‘Our Street’ is part of Buxton’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) project. Funding has come from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, local government’s Future High Streets Fund, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. It is administered by Historic England, with support from High Peak Borough Council.
A cultural consortium, made up of representatives from Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust, Buxton International Festival, Buxton Opera House, Buxton Festival Fringe, Babbling Vagabonds Theatre Company and REC Youth Theatre, together with a Community Engagement steering group comprised of Vision Buxton, Buxton Town Team, Buxton Civic Association, Connex: Street by Street and Buxton Central Ward, is facilitating development and delivery of the arts programme.
The geographical area of the HSHAZ project is Spring Gardens and surrounding streets. There are separate funds being used for conservation-led repairs and restoration of buildings, whilst we add animation and vibrancy to the streetscape. Together we aim to deepen the sense of connection to and pride in the town centre for all Buxtonians. Further details, including a map of the HSHAZ area can be found on the High Peak Borough Council website.
From the success of the pilot project, ‘Capturing a Moment’ in 2021 we are building a programme of events that will run until April 2024.
More information about HSHAZ projects nationally can be found on the Historic England website.
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