Statement Regarding the Delayed Demolition of Savanna Rags International LTD Site

We wish to address the matter of the delayed demolition of our premises situated at Forest Road, Mansfield NG18 4BU. In light of the regrettable destruction that befell the Savanna Rags warehouse, we would like to provide a comprehensive update on the status of the planned demolition process.

Savanna Rags International LTD has conscientiously engaged licensed and accredited contractors to oversee the meticulous demolition of our site. Initially scheduled to commence on the 26th of June, 2023, this endeavour was accompanied by the distribution of informative leaflets to the neighbouring residents, explaining the upcoming demolition process.

Regrettably, an unanticipated delay has occurred due to unforeseen complications. These challenges, involving matters of health and safety as well as environmental concerns, unfortunately fall beyond our purview. It is essential to emphasize that we are steadfast in our commitment to the highest standards of health, safety, and environmental regulations. We wish to assure our local community that we are working in close collaboration with our contracted demolition company, as well as relevant regulatory authorities, to address these concerns and ascertain a viable initiation date for the site's clean-up process. While acknowledging the unsightly impact our site's current state has had on the local landscape, we remain unwavering in our dedication to ensuring a comprehensive and regulatory-compliant demolition of the site. Throughout this period, Savanna Rags International LTD has upheld constant communication with the Mansfield District Council. We extend our gratitude to them for their consistent support and invaluable guidance as we navigate through these intricate matters.

We have received no correspondence from Andre Camilleri in relation to the unfortunate incident, its aftermath, or the ensuing clean-up process. Despite these challenges, our resolve remains resolute. The fire's grievous impact on our operations necessitated extraordinary and tireless efforts to recuperate from the loss of facilities, inventory, equipment, and the subsequent relocation. This, regrettably, led to the downsizing of our workforce by two-thirds.

Nevertheless, these difficulties, we have diligently ensured that the Forest Road site adheres to the necessary health and safety standards during this interim period. This commitment shall endure until the demolition process can commence. We acknowledge with sincere regret any inconvenience that the delay in the site's demolition may have caused. Please rest assured that Savanna Rags International LTD is diligently pursuing every avenue to swiftly rectify this situation.

We thank you for your continued understanding and support during these challenging times.