCM Town Team of the Year

Buxton Spring Fair 2014
Big Buxton Spring Clean 2014
Christmas Crawl 2013

One Year On
Academy of Urbanism Visit
Talking Signposts Trial 2013
Buxton Spring Fair 2013
Green Man Gallery
Christmas Crawl 2012 

Interested? Come and join us...

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