Community day of action to spruce up Buxton park

School children will lead the way on a day of green community actions.
School children will lead the way on a day of green community actions.

A partnership of businesses and community organisations is inviting Buxton residents to join a day of action intended to regenerate green spaces.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Nestlé Waters and High Peak Borough Council are teaming up again for the second Community Day of Action at Ashwood Park on Wednesday, March 2.

The day was originally scheduled for October 2015, but was cancelled due to poor weather.

Organisers hope spring will be more forgiving, and have planned a packed programme of activities such as planting seeds to create a wild flower meadow and planting bluebells in the wood to help create a wet woodland habitat.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Kaite Helps said: “All activities are designed to encourage people into supporting their environment and community, as well as improving their own health and wellbeing.

“It is all part of the Get Better with Nature campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the value of nature to health, wellbeing and communities across the UK.”

Among the activities on offer there will be plenty to do for young conservationists, such as fun natural art activities and a mini-beast hunting session.

Three Buxton schools - Burbage Primary school, Fairfield Juniors and Fairfield Infants - will be participating and have been involved throughout the project.

Volunteer groups have signed up too, including employees of Nestlé Waters and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, the Town Team, Bright Opportunities,Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health and Derby University.

Everything is free and open to all, and will run from 10am to 3.30pm. Wellies, waterproofs and snacks are advised.

For more details, visit www.getbetterwithnature.co.uk.