Parish councillors lend their support

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PARISH councillors in Chapel-en-le-Frith have agreed to support the campaign to safeguard services at Buxton’s Corbar Birth Centre.

At a meeting of the parish council on Tuesday night, councillors were told that a Dove Holes resident had written to them asking for support in the fight to keep the unit open, and councillors unanimously agreed to write to the health trust, expressing their concerns.

Councillor Peter Harrison said: “I can see both sides of the argument. This has been going on a very long time. We’ve fought for it before and on that occasion they kept it open so there is hope for folk locally.

“The main argument is in winter – you can’t get out of Buxton. Chapel-en-le-Frith is ok because we’re looking at it from a different angle, but you can’t get out of Buxton very easily. That is a real problem.

“There is a campaign going and I think we would be very foolish if we didn’t support it.”

Councillor Stewart Young added: “I think we should be seen to be backing this. I know the borough council are and our MP is. It is transport and travelling which is the problem in bad weather.”

And Cllr Guy Martin added: “Taking the road to Macclesfield in the middle of winter is just not on at all.”