Last chance on fire consultation


There’s just days left for High Peak residents to have their say on controversial plans to close fire stations across the borough.

A public consultation on plans put forward by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service closes on Monday December 23 and High Peak residents are being urged to make their voices heard.

Under the plans, fire stations in New Mills, Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith would be closed and replaced with a new merged station in Furness Vale, next to the A6.

Stations in Bradwell and Hathersage in the Hope Valley would also be closed, and replaced with a new merged station on Hathersage Road in Bamford.

Glossop fire station would be changed from a wholetime station to a retained duty system station - increasing the response to incidents between 8am and 6pm by four to five minutes on average.

And the state-of-the art fire and rescue centre in Buxton, which was officially opened in October 2011, will be relocated - possibly to a site on Fairfield Common.

Read the consultation document and have your say at