Broad Street fire


            I was informed about the fire  on Wednesday evening, as I was spending the day in Westminster as Parliament is in session.  I was glad to hear that no-one was hurt, and that the Fire Brigade had done a good job bringing it under control. I was also pleased to see yesterday when I did visit the site that the Fire Brigade had stopped the fire from  leaping beyond the detached office building  to damage other buildings in the area. The building was ready for redevelopment as flats at the time, so disruption to the public is limited.

         I trust the builders can retain the important historic facade with suitable strengthening for the brick structure. I would be happy to take up any issues arising from this local emergency, if the owners need assistance. We are all grateful to the fire fighters for once again doing a good job.

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