Chance to learn more about Town Team plan for Buxton

THE group behind Buxton’s bid for a share of Portas funding are holding a Town Team Workshop later this month.

The Buxton Portas Group are hoping to become one of 12 “Portas Pilots” – towns which will test out recommendations made by shopping tsar Mary Portas in a government- commissioned report aimed at reviving the country’s high streets and town centres.

A Town Team is a key element of the effort to revive Buxton and this aspect of the project will go ahead whether or not the bid is successful.

The workshop will explain more about the team and give people the chance to have their say.

Voluntary groups and private businesses have been invited but the event is open to anyone who can make a contribution.

The workshop is on May 28 from 7pm to 9.30pm. The venue is not yet confirmed but space is limited so anyone wanting to attend should email their name, organisation (if any) and a contact phone number to