Tarmac grant completes 10-year project to revamp Buxton community centre

February 19, 2021

A community project in Buxton has been completed thanks to a grant from Tarmac’s Landfill Communities Fund.

After a decade of hard work, St Anne’s Community Centre in Buxton has been transformed into a versatile, multi-use hub for the community to enjoy.

Work to source funding to improve the 130-year-old building for general community use began in 2010, resulting in several grants and donations for various projects to upgrade the building.

In 2020, thanks to a grant of almost £11,000 from Tarmac’s Landfill Communities Fund, the final major refurbishment project was completed.

Celebrating the completion of the Centre’s transformation, volunteer fund-raiser Bruce Thomson said, “We really appreciated the Tarmac grant as that rounded off the effort and time given by Parish volunteers to making the Centre a modern community facility that we hope many will use and enjoy.”

David Wilson, business development manager for Tarmac, said: “We are really pleased that the grant awarded to the St Anne’s Centre has been used to improve the facility for wider use by the Buxton community. We look forward to the official re-opening once the Covid-19 restrictions ease.”

Members of St Anne’s Parish Pastoral Council are looking forward to re-opening the Centre when Covid-19 restrictions allow and welcoming back the wide range of users to the centre.