Holyhead family are homeless after fire tore through home


Staff reporter (NW Chronicle)

A HOLYHEAD man is furious with Anglesey Council that he and his family have been left homeless after a fire tore through their home.

Anthony Jones, his partner April and their children Logan, aged five, and Jensen, aged one, are staying with family and friends after fleeing from the blaze at a housing terrace on Ffordd Feurig.

He said: “The council should have offered us emergency accommodation like they’re meant to do.

“I’m disgusted with them. At the end of the day a family of four with two children are homeless and they’ve not offered us anything.”

Among the possessions lost in the blaze was April’s wedding dress, with the couple due to marry later this year.

Mr Jones thanked those who had helped the family replace items lost in the fire, which saw 10 people evacuated from their homes.

He said: “The community donated clothes for our children, there were bits of money here and there, and fundraising events were set up. It’s a big eye-opener on how good the community is in Holyhead and on Anglesey.”

Mr Jones said the family had been placed on the council’s housing list, which uses a points system to allocate properties.

The council is required by law to give a “reasonable preference” or a “reasonable head start” to the homeless, those in unsanitary or over-crowded housing and people moving to the area to avoid hardship.

An Anglesey Council spokesman said: “Any person approaching the authority’s housing service will have been provided with suitable advice or assistance. We are unable to comment on individual cases.”

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