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April 2021 Newsletter

COVID-19


Updates :

  • Let's get Buxton Blooming
  • Keep Buxton Buzzing
  • Slopes Team
  • NEW! Buxton Apps - for walkers and cyclists
  • Buxton Car Club 
  • Day Zero: volunteer cyclists wanted!
  • Action Group meeting : Thursday 15 April
  • BTT Access, Parking Traffic and Transport - video
 

 
Let’s Get Buxton Blooming
Spring has sprung and with it better weather (hopefully) making it easier to spend time outside.
The Town Team is again spearheading efforts to brighten the town. There are planters full of spring bulbs on Fairfield Road and there are plans for floral displays near Waitrose.
To compliment these efforts a new initiative called Let’s Get Buxton Blooming is being launched which will be encouraging everyone to get involved in any way they can.
This can be putting out hanging baskets or planters or even just having a plant in the window.
Keep an eye out for regular updates on Facebook over the coming weeks.
Keep Buxton Buzzing - help to plant our wildflower meadow!

Richard Lower is looking for people to help to plant a wildflower meadow in Ashwood Park. Under Covid regulations, places are limited to six. If you'd like to sign up to help out - follow this link: wildflower meadow 

Project Leader also needs your contact details (email and mobile number), please these to Richard at:  ashwoodpark@buxtontownteam.org so that he can confirm dates and times.
Slopes Team springs into action
 
The Slopes Team sprang back into action at the weekend, in accordance with the "rule of six."
 
There are currently six volunteers involved and the team will ensure that all of the social distancing and other Covid-19 guidelines are observed.
 
Weather and Covid-19 regulations permitting the team will be meet on a regular basis as before. It has already had a request to turn its attention to another bit of town.

Watch this space for ways you will be able to get involved when restrictions allow!

Buxton smartphone app is now LIVE!
Buxton IT guru Doug Colton has made the most of lockdown to develop a trilogy of phone apps for our town.

The first app - Like Buxton explores the attractions and landmarks of Buxton. For visitors and residents.- is now available on the Google Play store for Android phones and on Apple's App store.

Coming soonHike Buxton which takes you onto the hiking trails around Buxton and into the Derbyshire Peak District.

And last but not leastBike Buxton - will explore the five planned cycle routes of the Safer Walk and Ride Network for Buxton.
 

Buxton car club launched

A meeting of the BTT/APTT Business Breakfast Travel Forum organised jointly with DCC in Dec 2019 has led to in enterprising new initiative being set up in the town.

Buxton Car Club - based at Buxton Station - is a joint initiative between car hire company Enterprise and Northern Rail; who were brought together by Buxton Town Team and the Friends of Buxton station.

BTT member Tina  Heathcote explains: "Enterprise contacted us to see if we could help locate a suitable place to trial a Car Club in Buxton.  

"As a long term goal is to establish an Onward Travel Hub at the station, we scoped a potential area for a couple of parking bays, contacted Friends of Buxton Station who helped us to track down the right people to talk to at Northern Rail – and eventually got the permissions sorted."

Currently two fuel efficient cars, with dedicated parking bays, are available for rental by the hour or the day. There's a special introductory offer for Buxton residents and businesses using the code above. If you join the club, you can access vehicles across the UK, picking up from a convenient street, train station, car park or Enterprise Rent-A-Car Branch.   

More information about the Enterprise Car Club here

Did you know that: The average car is parked at home for 80% of the time, parked elsewhere for 16% of the time and in use for only 4% of the time.
 
More useful information at RAC Foundation
 
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Day Zero seeks volunteer cyclists
Buxton's own Zero Waste shop. Day Zero is planning to start deliveries by Cargo bikes in the very near future. .
If you are interested in volunteering as a driver /rider - please contact Mark for further information : dayzeroshop@gmail.com
 
BTT Action Group next meeting

The next meeting of the Action Group is on : Thursday, 15 April, at 7pm – via Zoom

The Action Group will co-ordinate ongoing projects and oversee new ones that could be adopted by our community organisation.

All members are welcome to join in... along with anyone who wants to get involved, or has an idea for a potential new project for Buxton Town Team.

​If you'd like to join the  Action Group meeting, please email action@buxtontownteam.org

We'll then send over details of the Zoom link.

Buxton to Matlock walking and cycling routes

There's still time to watch  and to comment on the video produced by the Transport Group to gather opinions. Just follow this link: https://youtu.be/yVDjUoUZ-mQ
 
Before you watch:
  • As, at this stage, the video is just to gauge interest in developing the Trails, the detailed maps are not included.
  • When you have watched, please either respond using the QR code provided at the end or go to:
The Proposal ties in with the APTT work on sustainable and active travel and the development of the whole town Sustainable Travel Plan – due out for consultation very soon.  

So brew up, feet up watch and let us know what you think!
If you are planning a Town Team event later in year, that you want to add to the diary, please email me at diary@buxtontownteam.org

If you would like to give feedback on your monthly newsletter we'd love to hear from you, just use the e-mail address above; all feedback is appreciated!

Hope to see you soon,
Andy, Lesley, Caitlin, Tina, Emma. 
Your Town Team Communications Team
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