Online activity day to create vision for Buxton in 2030 to take place

Environmental advocacy organisation Transition Buxton is to host an online event next month where people can come together to imagine the next chapter in the town’s development.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 2:20 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 12:10 pm

Everyone who lives, works, studies, owns a property, or runs a business locally is invited to join the Big Buxton Conversation on Saturday, April 24.

A spokesman for the group said: “As every passenger-seat navigator knows, if you don’t know where you want to go, it’s hard to plot the best route to get there.

“The Big Conversation will be a journey through time from where we are now to your imagined Buxton in 2030, to reveal the choices and changes we need to start making now to create the future that we choose and deserve.”

How do you want life in Buxton to look by the end of this decade?

The event will feature free Zoom sessions and online activities from 10am to 3pm, and organisers hope to register around 100 people to take part.

As the day progresses, sketch artist Jenny Leonard will document participants’ journey throughout the day to create a visual representation of the future they aspire to.

The spokesman said: “No preparation is required, all you need to bring is an open mind. We want to encourage people from all over Buxton to participate in this important community conversation.”

To sign up to take part, go to

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together.” – Louise Cooper, editor.