Buxton’s Town Team on its way

Buxton’s bid to become a Portas Pilot town may have been unsuccessful but the creation of a Town Team is going ahead.

Its remit is to revitalise the town centre and improve the economic well-being of the whole town.

Two well attended meetings have been held supported by representatives from a wide range of groups as well as officers and councillors from High Peak Borough Council.

Janet Miller, one of the organisers, said: “We are very keen to ensure that anyone who has a genuine interest in making positive things happen in the town, that will regenerate the local economy, can be part of the Town Team.

“This is not going to be a small circle of people deciding what’s good for everyone else.

“So we have agreed a structure that has several working groups with specific tasks, such as ideas and vision, communications and marketing, fundraising, project management and so on, overseen by a Town Team Board made up of representatives from each working group. The more people involved, the more we should be able to achieve.”

Fellow organiser Tina Heathcote said: “There are exciting times ahead for Buxton: already businesses, organisations, individuals, are working together more closely than ever before.

“Everyone who cares about the future for Buxton and wants to make a contribution is welcome to join in. Just make contact through pilotgroup@buxtontownteam.org.uk .”