Some residents return to Berry Hill

We are pleased to confirm that some Berry Hill residents have been able to return to their homes today.

Hayley Barsby Chief Executive said: “Officers have been working hard behind the scenes and on site to proactively manage the situation and try to facilitate residents returning home as quickly as possible. This will continue over the weekend with many officers working to assist those impacted by this incident. We’re keeping in touch with the residents unable to return home and providing any further support needed including housing assistance.”

12 properties on Bank End Close and 7 on Stone Bank remain evacuated and arrangements will be made with residents to retrieve essential items tomorrow. Temporary accommodation has been arranged for those who need it. Whilst properties are unable to be occupied, 24-hour security has been arranged to maintain security in the area.

Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams, Councillor Mick Barton and Councillor Lee Anderson said “We’d like to thank residents and businesses for their patience and understanding. Our main priority is the safety of the public and we are working with specialists and agencies to determine the best way forward and undertake any emergency works. We are keen to get everyone back to their homes as soon as it is safe to do so and are relying on the advice from our technical experts to provide assurance that people can return home”.

All residents with properties in Stone Bank and Bank End Close are advised to enter their premises via their front door and refrain from going into their gardens. If you have any concerns over landslips please call 01623 463050 or speak to any of the security officers on site. 

Plant and equipment has arrived on site so that site clearance can start tomorrow and residents are asked to ensure that there are no cars parked on Bank End Close to facilitate the machinery moving.

Published: November 8th 2019