Lambeth: Vauxhall gas leak update

17 November 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council is continuing to support residents affected by the serious gas leak in Jonathan Street, Vauxhall which resulted in around 200 residents having to be evacuated.

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Lambeth: Vauxhall gas leak update

The leak was first reported in the early hours of Thursday morning with London Fire Brigade and the Met Police working to cordon off the area and joining the gas company in efforts to fix the issue.

Lambeth Council has been supporting residents, helping set up a respite centre at the Hope Church Vauxhall which is near to the scene and providing emergency accommodation over night to those who were unable to return to their homes and needed support.

The incident remains live this morning (Nov 17) with cordons still in place around the area and the evacuation order, which applied to three council blocks and two smaller private housing blocks, still in place.

Gas company engineers remain on site and are working hard to resolve the issue, monitor gas levels and coordinate with emergency services on managing the incident.

Cllr Dr Mahamed Hashi, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, said: “We are doing all we can to support local people that have been affected by this ongoing incident. That work continues this morning as work to fix the leak continues.

“It’s too early to say when people will be able to return to their homes, but updates will be provided as and when they are available.”