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Wiltshire Council leader praises warm community response following train derailment

Wiltshire Council Leader Richard Clewer has offered his thoughts to those affected by the train derailment yesterday

Published 1 November 2021
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Wiltshire Council Leader Richard Clewer has offered his thoughts to those affected by the train derailment yesterday and paid tribute to how the local community quickly came together following the incident.

Cllr Clewer said: "My thoughts and those of everyone at Wiltshire Council are with those who were involved in the train derailment yesterday evening. I wish those who were injured a speedy recovery and am grateful that everyone involved is safe. Thank you to the emergency services on site who did a tremendous job ensuring the safety of those on board the trains. We know Salisbury residents will always come together and this incident has proven that once again. I'd like thank the local community for their support and well done to those at St Mark's for opening their doors and providing a safe space at such short notice.

"We continue to work with our partners following this incident to provide support where required."

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