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We Are Supporting the Fuel Poverty Action 17th October Day of Action


Tower Blocks UK are supporting Fuel Poverty Action's Day of Action on Wednesday 17th October. See the full press release below and sign their Open Letter to show your support.

Twitter: @fuelpovaction

1-2 pm Weds 17th October

Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government

2 Marsham St, London SW1P 4DF

3-5 pm Committee Room 18, House of Commons

An Open Letter to James Brokenshire, signed by over 100 organisations, MPs, councillors, architects and other relevant experts, and by residents of blocks affected by this national disaster, will be delivered with a demonstration at MHCLG between 1 and 2 pm on 17 October. The letter will demand immediate recladding of flammable homes, and that residents must be kept safe both from fire and from cold, until this work is completed. During the re-cladding process tower blocks can be left freezing without cladding and insulation for months or even years.

The letter will be delivered by tower block residents from both social housing and private blocks, including residents of social housing blocks in Salford that have been denied access to government funding. They are available for interview.

They will be supported on the day by Fuel Poverty Action, who initiated the Open Letter and organised this Day of Action,and by members of the Grenfell community, trade unionists, housing organisations, and many others who fear more deaths this winter.

Demonstrators will then go on to an event at the House of Commons from 3 - 5 pm hosted by Grenfell MP Emma Dent Coad.

Also part of the Day of Action are a solidarity demonstration outside the UK embassy in Brussels, organised by the Right to Energy Coalition, and a public meeting organised Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations focusing on how residents’ organisations are being bypassed and disempowered, even as everyone acknowledges that residents’ voices are key to keeping buildings safe.