Community help

On 25th March 2017 a gas explosion in New Ferry destroyed several buildings and left a number of business premises badly damaged. A cordon remains around the blast site and numerous traders are still unable to access their properties which is directly affecting the livelihoods of owners, staff and residents.

The local community is rallying to help, and with the support and assistance that is being given right across the district the recovery will very much be a collaborative effort. If you would like to offer your support to those affected by this terrible event there are a number of ways you can help:

The New Ferry Town Team have established a fund to help ease the burden on businesses that have been unable to trade, have lost stock and are without premises. The aim of this fund is to raise £10k which will be used to support those in most need, supporting them to recommence trading in their own units or in ‘pop-up’ premises in New Ferry. Any support you may be able to offer will go directly to the affected businesses and is much appreciated. Donations can be made at

If you have skills or expertise that could help those affected and would like to offer your services then your support, equipment, building materials or manual labour are greatly needed. You can help businesses and residents in the town begin get back on their feet by providing time, support, skills or something else entirely, please contact – [email protected].

You can also help raise the profile of this cause by passing the message onto others that may be able to help. Please show your support on social media (#lovenewferry) or email your staff and customers. This would be greatly appreciated by the businesses and residents of New Ferry.

If you can provide help then it would be greatly appreciated by the residents and business owners affected by the explosion. If are able to provide support in any other way than outlined above then please don’t hesitate to contact Wirral Chamber of Commerce on 0151 650 6940 or [email protected].