Big Buxton Conversation Two

Following the inspirational Big Buxton Conversation (BBC1) in April 2021, four active local groups (Transition BuxtonBuxton Town TeamBuxton Civic Association, and Vision Buxton) came together to organise a follow-up to keep the conversations flowing – Big Buxton Conversation Two (BBC2) 

Roughly 80 people gathered in the well-ventilated Methodist Church on Monday 8th November for 3 hours of animated discussions. The objective for the afternoon was to look at the 12 themes and associated ideas that emerged from BBC1 and look at how they might develop into projects:

The most important, and clearly interconnected, themes for people in the room were:

  • Young People
  • Public Transport
  • Nature
  • Health & Well-being. 

Jean Ball from Transition Buxton said: 'The passion that people have for our lovely town and surrounding landscape came through loud and clear. The single loudest message to come from both these events so far is the value and importance of continuing to talk, ask questions, share ideas and working together for our shared benefit.'

Six potential projects emerged for detailed discussions on the day with five further themes for consideration later. The full notes and Appendix is available here.