Q: Why should we care?
A: Because climate change and depleting resources will make our lives increasingly difficult …
unless we start to change the way we live now.

The idea of Transition is for people to work together with others on projects that will help the community to thrive even as we adapt to cope with fluctuating energy prices and climate change.

Anyone who lives or works in Buxton and the surrounding catchment area can be a member of Transition Buxton CIC – the Application form is here. We are happy to accept donations from members and  supporters, see the Funding and Donations page for more information.

We have groups working on a range of projects – a community orchard, a floating solar array, a home energy scheme, producing more food locally, encouraging better use of public transport and cycling – browse our site to find out more.

For more information about why we need to do this, check out the Oil Dependency and Climate Change pages.

Global Climate Strike

As you probably know, a Global Climate Strike and week of action to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone is planned to start on Friday 20th September (see Climate Strike). Transition Buxton needs your help to plan and deliver events to highlight the urgency of practical action by every community.

Your help is needed planning, running and publicising activities in different parts of SK17 in the week commencing 23rd September and with arranging a big event on 20th September. You are urgently invited to a planning meeting on Wednesday 7th August at 7 pm for 7.30 pm in the United Reformed Church, Hardwick Square East.

If you can’t come along on 7th August, but could help, e.g. by delivering fliers and turning up on 20th September, please let Charles Jolly know: phone 01298 22557 and leave a message or email contact@transitionbuxton.co.uk.


The first monthly Buxton Repair Café will be held on Saturday 28th September in the lower hall at Buxton Methodist Church on the Market Place 11am-3pm.

After a long, and at times, arduous process to get the Repair Café insured we are finally there!

So now it is full steam ahead!

The monthly Repair Café sessions will be on the 4th Saturday of the month, so subsequent dates are 26 October, 23 November and possibly 28 December (we may skip this one), then 25 January, and so on.

We have also been successful in securing a small grant from The Bingham Trust for the start-up phase. This means that we can afford the room hire for the first 6 months, pay for a couple of volunteers to get trained to PAT test electrical items that come in for repair, buy a PAT test gadget, get some proper publicity materials produced, and join the international Repair Café organisation which has lots of useful tools and guidance from the 1300+ other Repair Cafes around the world.

For more detail click here.

Transition Buxton director, Derek Bodey recently gave a talk on becoming plastics free.

He has split his presentation into two parts which you can download here:

What’s Going On?

For information on what is happening see our Events Calendar.

Regular Events

Green Drinks from 8pm 17th of every month in the Sun Inn. A sociable get together to chat about all things sustainable and environmental.

Members Meeting 7:30pm 2nd Tuesday of every month at Pooles Cavern. Regular meeting to help plan our activities.