A support centre for people affected by the Bosley explosion remains open two weeks after the disaster.
Representatives from Cheshire East Council together with a number of community and local authority partners, are at the drop in centre at Bosley St Mary’s Primary School which was set up after the incident.
They are offering help to the Bosley community and family members of those who lost their lives in the mill fire on July 17.
The workers and volunteers urge members of the community or anyone affected by the tragic events to call into the school where they can obtain advice on benefits, housing, employment or any other matter that is of concern to them.
The council is working alongside the community, the parish council, St Mary’s School Cheshire Police, local churches, Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Newcastle under Lyme and Staffordshire councils.
Council leader Michael Jones said: “We will continue to have a presence at the school for as long as we feel it is required, and I would like the community of Bosley to know their concerns are treated in the utmost confidence and will be dealt with by experienced and sensitive staff.
“The generosity of the residents of Cheshire East, businesses and the public at large, has been quite staggering with donations of food, clothing and money and I would like to express my personal thanks to all those people who have helped in this way.
“Naturally our thoughts remain with the families of those people who have lost their lives, especially the family of Jason Shingler who is still missing, and all those deeply affected by this dreadful tragedy.”
MP David Rutley has also thanked the community and emergency services.
He said: “The response from the community to the tragedy has been remarkable. I’ve been impressed by the fast and coordinated response at the time of the explosion, not just from the Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service, Cheshire Police and the North West Ambulance Service, but from other services extending from Merseyside to West Yorkshire. They showed real courage and professionalism in the way that they tackled this major incident.”
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