TOWN TEAM UPDATE
9th NOVEMBER 2012
Work on setting up Buxton Town Team community interest company is well on the way. A community Interest Statement has been written, the Articles of Association are in final draft and the first interim team of directors have been chosen - Alan Thompson, Tina Heathcote, Janet Miller, Joe Dugdale, Roger Floyd and Roddie MacLean. They and a few others are wrestling with setting up procedures and terms of reference and all the other lovely administrative stuff that goes with being a registered company.
Meanwhile there is an Ideas & Vision Group, led by Mike Bryant, working on assessing and prioritising the many, many suggestions for projects the team could support. In parallel with that, a Communications Group is sorting out Buxton Town Team website and email systems, logos and letterheads, and also looking at how Buxton as a whole is marketed, and a Scrutiny Group to make sure the whole thing is done transparently and ethically and does not stray from its original purpose.
The Town Team even has some money, signing up as a Town Team Partner with Andrew Bingham MP was all that was needed to access a grant of £10,000 to go towards some of the proposals in the original Portas Pilot Bid.
There is a massive overlap between Buxton Town Team's stated aim - 'to advance the prosperity of Buxton and the well-being of its community' - and Transition Buxton's ideas to revive the local economy.