Viv Russell, Lime and Powders Director at Tarmac, visited Poole’s Cavern visitor centre, at the invitation of Buxton Civic Association, to inspect the path restoration work that the Association had carried out in Grinlow woods, with the generous help of stone and material supplied from Tarmac. Thanking Viv Russell, and Tarmac for their help Mike said;
"The support and help that we have had from Tarmac has enabled us to improve the paths considerably and to carry the work out much more quickly. The work to the paths is vital as it has improved the accessibility to the woods as well as protecting key areas of the woods from erosion and damage."
Enabling as many people as possible to have access to the woods is a key objective of Buxton Civic Association whilst ensuring that the flora and fauna is protected and the site retains its SSSI status.
"It is great to be able to work in partnership with Tarmac and other local companies to help ensure that our wonderful woods can be of benefit to locals and visitors alike” added Mike.
Tarmac supplied stone for much of the restored pathways in two of the Association’s woods, Corbar and Grinlow. The stone was transported to site by Lomas Distribution.
The 46th AGM was held at Poole's Cavern visitor centre. You can read the report here and down load the chairs report here.
MEMBERS EVENTS JULY
BUXTON COAL MINES HERITAGE WALK 26th JULY 2015 - see here for a report, but hats off to the 31 brave and hardy members who undaunted by the wind and rain, got thoroughly soaked up on the moors but had a fascinating and enjoyable Sunday afternoon.
Has anyone got any ideas as to what we are staring so intently at?
MEMBERS EVENTS FOR THE FUTURE
AUTUMN TALKS PROGRAMME
3rd SEPTEMBER at 7.30PM in Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre members of the High Peak Badger group will be talking about the work that they do to protect and safeguard badgers.
12th NOVEMBER at 7.30PM in Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre, Isabella Stone will talk about the work that Friends of the Peak District do and the plans they have for the future.
We are hoping to announce a talk for October shortly. If any member has a hobby or interest that they feel would of interest to other members please let us know if they would like to give a talk. We can supply all the IT equipment.
PLACES AND SPACES PROJECT
Following the meeting in May a further meeting was held in July and it was decided to pursue further three themes;
1. Gateways to Buxton
2. Vulnerable places and spaces
3. Heritage trails
If anyone is interested in getting involved in helping to develop these three themes then please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on our Places and Spaces project, please click on this link.
We published our new look newsletter in July. All members should have received a copy in the post. The next edition is already being put together. We are always on the look out for interesting news or photographs of the town or the woods, so if you would like to contribute an article or a photograph please get in touch.
If you have not got a copy of our latest newsletter you can download it from our website by clicking on this link.