Fire hit early years centre will remain closed for the forseeable future due to damage

A fire damaged early years centre in Nuneaton will need major repairs before it can re-open. Bosses at Banardos, which manages the Camp Hill Early Years Centre, has said the building will remain closed for the forseeable future. A fire started in the Hollystiches Road based centre on Monday, May 22 and caused nearby Camp Hill Primary School to close for a few days. The site was left without power following the blaze, which stopped the school from being able to open. Fortunately no members of the public were on site at the time of the fire but staff had to be evacuated. Fire at Camp Hill early years centre Walls were blackened in the major fire and investigations are underway into the cause. It has been just over a week since a blaze tore through the Camp Hill Early Years Centre. Chiefs at Barnardos, who manage the centre on behalf of Warwickshire County Council, say that works need to be undertaken to make major repairs – so the popular building will remain closed until they can be done. In a statement, they said: “We are grateful for the swift and effective response from the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service who attended the incident. “However, damage has been caused to the main reception area and the corridor, kitchen and toilets which means we have no choice but to close the centre until the repairs are complete. Camp Hill Primary school in Nuneaton “The building has now been secured and our staff are now working hard to arrange alternative venues, including nearby Barnardos children’s centres, in order to maintain as many services as possible. “We are keeping families informed of developments and are co-operating with the investigation by the fire service.” At the height of the blaze, four fire engines were needed to fight the fire, two from Nuneaton, one from Bedworth and one from Atherstone. Anyone who has any questions about the services are being urged to call Barnardos on 024 76378 600.

A fire damaged early years centre in Nuneaton will need major repairs before it can re-open.

Bosses at Banardos, which manages the Camp Hill Early Years Centre, has said the building will remain closed for the forseeable future.

A fire started in the Hollystiches Road based centre on Monday, May 22 and caused nearby Camp Hill Primary School to close for a few days.

The site was left without power following the blaze, which stopped the school from being able to open.

Fortunately no members of the public were on site at the time of the fire but staff had to be evacuated.

Fire at Camp Hill early years centre

Walls were blackened in the major fire and investigations are underway into the cause.

It has been just over a week since a blaze tore through the Camp Hill Early Years Centre.

Chiefs at Barnardos, who manage the centre on behalf of Warwickshire County Council, say that works need to be undertaken to make major repairs – so the popular building will remain closed until they can be done.

In a statement, they said: “We are grateful for the swift and effective response from the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service who attended the incident.

“However, damage has been caused to the main reception area and the corridor, kitchen and toilets which means we have no choice but to close the centre until the repairs are complete.

Camp Hill Primary school in Nuneaton

“The building has now been secured and our staff are now working hard to arrange alternative venues, including nearby Barnardos children’s centres, in order to maintain as many services as possible.

“We are keeping families informed of developments and are co-operating with the investigation by the fire service.”

At the height of the blaze, four fire engines were needed to fight the fire, two from Nuneaton, one from Bedworth and one from Atherstone.

Anyone who has any questions about the services are being urged to call Barnardos on 024 76378 600.

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