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Derbyshire and Derby Minerals Local Plan – Drop In Session

Derbyshire County Council are holding a drop in session at Kent Banks Library on Monday 6th February 2017 from 2pm until 6.30pm. There is a link to the poster below.

Ashwood Dale Quarry have applied for an extention (See map below) and further details can be found on the link below.

Details of the proposed extension to Ashwood Dale

Link to details on drop in session

Big Garden Bird Watch

Come along and take part in the annual bird survey.

We are taking part in the RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch this year. Come along to the Cafe at Poole's Cavern and pick up a form and see how many different woodland and garden birds you can spot from the warmth and comfort of the cafe.

Water Street

Some suggestions on how to improve it.

Artist's Impression of how the Old Toilet site on Water Street could look.

The Old Toilet site on Water Street as it is now.

One of the areas that was identified as 'neglected' in the first Vulnerable Places and Spaces survey was the Old Toilet site on Water Street.

It is currently vacant, though it is used as an off street car park on occasions. We have offered to create a sensory garden on the site with seating and perhaps a statute or two.

We have had an encouraging response from High Peak Borough Council, though for the next few months the site will be used as storage for the building works that are taking place at the Opera House during the spring.

Lyn Noble has prepared an artists impression of how the site could look based on ideas that Diane White has had.

Before working up a detailed proposal we would be interested in ascertaining people's thoughts and ideas.

Please feel free to contact us via the contact form on our website.

The Crescent and Beyond – Modern Tourism in the UK

Former VisitEngland Chief Executive James Berresford will talk about modern day tourism in the UK before discussing the impact of the multi-million pound restoration of Buxton’s Crescent as a five-star spa hotel on the local economy.
Derbyshire man, James, is the first Chair of the Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa Heritage Trust, which will establish and manage the associated visitor attractions focussing on the town’s unique spa heritage.
The Crescent will bring a major boost to the local economy by generating more visitors and a higher profile for the town, and James’ appointment will ensure that local people are kept fully engaged and informed, as the project acts as a catalyst for the regeneration of Buxton and the High Peak.

Event Details: 
Wednesday, February 22, 6-8pm
The Crescent and Beyond  - Modern tourism in the UK
University of Derby Buxton Campus, Devonshire road, Buxton, SK17 6RY.

To Book click on the link below.