School takes fight to Prime Minister Tony

This article by Johanna Dollerson and Louise Bellicoso appeared in the Buxton Advertiser on 6 June 2007.

PARENTS fighting to save an outstanding village school from closure have created a petition on the Prime Minister's official website. The petition has so far attracted over 25* signatures since it was created on Monday.

And it is in addition to a petition launched around the village which has already been signed by more than 1,000 people as the fight continues to save the school which has been earmarked for possible closure by Derbyshire County Council.

You can view and sign the online petition at

A unanimous vote of support for Combs school was given by Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish councillors at their meeting on Tuesday, June 5.

They agreed to send a letter to Derbyshire County Council backing the villagers' fight to save their school.

Councillor Guy Martin said: "It would destroy the centre of Combs to lose this excellent primary school.

"The village centre will die with the double loss of the village hall and the school."

*Over 50 as of this morning.