We all know how hard it can be to park in Buxton. Imagine how much harder it would be if your vehicle was 45 feet long!
We only have 11 public spaces where coaches can park in Buxton. We're very aware that one coach with 50 people on it takes a lot less space than if those 50 people all came by car. But before we can look at finding additional space for coaches we need to know how many of them come here. The Tourist Information Centre keep records of the coaches that book a space through them - but a lot of them don't do that. So High Peak Borough Council have asked the Town Team if they can help them to get more information.
Which is where Vision Buxton members come in.
The Town Team have set up a simple survey, which you can access through their website or going direct to the Survey Monkey page.
The Town Team are asking that, when you are in town, if you spot a parked coach, you take the details (location, date, time, company etc) and then fill in the survey on line.
If you have a smartphone you'll be able to do it there and then - they suggest you bookmark the direct link. If you prefer you can just take a photo showing the coach company details and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the date, time and location.
The Town Team are running the survey through the summer and to the end of October. Students from the University of Derby will then analyse the data and it will go back to HPBC at the end of the year. The more people take part, the better the quality of the data and the decisions that will result.
Please help the Town Team to keep Buxton on the Move!
Andy, Janet, Tina and the Access, Parking, Traffic and Transport Team are very grateful for your help!