Tenants Action Makes a Difference

This year sees the 50th Anniversary (16 May) of the partial collapse of Ronan Point caused by a gas explosion. This and 8 similar Large Panel System (LPS) blocks in LB Newham were demolished in the late 1980s following tenants campaigning and an official fire test which proved they were unsafe. In view of the Grenfell Tower Disaster the safety of all Tall Blocks should be urgently reviewed. Cracks in the System the excellent film by the Rainbow Collective shows how determined tenants action in Ledbury Estate Southwark has brought about awareness of the risks. These LPS blocks have had their gas turned off, 24:7 fire marshals and residents are currently being re-housed. See their short film o

Industry experts deliver open letter to Prime Minister urging regulation changes after Grenfell

Building industry bodies and Fire Safety experts have today delivered an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for urgent action over regulations following the Grenfell tragedy. Dear Prime Minister, We are united by our resolve that a tragedy like Grenfell Tower must never happen again. Ten months on, we are deeply concerned that so little has been done to prevent another fire. High-rise and high-risk buildings such as schools, hospitals, care homes, sheltered housing and residential blocks must be our immediate priority. To protect public safety in these types of buildings, we ask the government to implement the following changes urgently: That only non-combustible cladding and

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