Family affected by Gas Home Explosion to be Re-Housed in Brae, Shetland.

Family affected by Gas Home Explosion to be Re-Housed in Brae, Shetland.

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Iona Leask started this petition to Shetland Islands Council Housing

The Griffiths family have recently been affected by a Gas explosion within their home in Brae, Shetland. (See article on Shetland News/The Shetland Times website). The events, which took place on the 30th July 2019, sadly resulted in the loss of not only the family home which had been in the family for many years, and all of their belongings, but also the loss of a beloved Mother, and Philip's Grandmother, Peggy.

Before this awful situation occurred, Mary was in the process of moving into her Mother's home in Brae, to be nearer to her Mother, the rest of her family, and to give Philip the Social life with his friends which he needs, and can't maintain from where they are currently living. Since being in touch with the Housing Service they have been advised that they will not be entitled automatically to any house which they may build on the site of the demolished building, and will have to fill out a housing form and go onto the list from scratch like any other person willing to be re-housed in Shetland, which could mean that Mary may lose out on the chance to live where they had been for a long time. There are also family Pets which have been buried in the garden of the demolished Property over the years.

Please could you sign this Petition today if you agree that Mary and Philip should automatically receive the home on this site which the Council may plan to build in the coming months. They deserve to have their wishes listened to at this difficult time and I am sure whoever may be at the top of the housing list at the time whichever property is completed and available for Rent, wouldn't mind if Mary and Philip got the home in Brae instead of them in these circumstances.

 

Thank you! 

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