A BARNOLDSWICK councillor has hit out at the provision of health services in the town.

He told West Craven Area Committee that services were being taken away at Butts Clinic “brick by brick and person by person”.

He said: “They used to provide things like podiatry and community health nurses.

“They never declare they’re closing it down, they’re just withdrawing services bit by bit.”

He was also upset that a wound dressing room could not be provided in Barnoldswick, either at the Medical Centre or Butts Clinic.

The committee resolved to request a meeting with the NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to discuss its concerns and to ask that plans for Butts Clinic be published.

A CCG spokesman said: “Treatment room services have not been provided at the Butts Clinic in Barnoldswick for a number of years.

“There are 12 treatment rooms located across East Lancashire.

“The nearest one to Barnoldswick is in Colne Health Centre.”