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Local deli comes to the rescue after Decima Street power cut

Residents of a block of flats in Decima Street have thanked the owners of a local delicatessen who provided hot drinks and food during a power cut that lasted for nearly 24 hours.

Local deli comes to the rescue after Decima Street power cut

Eleven homes in the 1930s council block in Decima Street, which is run by the Leathermarket JMB tenant management organisation, were left without power on Saturday night after a small fire in a locked electrical cupboard.

The Fine Foods deli at the corner of Long Lane and Wild's Rents came to the rescue and served hot drinks and good to the affected residents.

"I'd like to say a big thank you to Fine Foods and the other neighbours who came forward on behalf of the residents of Decima Street and the JMB as a whole," says John-Paul Maytum, chair of Leathermarket JMB.

"Having a power cut nowadays can leave you with so little you can do for you and your family, so the offers of food and hot drinks really made a big difference.

"The Decima Street residents are very proud of how close the local community is and it really is heartening to see good local businesses stepping up to the mark to support others.

"It does make a huge difference to see this happen."

Power was restored to the block by Sunday evening and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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