Consultation event on fire service changes

Buxton's Fire and Rescue Centre on Staden Lane was only opened in 2011.
Buxton's Fire and Rescue Centre on Staden Lane was only opened in 2011.
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A public consultation event is taking place in Buxton next month to give locals the chance to have their say on controversial plans to close High Peak fire stations.

The event is taking place at The Springs between 9am and 3pm on November 22 when there will be an opportunity to discuss the proposed transformation of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service with officers and to complete the consultation survey.

Stakeholders are currently being consulted on plans which would see the total number of stations across Derbyshire reducing from 31 to 20.

In the High Peak, this would mean 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 in Bamford.

Buxton’s Fire and Rescue Centre, which was only opened in 2011, would be relocated from Staden Lane to a new site on Fairfield Common.

And Glossop fire station would be changed from a wholetime station to a retained duty system station.

For more information and to have your say, see www.derbys-fire.gov.uk.