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East Midlands In Bloom

Buxton awarded a Silver-Gilt in the RHS East Midlands in Bloom

Another excellent result for the town in the East Midlands in Bloom. Achieving a silver gilt for the second year running. Claire Millard from the Buxton in Bloom team thanked all the individuals and organisations that had been involved. Commenting on the achievement she said;

" Again the town did really well thanks to your support, sponsorship, enthusiasm and hard work! We increased our marks in each of the three categories of horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community participation and were awarded 160 points out of 200."

Poole's Cavern and Country Park was mentioned in the judges report. They were particularly impressed with the wildflower glades and the sculptures.

SUMMER CAPTION COMPETITION

Come on Dad, hurry up if you sit there much longer you will turn to stone!

Congratulations to Viv Russell who submitted the winning entry for our Summer Caption Competition.

Buxton’s Street Trees

View of Buxton from Light wood Resevoir

As part of our campaign to raise awareness about Buxtons Street trees, we held a competition for those that attended the Charity Bazaar on Saturday to guess the number of Street Trees in Buxton.

People's guesses ranged from over 16,000 to 150. The actual number of trees as at 1st June 2015 was 945. No one guessed correctly so the winner will be the person who got closest to the actual total. We will be notifying them separately.

Civic Day 20th June 2015

It may seen along way off but by the time Christmas and the New Year is over Civic Day will only be 5 months away.

Civic Day is a national celebration of civic pride. Its a chance for communities across the country to express their pride in the place in which they live. The first civic day was organised in 2011 by Civic Voice, it will be held again in 2015 and, it has the potential to become one of England’s most popular voluntary cultural events. The event is a unique opportunity to stimulate new interest and generate a renewed sense of civic pride for communities across the country.


Although the coordinating work is done by Civic Voice, what really makes this event happen is the fantastic effort of thousands of volunteers. Its the guided tours , the exhibitions, street parties and the competitions that help the visitors understand the area they live in just a little bit more.

BCA is planning to hold an event or a series of events to mark the day. If anyone has any suggestions drop us an email at communications@buxtoncivicassociation.org.uk.