Buxton's Big Conversation returning next month

Buxton’s Big Conversation returns on November 8 when local people meet face-to-face to explore how the town can come together to create the future it needs and wants.

By John Phillips
Thursday, 21st October 2021, 4:00 pm

Dubbed BBC2, the event in the Methodist Church on the Market Place will build on the first ground-breaking Big Conversation, an online event which drew up a list of themes which the community felt were priorities for the town.

BBC2, which is being organised by Transition Buxton, Buxton Town Team, Buxton Civic Association and Vision Buxton, aims to gather more information about these ideas and find ways of making progress in tackling them.

Ideas from BBC1 ranged from a call for more affordable housing, to a jump-on, jump-off transport system, and green roofs on bus shelters.

Buxton's Big Conversation will return on November 8

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Everyone who lives, works, studies, owns property, or runs a business in Buxton is invited to join BBC2 which will run from 2.30-5.30pm. The event is free, including goodies from the Pig & Pepper Bakery at break time.

It is not necessary to have participated in the first conversation to join the second. To help the organisers with numbers of goodies and chairs needed, everyone interested is asked to register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/180076542787.

To assist those who might need support in order to be able to attend, a small number of travel and childcare bursaries are available. Please contact [email protected] for details.

The event is being made possible thanks to grants from the Transition Network UK and The National Lottery Community Fund.