Buxton Civic Association are seeking donations to help support a their project to create a sensory garden on Water Street.
With the Crescent soon to be restored to its former glory and attracting travellers from all over the world and the exciting developments planned for the Pavilion Gardens, the rest of the town can help to make Buxton an even more beautiful, interesting and rewarding place in which to live.
This site has been left empty for around 20 years (see photo below) and in its current state is an eyesore. It is littered and is now even being used for illicit parking.
As well as being in the Conservation Area, it is close to the Crescent and the Opera House, so is seen by many locals and visitors every day. What message does this neglected area send out about our collective civic pride?
The Places and Spaces Group (a sub-committee of Buxton Civic Association) have designed the garden and are now looking for funding to have the work completed in time for the opening of the Festivals and Carnival in July.
As well as the sensory garden in the centre (see artist impression above right), there will be benches and wheelchair access so that everyone can sit and relax. There will also be a cottage garden and wildflower area to encourage insects and other pollinators.
The project is going to cost in the region of £18,000. Buxton Civic Association will be contributing 25% of the cost of the project and is raising the balance though grant funding and donations. It is already receiving generous support from several local sources.
They would welcome a donation towards this project which will bring benefits to our civic community and allow us to be even more proud of this beautiful town.
Donations can be to Buxton Civic Association either by dropping into the Pooles’ Cavern Visitor Centre and making a payment at the ticket desk, or by bank transfer to their bank account, sort code 161517 account number 10082268 with the reference Water Street.
For more information, please contact Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.