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BCA – Covid 19 Latest

Further bad news for BCA, Poole's Cavern, and the Visitor Centre

Many of you are aware that BCA is a charity.  We own and run Poole's Cavern and use that income to manage and maintain 10 Woodlands in Buxton for the public benefit and all our other activities such as the creation of the Sensory Garden on Water Street.

Following #lockdown 1 and #lockdown 2 and with news of Derbyshire being in Tier 3 we are absolutely devastated that the cavern has to stay closed. We are reviewing the situation with our cafe and Santa events 

Yet again we have no income.

We have lost thousands upon thousands of pounds this year. 

As it stands there has been no COVID 19 emergency support or core funding pots for heritage and environmental charities like ours from the Government.   

The support from the general public however has been amazing and heartwarming though.  Thank you for your donations, thank you for becoming members, thank you for thinking about us. 

We hope that people will continue to enjoy our woods and embrace their beauty, even when the weather is not that good! 

But we still need your help!  We need support now more than ever. Please share and help raise awareness that environmental and heritage charities like ours need more help from the Government. 

Thank you 

(We also send our kind thoughts and best wishes to all the hospitality and leisure businesses in the area that are also affected by today’s news)

Events Post

The BCA Annual events listing covers a range of activities including family friendly events, socials, talks, presentations, performances, music and art installations. Join to gain full membership access to all BCA events


We are looking at running some online events and will post details on our website.

Early Morning from Grinlow Woods

Celebrating International Dawn Chorus Day from Grinlow Woods

International Dawn Chorus Day is on Sunday 2nd May but rather than wait we thought we would start the weekend with a sneak preview of the dawn chorus from our woods at Grinlow.

We hope you enjoy the recording.

BCA Job Opportunity

Accounts and Administration Manager,full time, permanent

BCA is recruiting an Accounts and Administration Officer (Full time) to work at our Visitor Centre in Buxton. You can download the person and job specification by clicking on the links below. You can also download the application form (either as a PDF or as a Word Document)

If you wish to apply for the job, please submit an application form and send it along with your CV to

The closing date is 5 pm Friday 14th May 2021

Accounts and Administrative Officer Job and Person Specification

Accounts and Administrative Officer Job Application form PDF version

Accounts and Administrative Officer Job Application Form Word version

BCA’s response to HPBC Parks Strategy consultation

BCA's response to the consultation (closed on 14th February 2021) was considered by two of BCA's groups;

Biodiversity Group - Chair Lindsey Wakefleld
Places and Spaces Group - Chair Dr Alan Roberts

The Biodiversity group looked at the impact of the strategy on the natural environment, Places and Spaces focused on the heritage and community impacts.

HPBC Parks Strategy - Biodiversity

BCA response to HPBC Parks Strategy - Biodiversity

HPBC Parks Strategy Consultation - Heritage and Community

Ashwood Park

BCA Response to HPBC Parks Strategy - Heritage and Community

Join in the Big Garden Bird Watch

Join in and take part in the Big Garden Bird Watch this coming weekend - 29th -31st January

Some of the garden birds you may be lucky enough to spot.