Local residents meeting for explosives site

January 29, 2015

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Leaflet given to all residents

Residents close to Redcliffe’s explosive storage site in Heapey, Lancashire were invited to attend a public meeting on 20th January run by the local council. Organised to reassure and inform residents, it was attended by emergency services and Redcliffe staff Director Russell Leech and Site Manager Mick Helme who fielded questions from local residents and reassured them about the site’s purpose.

As a Upper Tier COMAH site working hand in hand with the Lancashire County Council Emergency Planning Service and other statutory consultees, thankfully the risk to the community is as low as reasonably practicable. Councillor Snape summed up the site’s purpose, “Redcliffe are wanting to store less material then when it was a BAE site.  It was built for purpose, It’s basically a site for storage. It would appear to me its just business as usual.”

Earlier in January, packs containing an information leaflet (pictured left) describing the actions to take in case of an emergency on-site and regarding the monthly warning siren along with a complimentary calendar were distributed to approximately 40 households in the area. Read full article in the Chorley Guardian news.