Our help-line is now in full swing on 01727 813435 and coping well with a high level of enquiries. We apologise for the sketchy nature of some of the current information it is, regrettably, in the nature of things surrounding incidents of this size.

We are currently informed that their will be a public meeting tonight at 7pm (venue yet to be confirmed but probably at the Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead) and also another meeting tomorrow at Leverstock Green which we will also be attended by the Buildings Inspectorate who, we understand, have been making a preliminary inspection today of the buildings worst affected. Following this meeting it is intended that company representatives will be escorted to the site for their own inspection.

We will confirm these arrangements when we have confirmation ourselves.