Save Serpentine Community Farm

Volunteers at Serpentine Community Farm in Buxton are asking supporters to sign a petition to save the site and get the farm a long-term lease from High Peak Borough Council.

Over the last three years, volunteers have brought a disused and derelict Council plant nursery in the heart of Buxton back to life. They 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.

They feel they can do more if they have a secure footing in the form of 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.

The petition can be found online