28 August 2019
Some 30 months after the explosion that
rocked our community, it has become ever more painfully evident that New
Ferry was let down by both the Council and particularly government. Our
victims - who until recently had received little or no compensation -
have had to witness the retailers of Salisbury who lost 2 weeks of trade
handed £2 million in compensation payments, whilst more recently, the
businesses and residents of Whaley Bridge have been offered up to
£150,000 compensation each for "5 days of inconvenience".
OUR traders lost a minimum of 6 weeks of
trade, and some lost their businesses altogether. RESIDENTS spent months
- and in some cases - YEARS out of their homes, trying to recoup their
losses from less-than-helpful insurers.
The truth about what happened on that
night, and in the 30 months since, can now be read in detail on a new
On it, you can find out what happened to
the victims and how they feel about the way the New Ferry Disaster was
handled. You can also contribute your own thoughts.
The website will remain and be
maintained as a legacy to the victims of the explosion, so that their
story is never forgotten.