Projects for Community Groups and Parish Councils
East Cheshire Eye Society: Art Group Project
‘Participants told of increased confidence, a sense of achievement and the sheer joy of being able to simply hear the sounds of the countryside. For some it was a completely new experience, but for others it was a way to rediscover skills, with some having not done these things since losing their sight, and that they never thought they would be able to do so again.
"A holiday all in one day" is how one person described it.’
Alan Chappell Charity Manager, East Cheshire Eye Society.
Butterton Parish Council
Celebrating the village’s Doubly Thankful status with a new village sign and planters. Improvements to a bridleway in the parish.
‘The project has raised awareness of the Doubly Thankful status of the village with both residents and visitors. The planter has had significant impact on the centre of the village.’
Karen Salt, Chair of Butterton Parish Council.
Buxton Civic Association: Water Street Sensory Garden
‘The project has created a beautiful relaxing space close to Buxton Opera House where people can sit, relax and think or meet and chat’
Peter Phillipson, Chair of Buxton Civic Association.
High Peak Community Arts
A series of craft workshops for women, including those escaping domestic violence, using sheep fleeces to spin, weave and produce crafts. Click here for more information.
‘They have all enjoyed learning about the sheep they saw, and the traditional skills needed to transform the fleece into wool, and that wool into crafted objects, appreciating the time and skill involved.‘ I learnt a lot from it, when you look at a sheep you don’t think of all it takes to get the wool.’
Alison Bowry, High Peak Community Arts.
Using the South West Peak as inspiration for a 12 month arts project for people with mental health conditions.
Stone and Water
Events across the South West Peak for families to learn about natural history and local stories.
Peak in the Past
Production of a film involving communities in the South West Peak to tell local folk tales.
Click Here to view videos and learn more.
Hartington Community Group
Production of a new book, based on the diary of Hartington villager John Sherratt and other community memories, compiled by Richard Gregory of the Hartington History Group.
‘The response from Hartington Community has been universally positive. Almost 500 copies of the book have been sold or distributed and it is believed that at least 1500 people will have read at least part of the content. Over 40 members of the community, out of a total of 330 participated in the realisation of the book, engendering a distinct feeling of ‘pride’ in their book.’
Richard Gregory, Hartington History Group Representative.
Tudor Farming Interpretation Group
Publication of a book about the survey of the graveyard at the church at Sheen. Check out the website for more information.
‘A wide range and a large number of people from Sheen, The Staffordshire Moorlands and further field have been able to discover information about their ancestors and about who used to live in their local area. The book and website will leave a legacy for everyone to discover and enjoy.’
Margaret Black, Treasurer, Tudor Farming Interpretation Group.
Revitalising a series of walking trails. Working with a team of volunteers to walk the trails, checking they are up-to-date, redesigning the leaflets and maps and putting in place new and updated sculptures and installations. If you want to know more click here.
Alstonefield and District Friendship Club
Celebrating their 60th birthday with speakers and trips inspired by the South West Peak. Find out more here.
‘There have been a great many comments on how interesting the speakers have been and how people learned things about the area they didn’t know before. Each of the speakers has been a huge help in encouraging members to reminisce helping their memories and making them feel happy.’
Lorraine Hawkins, Alstonefield and District Friendship Club.
Carers Trust 4All
A project to bring young carers in to the South West Peak for a series of walks.