Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 4°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Clacton: Explosion evacuees to be looked after in Clacton Town Hall

12:04 05 February 2014

Archant

A reception centre has been set up in Clacton Town Hall for people evacuated from their homes following a house explosion in Clacton today.

shares

Tendring District Council has been asked to take 13 people who live in properties affected by the explosion which occurred in Cloes Lane at around 8.30am.

Council staff are currently preparing the reception centre ready for the arrival of the residents who were earlier taken to St Clare’s Roman Catholic Primary School and the Brace of Pistols pub.

The evacuees will be brought to Clacton Town Hall by minibus with the transport being arranged by Essex County Council.

The council’s communications manager, Nigel Brown, said: “We are getting the Essex Hall ready to take those we have been asked to accommodate at the request of Essex Police.

“They will be made comfortable and looked after by volunteer staff at the Council for as long as is necessary.”

The council will also be providing advice and guidance – and assistance where appropriate – to people who are made homeless due to the incident.

shares

0 comments

The scene of a thatch fire in Stoke-by-Nayland

A picturesque country cottage is still standing today despite a fire ripping through its thatched roof.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train

Rail services between London Liverpool Street and Norwich have been cancelled after a train fault at Diss.

Colchester Half-Marathon. Starting and finishing at Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Competitors braved the dismal morning weather today to take part in the Colchester Half Marathon.

The scene after the thatched roof fire in Stoke by Nayland - Picture credit - Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Ten fire crews tackled a thatched roof blaze in a Suffolk village overnight.

Sir John French: a colourful character and respected soldier

We’ve heard about the Suffolk men who fought at the battle of Neuve Chapelle.

Ipswich Crown Court

A 19-year old man who met up with a 13-year-old girl and exchanged text messages with her despite being given a police caution for kissing her several months earlier has been sentenced to 21 months youth detention.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral overlooking colourful displays in the Abbey Gardens

Suffolk’s most important religious building has been awarded a £300,000 Government grant to pay for urgent roof repairs.

Josephine Murphy

An 86-year-old woman who had gone missing from Clacton has been found safe and well

Aftermath of a barn fire in Holton.

A television antiques expert has appealed for help rebuilding his eco-friendly arts centre in Suffolk after a major blaze destroyed the historic sawmill that was to be its showroom and workshops.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages