Nicola has praised the hard work of our local emergency services following the fatal explosion in Osney Mead. She visited the site to meet with the response teams and make sure residents who had been evacuated were being supported.
Residents who were evacuated from properties in Gibbs Crescent have been kindly provided with temporary accommodation by the Said Business School and further assistance provided by the Red Cross, and the Adult Mental Health team for Oxford City are working with those service users known to the Oxford Health and are linking with A2 Dominion and Oxford City Council with regards the temporary and longer term arrangements for those residents. Nicola is liaising with the Fire Service, Thames Valley Police, A2Dominion and City Council to make sure that those who are not able to return to their properties are adequately supported.
Nicola says: Clearly this is a shocking incident for the local community, and I am glad to hear that all households have been found alternative accommodation while investigations continue. We must allow the Police to complete their work and ensure that all residents are supported by the City Council and A2Dominion to find longer term accommodation, as well as making sure that lessons are learnt from this incident.