High Peak MP meets Buxton Mountain Rescue

High Peak MP Ruth George joined Buxton Mountain Rescue to get an insight into the work of its volunteer rescue teams.

Ruth said: “It was great to meet the team – and to thank them for all the work they put in to training each week and planning for incidents, throughout the year.

“The experience, time and commitment of volunteers are needed more than ever as they see at first hand the impact of cuts to our emergency services over recent years; and especially during the winter months in High Peak.

“The Buxton team has carried out 101 rescues so far this year and, with the other six Peak District teams, have rescued hundreds of people.”