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It was announced this week that the NHS and other public sector bodies have agreed a deal with Nestlé Waters UK worth almost £1.8m to create a new, state-of-the-art healthcare centre across two-thirds of the old bottling plant site. The other portion of the site is under proposal for specialist, retirement care accommodation.
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Buxton has received £62,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a study looking into how the town can best use its heritage buildings and capitalise on the town's legacy as a centre for wellbeing. The study is commissioned by the 'Buxton Visitor Economy Strategy Steering Group' which consists of representatives from key groups in town, including Vision Buxton, For more information, click here.
The board of Vision Buxton has appointed leading place management consultants The Mosaic Partnership to carry out a feasibility study to determine whether a BID would be right for Buxton town centre.
The BID Feasibility Study has now started, and businesses are invited to put forward their views on what projects they feel will benefit Buxton town centre.
If you are a business in Buxton we would like to hear your views to help us understand your business priorites. All information received will be treated in the strictest confidence. To complete the survey on-line click on this link
Please note Deadline 29th September 2017
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The annual official Town Guide is the only dedicated Buxton visitor guide and this year’s version is out soon. The new look 1/3 A4 guide will be 48 pages.
This year 77,000 copies of the popular guide will be printed for free distribution to visitors and potential visitors to the town.
It includes useful information including events guides, restaurant listings, information about shops and attractions, and most importantly a Town Map.
It will be available to pick up from the Tourist Information Centre, Spring Gardens Shopping Centre and many other venues in the town.
The Town Guide will also be available to other Tourist Information Centres.
To advertise contact Dave Mulholland at email@example.com
Full Page 184 x 88mm £495
Half Page 88 x 88mm £298
Quarter Page 88 x 42mm £210 1/8 Page 42 x 42mm £149
• Format: pdf, jpg, tiff
• High Resolution (300dpi) CMYK
Buxton logo on Squash Club t-shirts
Buxton Squash club have new t-shirts featuring the Buxton logo and they look great!
Buxton Squash club have 2 teams that play in the North West Counties Squash League. They train on a Monday evening at the Fairfield Centre and play matches on Thursdays against teams from Macclesfield, Prestbury, Bollington, Alderley Edge, New Mills, Disley, Knutsford and so on. There are 20 in the squad and they would welcome more. Steve says 'It’s a great game, extremely energetic'.
Inquiries to Steve Hollick Stephen.Hollick@ottercontrols.com
Vision Buxton working with Buxton Community School
Colleagues from the Town Team and the University joined Vision Buxton on July 5th in providing mentors to help Year 9 students during their PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) Day. Their task was to work for the day on a promotional campaign to promote Buxton. Working in small teams the students were encouraged to develop potential videos in the form of a story board, press releases, and Power Point presentations.
The mentors spent the day overseeing the work and prompting discussion, with a view to offering to showcase the most promising videos or magazine articles on the Visit Buxton website and in Pure Buxton magazine.
We were impressed by the quality of much of the material and found that the views of these younger members of our community were mature and helpful, and can help to inform the debate about Buxton's future.
Vision Buxton looks forward to continuing to work with Buxton's secondary school sector.
New Drive To Boost Tourism In Derbyshire Market Towns
Nine Derbyshire market towns inlcuding Buxton now have a new ally to help them swell and share visitor numbers, realise their full tourism potential and boost their vibrancy. Jessica Grocutt, who has been appointed Market Towns Project Officer by official tourist board Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, will be working closely with town teams, councils, local businesses and other organisations to make the county’s tourism-focused market towns even more attractive to visitors.
“We’re working with towns that have been identified as having potential to develop further as thriving tourist attractions, and my job will be to act as a catalyst to help them fulfil that potential – organising everything from workshops and seminars to business support and advice,” said Jessica. “The aim is to attract visitors to come and see what our varied market towns have to offer, to stay and spend money in Derbyshire, and we’ll be developing itineraries to persuade them to visit more than one of our towns while they are here."
“We’ll also concentrate on promoting Derbyshire-made products, with the main focus on food and drink, to encourage local businesses to use local products, and to make it clear to visitors that they are. So there’ll be workshops and advice on branding, and we’ll also be linking in with food fairs, farmers’ markets and other events."
She would like to hear from businesses in Buxton to discuss what type of support they need to help their communities flourish and prosper in the future. Businesses and organisations who would like to get involved in the Market Towns project are invited to contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01246 212924 ext. 2008.
The Friends of Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa was also launched at the event in the Pump Room. The Friend’s support will help the Trust deliver their aims.
The Duke of Devonshire is Patron of the Trust. His ancestor the 5th Duke of Devonshire built the Crescent.
For further details on the Trust, Friends scheme, volunteering and events planned for 2017 please visit www.buxtoncrescent.com or email email@example.com.
Mosaic have been appointed to produce the Feasibility study for Buxton and they started work on Monday 8th May 2017. Mosaic have a 100% success rate in turning feasibility studies into BIDs. They have worked on around a third of the UK BIDs (that is around 80).
More info on our BIDs page