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Countrystyle Group hit by fire

Countrystyle Group remains positive after a fire caused significant damage to its newly-upgraded Parham recycling facility in Suffolk.

Eight fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze, which broke out in the main building on 4 January at 4.30pm.

It damaged 100 per cent of the roof and walls and 50 per cent of the buildings contents including some equipment and machinery.  The cost of the damage is not yet known.

Countrystyle Group chairman Trevor Heathcote said: Obviously, the news of the fire has been extremely disappointing after all our hard efforts to get the new system up and running. However, I am pleased that no-one was hurt and I would like to thank Suffolk Fire Services for their assistance and support.

Although not a great start to the new year, I will not let this set us back from our plans to expand our recycling services.

Bought in early 2009, the facility was being upgraded to a new cutting edge in-vessel composting system, which was near completion. Once finished, it would have been able to process organic food and green waste into peat free compost products.


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