The Tourist Information Centre in Buxton will provide a self-service information point as well as offering tourism information and services by email and telephone between 10am and 2pm daily, until the Pavilion Gardens complex re-opens fully for the main season on 1st February 2017.
Last month High Peak Borough Council announced necessary changes to the facilities at Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens this winter as part of a wider project to look at new and innovative ways of delivering services at the historic complex.
The Council has committed to an investment of £3 million in a programme of major remedial work to those buildings not already renovated in the 2008-2010 programme of works. However, the enforced closure of The Octagon has impacted heavily on the income from events and from ‘passing trade’. Taken together with the cost of hiring the marquee in order to maintain business continuity, the cost to the taxpayer of operating the Gardens has risen very considerably and the Council needs to ensure the facilities operate in the most cost-effective way to support the capital investment.
The self-service information point is located at the bottom of the Pavilion Gardens conservatory adjacent to the Opera House entrance, also operating between 10am and 2pm daily. There is a large selection of information booklets and flyers on various attractions and things to do in Buxton as well as copies of the official Visit Peak District guide, Pure Buxton magazine and information on things to do in the wider Peak District area.
The public is welcome to drop in any flyers or posters they wish to have displayed here. There is also a touch screen information point for visitors to use offering online tourist information for local events, things to do, accommodation and more.
For more information on the full programme of events for the Pavilion Gardens in 2017, visit their website at www.paviliongardens.co.uk