County councillors will be given a say

DERBYSHIRE County Council are to put together their own response to NHS Derbyshire County’s engagement process over the future of Buxton’s Corbar Birth Centre.

At a meeting of the authority’s Improvement and Scrutiny Committee last week, members were given a presentation on the health trust’s review of Corbar, which is based at Buxton Hospital. They then agreed to undertaken some evidence gathering sessions in Buxton in order to respond to the trusts engagement process, which begins on Monday.

Public meetings will be held in the High Peak to gather people’s views and the council will then present their findings to the PCT.

Welcoming the decision, County Councillor Pam Reddy, who represents the Buxton North and East ward, said: “I think it is important that people believe their views are going to be listened to and more importantly listened to by someone who hasn’t already made their decision.

“I’m looking forward to these events and giving people a voice.”

•County councillor Pam Reddy is holding a surgery in Fairfield next week when her constituents can raise any worries they have about Corbar or other issues with her.

Cllr Reddy will be at the Residents of Fairfield Association, Victoria Park Road on Monday, August 1 from 9am to noon.