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Friends of the Peak District Presentation
Isabella Stone from Friends of the Peak District has very kindly shared the presentation that she used as part of her talk to us a few weeks ago.
To download the presentation click on the link below.
Litter at Lovers Leap
One of the issues that the Places and Spaces project has identified as of particular concern is the volume of rubbish that accumulates in and around some of our most famous beauty spots. Lovers Leap was mentioned at the last committee meeting, and so on a mild and sunny Monday morning, Roger Floyd and Simon Fussell set off to investigate and to see if it was practical and safe to organise some future litter picking activities at this famous landmark.
As can be seen from the photographs there is plenty of litter. In the space of an hour Roger and Simon picked up four sacks from the top of the gorge and from the lay by and path by the river.
The leaf litter obscures plastic bottles and cans
After ten minutes litter picking above the gorge
Roger Floyd with another bag of rubbish
The river has some old plant and machinery in it.
this is by the side of the path
Some of the rubbish from the side of the Gorge and the river
There is still lots of rubbish left at the sites. To tackle the problem properly will require a risk assessment and to ensure that anyone helping out is properly equipped. The A6 is busy and very dangerous and there are significant drops from the top of the gorge down to the stream.
We will also be contacting HPBC to request that they remove some of the larger objects.
We plan to hold a litter picking day at Lovers Leap at some point in the New Year, so if you are interested in helping out contact us at;
Buxton's Present from the Past Project
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Buxton and District U3A, Discover Buxton, Liz Mackenzie the new Community Officer for the Crescent and the Past Lives Team are working together on a project to capture resident’s memories and create an audio and visual archive. Buxton’s ‘Present from the Past’ project will capture sound-bites and snap-shots of the town and bring the rich history of Buxton to life.
Anyone who is interested in the project or has memories about the town they would like to share is invited to the Buxton Present from the Past Launch event on Thursday 10th December at 10.30am at the Old Hall Hotel. The informal event will begin with a brief presentation on the project and how you can get involved by representatives from the Museum, U3A, Discover Buxton and Crescent. There will then be an opportunity to share memories about Buxton over tea, coffee and cake afterwards.
If you would like to attend the event or for further details please email:
The full press release can be found by clicking on the link below.
Ovo Energy 2015 tree planting programme
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) are offering FREE trees through their Ovo Energy 2015 tree planting programme. In total 95,000 trees across the UK will be planted.
TCV are delighted to be supported by this fantastic initiative on behalf of Ovo Energy and we know that 2015 will be a fantastic success planting over 95,000 trees across the UK.
Community Tree Planting Packs, involves communities being provided with saplings and tree guards to maintain the trees throughout their growth process. The sapling packs and guidance information are being made available to community groups, schools, clubs, parish councils, parks for planting in publicly accessible spaces across the UK.
There is a link below with the details of the packs of trees that are available, you are able to order up to 950 trees, if you require more than this then we can review.
We are currently looking at available delivery dates for the trees from 3rd December onwards.
If you would like to go ahead and order the trees, please click on the link below and complete the booking form to place your order.
Social Dog Walk 6th December 2015
Social Dog Walk on Sunday 6th December
Meet Poole's Cavern 10.00am
We are doing the Ladmanlow to Solomon's Temple route.
Everyone welcome, all you need is your dog.