Demolition crews are busy as I type knocking the former Sawley Road Primary Care Trust buildings down to nothing, and burning much of the debris with a large fire. It's a sad end to a site that used to serve our area well, I remember health visitors coming to see us from there to do post natal check ups.
The site was the subject of local controversy when the NHS announced they were closing the service down in favour of a polyclinic - a catch-all walk in centre. The controversy died down after a while and the buildings were derelict for a long time. I don't know what will be built on the site but I hope its of much use to the local community as the old one was. And as we saw this summer, the local yoof certainly need all the help they can get.