Published on 11th May 2012

The central part of Rosehill Street will be closed for the foreseeable future until all houses are declared safe.


The Council's emergency planning team will be meeting on Monday morning to agree the best way of supporting local residents affected by Thursday night's explosion. 

In the meantime, the rest of the street is open and residents are returning back to their properties.

There are 11 properties which are severely damaged. Short-term accommodation has been found for five people and a pet dog; these people came from four homes in the street.

Jane Griffiths, emergency coordination team manager: "On Monday, we will agree how best to put in longer-term accommodation and support for all the families affected, as well as making sure that their immediate needs are dealt with.

"We will also be working to make sure that the street is made as tidy and as safe as possible for local residents who have returned to their properties. 

If you are a resident of Rosehill Street and would like more information please call 01242 262626 from 9.00am Monday morning. 

For press enquiries contact: Nicola Collins, communications team leader, telephone 01242 775050 or email