B&Q’s community pledge for Buxton

BUXTON’S new B&Q store has pledged to be at the heart of the community.

The DIY company has created 12 new jobs at Buxton’s new B&Q store since taking the Staden Lane premises over from the failed Focus group.

Manager Shaun Mather wants to start up a kids’ group and a gardening club at the revamped store, as well as encouraging involvement through a community noticeboard.

“It was important that I only brought two people here from B and Q – I wanted Buxton people working for me here,” said Shaun.

“We recruited ten more people from Buxton so that they would know what local people wanted.”

Suggested projects which are already being planned are a kiddies group, which will see youngsters being shown how to build bird boxes and learn about the environment, plus a gardening club.

B and Q Buxton workers include an allotment enthusiast and a landscape gardener who are keen to encourage more people to share their interests, said Shaun.

“We are going to be at the heart of the community,” he added.

The store will be opened by High Peak Mayor David Lomax on October 7 at 10am– and the first 500 people through the tills are in with the chance to receive random vouchers to spend – three of which are for an amazing £500.