These are the areas of Buxton you said you'd like to see transformed

Earlier this week, we asked you which areas of Buxton and the High Peak you thought could be transformed.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 2:59 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 3:22 pm
The Buxton areas you said you'd like to see investment in

On our Facebook page, we asked you if there were any buildings you wanted to see knocked down and replaced, which buildings you wanted to see saved and restored and which areas you felt needed some investment to transform.

These photos detail the areas you told us about.

The High Footpath, which has been closed for several years, was mentioned by a few of our readers. Sandra Lacey said: "A new wall could be built there to hide the mess that's there and then the path could be reopened."

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Renovating the George Mansions building was mentioned by a couple of our readers.
A number of people mentioned improving Fairfield Road, one of the main gateways into the town. Amy Elizabeth Large said: "Appreciate some of the houses are privately owned but brightening up and maintaining condition and paintwork of the window frames alone would make quite the improvement."
Jamie Richardson suggested that on London Road by the Minor Injuries Centre at Buxton, 'the ugly road barriers In the middle could be replaced with softer measures such as grass verges trees, cycle lanes.'
"The market place is so undersold and is no where near say what Chesterfield market days draw," Leighton Sigley commented
A number of people said they would like to see more shops in the town. Steph Goodwin said: "Not enough shops, my little girl needed some new clothes and I either had to order online or go to a bigger supermarket."
Leighton Sigley called for the reopening of the second train line from Buxton to Matlock and beyond. "How stupid has it got that in order to travel south by train you firstly have to head north to Stockport or you have to go to Chinley station, hence why the Buxton line is underused as it stands."
A lack of facilities for teenagers was also highlighted. Cazz HBannon said: "Invest in the youth and they will stick around, work , buy houses and settle down in the area invest in them and you invest in the future of these towns and villages."
A lack of public toilets was also mentioned, with suggestions to open up sites which have closed down, such as near The Slopes.
Calls for a proper hospital for the town were also made with one person commenting: "We need a PROPER hospital instead of having to go miles away for anything worse than a cut finger which in my mind is baffling and embarrassing."