Late last week, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service issued a Court summons alleging that Your Housing Limited and Avantage breached duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, following a fire at a PFI scheme in 2019.
We are currently reviewing these alleged breaches at the Beechmere and Hazlemere schemes, that are said to have occurred in the period leading up to the fire at Beechmere in 2019. Beechmere and Hazelmere were managed and operated by Your Housing and Avantage, alongside a number of other key stakeholders who we understand have also received a summons from CFRS.
The priority of everyone at Your Housing and Avantage remains with customers, families and colleagues who were affected by the fire at Beechmere in 2019, and we are working closely with the community as the scheme is redeveloped. We continue to invest in fire safety across all our properties.