Issued on: Friday 29 September 2023
Prohibition Notice Served St. Clements Court, Leicester
On Thursday 28 September at 13:49, we served a Prohibition Notice on blocks A, B, and C at St. Clements Court, Leicester. This was due to various breaches of the Fire Safety Order 2005 (as amended). This was following concerns raised by partner agencies regarding the inability to escape in the event of a fire.
We take the safety of residents seriously and only proceed with a Prohibition Notice in the interests of the safety of our communities and where there is an immediate risk to life. We appreciate how devastating it is for people to leave their homes and we will only issue a Prohibition Notice when all other alternatives have been exhausted.
We have enhanced attendance planned for this site due to the severity of the notice.
Leicester City Council are helping those affected to find other places to stay where they are unable to stay with friends and family.
We are unable to comment any further due to ongoing legal proceedings.
Notes to Editors:
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About the Service
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service provides emergency response, prevention and protection services from 20 stations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Its headquarters is based in Birstall, Leicester.
During 2021/22, we attended a total of 8,259 emergency incidents, including 1,968 fires and 707 road traffic collisions. A total of 12,938 Home Safety Checks were completed and we fitted 3,546 smoke alarms. 233 schools were visited as part of the Service’s schools programme, delivering fire and road safety education to 6,724 pupils.
The Service’s prevention, education, enforcement and inspection programmes have resulted in significant reductions in the number of incidents attended.
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