Council writes to reassure all tower block residents

Pictured: Flight Crew from 820 NAS conduct flying training over the Cairngorn Mountains in Scotland whilst working with the new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.


820 Naval Air Squadron, based in RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall have recently been conducting training and providing support to the Fleet's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.
The Flagship's first Merlin Squadron are currently residing in RAF lossiemouth and are providing all manner of operational flying training including the the transfer of stores and personnel whilst HMS Queen Elizabeth continues her sea trials before entering her home port of HMNB Portsmouth later this year.

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THE city council has written to all residents of its tower blocks reassuring them the buildings are safe.

It follows the horrific fire in London that has claimed 30 lives, with the death toll expected to rise.

The letter, from cabinet member for housing Cllr Jennie Brent, says: ‘We have worked closely with Hampshire Fire and Rescue to develop a fire safety strategy to ensure your tower block is safe.’

It goes on to say that fire safety at the blocks is regularly reviewed and any recommendations are undertaken.

It continues: ‘Your building has been designed with safety in mind providing fire separation and containment within protected escape routes.’

The letter also reminds residents of safety protocols should a fire break out.