Re­ac­tion to Bosley events is re­mark­able

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS -

Our thoughts and prayers con­tinue to be with them at this chal­leng­ing time.

The re­sponse from the com­mu­nity to the tragic event has been re­mark­able.

The ap­peal fund, set up by lo­cal res­i­dents, has al­ready raised sig­nif­i­cant funds.

All those who would like to do­nate should visit znkr4vg or sup­port planned events, such as the celebrity football match on Sun­day, Septem­ber 6 at Mac­cles­field Town’s Moss Rose sta­dium.

I would like to thank our emer­gency ser­vices for their ex­cep­tional re­sponse to the ex­plo­sion.

This not only in­volved Cheshire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice, Cheshire Po­lice and the North West Am­bu­lance Ser­vice, but also other ser­vices ex­tend­ing from Mersey­side to West York­shire.

They showed real courage and pro­fes­sion­al­ism in the way that they tack­led this ma­jor in­ci­dent.

Cheshire East Coun­cil’s re­sponse to the in­ci­dent should also be praised, with its drop-in ser­vices lo­cated at Bosley School.

Many af­fected by the in­ci­dent have re­ceived sup­port on is­sues rang­ing from ad­vice on jobs to coun­selling ser­vices.

I have met the own­ers of Wood Treat­ment Ltd to seek an­swers to ques­tions raised by a num­ber of the com­pany’s em­ploy­ees.

I also met the Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive shortly af­ter the ex­plo­sion to dis­cuss its vi­tal in­ves­ti­ga­tion to de­ter­mine the cause of this cat­a­strophic in­ci­dent.

At the meet­ing, I stressed how im­por­tant it would be for ques­tions which have been raised by lo­cal res­i­dents and those who have worked at the site to be fully an­swered by the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which will con­tinue to be a pri­or­ity in the months ahead.

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