Buxton sports club bowled over by new facilities

May 15, 2023

Members of Buxton Park Bowling Club are enjoying new facilities, thanks to a £10,746 grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund. 

Established in 1853, the club hosts both competitive and social bowling in a glorious Peak District setting. The green is well known as one of best in Derbyshire, regularly hosting county matches and competitions. 

With the upkeep of the facilities being of the upmost importance to the club, it applied to the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund for a grant to install a new covered veranda for visitors, resurface an access ramp, and purchase an electric green mower. 

The visitor area was designed to match the existing clubhouse. 

Pete Freeman, from Buxton Park Bowling Club, said: “The grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund was much appreciated by club members and visitors. Installing the ramp has made access for disabled people much easier, and the electric mower means we buy less petrol than previously, helping to keep costs down. 

“The new visitors area is a great addition, helping to give better protection to spectators when watching a game.” 

Peter Butterworth, lime director at Tarmac’s nearby Tunstead site, said: “It is great to see the project funded through the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund completed and that the club is enjoying its new facilities. 

“Helping to fund projects like this is very important to Tarmac, as we are committed to supporting local communities around our operations.” 


Through the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund, Tarmac donates around £1 million each year to community projects UK wide. The fund is open to applicants who meet the criteria for projects delivering community benefit. 

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