I would like to send my thanks to the emergency services who attended the Rolleston Drive fire on the evening of Wednesday 16 August. In particular I would like to pay tribute to our firefighters for their professionalism and bravery in tackling the blaze.
There are important questions to be answered about why this site has lay derelict for so long with no real plans for the future despite repeated expressions of concern from myself and local councillors. There must be a full investigation into what has happened and urgent decisions need to be made regarding the future of this site.
Of course, alongside this there needs to be a full investigation into the causes of the fire, and any issues which arise from it are dealt with by all responsible. The community deserves no less.