We’re proud to serve our community

Since 1842, the Buxton Advertiser as been proud to be at the heart of its community, serving thousands of loyal readers across the High Peak, Hope Valley and Derbyshire Dales each week.

And now, as we celebrate Local Newspaper Week, we look forward to another year of bringing you all the latest news and sport from across the area when you want it.

In February, the Buxton Advertiser underwent a major redesign and our fresh, bright new look has proved a big hit with our readers. As well as continuing to bring you all your local news, we’ve improved some of the features you told us you like the most, such as our postbag section and our neighbourhood news. And we’ve added some new features too, like a reader picture section and our incredibly popular monthly retro supplement Memory Lane.

But it’s not just through our weekly paper that we keep you informed on what’s happening in your area.

Our website, www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk, receives thousands of hits each day, as you log on to catch up with all the latest breaking news. We’ve got a strong social media presence too, interacting with our readers on Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis - giving you the chance to have your say on our stories.

You know where to go for all your regular local news, sport and entertainments and if there’s an issue that matters to you, then it matters to us too.

Over the last year, we’ve been proud to be your voice when it looked like Buxton and New Mills might lose their ambulance stations. Our campaign kept you up to date with all the latest news in the fight to save the stations, and as well as exclusive interviews with East Midlands Ambulance Service Chief Executive Phil Milligan, we also gave you full coverage of the public meetings held in the area.

And the hard work and determination of local people paid off earlier this year when it was announced the High Peak would retain an ambulance station.

Editor Jonathan Dodds said: “I’m proud to be the editor of a newspaper which fights for the things that matter to our readers.

“The ambulance station issue is an excellent example of this, and we were only too happy to play a leading role in the campaign to safeguard services.

“We will continue to represent our readers across the area, so let us know if there’s an issue you feel strongly about.”

You can contact the Buxton Advertiser at 10 Scarsdale Place, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EG, call our newsdesk on 01298 767080, email news@buxtonadvertiser.co.uk or visit our website at www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk. Alternatively, contact us through Facebook at www.facebook.com/buxtonadvertiser or tweet us @Buxton_News.