To: Councillor Tony Ashton, Leader of High Peak Borough Council

Save Serpentine Community Farm, High Peak

Save Serpentine Community Farm, High Peak

We ask that you grant a long-term lease allowing Serpentine Community Farm to survive and thrive in its current site in Serpentine Walks, Buxton.

Why is this important?

Over the last three years, volunteers have brought a disused and derelict Council plant nursery in the heart of Buxton back to life. We have grand designs for its future. We already demonstrate good horticultural practice, develop skills and confidence, offer a therapeutic setting for people of all ages and abilities, grow produce, provide education and training, and organise events accessible for all.

We can do more. With a secure footing - a long-term lease on the current site and original stone-built workshops and stores - Serpentine Community Farm could extend its activities, enriching individual and community life. Instead, a plan formulated by the High Peak Borough Council Executive Team to raise cash from residential development of the site jeopardises all the work and effort of the volunteers.

We urge High Peak Borough Council to safeguard, support and save Serpentine Community Farm.

Burlington Road, Buxton

Reasons for signing

  • We need to keep the community farm.
  • This is a very valuable service to and for the community.
  • attempting to fit housing onto such a small site is reflective of how the council and society at large feels about modern housing, a cheap quick fix with no standards or quality that can just be placed anywhere without having to fit into the surroundings and the fabric of the community at all. people need green space for a healthy mind. A community garden gives people something to bond over and instilled a sense of pride in where they live.

Updates

2017-11-15 18:42:18 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-11-13 20:25:02 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-13 16:31:59 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-13 15:04:02 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-13 13:42:46 +0000

10 signatures reached