Our projects include everything from gardening and crafts to fundraising and events...
and they're all overseen by our ACTION GROUP
All our active projects are listed below – along with others which have now been completed.
We give details of ways to get involved in 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...
For more details, click on project title...
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 Access, Parking, Traffic & Transport group. The latest addition is Buses & Boots, which aims to map out a series of walks starting from local railway stations and bus stops.
A town clean-up has become an annual event – but this year's is bigger than ever. 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.
Each year we work with other organisations to decorate the town for Christmas – putting the seasonal sparkle back into Buxton. Decorations are created by the Baublers... who also decorate the town during summer Festival season and for Remembrance Sunday.
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.
Employees from some local companies have used paid 'volunteer' time off to help the Town Team with projects including repainting the bridges in the Pavilion Gardens. New ideas and volunteers are always welcome.
Weekly work sessions on The Slopes have become a regular activity for Town Team volunteers – who meet weekly 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 and include not just on The Slopes, but at numerous sites around the town too.
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.
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.
AND THERE'S MORE...
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.
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
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
Friends of Buxton Station
Pop-Ups & Incubators
Green Man Gallery
Market Place Enhancement
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...