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

  • This is a community initiative - everyone benefits!
  • This is not a good place for housing due to the access. The farm is an excellent community project; with security of tenure it has the potential to improve the quality of life of a great many people of all ages for many years to come. We should be proud of it.
  • As well as the social benefits of the community farm, the project keeps the site in its original use and, in time, the historic nursery buildings will be restored and reused for their original purpose - a heritage benefit.

Updates

2017-12-22 08:20:43 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

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