Chapel shows its support

Save Corbar Birth Centre collects signatures in Chapel. From back right, Fiona Lichfield, Claire Rajah, Jo Pebbles, Julie Parker and Mandy Berriman joined by youngsters (from right) Constance Rajah, Thomas Pebbles and James Pebbles.
Save Corbar Birth Centre collects signatures in Chapel. From back right, Fiona Lichfield, Claire Rajah, Jo Pebbles, Julie Parker and Mandy Berriman joined by youngsters (from right) Constance Rajah, Thomas Pebbles and James Pebbles.

CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH residents showed their support for the Save Corbar Birth Centre (SCBC) campaign last weekend by adding more than 150 signatures to the petition, which calls upon Derbyshire Primary Care Trust to maintain its services.

On Saturday, SCBC received an overwhelming response to their fight to keep the High Peak’s only midwife-led birthing unit open despite plans to shut the centre.

Local businesses agreed to hold copies of the petition in their shops and showrooms for people to sign.

They include: Capelli hairdressers, Halls hardware store, In a Pickle deli, Em & Teds and Concept photography.

SCBC member Claire Rajah praised the fantastic response: “There were many people who told me that not only had they given birth at Buxton, their children had chosen to deliver their children at Corbar as well, testament to the fact that Corbar has, and continues, to provide a vital service to the people of Derbyshire.”