Public urged to shout over cuts

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Have your say

HIGH Peak Borough Council leader Caitlin Bisknell has urged residents to make themselves heard on the future of crucial public services by taking part in four consultations this summer.

Topics include:

•Proposals by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to remove one of Buxton’s fire engines;

•priorities for Derbyshire Constabulary and

•plans by NHS Derbyshire County to call time on births at Buxton’s Corbar Birth Centre. The council is also carrying out a consultation of its own to help shape how the High Peak develops over the next two decades.

Residents have until Monday, July 11 to have their say on Derbyshire Fire Service’s plans to take away one of the engines at Buxton by emailing DFRSconsultation@derbys-fire.gov.uk or writing to: Emergency Cover Review Consultation, Strategic Development, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, FREEPOST 141, Derby, DE21 9BR.

Meanwhile, Derbyshire Constabulary has launched a wide-ranging consultation running to September to measure satisfaction with police services and ask people what they consider the most important policing task where they live.

A number of events are being held across the area and residents can have their say by visiting www.derbyshire.police.uk/News-and-Appeals and clicking “Have Your Say 2011”.

NHS Derbyshire County is considering plans to stop births at Corbar Birth Centre and a formal 12-week engagement period starts on Monday, August 1. To comment, visit www.derbyshirecounty.nhs.uk/services.

The borough council has appointed Rural Action Derbyshire and Planning with People to hold Community Conversations informing a Core Strategy that will influence how the High Peak develops over the next 20 years.

Events running from 7pm to 9.15pm have been scheduled for: Thursday, July 7, Bowling Club, Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge; Wednesday, July 20, New Mills Secondary School, Church Lane, New Mills.

To reserve a place, email ldf@highpeak.gov.uk or call 0845 129 7777 and ask for planning policy.