Portsmouth high-rise tenants offered free door-to-door fire safety advice

HUNDREDS of high-rise tenants have been provided with door-to-door fire safety advice.

Friday, 28th July 2017, 8:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:20 am
From left, Bryn Bashford, Portsmouth City Council fire safety advisor, Jasmin Myhill from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, special constable Kim Braddock and watch manager Stuart Damen, fire safety inspector. Picture: Sarah Standing

Local service representatives have teamed up to offer tower block residents a message of reassurance.

In the second wave of a project to promote safety, workers from organisations including Hampshire Fire and Rescue and Portsmouth City Council have knocked on 672 flat doors to share their guidance.

On Wednesday, the group visited five tower blocks in Somers Town, meeting residents at Edgebaston, Tipton, Handsworth, Wilmcote and Ladywood House.

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Of those doors that were knocked, 245 residents spoke to a member of the team and received personalised fire safety advice.

They were also given the chance to share any concerns they may have and ask the workers questions.

Tenants who did not answer their door received a high-rise safety booklet through their letter box.

In April, the door-knocking collective knocked 500 doors in the Charles Dickens area.